A lot of my Hate Mail is related to two things, the New Era Advertising/Communication Strategy and New Era Charity. In this article would like to explain what we are doing and why.
There is also a treasure trove of New Era information at the end of the article such as how to run for Congress, what articles we have out and how you can get included!
Most parties have a New Player Charity where newbies are given free things. The oldest I can find evidence for is from TUP in 2010 which is still active. UKRP and ESO also have these.
Some parties supply their members just like Military Units. The oldest one of these I can remember is the People's Communist Party Communes from 2008? which are still active. One Vision also does this.
New Era do both of these, details are at the bottom of this article.
Be under no illusions, every party gives out free stuff so that you join that party. At New Era we want to prove that we are useful to you, we will help you and that you will be better off playing the game with us. We also want to give you a head start in the game to make it more fun so that you keep playing.
I'm not a rich player, I just have more stuff because I've been playing for longer and better than other players.
Any player in a major party trying to spin this in a negative way is just a hypocrite - as every party does it. They just feel threatened because New Era offers you more.
Every party has to solve the puzzle of how to get their articles into the Top News section of the media. The Top 5 shows on your homepage and the Top 20 shows if you press "more news". Articles stay there for 48 hours.
Some parties aren't too bothered by this. They are Forum or IRC based parties, New Era is mostly based in the game though so we need our Articles in the Top News to operate.
My articles are generally high quality and get into the Top 5 of the Media, but it takes about a day to get enough votes to get there. That means that I need to write 1 article per day to always be in the Top 5 - as that is my responsibility as Party President.
To increase my productivity I do two things:
1) I post my articles during "Prime Time" around 6-7pm so that the 48 hour duration actually falls across three days.
2) I buy a few extra votes from an advertising company so that I get Top 5 news right away.
This means that I only need to post an article once every 3 days to keep that Top 5 spot. It saves me time so that I can do more things and means I have 1 or 2 less articles in the Top 20 so that others show.
Any player trying to spin this in a negative way is just attacking innovation. I want guys in the UK Government making things easier, more efficient and taking the game mechanics to their limits to make a benefit for the UK. I don't want them moaning like old men because they can't keep up.
Policy Groups have gotten off to a great start! The groups have been remade with all of the new people who wanted to join! Topics so far include...
Economy Group: Tax.
Military Group: How best to use your Energy, Improving Orders and Helping RWs.
Education Group: Congressman Test, Vote Coordination, Mentoring.
Diplomacy Group: Better Relations with English Speaking Countries and Good War Targets.
PM me with which group you want to join, you will get 8 Q7 this week for signing up! You can see a list of members on page 2 here: http://tinyurl.com/NewEraNoticeboard
We expect to get around 8 Congressmen this month but we have always beaten my estimate! We will also be helping PCP to get 2 Congressmen, GoUK to get 1 Congressmen and possibly GBDP for a Congressman too.
If you want one of the New Era slots, I will be ranking you based on your activity. This is what you can do to get elected with us:
1) Join and take part in a Policy Group.
2) Write newspaper articles and get comments/votes.
3) Recruit players to New Era (PM me your email so you can use the recruitment spreadsheet).
PM me if you want to run for Congress and I'll be in touch with more information. You can see a list of members on page 4 here: http://tinyurl.com/NewEraNoticeboard
If you want me to advertise your Newspaper Articles, PM me a link to the article. If you are writing then regular, send me your email so you can stick them on the spreadsheet.
Sir Winston S Churchill:
The latest updates from the Official British Army Military Unit!
An interesting article on what limits you may face as a party member. I don't nessesarily agree but it is food for thought!
As usual the UK needs a war for the economic, fun and character training boosts. Here is a new player's take on this.
One of our new players explaining why he should be part of Congress. Good luck!
If you are reading this and you are not in New Era, why should you join?
New Era is developing its members, not its leadership.
New Era is representing players who play the game, from the game.
New Era is experimenting with new methods and concepts, without fear.
We won't exploit you for votes, we will share with you what we have and you will share with us your new ideas. We don't just say this, we do it. Our Congress is full of new players, players from other smaller parties and we have tons of giveaways:
PM me to get this when you join New Era.
Take one of my 5 GBP Jobs off the Job Market and I will give New Era members this raise.
This week, join a Policy Group on The Noticeboard to get supplied.
We have more from our members in articles and the party shout bar most days!
Get in touch at #NewEra or #BritishArmy on Rizon IRC, Comment or send me a PM.
- Goku Jones, New Era Party President.
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