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[New Era] Advertising, Charity and Congress

Day 1,921, 11:11 by Goku Jones

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:

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:

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!

James Rodger
As usual the UK needs a war for the economic, fun and character training boosts. Here is a new player's take on this.

Ethan Woodhouse

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.


Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,921, 11:12

Real Life happened half way through writing this. It will be updated with more content tomorrow!

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,921, 16:31

Yeah so the IRL masons tried to recruit me, bit freaked out! I won't be giving any kisses of shame for Baphomet thanks.

Alexander Radsoc Goebbels
Alexander Radsoc Goebbels Day 1,921, 11:16

Strength and Honour

Viktor Lannister
Viktor Lannister Day 1,921, 11:34

great article.

Sir Humphrey Appleby
Sir Humphrey Appleby Day 1,921, 11:36


Blue And Evil
Blue And Evil Day 1,921, 12:12

Dernit, you beat me to saying it, you devious appleby you.

Sir Humphrey Appleby
Sir Humphrey Appleby Day 1,921, 14:33

he's only bought a mere 100 though

Alphabethis Day 1,921, 11:39

voted, great organization.

BigAnt Day 1,921, 14:00


brian65 Day 1,921, 15:01


Thedark ace
Thedark ace Day 1,921, 15:09

So many bought votes

Tom Fletcher
Tom Fletcher Day 1,921, 15:43

Bought article.

Dan Moir
Dan Moir Day 1,921, 15:47

Bought votes, etc

Harry Paget Flashman
Harry Paget Flashman Day 1,921, 15:52

v117 o7

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,921, 16:32

Refutation of "vote buying" and "bribery" will be added tomorrow, apologies that it wasn't today but I was called away unexpectadly midway through during article writing time.

Spygon Day 1,921, 17:10

So the making less articles to stop people getting into the top 20 is bullshit goku?

Thomas765 Day 1,921, 17:16

Bought article

nathaner Day 1,921, 18:18


Spygon Day 1,921, 19:06

Why is goku's vote buying is total bullshit. Well it keeps better articles that are worth more of an audience out of the top 5.Goku's articles are actually so bad even with a top 3 party backing he can not get them into the top 5 how embarrassing,If you question his articles your called a troll or some other bullshit with a special exclusive if your in the same party you are shouted that your an enemy of the party.Goku has shown in his positions of government biased or he is incompetent in his roles.When asked direct questions Goku is great at derailing questions he does not want to answer.

This is why i dont trust Goku

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,922, 04:39

I get enough for top 5 anyway Spygon...

Spygon Day 1,922, 05:18

But you don't you could do if you timed it right against lower voted article days and advertising it a bit more.But you take the lazy option and other people who have worked hard planning and promoting there article get shafted

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,922, 06:04

I do both.

Spygon Day 1,922, 13:48

Then why do you do both as if you have so much faith in your articles then why do you buy votes as either you like wasting money or you don't have faith in your articles

Alphabethis Day 1,922, 00:52

It's just party stuff, it's not harming at all to buy one article of this kind. Please do not troll.

Prof. J Moriarty
Prof. J Moriarty Day 1,922, 02:08

I belive this to be a BOUGHT ARTICLE.

wigibob Day 1,922, 02:21

Comment deleted

Sambo112 Day 1,922, 03:04

It appears votes were brought for this article

Dan Moir
Dan Moir Day 1,922, 04:02


Sambo112 Day 1,922, 04:49

it appears Sambo cannot spell in the comments for this article

Elvis Trout
Elvis Trout Day 1,922, 05:29

I'm not rich, I'm just rich because I'm old and better at this game than you, so yea I'm rich. But not really.

Nice logic

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,922, 07:40

As in I'm not buying vast amounts of gold from the game, I earned a lot of the stuff I have from the game.

Elvis Trout
Elvis Trout Day 1,922, 09:27

ok, could have been clearer, basically you're not a gold buyer.

Blue And Evil
Blue And Evil Day 1,922, 05:41

So annoying the rest of the country with your vote buying is fine because you need it?

Cool story bro.

Rory Winterbourne
Rory Winterbourne Day 1,922, 05:51


FragUK Day 1,922, 08:02

Bought article

Commander Dapper
Commander Dapper Day 1,922, 08:26



Instead of wasting your time guys help the UK out , do something good and useful , I pity all the sheep

alittlec4 Day 1,922, 08:42

A free tank is a free tank, Rory giving us all a free tank will help the eUK out as it will mean each and everyone of us can inflict a potential 200% more damage.

Commander Dapper
Commander Dapper Day 1,922, 08:44


Danie Fox
Danie Fox Day 1,922, 11:52

Are you talking about Goku paying random foreigners to vote this, or Rory paying UKers to comment on it?

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,922, 12:37

TUP are notoriously anti-Polish. Get them out of Government so they can't ruin our alliance with Poland!

alittlec4 Day 1,922, 08:42


Red Alert II
Red Alert II Day 1,922, 09:03


gManalishi Day 1,922, 10:36


Dratharr Silkins
Dratharr Silkins Day 1,922, 11:06

Still not getting where all the hostility is from.
How about we learn to be friends before we default to insulting each other for the hell of it?

That said

Mr Woldy
Mr Woldy Day 1,922, 11:19

Goku you're trying to normalise vote buying by parties, you do realise, which means that you wish for all parties to do the same. Now if I remember correctly, there are 5 top parties, and 5 top news articles. What you are proposing then, is that all 5 parties, should continually dominate all top 5 news spots. Thus crushing the primary voice of the very people those parties claim to represent.

It sounds quite abhorrent, and extremely fallable.

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,922, 12:36

Yeah all New Era articles are linked to this one. At least they will be when they bloody PM them to me hehe

Mr Woldy
Mr Woldy Day 1,922, 20:26

I fail to see how that bares any relevance to anything at all

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,923, 03:15

No voices were crushed in the making of this article!

Danie Fox
Danie Fox Day 1,922, 11:41


Danie Fox
Danie Fox Day 1,922, 11:48

It's not your responsibility to have a top 5 article every day, and you are extremely arrogant to assume you'd get that without buying votes.

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