"Face to Face" is a new attraction of Voice of Trayker and to begin we got for the first time in the history of the New World an exclusive interview with bobbySAURON. This interview was recorded in our magnificent living room in our summer house in the Bahamas.
How and when did you start playing eRepublik?
I started playing eRepublik back in the good old v1 days. I was invited to join the game by Evilll, when we were attending Law School together, and so on the 10th day of March 2009, I was eBorn in North of Brazil. (eBrazil needed people in that region to avoid enemy invasion). It were fun days. Peace GC and Atlantis on their primes!
What were your first impression about the game?
I found it interesting. A simple idea with a lot of potencial. Unfortunatelly Admins have already "chopped" off most of that potential. Policital module haven't had any good modification since the citizenship system implement and economic module is doomed to fail.
When and why did you decided to be eJapanese?
I've first became eJapanese in 13 March 2011 (my RL birthdate ). It all happened because I was really bored and a friend of mine (at the time, he's a full-fledged douche and we don't get along nowadays) Alfred-Ball invited me to come to eJapan cause he and his friends were in charge and they could use another person to help them trolling. (I had already sucessfully worked with Alfred-Ball in eAustria, where we achieved much when people kept telling us that we wouldn't go anywhere.
I left when the country was wyped and have returned on the first coordinated RW's on Oraizan's request. I earned myself a few battle hero medals and so the eJapanese people considered me to be a war hero and granted me a citizenship.
What's the best part of eJapan?
The best part of eJapan? The community! We have a lot of fun and interesting characters in this eCountry. Even a rapist and a yaoi lover
What do you think about the current military and diplomatic situation of eJapan?
Military? What military? Huehuehue Well...eJapan military is almost nonexistent. There's not enough money on the bank for the government sponsor a military growth, so things will stay pretty much the same for a long time I guess.
About diplomacy... well, I guess we are doing good at the moment, although there has been little talking with eTaiwan to help secure our sovereignity (since we can't win by strenght). I also hope we can sign MPP's with Brazil and the US, cause we really need them.
What do you think about the current economic situation of eJapan?
Summing up our economy: FAILURE!
We need more players, generating more taxes thus giving our bank some good some of currency. Without it we won't be able to sign many MPP's, invest in the army and so on... But yeah, I blame Admins since they fucked up the economic module pretty bad.
What do you think about CoT and eJapan as it's member?
CoT is proving itself to be a very helpful alliance. The best move we've done so far was to join them. We'd never had set some of our regions free without CoT's help. The alliance is about to strenght itself with the eUS joining in. I just hope they don't turn this fine alliance into eUS and Friends.
What do you think that the Government and/or the population should do to improve eJapan?
The government could be more communicative. There aren't many players who access forums or IRC, so the general population is being left in the dark. Starting a Ministry of Communications would be nice, to inform evebody of government actions and plans (not the secret ones, obviously). As for the general population, well, trying to bring as many friends you have to eJapan. We need active and willing players!
Some days ago USA was accept as Trial Member of CoT and started a campaign to set eSouth Korea and eJapan free. What do you think about it?
The question is: will they pull it off? It won't be easy to go against eTaiwan and eChina. I think it's really nice that they've set this goal. My only worries are if they can really achieve it. It will be fun to watch tho. Well, just not watch. I think eJapan has to take part of every action concerning our future, not just stand there and wait for help.
People are saying that EDEN will die since two years ago and 'till now they are alive. In the end of 2012 and the start of 2013 a lot members of EDEN decided to get out and the last one to do that was Argentina - one of the most powerful countries in the world. In your opinion, will EDEN die? Why? What's the problem of the alliance?
The death of EDEN is just a matter of time. The so called mighty eArgentina stayed there until they realized (a little too late) that EDEN priorities weren't set around them.
Every alliance is doomed to fail when their top countries start to act selfish. That's what's happened with Phoenix for example and it's happening this time for EDEN.
eJapan is blessed for have people from a lot parts if the world playing together and mixing and sharing their cultures. Unfortunately sometimes things don't happen as the expected. Right here in our land we have a internal war. The Serbians, from an ally country but with a big PTO history and the Turks, from an enemy country but with good and respectable intentions. What do you think about the "war" between those groups? Why do you think it's happening and how can we stop it?
I have stated my position many times on Forums and IRC.
I will accept the Serbians as part of our community when they start to blend in our society. They must stop writing in serbian all the time and start to get on IRC and forums.
The turkish people are doing it I don't see why the Serbs can't...There isn't really a war going on. In one side we have the turks blending in and obbeying our immigration law. On the other side you have the Serbians raging at me for accepting turkish citizenships. If there were reasons for not letting the turks in I wouldn't let them in. There is only one way to finish this "war": both turks and serbs understanding that they will be leaving TOGETHER here and under de same flag!
Considering the current situation of eJapan who do you think is our best ally? And our biggest enemy?
I don't consider us having one major ally. All CoT members did they share in those battles to set us free \o/
Our greater enemy is eRoC for sure. They've surpressed our freedom for a long time
Dio Jazar (eDad)
Trayker Houston (eWife)
bobbySAURON (yes, myself )
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Football Manager 2008
Pizza (any flavor less arugula with dried tomatoes)
Mommy's Chicken Stew
Ice Cream Flavors
Bonus: What do you think about being married with the most cool girl in the whole world?
As long as she keeps giving me all of her love, she'll continue to make me the happiest eHusband ever
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