Ares the Magnificent
We are bringing today to you an interesting little interview with the 2 candidates of the upcoming party presidential elections , Dr Luis Sentieiro and Haliman . Enjoy!
Tell us a little about yourself and how you came to play eRepublik?
Dr Luis Sentieiro : Well, first time I started playing eRepublik was because one of my real friends also did, he showed me around at the time before I even created an account, after a while I became interested enough to create one and join the amazing community the eUSA is. He doesn’t play anymore though. On eRepublik I behave mostly the same way I’d behave in real life, I say what I think, I’m ambitious and I get the job done no matter how hard it might seem to be. Giving up does not belong to my own personal vocabulary because I know there is always viable alternatives. The only thing that has no solution is death. Real life nationality aside, I’m a true eAmerican and loyal to this country.
Haliman : I used to play another game called Urbandead with John Killah and Ghost Killah. I played that for a few years, and it started to die, so eventually I decided to find another game. That game was eRepublik. I loved the idea of a multi-player political game, because I love politics IRL. I thought I would enjoy congress or the executive the most, but my favorite job has always been party president. It's a big enough position to make a difference, but small enough to actually meet the people that elected you, and be able to make new friends.
Why should someone vote for you?
Dr Luis Sentieiro : Well, I’m not really going to say people should vote for me because everyone will vote for whoever their judgement says so but if you want a candidate who knows innovation, is relatively experienced with government and our own society, is a true/loyal eAmerican, supports transparency and the constant rise and mentorship of the new players, then I may be the candidate you’re looking to vote for.
Haliman : I know how to run a party. I've done it 9 times in the past. Luis is a very capable leader. He will be PP in his elifetime, for sure. But the party is in need of a major rebirth. I've got a huge plan to restructure the whole party, and make it easier for people who want to move up to be able to. That has always been our strong point: getting people to move forward. We have a lot of misc. programs in the party, so it's time we seriously organized them. I'll be publishing my new hierarchy plan when publish my manifesto, probably around the 6th.
In your cabinet on which of these will your emphasis lie: Knowledge, Experience, Capability or Friends and Favours?
Dr Luis Sentieiro : I’ll emphasise Knowledge, Experience and Capability. As much as I like my friends my respect lies with those who show work and competence, it has been always like that for me. I’m not really a man to give favours to anyone unless the person actually made the efforts to deserve them with hard work and competence. Knowledge is the most important thing, knowledge is power, always. Capability is a trait, experience you gain with time and knowledge you gain from learning. I do value this qualities above anything else and I’d like to leave a message to everyone: “When you think you have learned everything, you’ll realise you’re just at the beginning of the journey and life will always have something to teach you.”
Haliman : I am going to hire people like I always have: I'm going to get the most capable person in the RT position, while opting to put less experienced players as deputies and program heads.
What is the first thing you will do/change when you are in office?
Dr Luis Sentieiro : I intend to create the Media Department and elevate it to a higher level on AMP. I know this project isn’t new and I already had it planned last month but I do think it is vital and it could boost our recruitment and public relations. I might also make a few changes in the Leadership structure such as adding a Party Vice-President position. I will explain the point of all this changes in the due time and keep in note that this changes are not the only ones I intend to make, I also have more to disclose but that will only be done when I finish my own drawings and when the campaign actually starts.
Haliman : On day one, we are going to have a meeting to talk about every single program the party has ever done: past and present. We're going to have a discussion about how to implement all of the best programs at the same time, and we are going to do that by revAMPing the AMP charity program. The new charity program will be where we consolidate all of our supplies to be used in our programs. Programs I'm looking to revive: battle buddies, drawing contests, random IRC events. Things to keep the party new and exciting
How can the AMP benefit from your leadership?
Dr Luis Sentieiro : AMP can always benefit of the Leadership of someone who is dedicated entirely to the eUSA and to the American Military Party. I want innovation and a strong, capable leadership. I hope the party gives me the opportunity to offer them what I have to offer.
Haliman : The same way it did the first time . We're going to grow, we're going to kick ass, and we're going to have fun doing it. We need a party that is inclusive, and welcoming to new players wanting to succeed. We can do that by reforming the party structure to get more people into jobs that aren't just point and click like some of the other jobs we have now.
What do you see as the main challenge next term?
Dr Luis Sentieiro : The main challenges will be Media and Recruitment. AMP needs a boost in the Media so we can help our own Recruitment Department and general public relations. I intend to hit hard in this issue. There will be other challenges but I will surely disclose them with the time being.
Haliman : Recruitment has been a major issue for us as of late, but that is probably due to the communication during the ATO: the government is telling them one thing, while AFA members are impersonating government officials and telling them something else. We need to increase communication in our party through MMs, but also through media blitz's. We've been getting better at the latter lately, but there is still more work to be done. My plan is to require my RT members to write an article this term recruiting people, and my goal is to have something in the media constantly.
Do you have some key values that you always hold true?
Dr Luis Sentieiro : I do, above anything I place transparency, knowledge, experience, capability and respect. Anyone who wishes to gain my respect and my support needs to work hard because only with hard work you achieve great things.
Haliman : We gotta be fair to every party member. That's the platform that I originally set for us: we were supposed to be a home for the homeless, and a voice for the voiceless. In one of my original addresses to the party, I said "We do not support the few; we support the many. We do not strengthen the strong, but rather empower the weak, the disenfranchised."
That still holds true today, and will always be be true for me.
Could you list people you’d like to see in your departments?
Dr Luis Sentieiro : Certainly Beachbunny, Blackbaroness, John Killah, Jason Statham Jr, George S Patton Jr, Emdoublegee and many others. To the new players, remember, there will be an application form for my cabinet, if you don’t have experience yet, apply for an Intern position or even a deputy one. I will be glad to receive and form a cabinet with fresh blood.
Haliman : Some people I definitely want to see in the cabinet are MrSwagg, crimson, blonde, beachbunny, and luis of course. There are DEFINITELY more people I want to get involved, but those are the people that come to mind when someone asks me who will be running things
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Free Area & BlackBaroness
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