There are three main areas of eRepublik for a new player to progress in: Military, Economic and Political. Getting good at one can help you get better at the others. Military power takes mostly time, Economic power takes mostly money and Political power... well that you can get right away for free!
In this article I am going to go through several strategies for getting yourself famous & elected and the New Era party plans to help you do this. It is our biggest priority as a party to get new players active, important and entertained.
Name & Avatar
For people to remember you, you need a catchy name and cool avatar to create a clear memory in people's heads.
* Have a name filled with what seem to be random numbers and letters.
* Have a name which is hard to nickname, what will people call you?
* Have a really complicated/detailed avatar you can't see at 55x55 Pixels.
* Use the name of something or someone lots of people find offensive.
* Use the exact same name as real people or characters. We have several people called "Margaret Thatcher"!
* Find a big catalogue of existing art to use, google image search is a good start. Perhaps from a fictional character or celebrity.
* Have a unique name, words or a combination nobody else would have thought of.
* Delve into your most obscure hobby or interest for inspiration. Imagine how you felt the first time you saw that character and bring that feeling to the rest of us!
New Era will help by producing some new images for avatars in the next few weeks. Our Military Unit already has a few images which you can use.
Shouts & Comments
To get yourself out there you need to make some noise! The easiest and cheapest way is through spending a few minutes a day posting your opinions in shouts and comments.
You have three shout boxes. One links to your party, so join one of the larger parties in the UK. One links to your military unit, so again choose one of the larger ones. The last one links to your friends list so add as many people as you can to that list at all times, allies, enemies, it;s doesn't matter!
Every now and again, maybe after you did or read or saw something interesting, just post how you are feeling or your favourite article. The more interesting it is, the more effective this will be.
Each article has a comments section. Just read the entire eUK media and post what you thought of each article, it can be as simple as saying "voted" or be a multi comment response. Again the more interesting the better, but you'll only get there with practice!
This is the best way to get yourself widely known as a good article goes on the homepage of the whole UK. All of the best eUK players started out with interesting articles in their first weeks. Although it costs 2 Gold for one it isn't too difficult to get that much.
Just choose a topic and start writing, you'll start off with few votes and comments but that will gradually increase, especially if you have interesting things to say! One article every 3 days posted in the evening has the best effort/reward ratio as articles stay in the media for 48 hours.
* Statistics - Which party is gaining members? Who got the most votes in an election? Which country is losing regions? How are the prices of Weapons changing?
* Guides - How do you use a feature? What is the quickest way to level up? How can you best invest your gold? How can you get famous and elected?
* Real Life - What do you think about real life news? Do you know a good TV program or Movie?
* ePolitics - Did you support a Party or Player? Do you oppose an article you just read? Have you set up some kind of scheme? Is the Government doing something badly?
* DRAMA - This can have a negative impact on your image but doing or saying controversial things is a shortcut to fame, trust me
New Era will help by producing a set of images to make your article look nice in the next week, some of which are being previewed in my recent articles (feel free to copy them early!).
We will also long term be organising a system of voting on articles written by party members and friendly people, as well as advertising your article in official party articles.
Finally you can contact Don Dapper to discuss getting help for affording the 2g for a Newspaper.
Getting known across a wide group is great but developing a relationship with a single player by introducing them to eUK is the best way to guarentee yourself a vote. Recruit a whole group to the UK or your party and you have yourself elected. There are three ways of doing this:
Make friends in another eCountry and ask them to come over to the UK.
You can look at a list of people wanting to move to the UK or find them in an Article, on IRC or a Forum.
Make friends with a new player and ask them to join your party - explaining why you like it and why it will help them to join. You can look at a list of players online, see new recruits in Military Units or comments on articles to find them.
Make friends outside of the game and get them to join eRepublik. Maybe you have real life friends who will enjoy this, or onlien friends in another game or discussion forum. if you send them your refferal link then you will also make ALOT of Gold to help your military or economy play.
New Era will be making an immigration policy to help you accept good foreign players into the UK and also some recruitment resources to get players into New Era or even the game itself.
IRC is a low tech online chat room which is text only. It's an easy way to talk to other players in real time in your browser without installing special software. This will get your directly in contact with others and getting yourself known.
http://www.rizon.net/chat is one way of joining but there are other websites and methods of getting there.
There are LOTS of channels but these are my picks to get you started, try to log on in the evening when most people are online:
#UKPP is the most active UK channel.
#eUK has the most players online but doesn't tend to have alot of conversation.
#BulldogsHQ is the most active New Era channel although we are trying to move over to #NewEra .
Just running for election gets your name, avatar and newspaper very visible - especially Congress elections. People will be curious and come to your profile to check out who you are and what you are about. If you get elected then people will be queuing up to tell you what to do or asking you for help.
Running for election is really easy, just go to your party page and sign up for the Congress election now. Don't forget a link to your Newspaper or Profile if you don't have one! Contacting your Party President will be helpful so they can explain how you can get higher up the Congress Shortlist.
New Era will be helping by running players who take the above advice the most seriously. I will order the Congress Shortlist according to who has the most articles, best avatar and so on. The higher you are on the list the more chance you have at getting elected.
We also have a list of policies which we would like to implement, giving you a platform to run with if you need one. We change this every week so get in touch if you disagree or have additions!
Once you are famous and have been elected, the next steps will start to open up for you
These are the current New Era articles in the media at the moment. PM me if your article is missing and it will be added! Make sure that your article has an informative title so it looks good in this list
King Hannibal of ASIA
Sage Goku -
Huey George -
Iain Keers -
This article was written by a member of New Era, Join the newest political movement in the UK!
* Run for Congress!
* Fight for the UK!
* Make eUK a better place!
Get in touch at #NewEra and #BulldogsHQ on Rizon IRC, Comment or send me a PM.
- Sage Goku, Party President of New Era
What is this?You are reading an article written by a citizen of eRepublik, an immersive multiplayer strategy game based on real life countries. Create your own character and help your country achieve its glory while establishing yourself as a war hero, renowned publisher or finance guru.