The Joshua Tree
Greetings, citizens of eRepublik.
I'm The Joshua Tree.
You may have previously known me as the U2 album by the same name. But that was years ago, before I was eborn (before Plato was even born!).
I have been hanging around here for about 8 months now, and up until yesterday (day 1961) I had always only ever logged in to work, fight, read some news, and not much else. It's a fun way to play because you get to watch everyone get all bent out of shape at each other for practically no reason while you sip your mid-day gin and tonic(s) with your other hand suspiciously down your trousers.
I sacrificed all that yesterday for what became "my moment".
As in #1 in the world among all Division 2 fighters for just one day.
Wait. Did I say "moment"? I suppose I did. But I meant "moment" in much the same way that those 8 hours with a Vegas hooker constitute a single "memory".
I climaxed 27 times.
And somewhere along the way there was this:
But what about some maths, JT?
(I'll give you some maths, but don't expect any sex/alcohol humor, because this is maths.)
I, like you all, bought the Combat Stash. So I had 20 Bazooka Boosters laying in wait. I bought 20 more for 26 Gold, plus I bought the 8 Hour Viagra (ok maybe some sex jokes) Damage Booster for 30 Gold. So I basically spent the Gold that came with the Combat stash plus some spare change.
I had 20 of those x2 Energy Bars, plus another 18 regular Energy Bars, and one of my MU friends sent me the tanks and food I needed.
I already had over 40 Bazookas, so I built those.
I probably also spent about 1K cc or so in moving expenses, so there's another 5 Gold spent, so round it at about 60 Gold spent.
What did I make?
27 BH medals at 3.3 Gold each (remember, the combat stash increases the medal reward by 10%) netted me 89.1 gold, plus the 5.5 for the Mercenary thingy gets me to 94.6 gold won. (My referrer got a nice payday too!)
So even though I blew my load yesterday, I ended up better off than I started. That 34.6 Gold I earned will help pay for the Rocket Factory upgrade I am going to need as soon as I hit level 30.
I have some people to thank:
First, I must thank Deepchill. He is the Easy Company Commander, and it was his idea to turn yesterday into a killing contest. That is what gave me the idea to blow off so much steam.
Second, I must thank Gnilraps. He approached me on the first day I joined this game and talked me into spending $140 on Gold. That Gold bought me enough Training Grounds upgrades that by following his plan of (what he calls) "clicking wisely" (dude's sort of a word nerd), I now easily make more gold than I spend. (I almost always BH just by doing my DO).
Third, I must thank my MU Easy Company. I swear, all you all in other Military Units, you have no idea what you are missing. The entire time while I have played this game I watch nearly everyone argue over everything. In EZC, we just chill and have fun. It's like watching Friday Night Fights on TV. It's entertaining, then it gets dull, then you turn it off. But after you turn it off you still have everything that's great about life still around you. Easy Company is like that. And eRepublik is like Friday Night Fights constantly, and I am not talking about the Battle module.
Fourth, I really must apologize to the few people I sniped out of some Battle Hero medals yesterday. I know that is bad form, and I really don't play like that. But yesterday I took a break from ethics (remember, this was Vegas, an expensive hooker, a bottle of Wray & Nephew Rum, and the Penthouse suite). I probably fought for a few of our enemies in some of those battles (although I refused to fight for eUSA against Taiwan.) Anyway, I'm sorry about all of that, and it really won't happen again.
I am going to stop thanking people now so this doesn't start to sound like Oscar Night. Nobody wants to hear that.
All of this has caused me to start my own Newspaper. (So I guess subtract another 2 Gold from yesterday's take.)
I have no idea how much I'll write, or even what I'll write, but until my next article, enjoy your life in this eWorld, where the streets have no name.
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