Department of Retention
Day 1,368 of the New World
19 August 2011
There is really only one thing left in this game that makes any sense.
Want to guess what it is?
Yep. eRepublik is a card game. Ever play War? You get a bunch of cards and the other guy gets a bunch of cards and whomever has the higher cards wins.
It's ok. It's not Texas Hold'em or anything, but it passes the time.
There is one difference, however, that makes eRepublik even better than a deck of cards and a game of War. You can buy Aces. Or if you aren't in such a big hurry you can build some too.
That's really all it amounts to. Companies, Monetary Markets, ultimately even Newspapers... they are all about getting Gold and boosting your military strength and rank faster and higher than your opponent. That's what Admin wants. That's what we've got.
No biggie, we're still all playing, so it must not suck too badly.
However, this is why it is absolutely eMANDATORY that you get your eAss into an eMilitary eUnit ASAeP.
Perhaps you think it is fashionable to go it alone. Maybe you have dreams of becoming a big corporate tycoon. And what will you be manufacturing? Ammunition. That's what food is. And that's what Guns are. (Ironically, food is better ammunition than guns are in this game!). Even the old Houses, Moving Tickets, Hospitals, Defense Systems, and Gifts (yes, you used to be able to mine Diamonds to make Gifts) they all served one purpose. Fight more.
Or maybe you want to be a Politician? Great. It's fun. You get to debate how to divide the National Budget among the Military Units. Really that's about it.
Be a Newspaper Publisher you say? Great. It's definitely the most creative fun you can have in this game. But look around. Except for a handful of big newspapers or the occasional "Home Run" article, you'll collect your 26 votes, your article will disappear in two days, and you can do it all again. Oh, and all in search of that eluse 5 Gold prize for hitting 1,000 subscribers (which is BY FAR the most difficult award to achieve in this game and ought to be worth 100 Gold not 5).
An what will you spend your 5G on when you earn it?
Think about it. This game centers around ONE THING:
There are two ways to Maximize Battle Influence.
1: Credit Card.
2: Join a Military.
I joined the USAF. Why? Because it is our Government's military. I like that. They receive the best funding, their leadership is held accountable to the President, his/her Chief of Staff, and the Department of Defense. I like knowing that High Command will change as our Leadership sees fit. All in all, the USAF is the most reliable commitment I can make with my eRepublik life.
Prior to joining USAF I was in a Militia called Easy Company. I joined Easy Company because I did not want to deal with a bunch of Military Rules and Regulations. I am not fond of IRC and Easy Company allowed me to receive my supply without mandating IRC. I knew that I was not getting as many tanks as I would have been given elsewhere, but the payoff was that I had the freedom to be an eRepublik recluse, yet still MAXIMIZE my BATTLE INFLUENCE. I love you, EZCo.
UltraMarines used to be an independent Militia but wisely merged with the USAF making them one of the fiercest fighting units in the country. They deal MAXIMUM BATTLE INFLUENCE.
Training Corps is another great place to get started. TC can get you acclimated to the realities of the Battle Module of eRepublik, will familiarize you with the ins and outs of IRC, and will equip you with a decent supply of weapons and food so that you can MAXIMIZE your BATTLE INFLUENCE.
If you are already familiar with all of that (and are somehow still not in a Military Unit), then one of the other Militias are a better choice for you. Here is a listing of the Military Units I respect and have no qualms about recommending to you in order to MAXIMIZE your BATTLE INFLUENCE:
Seal Team 6 is way cool. Rub shoulders with some of eRepublik's most respected Citizens. And MAXIMIZE BATTLE INFLUENCE while you are at it.
National Guard is a very good place to go if you want to get your feet wet. The people are cool and they will help you MAXIMIZE your BATTLE INFLUENCE.
The Mobile Infantry is fun. You will be sent overseas in support of the geopolitical interests of the eUSA, and you will MAXIMIZE your BATTLE INFLUENCE while you are at it.
If you already smack up more than 450 strength and are ranked above LT Colonel, the US Army is for you. Be a "Grunt" and MAXIMIZE BATTLE INFLUENCE.
Airborne is an elite mobile squadron of heavy hitters eager to MAXIMIZE BATTLE INFLUENCE.
This is the Marines. They are the few, they are the proud, and they totally MAXIMIZE BATTLE INFLUENCE.
This is Bad Company. Shrouded in mystery, but MAXIMIZing BATTLE INFLUENCE, they can always be found on the most storied battlefields of eUSA.
Bear Cavalry is a highly independent Military Unit who MAXIMIZEs BATTLE INFLUENCE against Imperialism everywhere.
Love 'em or hate 'em, Owls deal MAXIMUM BATTLE INFLUENCE. And they're p cool panpalar too.
Still not convinced? Let's put it this way: Half of every tax dollar you spend is buying tanks for the USAF. Another quarter of every tax dollar is spent supplying one of the militias. In other words, you are buying these guns, you might as well fire them.
There is a Military Unit for everyone.
Don't waste your Fight Clicks. Join a Military Unit. And
If you are interested in joining the elite fighting force against ONE,
CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION, It will be handled promptly. USAF Special Forces - PRESTIGE WORLDWIDE.
16 Shells endorses:
The National Broadcast System
Department of Defense Orders
The Congressional Record in the Flaming Press.
Halls of Montezuma
You may now return to your regularly scheduled clicking
LT Gnilraps, USAF Special Forces Alpha Company 1st Platoon.
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.