As I’m about to take a new road in my eLife, I decided to look back at my previous adventures.
It all started on June 17th in 2010, when Apotygma was Country President. I was eBorn. But my first life wouldn’t last long. I didn’t find my way to the Belgian forum and V1 was really hard. I remember Ranulf Bald I had a wage of 1cc and q1 food costs 0.1 cc or so. It took you several days to recover from fighting too much. That always resulted in dismissal at the company I worked, because productivity was depending on the health level of the employee. Not much later I eDied.
I don’t remember why, but for some reason I gave it another try and revived myself a few months later. This time things were not as hard as before and Elynea was running BTA. Together with my first eBrother Vekarga, I had fun in my eLife. Because Elynea learned us so much about the game but also about the forum, we started seeing her as our eMother. Her two sons grew up and learned a lot on the forum where they read almost everything but didn’t post that much yet. When they thought they had enough experience they decided both to run for Congress. My brother Vekarga won our personal competition and he made it to congress while I was not elected. He also beated me at military stats and strength. The only thing where I was better then him was working skills, but they were removed a bit later. Next month we both made it to Congress. Not much later admins decided my brother didn’t beat me in a fair way and permabanned him. I was trying to create multies too at that time (they were all caught after some days), but never got any warning. I still don’t know what Vekarga did, but it must have been quite big.
I kept growing and met the minimum requirements of BAF. I left my parental house, BTA, and went to Thomasred to join BAF. I remember that supplies back then were 6 Q5 guns, supplied once a week. I fought together with guys like TR himself, Olv007, Jofroi, Gerbdeblee and Ward De Bever.
Elynea became less active, and the Belgian Community took her baby, BTA. I already saw a lot on the forum, but that was my first experience with the hard and inexorable side of eBelgium. It must have been around the same time, but I’m not sure, that Thomasred decided to leave BAF in the hands of the people who always criticized him and Betafoxtrot became Commander of BAF, with some wonderfull Supply system, that we’ve never seen.
BAF was killed by the stubbornness of betafoxtrot, who ruled it as a dictator, because he couldn’t handle the critics about the promises he made and couldn’t fulfill. I remember splashdog losing control twice and raging against betafoxtrot. But it would be lame to say it was only beta’s fault. Imo TR shouldn’t have left that suddenly, because he knew Belgium would have a problem to set up a new supply system. After a lot of discussions betafoxtrot went to eUK and left BAF in the hands of shadowukcs. Together with xironn and me, shadowukcs tried to make something good of it. But being constructive was not something shadow liked, so trolling mode was switched back on, resulting in criticism, a loan that hasn’t been repaid by himself, an MU that is still property of the state but stolen by some citizens and the creation of BNA.
All soldiers moved from BAF to BNA that was ruled by critically and fhaemita malodorous. I didn’t make the switch that soon, because I was still naïve enough to believe that I could change shadows mind and make him appoint someone else as commander. Not much later I went to BNA too. And again, the military caused big problems in eBelgium. To be honest, I don’t remember the reason why critically and fhaemita were slaughtered, but I think it was of the BNA management. After 3 or 4 weeks, they still hadn’t used the opportunity to create a real army, instead of ruling an MU. Sounds strange, I know, but an MU is just a bunch of citizens getting supplies, an army is something that lives, something that has a drive.
Critically and Fhaemita Malodorous resigned. Critically avoided the forum and the community a bit, Fhae went to USA and became a troll. I know that’s something rude to say about Fhae, but that’s the way I experienced it. Yes, the community was hard for him, but that’s still no reason to troll. Fhae disappointed me very much, nevertheless I still think he’s a great loss for eBelgium.
The forumpost that convinced me to step forward and try to make something of BNA, was the post of olv007. I remember olv007 posting that this (resignation of crit and fhae) was the end of BNA. I don’t know why this post had such an impact on me, but it made me clear that it was time for someone new, someone without reputation in eBe, someone who wasn’t involved too much in Belgian politics, someone that would get an honest and unbiased chance by everybody.
I met my twinbro and we began to fantasize. A week later, we had went to congress and became commander. Supply officers were found and BNA was ready to go. It wasn’t always easy. I saw the creation of paras, that “took” BNA’s best soldiers, my brother lost some of his interest in this game, and I had to look for Supply Officers all the time. But then MaryamQ showed up, and she helped me, gave me her companies and she even replaced me when I was gone. BNA kept going, supported by the state. Our drive was to fight for other small nations in RW’s. Czech Republic and Republic of Moldova were our main battlefields.
But nothing lasts, and so did my motivation. I saw citizens and friends increasing their strength with 91 a day, while I was stuck at 22,5. I saw people asking citizenpacks that were much wealthier then me. And then there is the moment you’re done being the fool who sacrifices personal profits to help others. Many people left eBelgium, but I think there are 2 more belgian oldies that should say goodbye to their homeland.
I’ll skip some events, but I resigned from BNA and didn’t return to Belgium. I could go to the UK where I would see my best friends again (MQ and nohjis) or I could stay in the country my twinbro had citizenship. I did the last and stayed in Poland, but I didn’t go to cotarius. I decided to take my backpack and make the next trip in my eLife alone.
And I’m fine you know. I didn’t check the latest results before daychange, but I’ll probably be captain in a few hours. I’m training a lot, do my daily 160 hits as RCA member and work in my 60 companies. I might give it a try in the CM elections this month or next. I know, winning is almost impossible, but trying is part of the fun.
And I just know that someday I’ll be doing what my mom did. I just know that I’ll go home someday. But before I do that, I might go to Czech republic, Switzerland, South Africa or Moldova first. We’ll see what happens.
Take care eBelgium
P.S. i was too lazy to check the spelling, so sorry if there are typo's
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