Department of Citizen Affairs
Your first few days in eRepublik can be harrowing days. A lot of citizens find themselves trapped with no money and no health from fighting. It's easy to screw yourself right off the bat in this game, there's no sign telling you "don't fight unless you can afford the food to heal back to 90+ health", even though there should be.
Luckily for you, citizen, the Department of Education is here to walk you through those days, and before you'll know it, we'll get you supplied, integrated, and ready to fight for the greatest eNation in the world.
The first thing you should do is get a job (you bum). You can find one in the job market under skill level 1 (or Apprentice). After you get hooked up with a job, you can work for the salary you just gained. Simply click the lowest booster - which is a 10% increase for free - then press the big blue Work button. You shouldn't buy any gold boosters while you're new, you want to conserve your gold. After you do that, you'll automatically earn your salary (minus taxes).
The next step is to go train at the training grounds. Take the same steps you did for working, no gold boosters and click the big Train button. You'll automatically gain some military skill in the unit type you chose. From that results screen (or the home page), you can gain 10 skill in both and another experience point by clicking "Get reward". You can do these 3 steps everyday.
After that, use the marketplace and upload an avatar on your profile page. The first time you do all of these steps, you should be gaining an experience level. You can also do missions at your own pace (don't break your bank or your health trying to finish them all) to get more XP.
You can and should work and train everyday: working everyday rewards the Hard Worker medal and your daily wage, and training makes your life worth living by building up your ability to mow down countless NWO fools.
Health is a number on your left sidebar, under your name and avatar. Working consumes one to five health and training consumes one health. You can gain health by eating food (or at daychange from a house, when you can afford one). Your health directly affects your productivity in daily activities: the lower your health goes, the worse you do at work. Working with low health will earn you the ire of your employers, and could result in wage decrease or firing.
Once you're level 6, you're of age to fight in almost-mortal combat. More about fighting can be found in an earlier article we wrote here. Fighting is how we as a country gain new territories, defend our own, and help our allies in their campaigns. Citizens follow the Dept. of Defense's orders for battlefields and fight in them. Everytime you press the fight button on a battle screen, you will deal damage and lose 10 health. You should never fight if you cannot afford the food you will need to heal the damage from it. Plan ahead.
The U.S. government has many programs in place to make sure you don't get trapped with no health and no money. Participating in the Bewbs for Newbs program will get our top men on the line to get you what you need to survive.
Location, Location, Location
(Note: Moving tickets are being removed on day 1244, you should only buy them if it's absolutely needed. This will be changed with the new information on that day.)
If you look on your own profile, you'll see you get two locations put on the side of your profile: your current location, and your citizenship. You can change your location by clicking that change link next to it, and using a moving ticket. Once you're level 7, you can use said moving tickets.
What your location allows you to do:
- Fight for the location country and her allies in a normal battle
- Fight for the location country only in a resistance battle
- Work at a company in the location country
Location isn't incredibly important. You can live in any state you want - just make sure that the state isn't prone to being attacking any time soon, or you'll have to buy a ticket to return to America. Your location decides what congressional election you vote in as well.
Unlike your location, citizenship is free to change - but it requires a country's congress to approve your request. Citizenship allows you to participate in a country's political process, including voting and running for office. As an American, you shouldn't change your citizenship unless you're supported by FEC, or you might have difficulty getting your American citizenship back. The reason for this is political take-overs. You can read more about citizenship and political takeovers here.
You automatically get 1 gold for every level you gain, and 5 gold for every medal you obtain. There will be a note in the alerts screen when you get one of these bonuses, and the gold is directly given to you.
The monetary market is where you can trade gold for local currency, or vice versa. Our U.S. Dollar (USD) is a local currency - it's only usable in the USA. It is accessible from under the market tab. The monetary market has many uses, but I'm just going to demonstrate here how to get USD for your gold, if you ever find yourself short on dollars.
Before you go deficit spending with your gold, you should know you can't use the monetary market until level 15. After you get there, gold and USD are freely exchangeable in the way above.
Things You Should Do
Now that you're an established citizen of eRepublik, working and training like a boss, it's time to get active in the community. It is social strategy after all.
Join the eUSA forums. Help sections, general discussion, congressional hearings, all the action happens here.
Join a military outfit or a militia. Free food, tickets, and company in exchange for loyal service to your country.
Join #usa-interior on the Rizon server in IRC to talk to the best team of player helpers in America. You can join directly here, or learn how to set up an IRC client from the DoE-sponsored article here.
- Bewbs for Newbs, free food and mentoring from the Department of Interior
- Message the Department of Education, give new ideas or feedback on planned topics
- Department of Defense Orders, guidance for civilians looking to contribute in a battle
- White House Press Releases, news, information, and links directly from the President's staff
- Presidential Newspaper, the current President of the United States' newspaper
Thanks for reading this article, and welcome to eRepublik and the eUnited States of America. Remember that our goal here at the Department of Education is to make your elife as long and successful as possible, so don't be shy about asking questions!
Find more articles and guides from the eUS Dept. of Education:
Until next time,
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.