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Party Rankings Explained

Day 1,829, 11:48 by Goku Jones

There has been an EARTHQUAKE in the eUK Party Rankings today. One with potentially massive implications... the #1 Ranked Party has changed!

"Game Mechanics" is often a dirty phrase in the UK. Maximising functions of the game to get an advantage is usually lazily painted as an "irrelevant", "immoral" or "undemocratic" thing to do. This is wrong, players and countries which get the best out of the Game Mechanics do better in the game.

One of these is the Party Rankings, ordered by how many members each party has. This has several big effects on the political side of the game but is played down by those who don't want to put effort into the game and would rather hide on forums or private channels where they are safe from competition.

In this article I will explain just what the Party Rankings mean for your party and the significance of UKPP overtaking TUP today in the top spot, despite many members of the eUK Elite being in denial about its importance.

Rank One
Only for the third time in 5 years has the #1 Ranked Party changed:

* The first time was when UKRP rose to power in the first few months of the game in 2008 seeking reform and the end of inactives in Government. They succeeded but eventually became that which they campaigned against.

* The second was when TUP overtook UKRP in 2010 seeking to demolish elitism and forum role-play. Again the victorious party succeeded but again they eventually became the very thing they hated so much.

* Today in 2012 UKPP overtook TUP seeking to end corruption and heal the community... will they too slowly become corrupted and be toppled in two years’ time?

Having Rank #1 has a few very important effects:
1) Many new players just join the highest ranked party because it is the "best", providing much needed new blood and votes to a party. With no knowledge of the eUK this is a logical conclusion to make.

2) Many players quit the game before finding out what each party stands for and if they like it or not, they will die in the first party they joined. Their dead bodies pile up in the party and are not deleted often.

3) For existing active players, trying to get Rank #1, losing Rank #1 and being Rank #1 all have interesting psychological effects. Aiming for something you've never had before can motivate you, losing it can demotivate you and having it can corrupt you.

For these reasons it's easier to stay at the top than work your way up, which is why it only happens once every two years. It'll be harder for TUP to get Rank #1 back than for UKPP to keep it, also the mere fact that UKPP managed it shows that their party is currently significantly better than TUP and so more able to recruit.

Rank Five
The other big milestone for a party is Rank #5, since I have joined the game only the following parties have gone from Rank #6 to Rank #5:

* RFA overtook a Belgian Party in 2008 before my time.
* BEP overtook MDU in 2009.
* ESO overtook RFA in 2010.
* UKPP overtook whatever BEP haf become in 2011.
* New Era overtook PCP in 2012.

This has been simplified a little as it is from memory, but the jist of it is that it happens once a year.

Having Rank #5 has a few very important effects:
1) Every advantage Rank #1 gets, Ranks #2-#5 also get in lesser amounts. So read again the three reasons why Rank #1 is a huge advantage.

2) Rank #6 and below cannot run for congress without doing deals. This is a huge blow as you are not visible during Congress Elections, have to put a lot of effort into doing deals for Congress Seats and then have to put more effort into directing your voters to the right party.

However there is something to be said for having your own party and the fun it brings, I used to be very much against such parties existing but I now recognise the valuable role they play in FUN - for it is a game after all!

That being said, I do suggest that you seriously consider joining or taking over a bigger party if you lead or are in a Rank #6 or below party. The pile of dead bodies bigger parties accumulate means that they may actually have less active members than you and have more opportunity to get your views implemented...

These are the current New Era articles in the media at the moment. Please read and vote all of these to support other members.

PM me if your article is missing and it will be added, also PM me if you write a new article! Make sure that your article has an informative title so it looks good in this list :)

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- Sage Goku, Party President of New Era


Thomas765 Day 1,829, 11:52

Actually, UKRP overtook TUP in August 2011 as well. TUP regained it the month after that.

Alphabethis Day 1,829, 11:54

anyway, my dearest congratulations UKPP, well done! I know lots of people there and they're pretty good. ( there are good people in TUP, but ... just less people) .

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,829, 11:55

Well there is a little simplification and it's not all on purpose as I wasn't around for some of it!

I think that a Rank #1 change every 2 years and Rank #1-5 change every year is broadly correct though.

BigAnt Day 1,829, 11:58

Good Article, we wont lose number 1 now

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,829, 12:14

Ironic that BigAnt did this for UKPP when TUP tried to impeach him and ruined his CP month.


New Era will run candidates for congress from any Rank #6 or below party, get in touch with me to find out how.

Commander Dapper
Commander Dapper Day 1,829, 12:18

Oh does this mean a New Era is coming - I Hope so !

Niemand Day 1,829, 12:21

Dead citizens are removed from party membership. A citizen is dead after one month not logged in.
Problem in a lot of parties is the people that play until level 20-25 and loosing interest after that.

Other thing for joining the top party is rl political orientation. As UKPP is centre right and TUp is centre left they do not compete to each other that much. UKPP competes with UKRP and TUP competes with ESO for more.

Other parts of importance with #1 and #6 I do agree.

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,829, 12:23

A month is enough.

I don't think people look at the IRL orientation that much, party leadership certaintly don't!

Prince Andrei
Prince Andrei Day 1,829, 12:28

Nice touch, posting NE members' articles

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,829, 12:46

I think we have more out thwn any other party at the moment, just need to make the list pretty. I'm producing one set of graphics per day so I'll get there eventually!

Commander Dapper
Commander Dapper Day 1,829, 12:55

Great work

Team New Era

Commander Dapper
Commander Dapper Day 1,829, 13:00

Great day today for a New Era !

My face smiling all night .

Talon Karrde
Talon Karrde Day 1,829, 13:29

simple things please simple minds don.

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,829, 13:31

Stage One: Denial.
See Talon Karrde.

Stage Two: Anger.
Iain Keers article incoming!

Danie Fox
Danie Fox Day 1,829, 14:08

It was giving some players part of the power invested in congress that we fought against - the UKRP's House of Lords. Role play is present in every party - like your use of the term "opposition" to refer to UKPP and NE as a group, or the RoyalBulldogCourt.

Alphabethis Day 1,829, 14:53

talon, simple minds? I like very much that group: Catwalk, Glittering prize... Very distinctive and strong sound.

Alphabethis Day 1,829, 14:58

Stage Three: I, Alphabethis, unleash (again) the TRUTH and the blinding LIGHT of IT appeases the lying beasts.

I think TUP is in a LOSE-LOSE situation.

Iain Keers
Iain Keers Day 1,829, 15:23

/me shrugs,

Third time TUP has been beaten as the number one party, either in congress or in members since we overtook ukrp. Our strength is our commitment and perseverance. Let's see what the situation is in a year.

Dr Hugh Jardon
Dr Hugh Jardon Day 1,829, 15:42

Our strength is our commitment and perseverance...

and banning people from the forums so you keep your out of game power base O7

mick cain
mick cain Day 1,829, 15:50

our PP ..LadyMacbeth and her team have done well

blakzamurai77 Day 1,829, 17:58

V55 + S263

Talon Karrde
Talon Karrde Day 1,830, 23:39

Goku, I bow to your superior knowledge of being beaten! : P

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,830, 00:19

"Opposition" is a word Danie Fox.

Frerk Day 1,830, 02:30

Why is Iain Keers listed as a New Era member?

mwcerberus Day 1,830, 03:09

well it's going to be a very interesting congress

Danie Fox
Danie Fox Day 1,830, 03:14

"Opposition" is a role-play word, not an actual in game thing. There are members of all parties in cabinet, we work together to decide how best to run the country.

Commander Dapper
Commander Dapper Day 1,830, 04:17

Simple Minds Talon , great band, , Love there songs !

Talon "You have come a long way" I "Wish you were here" right now now maybe me and you could do some "Street fighting' !

Commander Dapper
Commander Dapper Day 1,830, 04:19

I know Iain Keers "Promised you a miracle" "All the things she said" like "Speed your love to me" while you two was having a "Big sleep" she looked you in the eyes and said " Don't you forget about me" I'm going to give you a 'Glittering prize" no one can stop our "Love song', me and you have done all the "7 Deadly Sins" tonight now I feel like a real "Women" please let me watch you "Sanctify Yourself" "For your pleasure" while I'm "Ghostdancing"

Commander Dapper
Commander Dapper Day 1,830, 04:22

Talon replied ' I was "born to love 1 women" that women is you Iain , your "My big baby now" My sugar doll" but I think "love will tear us apart" because we have simple minds !

Commander Dapper
Commander Dapper Day 1,830, 04:22

Love will tear TUP apart now watch !

Talon Karrde
Talon Karrde Day 1,830, 05:22

And that's conclusive proof that our school system is failing.

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,830, 05:54

Frerk: He isn't, read again.


Dr Hugh Jardon
Dr Hugh Jardon Day 1,830, 06:29

I blame the teachers to be honest Talon, If they were decent at their job then we wouldn't be in half the state we currently are ; )

Frerk Day 1,830, 07:21

"These are the current New Era articles in the media at the moment"

Also great job at making it personal there, Dr Hugh! I'm so glad we have people like you around!

Danie Fox
Danie Fox Day 1,830, 07:47

From your source:

"4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. (usually preceded by the) a political party or group opposed to the ruling party or government"

This is the way in which you use the term "opposition". Yet the "opposition" are actually in the government, and as no party has a majority there is no ruling party - you are misusing the word.

Commander Dapper
Commander Dapper Day 1,830, 07:51

and Talon didn't make it personal yet again Frek?

Teacher's should be teaching not wasting there time on games, I feel sorry for pupils of teachers that do that, this is why the school systems is failing , you should be doing your work and thinking about that instead your thinking about a make believe world in eRepublik.


Frerk Day 1,830, 08:31

So you blame your miserable self on Talon?

Poor Talon.

Sir Humphrey Appleby
Sir Humphrey Appleby Day 1,830, 08:37

glorious tears

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,830, 08:45

Yeah... I'm also a teacher and one rank above Talon!

Alfagrem Day 1,830, 08:51

There are no UKPP representatives in the eUK government.

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,830, 09:28

I don't think there are any New Era either. At least one of the New Era "Youth First" "Ministers" had no idea he was one when I told him the other day!

griffinator Day 1,830, 14:32

New Era calling TUP corrupt is unfathomably hypocritical.

Neil Lewis
Neil Lewis Day 1,831, 00:48

278 & counting, come join the "revolution" -

Alphabethis Day 1,831, 09:21

Lol don, lol

jamesw Day 1,831, 09:25

Its not about how many there are - how many NE or UKPP members applied? Also BigAnt is a UKPP member, and Minister of Health, Alfagrem.

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