I'm sure you've seen at least 1 person/nation somewhere in this game that has this going on. It seems that no matter what you talk about, they are always better then everyone around them. Is this a bad thing? Yes and No.
Why a double answer? Because, to me it's the truth. I'll start with Yes first.
It can be a bad thing, since you are NEVER always better then everyone else. You may be on top for a long long time, but it's a game, and there's always times where things come full circle and you go from the top to the bottom and possibly back again.
In case of a nation, you can go from having 10/10 bonuses and conquering half the map, to being completely wiped off the map.
In terms of a player, you may reach the peak of the game, be it President (w/e your country has), a Campaign Hero, a Business Mogul (Sry, I forgot this is eRep), and it can all come crashing down. You will not remain your countries President or top Politician forever, somebody will replace you eventually. In wars, there's always another battle with another person taking over the top spot (all you need is a credit Card).
Now on to the No. It can be good for the unity of a country to have that ego boost or feeling of invincibility, it makes the problems around seem less destructive. It's also fun and morale building to be able to say my MU or Party etc. is top dog right now. There's nothing wrong with that, as long as you remember that it's all just a balloon that can pop on you in an instant.
We all play in this crappy/not crappy/fun/frustrating game, but sometimes we seem to forget that it's all just a damn game. One day you may be on top, but there's always another player or nation in the wings ready to pounce and take you out. If you choose to toot your own horn, make sure to do it in fun, and be watching over your shoulder for your replacement.
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.