This competition's main prize is seen over on the left of your screen- currently 185,000 gold at time of publishing. The way this is divided is as follows:
50% to the winner and those who get 90% of the winning kills
30% divided between those who get 80% of the winning kills
15% divided between those who get 70% of the winning kills
5% divided between those who get 50% of the winning kills.
If nobody gets into a category, no prize is given. The likely outcome of this is that GAMA will get half the prize, Black Army, Tigrovi and possibly 1-2 others will share 5% of the prize. If we see the prize is 185k gold on day 1, we can assume perhaps 450k gold by the end of day 3.
That means GAMA would get 225k gold, and the other 2-4 would get 22,500 gold between them. Which is something like 280 gold each, which is pretty poor for the amount you have to spend.
So really this competition is "give super tanks more free gold" competition. It won't really effect game balance so it doesn't really matter- tanks will just buy eb and tank more, the only real losers are the admins who will lose 500 gold packs worth of revenue from the top 30 tanks in the game.
Next time I'd suggest the following breakdown:
33% to go to the top 5 units, proportional to kills amongst those 5.
33% to go to the next 20 units, proportional to kills amongst those 20
33% to go to the next 75 units, proportional to kills amongst those 75
This encourages MUs and individuals to hit.
Right now fighting just gives free gold to GAMA's tank fund, so I'd suggest taking a break from it for the next couple of days unless you really like them!
Update 27/08/2014 19:49
Admins not only added in a new prize for the top 25 regiments (better than nothing I'm sure you'll agree), they fixed the minimum wage issue I raised in the last edition of The Economist. Bravo admins.
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.