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THE TRAP!

Day 1,880, 20:39 by Auraborus

I finally reworked Vol 2 No 2 to fit with current game mechanics. It covers a very common problem with new players. Before they know it, they are broke and not knowing what to do... they often quit. Pass this article on to all the new players out there, help keep them from "The Trap"!

In the style of Japanese Manga.
Read from Top to Bottom... Right to Left!

































Hail eJapan!
Hail SSG!
Ten Thousand Years!



AURABORUS
Shinsengumi PartyPresident
Shinsengumi Military Unit Commander
eJapan Congressman x 8
eJapan MoD x 3

P.S.
Check out the other articles that come in this series:

What To Do To Start - Vol 2 No 1
http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/what-to-do-to-start-2183908/1/20

The Trap - Vol 2 No 2
http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/the-trap--2192853/1/20

Got Friends? - Vol 2 No 3
http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/got-friends--2192777/1/20

P.S.S.
Special note to the reference to gaining a SS Medal in 3 days: In Japan, to train at all 4 Training Centers... It costs 2.87 Gold each day.
Weights Room - Free
Climbing Center - 0.19
Shooting Range - 0.89
Special Forces Center - 1.79

DEFINITELY BUY the Training Contract for 30 days if you have all 4 centers!
Cost is only 0.28 Gold a day. Saving you 2.58 Gold per day... Saving you 77.49 Gold. At a cost of 55 Gold you totally pay 7.74 in daily training costs
+ 55 Gold in Training Contract = 62.74 Gold spent... instead of 77.4 Gold,
BUT you are gaining 90 strength a day at that point and gain 270 strenth every 3 days... 250 needed for Super Soldier. You can earn 10 Super Soldier medals during that time = 50 Gold. Total gain from this method is 64.66 Gold every 30 days. You need your Training Facilities upgrades.
If no Training Contract is offered you spend 27.4 Gold over your 50 Gold Bonuses from SS. Roughly a Gold a day (actually less). Then you have to rely on selling your Raw Materials and Supply to achieve funding to pay for training. Why strength? Why so important? that is discussed in another NOW is Zen tutoral... soon to come!

 

Comments

Auraborus
Auraborus Day 1,880, 20:41

Please pass it on!
Help our new citizens save their Gold!

Greatmoff
Greatmoff Day 1,880, 20:49

Bravo. My hat off to you, very good. This doesn't just apply to Japan but to new players in all countries.

Voted + subbed.

BIagota
BIagota Day 1,880, 20:56

HUGE VOTE!!!

SvakoDobro
SvakoDobro Day 1,880, 21:00

Great! This is one damn good article!

Voted + subbed.

mhifzan
mhifzan Day 1,880, 21:03

v o7

Pedja16
Pedja16 Day 1,880, 21:07

Now...this is how every tutorial should be! : D

Binda33
Binda33 Day 1,880, 21:08

v

Lord Krishna
Lord Krishna Day 1,880, 21:25

@ Auraborus ...thanks...newbies gonna love this.

kerna96
kerna96 Day 1,880, 21:43

this = awesome.

Five To Nine
Five To Nine Day 1,880, 21:56

great job! Nice rewrite.
V
o7

Sir Robin Ibz
Sir Robin Ibz Day 1,880, 22:17

Pretty good way to help the newbies.

Great work!

kalkir
kalkir Day 1,880, 22:19

its cool VCS done o/

Purple Hippo
Purple Hippo Day 1,880, 22:33

Way to go, Commander!
V

Aryzn
Aryzn Day 1,880, 22:55

V

Canester
Canester Day 1,881, 23:46

lol!! so Cool : D

Amaterasu Omikami
Amaterasu Omikami Day 1,881, 23:49

Jud.
Great Job Auraborus!

ayush121212
ayush121212 Day 1,881, 00:03

great article mate

o7

Phantom Pain
Phantom Pain Day 1,881, 00:07

haha

Greg MaCGregor
Greg MaCGregor Day 1,881, 00:08

great article!!
V+S!

lancer450
lancer450 Day 1,881, 00:09

Voted.

1NebuLA
1NebuLA Day 1,881, 00:13

The bez article i ever read!!!!! VOTED & SUB....

Lysander Spooner II
Lysander Spooner II Day 1,881, 00:26

v&s

Cheap Sunglasses
Cheap Sunglasses Day 1,881, 00:27

v+s

Tiamati
Tiamati Day 1,881, 00:30

V&s excellent anime meant to help young eCitizens.

arhangellord
arhangellord Day 1,881, 00:33

v
o7

Rican
Rican Day 1,881, 00:36

Thank you Auraborus !

Bond Guevara
Bond Guevara Day 1,881, 00:48

that's a cool article..
gj (y)

Arrden
Arrden Day 1,881, 00:50

Well done

Kucing Imut
Kucing Imut Day 1,881, 01:00

WOW O.O

5440
5440 Day 1,881, 01:02

You could use the Recover Energy under your profile pic, then it only wastes energy bars if you mess up.

zmeuNY
zmeuNY Day 1,881, 01:33

Voted. Congrats

ahava3233
ahava3233 Day 1,881, 01:53

YES, you added Admiral Ackbar as I mentioned like 267 days ago. それが好きです!
Auraborus ist awesome.

AzrulSyafiq2
AzrulSyafiq2 Day 1,881, 02:28

ardishabutaro
ardishabutaro Day 1,881, 02:47

voted, make this international.

you rocks, Auraborus!

Minami Saki
Minami Saki Day 1,881, 02:54

vote~

tatsuya kojiro
tatsuya kojiro Day 1,881, 03:24

voted~

Joe Rooke
Joe Rooke Day 1,881, 04:02

Lots of patience and dedication needed to get Q4 training grounds, it will take new players a long time.

lorne11
lorne11 Day 1,881, 04:36

V+S
Impressive

Phoenix Quinn
Phoenix Quinn Day 1,881, 04:46

Excellent advice. Great format. Thanks!

Jin Yang
Jin Yang Day 1,881, 04:48

v

Magnus Tradeus
Magnus Tradeus Day 1,881, 05:29

Very good article, but you have forgotten some issues.
1. Never buy a production factory because of a very bad return on investment (ROI).
weapon ROI : Q1 - Q4 never (losing money on each working day), Q5 : 67 years, Q6 : 25 years, Q7 19 :years
2. raw factories may be comfortable, but you don't need them:
food ROI : minimum 3 years
weapon raw ROI : minimum 1 year
food raw ROI : minimum 2 years

Terrys Ren
Terrys Ren Day 1,881, 05:48

Great article, but I have one problem with it.
You say to upgrade *all* your training grounds so it will only take 3 days to get a SS medal. But, to train at all of them every day costs 8.34 Gold in 3 days. If you spend the SS gold to pay for it, you're still going over by 3.34 gold, which is ~405 JPY (according to current MM rates) each day. That's way higher than my daily pay.
So, how could you sustain a training rate like that without buying gold?

Iamnameless
Iamnameless Day 1,881, 05:55

Outstanding article, voted!

LordRahl2
LordRahl2 Day 1,881, 06:03

This was GREAT. Thanks. Your advice is spot on as well.

Auraborus
Auraborus Day 1,881, 06:25

@ Terrys Ren
In Japan, to train at all 4 Training Centers... It costs 2.87 Gold each day.
Weights Room - Free
Climbing Center - 0.19
Shooting Range - 0.89
Special Forces Center - 1.79

DEFINITELY BUY the Training Contract for 30 days if you have all 4 centers!
Cost is only 0.28 Gold a day. Saving you 2.58 Gold per day...
Saving you 77.49 Gold
At a cost of 55 Gold you totally pay:
7.74 in daily training costs
55 Gold in Training Contract = 62.74 Gold spent... instead of 77.4 Gold
BUT you are gaining 90 strength a day at that point and gain 270 strenth every 3 days.
You can earn 10 Super Soldier medals during that time = 50 Gold.
Total gain from this method is 64.66 Gold every 30 days.
Actually, it is a rather form of Gold Farm. But you need Gold to be able to do it.
AND you need your Training Facilities upgrades.
If no Training Contract is offered you spend 27.4 Gold over you r 50 Gold Bonuses from SS.
Roughly a Gold a day (actually less). Then you have to rely on selling your Raw Materials and Supply to achieve.
I'll post this at the end of the article for all to see.

poe101591
poe101591 Day 1,881, 06:53

ahaha Today I just started to watch Bleach again and now I find this. Voted.

Auraborus
Auraborus Day 1,881, 06:59

@Ahava3233
Yes! Akbar had to be in there. When I read your comment... I knew that change had to be implimented in.

@Magnus Tradeus
Yes! The return to investment on weapons factories for a new player is not worth it, some really want to pursue it. I encourage going for training upgrades, especially the free one!

NOTE:
Most players that put the level of time and energy to upgrade all 4 facilities to the max have spent RL money to get the Gold to do it. I have, and don't pretend that I haven't. This game definitely costs to play, but I enjoy it. A small treat to myself, so if I spend a little RL money every few months during a good promo... its worth it to me.

Hampton H. Hampton
Hampton H. Hampton Day 1,881, 07:16

Very well done

Clawed
Clawed Day 1,881, 12:04

Voted

metehan2010
metehan2010 Day 1,881, 16:51

voted and subbed

 
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