Although I live in relative esilence here in eIsrael, just observing the community, doing my daily DO in Sayeret Matkal and of course working and training, I cant help noticing the bizarre twist we as Israeli are in lately according to the community.
“Our community is slowly dying, active members are leaving or stopping the game “ are commonly heard remarks in articles and in conversations.
Year after year, President after President, Government after Government we have planned Recruit-teams, Spam-Teams, Mentor-Teams and what the is result in the end? Our community is still dying. Agreed sometimes we see a small rise, but only to see it decrease even faster after a few months. The reason is simple; only a few of a hundred new players stay and keep playing!
The sad conclusion is that there are actually two solutions to the problem of solving a dying community in eRepublik, which are not restricted to eIsrael only by the way.
The first option we have been doing for years, as described before. With a lot of manpower, sweat and tears try to bring in 100 new players, to see 90% die when they are still division 1 players and the remaining die in division 2 or maybe one or two in division 3. The 3 or 4 who will remain in the game are a real meager result of such hard work done.
The second option will take just as much effort but the results will be much more rewarding, in my vision.
Make eIsrael a very interesting place for other eCitizens to live in! Just not only by lowering taxes, because economy tourists becoming residents in this current economy just wont work.
No eIsraeli, make Israel an international place! Start by writing your articles in English or at least bi-lingual. Nothing so discouraging if you are looking for a new adventure in another country, to see that the community is not internationally based. Do invest in MPP’s, and as much as possible! MPP’s will attract new residents. Not having MPP’s will actually run people away. People are not paying 40 to 80 NIS to do a DO in another country. Although I’m not in favor of forum’s or outside website’s, make them English, be open to other people! Don’t be narrow-minded in eIsraeli IRC chats, be open to players from other countries, make it English based and Hebrew as second language.
Lower taxes, sign as much MPP’s as possible, write articles in English, keep IRC chats in English and you will see that in a matter of time, experienced mature players from other countries will emigrate to Israel. Make sure to have enough jobs open for them so that they will become involved in our country. Keep an eye open for possible PTO’s but do not get paranoid about it.
In other words, change the current closed mentality into an open English based society, and most probably you will notice an increase of experienced citizens from other countries. Instead of encouraging an outward-based increase of new players, point your arrows on “emigrate to Israel”
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