We have 3 countries who are trying to attack us, Canada, Norway and Netherlands. There is a possibility of even more countries joining in the fun. The eUK has fought hard to stop Canada taking East Midlands, and then fight for West Midlands is underway. For the pride of our nation I hope we do not get wiped, but all is not lost if we do. Here are my reasons why being wiped isn't the end of the world.
It Might End Political Arguments
I joined the game and suddenly France, Canada and Ireland where all trying to take our regions. There were almost no national political arguments as we were all working together to free the country. When we decided to go to Azores the political arguments seemed to stop for a short period of time. But all the times in-between we had our country going berserk with claims and arguments. When we are fighting in a war which determines the future of our country, we all get along and work together. If we were wiped I believe we would all work together to undo the mess we got ourselves into.
We Would Get The War Everyone Seems To Want
I keep hearing people say "we need more wars" and "this game is boring, lets fight". If we are wiped we would have a constant stream of resistance wars to fight in. If you wanted a war, then maybe being wiped would be the best option. We will have wars until we are freed.
New Player Retention Might Be Easier
People join this game either thinking it will be a great war game or it will be very social. If we are wiped we will have great battles, and we will be communicating with each other. New players might be interested in staying to free our nation. Think about it, if you join a game and your country is just sitting there doing nothing would you want to play? Or would you want to play a game where your nation is on the brink of disaster, and you must fight with your fellow soldiers to save the eUK? I know which one I would pick...
Media Activity Will Increase
I would say my major media activity would be when we were conquered by three countries. I would say the best articles I've read were during times or war. I would say the majority of articles written by new players that were good were about war. What would you say? Media activity will increase, and we wont have to read political articles all of the time.
New Leaders Will Be Born
War gives the chance for new players to show what they are made of. I recently heard the story of a player called Mark Augersburgh who went onto IRC and supplied the eUK fighters with weapons for fighting Canada... after playing eRepublik for just a day. This is what I mean. When we have war we get new players who want to help out. Maybe if we were wiped we would get more players like Mark helping us out. So, will we see a new prime minister born?
I'm not saying we should switch sides and fight for Canada, or we should just surrender. I believe that we should be fighting for the eUK until fighting stops. I'm just saying being wiped does have it's benefits.
This article was written by CheetahCurtis on the 19th of January 2013. Please subscribe for more great tips and info.
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