Erepublik (eRep) is a massively multiplayer online (MMO) game in which people from around the world play as a citizen from one of 70 different countries. These people work and fight side by side against those who would take their regions or to increase their nations or allies’ access to resources, whilst shaping the policy of their country on everything from tax rates to which Mutual Protection Pacts (MPPs) to sign.
But once you've signed up,
How do you get more involved?
That depends on what role you want to play. There are 6 main roles, and none are mutually exclusive.
Getting to know the wide variety people of that play this game can be done in game, but each country has its own IRC (Internet Relay Chat) channel where multiple people can talk in real time, and forums where more involved discussions are open to anyone who signs up.
Anyone can follow the Campaign of the Day (CotD), or MoD orders but Military Units (MUs) allow you to meet more people and completing a Daily Order (DO) rewards you with a Bazooka (30,000 damage) and an Energy Bar (100 energy), daily.
There are lots of MUs, each with their own identity, community and supply (food, weapon, wage) schemes. Some run by citizens, whilst others are linked and usually reward membership of their political party. Units are obviously looking for soldiers, but also distributers (people to hand out supplies) and regimental captains (who help ensure orders are up to date and encourage activity).
The Legion is the eUK’s official MU and controlled by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
Working a job to earn a wage to buy food and weapons, or employing people to work in your companies is nowhere near as profitable as it once was and most people work “commune” jobs for minimum wage but pay over the odds in weapons and/or food.
Today’s more experienced players are looking to get self-sufficient, producing enough food and weapons themselves to replace the ones they use. This however requires a lot of gold (so save it).
Every citizen has the opportunity to decide both the Country President (CP) and Congress members, but to become one yourself you have to be the member of a political party. However these are not the only roles, parties need help being run; from deciding policy to recruitment each party has differing methods, cultures and aims. Enthusiastic party members could become either of the above roles or lead their party themselves.
A CP cannot run a nation alone; they accept applications from the best people from across the political spectrum to run the different departments or “ministries” that take responsibility for such things as Defence, Finance and both Home or Foreign Affairs.
If you’re looking to get involved, the larger ministries are always looking for people to help in their running, from messaging to distribution.
From political debate and satire, to an imaginary travel programme around the eworld, a mouth piece for a political, military or economical organisation to a sports book. With 2 gold (2G) any player can create their own newspaper and venture into the media, expressing opinions or spreading fun.
If you decide to get more involved with politics, Every Single One (ESO) is a party that believes in developing and promoting enthusiastic new players (5 of the 6 current congress members are first timers) and doing things for the good of the nation, not the party. All with a sense of humour.
If you would like to meet some of the members, they and Kevin the ESO trivia goat can be found on the ESO IRC channel (clicking the eUK IRC link above will instruct you how to get onto IRC), to access our channel type:
/j #ESO when you are connected, everyone is welcome.
jamesw and Kevin await you.
If you like the people and what we're about you can join ESO and help to make us into the best party we can be.
Even if you don't, you can regularily get free food or weapons from:
We look forward to seeing you soon.
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.