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[Kravenn] True Patriot Medal : A Chocolate one

Day 1,852, 11:56 Published in United Kingdom Greece by Kravenn

Well, since some months and in every country : you can see a part of the population who is always angry because the country has no war. That kind of things appeared when admin added “True Patriot” medal.

Like everybody knows, you receive a medal (5G) each time that you make some damages on the battlefield for your country. The 1st one is at 100k, the second at 500k, … each medal is harder to receive than the previous one. After around 13 or 14 medals, you need to make 100M damages to receive one.

By adding this medal, it bring a lot of changes. Erepublik is based on patriotism (= proud of your country, who is totally different from nationalism). Your country is involved into a war, you are proud of your country, so you fight more, you use better weapons, you use energy bars, ….

Before the medal : it was almost the same, fighting more when your country is directly involved, only food fight when it is an ally. Not a lot of change, except the frequency where some people asks for a war.

In the past, it happened that a country was bored because it has no war and request one but after admin added the medal, you can be “paid” for fighting for your country and it means that because lot of people are greedy, you request war for your country. This war can be a training or a serious one but the most important for people who request it, is that they will receive money.

Sadly, the consequence is that you can be more focused by a training war where you could receive gold than helping a friend who need help. Open a training war has always a consequence : you lose damages for some allies who can need your help.

By example, if your country makes around 500M daily damages and 30% these damages are used on this training war. It means that 150M are used there … and on the same time, these damages can be useful for an ally in a real war.

Now, the extreme case : you put the training war as top priority and you forget to help allies. On the same time, you try to always have a possibility to win TP medals. In some words, it means that you are selfish and proud of it. The day where you will need help in a real war : your allies can say “Hey we are busy on TP medals, we will help you once this war will be finished”. By being selfish : you have just alienated your allies and you don’t have to be proud of that.
In that case : if your citizen receives 20G via TP medals and you lose support from allies. You can be happy on short term but on long term, you will cry.

So, why this article ? Simply to say that yes, having some TP medal is good for your e-wallet but having a big e-wallet never replaced friends. So, from time to time, offer a training war to your country is nice for your population but you have no interest to be focused only on that. Price of a friendship is higher than these medals added by admins just to boost patriotism



WayneKerr Day 1,852, 11:59


GameChanger Day 1,852, 11:59

As long as you balance your interests with those of your allies, they will understand that you want wars, because they need them too

Mixliarder Day 1,852, 12:03

There should be a medal - True Kravenn! ; )

Bohemond4 Day 1,852, 12:08

As long as you balance your interests with those of your allies, they will understand that you want wars, because they need them too

this is very true. and recognised.

Spite313 Day 1,852, 12:17

Voted. Fight for your allies or you might find yourself standing alone when you truly need help.

WayneKerr Day 1,852, 12:28

Everyone seemed to love Talons Training Wars last month. What's changed guys?

Coyolxauhqui V
Coyolxauhqui V Day 1,852, 12:29

V & S : )

It always is complicated if there is gold involved...
I agree with you. Many are preferring small TW over actual planned war to grow, partly because actual war is very expensive nowadays.
Maybe an "alliance medal" might motivate the 3 ways of fighting: patriot, mercenary and allied. But then again, with just the g as stimuli, it would get exaggerated again probably.

WayneKerr Day 1,852, 12:30

TW are an excellent way for our younger members to gain quick gold. That's a source of income lost for them if we have no TW's. Does TUP advocate cutting this off from the nations youth?

FragUK Day 1,852, 12:38

Everyone seemed to love Talons Training Wars last month. What's changed guys?


CptChazbeard. Day 1,852, 13:28

There are two sides to this argument and to attack either of them seems pointless.

BigAnt Day 1,852, 14:20


Talon Karrde
Talon Karrde Day 1,852, 14:52

I'm just that cool apparently Wayne!

Prince Harry.
Prince Harry. Day 1,852, 16:25

Everyone seemed to love Talons Training Wars last month. What's changed guys?


lancer450 Day 1,852, 20:43

Everyone seemed to love Talons Training Wars last month. What's changed guys?


Bohemond4 Day 1,852, 22:13

I do not think this is an attack on TW, or even on the current one, but, rather, an attack on the claims that you need one going 100% of the time.

It is recognised that we need them, TUP recognises that...but, if we forget our allies in their moment of need, they may forget us...

II SKYNET II Day 1,853, 23:58

v s

Niko Jones
Niko Jones Day 1,853, 00:26

The words selfish and greedy are quite prominent in this piece. I asked for a war 10 days ago a) I was 5m short of TP number 15 and because I was sick to death of fighting for Chile (10 days on the run is a bit much for a DO).

First of all I average 120m + per month damage. The vast majority (I emphasise vast) of this damage is for eUK allies. I think I have done no more than 20m damage for eUK in one month.

So am I greedy - I don't think so. Am I selfish...definately not.

Jordee14 Day 1,853, 00:52

Wise words, love to all the haters flaming the articles.

plutorius Day 1,853, 00:57


syd666 Day 1,853, 01:33

V 58°

WayneKerr Day 1,853, 02:39

'Wise words, love to all the haters flaming the articles'

How ironic....

Duke of Flanders
Duke of Flanders Day 1,853, 02:48


Prince Andrei
Prince Andrei Day 1,853, 03:43

People are missing the point of the article. It's all about balance. I know we've done shedloads of damage for Chile, so obviously no one can call us selfish. Kravenn is just reminding us not to get too greedy and think about balancing the benefits of having good allies and the benefits of having that little extra gold.

DaJoXTeR Day 1,853, 03:52

voted !

Orinocco Day 1,853, 15:24

I guess people just dont want to line Plato's pockets.

David Norman
David Norman Day 1,853, 21:23


Mario A Morsik
Mario A Morsik Day 1,854, 08:13

This is just funny and pathetic...

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