[MaartenW] Finding the Community project

Day 3,666, 10:56 Published in Netherlands Netherlands by MaartenW
It is December 2012; Gangnam Style has become the first video to reach one billion views on Youtube and the end of the world is being preached for the final date on the Mayan calendar is coming up. In this era if you were looking for eRepublik players there was but one place to look, in some ancient communication system called IRC.

Since then a lot has changed, IRC died out and discord has tried to take its place. I've tried to look for activity in some of the country channels on discord I used to frequent on the IRC but most of them are beyond dead. There is not too much going on on the official eRepublik discord either. So what is the deal? Does the international community of players that liked to socialize gone? Is the only population that remains that of soldiers that spam the fight button to improve their stats? I can not believe that, especially since I occasionally stumble across active whatsapp and telegram groups.

The community behind the game is what kept me interested for so long so I am quite eager to find and map out the activity hotspots. In order to do that I plan to send this form https://goo.gl/forms/An4kGh1fd6vYbj7O2 regarding community communication to all ingame CP's. In order to make sure silence wont fall when the question is asked I would like to give them 5 gold for taking part in the survey. From the outcome of the survey I hope to conclude the location and level of community activity.

To fund the gold reward I would like to request an one time sponsorship of the plato foundation of 500 gold. The breakdown of this amount would be 74 CP's x 5 gold = 370 gold which leaves 130 gold for 26 other players that are willing to fill the form. If the survey supplies some usable results I might start community building projects next.



That's all for now, please comment what you think!

a salute to you o7
MaartenW
Self proclaimed Minister of Scientific Research and Space Exploration