James S. Brady Press Room
Dateline: Monday, July 15th (Day 2,064)
Location: James S. Brady Press Room, The White House
1) Hale26 War Report
2) Meta Game versus In Game by Donovan Zoi
3) Interview with Derphoof
4) Sneak Preview of Wednesday night WHPR
Hale26 here again with this week's thrilling "News from the Front".
In the last edition, we looked at the Ukrainian-Russian wars alongside Slovakia's odd maneuvers in the Upper-Most Germarkian Highlands. Russia is, at the moment , unfortunately wiped from their homeland. Rest assured though, Slovakia is still running from the Germarkians via RW blocks, so not too much has changed.
Mexico and Peru Execute Joint Strike on Colombia.
The Mexican and Peruvian Governments have begun a joint strike on Colombia in recent days, in hopes of cutting off their acquired resources. Colombia, thanks largely to massive support from CUA and TWO, has held down swathes of Peru and Mexico. The occupation of these territories currently gives Colombia 1 food and 1 weapons bonus, as well as denying our allies 5 territories.
Current strikes are aimed at liberating two of these 5 territories, and putting Colombia back in natural-resource mode. TWO being awful as usual with "little" nations, both our allies' strikes are working beautifully at the moment. Thanks to hard work from both these governments, our allies, and TWO being...well, lulzy as expected, current scores are 66-33 and 33-0. While our odds look good and our showings are stronk, best to not count our eggs before they're hatched. Still, this has been an excellent showing by these two governments and CoT.
We may be outdamaged, but if TWO thinks their divided-self is going to walk all over us...yeah, they can keep dreaming ^_~. Damage doesn't equal strength, TWO.
Brazil wipes Uruguay
In other news, Brozil has, after various battles, wiped Uruguay. Uruguay is a current member of CUA, an Argentine-led South American sub-alliance. CUA mainly fights our friends in ROLA, priding themselves upon being able to defend each other very decently considering the size disparities between Argentina and the rest of CUA. Uruguay always receives massive allied help in these battles, so wiping the tiny nation is oddly a noteworthy event. Nevertheless, victory is victory, am I right?
This brings Brazil back in possession of one of the colonies that ensured its 10/10 empire awhile ago.
Finland of ASGARD has successfully pushed Belarus out of their home territories. Belarus is now back in their usual, overtly safe region. Finland is safe for another day.
The RoM has started a TW with New Zealand. Not much to report here, other than the fact that I can't spell Moldova on the first go, so I put RoM instead.
Chile has lost a series of battles against Argentina Following a few successes in the Pampas region of Argentina, the tides have turned against our Chilean friends, with their capital currently under siege.
Paraguay is doing extremely well against Bolivia. They've got a few Bolivian territories in hand, following their independence. However, this is Bolivia here. It's nice to keep them down, but don't expect this to change the war xD.
Bulgaria has started a promising RW against Romania in Ruse. Again, not much to report on this developing event.
The United States continues to be under occupation by the forces of TWO. TWO has grown to love our superior culture, so it seems they will be aiming to stick around for awhile longer. Or so I like to think, on the first point :3.
The government has a few more RWs in place that will hopefully give us leeway against these invaders. But really, only time will tell.
(Last two RWs were butchered, make no mistake)
P.S~ I'm sorry, but including this in the normal report would make my propa...eurm...informing the public, job, too easy. So, feel free to lol here ~ http://www.erepublik.com/en/main/law/Serbia/129681
Metagame v. In-game
by Donovan Zoi
This election day has certainly been one for the books. And not for the same reason we have come to know over the last year. No America, this was the day we as a nation watched two worlds collide.
The July party election season has witnessed AFA-related material ceding the stage to a triumvirate of articles that best exemplify the growing chasm between those active in the metagame and those who wish to see more government activity on display right here on the eRepublik site. For those that have been trapped under a rock somewhere, here is the general gist of the three articles:
DMV3 v. Oblige - The Leak
Oblige v. DMV3 - The Revenge
Wingfield - An Uninvited Guest
Without getting into the articles themselves, there is legitimate debate taking place in the Comments section of all three as to what defines the boundaries between both methods of play. What metagame information is acceptable to be discussed via in-game articles? When is it okay to use in-game functions to bypass metagame procedure? There really isn't a clear consensus at this time, but I hope this marks the beginning of a larger discussion. In the meantime, I feel that we can take steps to bridge the divide by doing the following:
1. Make more comments in on-site articles, and not only when there is a personal score to settle.
2. Vote up more articles and comments to prop up our national media.
3. Write articles that give more insight to the metagame (that go beyond voting and supply drops), including an inside look at what goes on there.
4. Strive to find ways where your party or government message could be shared effectively within the game mechanics to spark more involvement.
1. Join the eUSA forums where you can witness and comment on the government activity that is available for viewing.
2. Join the forum of a political party that is not your own. You can be a "friend of the party" with access to some parts of the forum, and build relationships with people that may have another point of view.
3. Write articles that promote your view of how things like voting and governance could be effectively run in-game. Be specific.
4. Understand that some metagame material must remain protected and off-site for national security reasons.
This is by no means a definitive list. But with these small steps we either can gain an understanding of something new, or reinforce what we've already convinced ourselves to be true. No matter which type of player you are, it's worth the effort to at least give it a shot.
Here's a screenshot of a brief interview with Derphoof , current Secretary of State, and ATO candidate for the AFA PP. Derphoof is a good friend of mine and a fellow member of the ever so prestigious Best Friends Club.
I will be running a special edition of the WHPR on Wednesday. We will be running interviews with Josh Frost, and Kody5 the two men who ran the ATO operation going on this very night. I will also publish an interview with Secretary Irule777 of the Interior Department. There also should be a budget to report as one is in the final stages of passing.
The eNPR Schedule:
eNPR Oval Office Radio airs live every Tuesday night, at 19:00 eRep (10pm Eastern, 7pm Pacific) on www.radiostaronline.net.
eNPR will be live Tuesdays at 19:00 with your hosts, Derphoof and Paul Proteus.
If you miss any live radio show, you can listen at your leisure, at eNPR Oval Office Radio.
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