Today we have some reasons to celebrate: 700 days of the New World and also one year of eRepublik V1. It feels like it was yesterday that the deploy announcement was made, announcing to the Beta World the imminent launch of V1. And what a different game emerged the next day! Concepts like raw materials and organizations were implemented, as well as a new war module and a completely new graphic layout. Exactly one year ago the New World was vibrating, the shock of the V1 launch splitting citizens into two sides: those that loved the new eRepublik, and those that didn't like it and wanted Beta back. Nevertheless, most developed an addiction feeling and actually thousands of citizens who experienced that transition are still here today, so happy birthday to you too
V1 came as the result of almost a full year of Beta testing, and many months of pre-Beta coding. But it was far from being perfect- older citizens might recall problems, which needed to be solved in the first months. Now, one year later, we realize that we have come a long way since the V1 launch. And also that the V1 was not a terminus point, but a starting one. Month after month eRepublik engineers have solved many requests. Citizens` feedback filled a long list of wishes which our programmers fulfilled, from new countries to the eRepublik map, from citizenship to citizens ads and company tools. But also a lot of work was done “under the hood,” which didn't provide new, visible modules, but has still been absolutely necessary. Work for improving the code, to fix bugs, to keep the servers up and running with thousands of simultaneous online players, to develop a home-based moderators program which means faster answers to your tickets, and so on.
We are proud with our accomplishments this year, but of course more can and will be done. That's why eRepublik engineers are working day after day to create new modules, which will add a whole new dimension to the eRepublik experience.
It might just be a coincidence, but the V1 anniversary unfortunately also came with a two-days attack, last week. In the first phase some citizens' accounts were robbed. We patched the vulnerability and reverted most of the harmful actions next day (we are still working on a few isolated cases).Then, another type of attack occurred in the same module, and we have uploaded another security patch on the server which fixed the issue. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused.
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These being said, Happy Birthday V1! And thank you all for making the New World possible.
The eRepublik Team