People of eRep! Lend me your ears!
Uh, guys, I didn't mean literally
It has been entirely too long since I wrote an article. Honestly, it has been entirely too long since I made an active effort in this game. After professing my undying love for Paul Proteus and succeeding in wooing him into being my ehusband, I became somewhat detached from my fellow citizens. When Derphoof, with the help of our wonderful ATO teams, became Party President of the current New Lunar Republic, I joined him as his Vice-President and became lackadaisical in my eRepublik duties.
I am here today to tell you that my days of inactivity are no more.
saraht0ga's back, and she means business
Last night marked a return to radio for me as I joined a lonely eliwood_sain on Fed Radio. While eRep wasn't our main topic for a portion of the show (a mutual love for a certain life simulation game with a ridiculous amount of expansions preoccupied our discussion), we had a moment on the show where the fun of the game, the connecting of people with similar interests introduced through what I'm sure we can all agree is a mostly silly browser game, was shattered.
Our good friend, Mr. Ronald Gipper Reagan, took things too far, as he usually does. It's true that it was confusion which gave him his opportunity to spew his usual venom on air, but it was the last straw for me.
eRepublik is a game, a theme which I tend to mention in most of my articles. It's something we all spend our free time on because we enjoy it in some capacity. We create "families", friendships, and in some cases, romantic relationships. We create political affiliations, engage in wartime negotiations, and fight for our citizenship country of choice. We spend time creating media for non-existent ideologies, and use our right to vote to defend ourselves and our friends.
Why do we have to do this? Why is it necessary that a game, something that should be enjoyable, has an enemy so repugnant that we are required to set aside the true fun of political debate and free will voting and merely utilize our resources to defend against this opposition?
Kinda like this but less sexy
Last night, not for the first time, Mr. Reagan chose to divulge personal information about a player on air.
If we were to do the same to him, he would cry injustice. If we were to do so on the actual eRepublik website, we would be reported and the article, shout, or comment would be removed.
This is a game, and we shouldn't feel unsafe while playing.
It's for this reason, this ruining of what could be merely a competitive, friendly environment, with normal political rivalries in which playing dirty wasn't a requirement, without the creation of multiple accounts or threats to one's safety or character, that I've decided I need to become active again.
Because I won't be happy until I see the downfall of Ronald Gipper Reagan.
Nice try Mr. Reagan, but you're going down
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.