Help For New Players

Day 510, 13:00 Published in USA USA by Lowell Kennedy

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This game can seem overwhelming or underwhelming at first. There’s a lot more to eRepublik than what meet’s the eye. It’s fascinating how complicated we can make such a simple game. New players are thrown into eRepublik with very little knowledge of the workings of the new world. There is a tutorial, but there is very little else. A few people have taken on the task of helping new players. I will try to be one of them. I’ve tried to hit on a number of things--both basic and a little more complicated--so if you’re a newer player, you’ll probably know some of this stuff but other sections might apply to you.

Welcome to eRepublik
eRepublik is an online game where you can follow your political, economic or military aspirations and change the course of history. In order to unlock features within eRepublik, you will need a certain number of experience points. That’s to say, in order to fight, vote, or join a party, you will need to gain experience points. Everyday you eat, work, train and/or fight, you will gain experience points. An easy way to gain some experience points is to upload an avatar. Additionally, once you get your first job, you will gain experience points.

Apply for a Job
Under the Market Tab, select the Human Resources link and search for a company that hires skill levels 0-0.99. Browse these companies and choose one that best suits you. However, remember to Consider The Costs. With each day of work, you will earn money and increase your skill. With higher skill comes higher-paying jobs because everyday you work you’ll gain skill. Every once in a while, you should check back in Human Resources to see what people with your skill level are earning.

Under the My Places Tab, select the Company link. Once you have a job, you can work to earn money and build up your skill. Always try to work before you train for the military. You will lose one wellness point for working. If you work 30 days in a row, you can earn 5 gold, which is a great impetus to work 30 days straight.

Under the My Places Tab, select the Army link. Click the Join Army link and train daily, so you can build up your military skill. To achieve a higher score when you fight, you should train daily. You will lose one wellness point for training. You will be able to fight once you earn 25 experience points.

New players are born into this world with 50 wellness. Yet, as the graphic shows, this is half a person. At 50 wellness, a new player is making half the contribution that they can otherwise. Half wellness immediately reduces the ability to produce in a factory or in war once they can fight. With the recent military events, we have seen the efficient means of increasing wellness. In order to increase your wellness as new player (once you reach 25 experience points), move to Florida or New Jersey and fight in a resistance once, click on the hospital and then the heal button (more details in the fighting section below). You’ll gain 50 wellness points instantly. High wellness means you produce more and can earn more money. Additionally, it is a matter of national preparedness that our soldiers maintain high wellness. The same can be applied to the economic interests of the nation.

Remember to Buy Food
Just like in real life, your citizen in eRepublik must eat daily in order to survive. Everyday, one piece of food (the highest quality one) will be removed from your inventory and 'eaten.' Thus, in order to eat, you must have food in your inventory. If you run out of food, you can buy more food from the marketplace. Buy the best quality food you can afford. The quality of food increases your wellness roughly by the quality number.

Read the News Daily
The top ranked stories in the country come up on your homepage. You can also sort by the latest news. I would encourage you to click the more news link and read through the various articles. In order to be better informed about what is going on in the game, read newspapers on a daily basis. The president, local businessmen, and politicians will provide information through this public medium. Most information is readily available if you search for it. If you find an article you like you can vote it up. If you find a newspaper that you like or feel is providing important information, you can subscribe.

Get Involved
Introduce yourself, then involve yourself. It's the fastest way for people to get to know you, and for you to make friends. Don’t be afraid to communicate with high ranking officials in the government or the party. When you become active in the game, you can learn from older members. Additionally, activity can make the game more interesting for you.

Currently, there are war games are on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This a means to gain wellness, increase your military rank, and gain experience points. You must be above 40 wellness to fight. For every fight, you will gain 2 experience points. Mark sure that you fight for the defender during the war games. You will lose 10 wellness per fight. If you are barely above 40 wellness, fight just once and heal. You can only use the Hospital one time per day. Once you have high wellness, you can fight five times during the day. Never allow your wellness to drop below 45 or 50 when fighting. Don’t worry about fighting with weapons to start.

Joining the military is a quick means to advance in this game. Marines are among our nation’s best fighters and they can be what you aspire to be. It will take lots of training to become a Marine so as a new player, you will start in the National Guard if you apply to join the military. I encourage all of you to join the NG. From there, you will be able to move up the ranks. For example, many of today’s important players started in the military and gained experience.

Joining a party is pretty much essential if you want to have political success in this game. The parties attempt to distinguish themselves through various platforms that can often found on their own party forums. Check out all the different parties and pick the right party for you. Most likely, there will be like-minded individuals there that you can bond with. The forums are the link under the party name and next to the party president’s name on the party page. Activity will often determine your success in politics. If you take the bull by the horns, there’s a decent chance that you will do well.

Gold helps to purchase newspapers, organizations, and companies. Additionally, it can be converted into currencies to help pay for expenses and often houses. NEVER, EVER buy wellness packs with gold as a new player. They are a rip-off.

Once you reach level 6, you will receive 5 gold. There are a couple things you can do with that gold. You can purchase a house (5 gold can normally purchase a Q1 house). Or you can try to save that money for a better house. Houses are expensive, but they help you maintain wellness. You can acquire a newspaper for 2 gold. It gives you a voice and can help you meet people. Or perhaps the best option is to purchase an organization. An organization is separate from your citizen and doesn’t have any additional costs to maintain after purchase. Organizations can own companies and they provide additional storage if you ever have extra food, gifts, moving tickets, or guns. Additionally, they are the first step towards owning your own company.

When you write articles, try to use proper grammar and spelling. Spend some time writing and don’t pass around a two sentence thought. Develop your arguments and thoughts. Read articles and subscribe to the relevant ones. Don’t write more than one or two articles per day because you’ll probably bump other people’s well-intentioned articles.

Owning Companies
Every worker dreams of owning a company. Companies cost 20 gold to found. I would recommend that you have an organization own your company. That’s an additional 5 gold. Plus, you’ll need initial capital to pay for salaries and such. That’s at least another 5 gold. If you want your company to succeed, you’ll probably need about 30 gold to start successfully. So consider that when you’re ready to start your own business. Additionally, I would strongly recommend that you avoid iron and diamonds because the US doesn’t have high productivity in these industries.

In conclusion, I hope that I’ve helped the new players some. The best advice I can give to you as you start is to ask questions when you don’t know or are unsure. I’ll try to get back to you as fast as I can if you ask me. Other experienced players are often willing to help, too.