Improvements – War Module

Day 351, 05:58 Published in USA by Plato

Dear Citizens,

The New World's environment has changed due to the wars that have been fought. Some countries have even perished as others have expanded. Academies were funded and military tactics evolved.

Who declares wars?
A country president can propose a declaration of war that would then be debated in Congress. The costs for declaring a war are 200 Gold plus an amount of Gold equal to 10% of the citizens able to fight (having at least 25 experience points) in the attacking country.

If the proposal passes, the presidents of the countries involved can choose which regions to attack according to their strategy and budget (attacking a region costs 50 Gold plus 25% of the population in the enemy region – this fee is also used for starting resistance wars). Read more about how regions can be attacked here.

Breaking lines of defense instead of destroying walls
Once regional productivities were established, it became obvious that it was vital to control country borders. Defenders can no longer rely only on their personal wellness and strength, so fortifications are needed for securing what might be a future battle zone.
In times of war, every inhabitant contributes to a region's fortification with 100 defense points (see formula below).
Conquering a region is not an easy task as it requires taking out every line of defense:
- Border area – covering the area which represents 80%-100% of the defensive points
- Rural area – 60%-80%
- Suburbia - 40%-60%
- City - 20%-40%
- Administration Center - 0%-20%
Once the Administration Center is taken over, the defenders’ only escape would be to hide in the underground. If after 24 hours of siege, attackers don't manage to entirely break the defense, the counter force can secure the region by pushing attackers behind the borders into no man's land.
Conquering or defending every line of defense is not the only way of ending a battle in a region - negotiations for peace can be made at any time and presidents can retreat their troops in order to show good will.

Defense systems
Researchers developed defense systems to increase the potential of these fortifications:
Defensive points of the region = (Defending Region Population * 100) * (1 + Defense System Quality / 10)
These defense systems add 10 % to the total defense points of the region for every quality level. Presidents can propose to Congress the acquisition of these buildings depending on a country's strategy.

Higher military rank grades will be gained based on the force (damage) inflicted in the fight, and no longer on the super-fights. Don't worry, the transition from super-fights to total force will not affect the rank of soldiers in the New World.

Our congratulations to the generals of eRepublik: Blink-az, Melkion, Alucard Bloodlost, Alex Craciun and Pier and to the first Field Marshal of the New World: smif.

These changes will be applied in the next two weeks with 48 hours of notice.

Special thanks to Creos for his suggestions and a big thanks to all of you for your feedback,
The eRepublik Team.

PS: Obama is the choice of the New World with an astonishing 80% of the votes from more than 800 voters.
PS 2: The productivity bonuses in all domains that were added in V1 will be removed starting tomorrow. The raw materials crisis is over and now we can get back to normal productivity values. Find more about the new productivity formulas here.