MEKHousing has been a successful long term program and we want to keep it running as long as possible. It’s running for 27 weeks, being 19 of them exclusively fund by me. After that, i create a new program for sponsorship, that got a good funding for the program, but not enough. So i applied also to Plato Foundation to get financial support since this program improves the players game experience.
It has been financiated for the last 8 weeks with a Plato Foundation grant of 250 gold per week. (read more
Why this program is special and needs to keep being funded?
1 - It generates a great interaction between players, when they need to ask for MEKHABS to rise the needed amount for the house(s);
2 - This generates a sense of community and sharing, and brings players to have more interest for the game;
3 - It’s a program for all, since with only 500 kills per week allows to get one mekhab, and people may ask for the usual donators for other mekhabs - all players could benefit of houses even if they are new citizens;
4 - With the earned houses they will have a win win cycle: more energy, allows to have more kills, more kills means more mekhabs, more mekhabs, means more energy…;
5 - This also improves the game interest in addiction with the social / community sense;
6 - Besides that, MEKHousing program is linked also with other MEK MU programs (yes we have several) that if players join them will have some extra mekhabs and got more economic benefits.
Some numbers for the social interaction:
Number of MEKHab donators: 20 players
Number of players that exchange MEKHabs for Houses: 13 players
Number of effective contacts for Mekhabs transactions: 60 conversations between players (in this number missies the conversations with failed transactions)
MEKHousing financial overview of the previous month
During the last four weeks this program was funded in a total of 1000 gold by Plato foundation. The gold was converted in 423720 cc through the monetary market (conversion rates: 1st week - 1 gold = 423.72 cc; 2nd week - 1 gold = 435.2 cc; 3rd Week - 1 gold =418.98 cc; 4th week - 1 gold = 416.98 cc).
Last month expenses with this program were of 982292 cc.
So, the Plato Foundation Grant provided 43.1 % of the total program needs.
Direct Taxes Paid to Portuguese Government: 25432.08 cc
Total Number of assigned Houses - 93
q1 Houses - 22
q2 Houses - 22
q3 Houses - 30
q4 Houses - 19
Future program improvements
As a long term program, it had been adjusted before the submission to Plato Funding and its quite stable by now.
Besides this, players sometimes asked for changes and one of them is to introduce q5 house. Since the program objectives are not to do giveaways, i think it’s not a option to follow. We are asking players and plato board for ideas for improve the program. They could be changing the mekhabs earning levels or the required amount per house.
Since the program is deficitary all reductions in the funding could compromise the program.
Before there was the MEK Housing program I was playing 2 clicks and about to give up eRepublik.
Despite being a player with high strength I do not have HIT that makes a lot of difference in the battles. With MEK HOUSING I became more active in eRepublik, I started to have more energy and this made me work and fight more daily, gaining CC and increasing military rank.
Also with MEK HOUSING the part of the social interaction increased since I had to interact with other players for Military Unit in order to obtain donations, thing that before did not exist.
Thanks to the Housing program, I can be self-sufficient, while otherwise wouldn't. By saving in the houses, I can buy weapons to fight, which helps increse the TP medal, my rank, fulfill the DO, and be more useful to my country and its allies, helping me motivate more for the game and remain playing. In terms of social interaction, I have to talk to people that I otherwise wouldn't, and check the charts to see if they have enough points to donate, or even if they're usual donators. Usually, I manage to speak with 4 to 6 MU members per week, but sometimes I speak with more. Sadly, not all my contacts are good for me, because some don't want or can't donate. So the project is very positive for me.
A quick feedback about the board
As it was summer time and lots of people were in holidays, it was not easy to get the feedback about the weekly reports submission. Even in the Plato Foundation Discord channel no one answered me, or at least told ‘we got it’ or we ‘read it’. I understand this since the Mekhousing program had the same problem: less people playing this month.
A good idea could be the existence of a formulary to be filled with the article related to the reports. The players from the board that i contact by message were always cordial and explain all i need.
Last week, the MU members earned a total of 100 MEKHabs. These MEKHabs should be exchanged by houses or donated to other MEK members.
To use or transfer MEKHabs send a PM to rapaz_avr and the other MEK member.
The unused MEKHabs will be keeped for the next week and you may accumulate it until you have the number to exchange for the house quality you need.
In this way every week MEKHabs will be rewarded at:
500 kills, 2000 kills, 4000 kills, 6000 kills, 10000 kills and 15000 Kills. (both land and air).
It will be also possible to exchange work points for MEKHabs.
for one q1 house you need 2 MEKHabs;
for one q2 house you need 4 MEKHabs;
for one q3 house you need 7 MEKHabs;
for one q4 house you need 12 MEKHabs;
Special offer - pack of the 4 houses for 23 MEKHabs.
Read More About MEKHousing program
Finally the expected list with the earned and the accumulated MEKHabs:
(usual donators are in bold)
32 D a n t e
30 Darth Pointy
29 Danno Angel
21 Rei Sousa
20 The CZAR III
12 H U L K
8 Atena Stark
8 Miguel Soprano
8 Sérgio Ramos
7 Desterrado Severino
7 Filipe de Cabanas
7 Nuno Reis
6 Passos Coelho
6 Pedrito the Knight Rider
5 Fairy King
5 JAEGER GD
3 Pisco Soares
2 Cristian Gomez9
1 FOU MAN TSOU
1 Johannes Valkkynen
1 Jorge Miguel Moreira
1 Mago II
1 Micael 1995
1 Pablo Nieto
1 Ricardo Vasques
1 Rickiest Rick Sanchez
Sheets with all information
Stats from the last Week
Total Cost of the Program in this week: 351174 cc
Plato Grant in Gold: 250 Gold
Plato Grant in cc: 104245 cc (conversion rate 1 gold =416.98 cc)
MEKHabs used to get houses: 180 MEKHabs
Plato foundation sponsor the program this week with 29.68 % of the total costs.
Direct Taxes Paid to Portuguese Government: 7645.14 cc
q1 Houses - 6
q2 Houses - 6
q3 Houses - 12
q4 Houses - 6
Total Number of Houses - 27
Number of beneficiaries this week: 10 players
Rapaz_avr & Piscosoares