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Day 1,824, 05:32 Published in Australia Australia by Lord TJ

I just wanted to write a brief thanks to some truly global citizens who helped me out. I set myself a $300-400 budget to spend on eRep every month and I stick to it like glue. Sure I could spend double that and more, but for the past few months I've given eRep a giant FU due to a range of reasons I won't include here. As a result, TJ has given them the Franklins No Frills treatment.

Due to our ongoing battles I exhausted that into the second week of November on weaps and food for battles.

But all was not lost, a meagre 1.27 million in damage but considering it was one-seventh of the Top 5 spot in the campaign and I'm only a D3 without weaps for the most part, this is a testament to getting that strength up. I pushed up 1k in just over 2 months with gold training boosters. That's really important!

Now to the thanks. There are a few folks I'd like to thank for the help throughout the month.

Prime Minister Ranger Bob for his personal gifts of food and weaps to get NSW back. Much appreciated.

My good friend, fellow ex-Titulian president and the reason I'm here in eRep - eUS citizen Dennis McVicker. Thanks dude once again!

Next, the #brostralia fund and QM James Rellori. Every weap helps in a time of crisis.

Lastly - and this might wake a few people up or at the very least turn heads - GadjahMadaa. A good friend of mine I met via my diplomatic posting in eIndonesia and someone I respected from my time as MoFA.

So you see? eAustralia had it's backside against the wall and out of all the people I could count on to help our the country from wipe .. was an eIndonesian. He wasn't the only one either, but some of the other names serve in high political positions and may want to be anonymous. Just wanted to put that out there the next time someone bangs on about how bad these guys are. They were tied by alliance and game mechanics, so instead they helped out their southern neighbour via supplies. Terimah kasih banyak teman-teman saya!

So how did we do? We're 64-68 in overtime Round 13 against Chile and hanging in there. It's due to the generosity of a lot of people - a truly global community that moves across traditional alliance lines - to come together to help out a neighbour and a friend.

Thank you.

UPDATE: Damage contributed now at 1.4 mill



Henry the 8th
Henry the 8th Day 1,824, 05:44


Daenerys Stormborn Targaryen
Daenerys Stormborn Targaryen Day 1,824, 05:45

well said.

infin Day 1,824, 05:56


GadjahMadaa Day 1,824, 10:20

Enemies are 'partners' in this game.. 😁
We want eAus to be strong, and filled up with Aus RL..
Otherwise this game will be boring..

After you've freed yourselves we shall bang each other heads once more... \o/
Check your stock again mate.. 😉

TemujinBC Day 1,824, 10:36


GadjahMadaa is a sexy butt


Ranger Bob
Ranger Bob Day 1,824, 14:35

: ) Great job mate o/

Lord TJ
Lord TJ Day 1,824, 17:58

@GadjahMadaa trims bro!

Thanks all o/

DocterDry3 Day 1,824, 20:48

you spend 400 dollars a month on this game? lol.

venja Day 1,825, 23:03

hehe sounds just like what discrate would say .....

Lord TJ
Lord TJ Day 1,825, 01:12

@Kruddy: Gotta get to the top somehow

DocterDry3 Day 1,825, 04:30

I don't think you will be able to catch up in strength no matter how much you spend.I have only bought gold twice

Lord TJ
Lord TJ Day 1,825, 05:41

@Krudd: You got MM, SB and CP gold. Some of us didn't. Always have to try or the game means nothing.

Arfman Day 1,825, 12:11

Should pick up a few pointers from Henry on how to make that $400/month into permanent self-sufficiency in eRep.

Manrod78 Day 1,825, 13:14

Hold on a bit, TJ Norton... so you spend 400 dollars a month, you're playing since May 2010 according to your profile and have a strength of arround 6k?

Mate, stop for a while and think a bit about that. Seriously...

venja Day 1,825, 15:19

I dont buy gold but I have 23k strength.

Lord TJ
Lord TJ Day 1,825, 15:48

@Manrod you're a wanker mate.The account was created May 2010 but I didn't start playing until the former v-nation I was in went bust which was end of January 2011. That being said, I did a lot more back then.

@Arfman I refuse to have companies under the new game mechanics.

@Venja sure that was probably from the subsequent gravy trains you jumped on. ADF hob knobs back when gave out training gold on the public dime - probably still do.

My 6k is small but I did it

venja Day 1,825, 16:22

Actuially you are quite wrong TJ. I dont take ADF supplies, never have. On the contrary I often donate. The difference is that I have invested in self sufficiency. It is the way to greatness !

Koyaanisqatsi Max
Koyaanisqatsi Max Day 1,825, 20:40

I believe that we have to be self sufficient indeed.
the only way for eAustralia to be glorious.
GadjahMada rawks

Lord TJ
Lord TJ Day 1,826, 23:25

@Venja fair enough and credit where it's due you did donate a lot but a lot of others have moved ahead c/- the state. What irks me on that front isn't so much the help up, rather the Us vs Them publicly funded individuals dish out when players put into the game. That fuels the ongoing fire and creates the storm.

b0ffin Day 1,826, 01:18

You spend $400 a month?! On what?? Lol!

I joined 3 months ago, haven't spent a cent on this game, and I'm already at 2.5k strength... not sure what you're doing wrong there buddy...

Lord TJ
Lord TJ Day 1,826, 03:28

It's called weapons and food, buddy.

Manrod78 Day 1,826, 04:45

"I was in went bust which was end of January 2011"

Still a miserable result. 6k in 2 years. Most people wouldn't be so weak if they every tried to suck and not buying any gold... xD

Lord TJ
Lord TJ Day 1,826, 04:50

Dude I don't know how you play your game, but for periods of time I left and missed out on HW. I progressed through fighting, not through strength building.

b0ffin Day 1,826, 05:36

Why spend so much on food/weps and (for the most part) neglect strength? Didn't take me long to work out strength is key in this game. It's the hardest/slowest thing to acquire, and the more you have the more damage you do per weps/food usage. Take two players and give them the same expenditure, in the long run the one using it on strength will do infinitely better than the one on food/weps.

b0ffin Day 1,826, 05:39

And besides, spending $400/month in RL cash on this game is just ridiculous that's like almost $5k a year. Even if I had infinite money, I'd give it to charity before wasting so much on this...

Lord TJ
Lord TJ Day 1,829, 18:13

I give to charity as well but I don't talk about it - I just get on with it. Boasting good works iRL lessens the blessings one gets from it.

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