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Plato's Placatio and a Proposal

Day 2,410, 06:52 Published in USA USA by Gnilraps

(Plato's Response to eRepublik)
Day 2410 of the New World
June 26, 2014

Apology accepted.

Now, Plato, I have an idea for you. I think you will like it.

Your solution to the blunder you made makes sense from the Gold-spent point of view. You've essentially issued a "recall" on defective Bazooka parts, and you are to be commended.

But what your solution does not do is placate (and yes, it is spelled correctly in the title of my article... It's the latin form...) the people who spent the first hours of the tournament tanking heavily in pursuit of your originally promised rank bonus points. I know exactly how you can make it up to them... and it will turn you into a hero everywhere.


It's simple. Merely convert all Energy Bar awards into double bars.

Yup. Give me 2x Energy Bars instead of 1x Energy bars starting with the very first EB reward at 4500 Prestige Points, and all the way down the list.

Now the people who have tanked extra will be rewarded something for the extra tanking they did. It isn't the exact same bonus they were pursuing - you took that bonus away, and while you've refunded the Gold you haven't "refunded" the tanking. No, it's not the same exact bonus they were pursuing, but's its a decently dynamic equivalent.

Double energy bars would TOTALLY refund the extra tanking.

Oh, and btw, this tournament will have just gotten THAT MUCH BETTER as a result.

Trust me, Plato, this will fix it. It will be the most epic decision you will have ever made.

Everyone wins.

Your move.

You may now return to your regularly scheduled clicking


Wooky  Jack
Wooky Jack Day 2,410, 06:54

lol which creative associate in erepublik labs got disciplinary action for this f*ck up? xD

Nyx Lynx
Nyx Lynx Day 2,410, 07:21

There is a creative associate in erepublik flabs? 😮

Wooky  Jack
Wooky Jack Day 2,410, 07:25

I'm sure there is a position in their firm, but clearly there was miscommunication on this tournament rollout. Someone got their knuckles smacked 😛

Waruda Day 2,410, 06:55

Plato will never do it though

Gnilraps Day 2,410, 07:05

You may be right. But do you agree that this would probably turn a horrible situation into a win for everyone?

Waruda Day 2,410, 07:06

I would be surprised that the Admin would go any further, but yes free EB's would be nice of course.

faucoult Day 2,410, 07:07

it is not enough though 🙁

Gnilraps Day 2,410, 07:13

I think it would be in this case.

EB's are essentially storable rank points. They are the closest thing Plato has to what was promised.

I totally agree with NOT allowing rank points for those bazookas. I thought it was a horrible decision to allow it - more horrible than his decision to reverse it.

But since it WAS promised, and since he will NOT award the bonus rank points, and since he has ALREADY refunded the Gold... I think Energy Bars are the exact right finishing touch on his reparations. Especially since it would be exactly tied to tanking - the final remaining issue.

MateiVictor Day 2,411, 04:36

I think the story is like this:
1. One of the Platos neurons said YES we will give the rank points. But he didnt check if that is possible.
2. Tournament started and they realised the rankpoints are not added because they forgot to write that in the code they created for the tournament.
3. They hoped they can get away with that but... the players reaction made them return the gold spent for zookas.

My point, it was stupidity not bad intention.

Gnilraps Day 2,411, 04:40

Judging by how stupid it would have been to actually award the rank points, I agree with you. It was a case of bad communication at eRep Labs.

Nyx Lynx
Nyx Lynx Day 2,410, 07:08

" it will turn you into a hero everywhere"

yeah right 😕

Gnilraps Day 2,410, 07:13

Everything is relative.

Nyx Lynx
Nyx Lynx Day 2,410, 07:20

yeah like in a parallel universe where no one exists 😃

but yes ur idea is a good one

Kishvier Day 2,410, 07:12


Dinnyin Day 2,410, 07:25

Plato cares not for the happiness of his citizens, he would rather be feared than loved. The sole reason he returned the gold spent is so that he cannot be the subject of a class-action lawsuit.

Sadly, theft by deception is still a crime, whether you return what you stole, or not.

Gnilraps Day 2,410, 07:30

Yes, that was the point of my last article.

The point of this article is that extra Energy Bars would actually sort of make things OK.

Franklin Stone
Franklin Stone Day 2,410, 07:30


Garmr Day 2,410, 07:52

Seems like a pain in the ass to trace and convert. Would be good, but i'll bet 100g it won't happen.

YutuKaron Day 2,410, 10:59

Plato agree, please. I have tanked a lot! xd

Jasher Day 2,410, 19:13

Would be really cool.........yeah!

Pfeiffer. Day 2,410, 22:20

This might work. I doubt it, but the wigs tend to like things that favor the big gold buyers more than other things. This does that.

Shmoop Day 2,411, 07:24

or another one every 25 kills we get 50 hp candy

The Mike
The Mike Day 2,411, 09:43

If only Plato hadn't stopped to seek the advice of the top players (:

Fermio Day 2,412, 00:01

I see:
- 31 000 Prestige Points -> 25 Energy Bars
- For every 500 more Prestige Points -> 25 Energy Bars

That would be 25 X 200 = 5000 energy for each 500 Prestige Points. Is not that infinite energy? You could fight bare handed and it would not cost anything.

Repe Ruutikallo
Repe Ruutikallo Day 2,413, 06:55


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