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The Economist ~ Change at the top

Day 1,823, 09:41 Published in United Kingdom United Kingdom by Spite313

Dear friends,

Yesterday the parties of the UK elected new leaders, and there were some big changes at the top! The first issue I want to address in this article is the Astora issue, which relates to the permanent banning of an active TUP player. It turns out that this player was a reborn older citizen, whose original account was still active (ie not dead). There’s insufficient evidence to show that the account was being used as a multi-account, but TUP takes a very strong line on matters relating to cheating and the account has had access removed until the situation has been resolved. Fortunately the ban happened before the elections, and we were able to inform players that the Astora account was a multi and act accordingly. In my opinion it would have been a disaster for the party had he won. Players restart the game for all sorts of reasons, but it is always best to be honest, and most importantly to get any previous accounts removed by the admins before you create a new one.

In TUP we elected Bohemond, a new player born only a month ago, as leader of the party. It’ll be a difficult month for him, but he’s shown exceptional talent and dedication and the party was happy to endorse him for the leadership. UKPP has elected Lady MacBeth, a former government minister and “moderate” to their leadership, which is a great sign for the UK as a whole. Former PP Nick Griffin is currently in UKRP, where he moved to run for PP after resigning the Presidency a few days before the current elections. Some people thought this was a PTO attempt from UKPP, however every single senior figure in that party condemned his actions and it appears he received no support. As a result TheDark won the election in UKRP to become leader. In ESO a single-person election re-elected Apronchef. Most worrying though was the election of Sage Goku, aka Goku Jones as leader of New Era.

This is taken directly from Goku’s dramatic confession of his past sins, where he basically goes on about himself a lot. Goku is essentially a very self-centred player who does like to brag about all the great (mostly not great) things he’s done. In this article you can see some of the things he’s most proud of, including:

*Trying to destroy a country by PTOing it
*Making multis and getting them elected to congress so he can access sensitive issues, then leaking this information to our enemies to hurt the UK’s chances
*Using multis to rig elections in Japan. He tried this in the UK last month two by proposing a TUP and ESO candidate from parties controlled by multis in an attempt to divide the vote (failed)
*Use his stalker skills to find RL pictures of people he doesn’t like then bully them into quitting the game
*Gain influence by taking over top 5 parties in the UK and Japan (oh, he’s done that again)
*Stealing money given to him as a personal loan out of the goodness of Talon’s heart.

Well that is an impressive record there Goku! If I was a new party, just recently elevated into the top 5, I’d welcome a guy with a history of taking over small recently grown parties with open arms!

Banned multi
Banned multi

and just to show it’s not a recent trend...

Banned multi

So basically what you’ve gone and done New Era is elected a guy who is proud of the fact he cheats, proud of his ability to manipulate people into voting for him as Party President and proud of using that influence to screw around with the UK.

One of Goku’s images, celebrating his ability to manipulate UK citizens

The worst part is that I fully expect a wave of comments from New Era members and Goku himself saying that was the “old him” and he’s “completely different now”. This is almost funny, since this is what he always says every time. He is not a moron, he just doesn’t care about anyone but himself. He’s perfectly capable of being nice, rational and friendly when he wants to be. He’s also perfectly capable of abusing your trust, generosity and willingness to support him at the slightest sniff of benefit for him. In his own words, “I can and have done great good but I have no scruples about doing great evil if I am drive to it.” I would dispute he’s ever done anything good, but I certainly wouldn’t dispute he has a great capacity for selfishness and power play.

I don’t know what to advise the vast bulk of New Era members who have a self-declared bully, cheat and sociopath as leader, but whatever you do don’t let this man speak for you, and don’t let him lull you into a sense of trust, or you’ll regret it.




Stef40 Day 1,823, 09:43

First xP


George Beeman
George Beeman Day 1,823, 09:43

Well, keep trying.

Here in eCan, we just unseated our resident shitdisturber, Rolo Tahmasee. He no longer controls any parties in the Top 5.

Alphabethis Day 1,823, 09:58

Astora a multi, from TUP ? how ? I think that sort of things were IMPOSSIBLE at TUP.

RaviMirza Day 1,823, 10:01

ah fourth xD

Alphabethis Day 1,823, 10:02

I haven't experienced any slice of sociopathy from Goku, yet, but MANY from OTHERS, once I taste a share of this supposed sociopathy I'll change my mind. BTW, the crow of the TUP logo is making some interesting declarations...since I'm feeding him.

Danie Fox
Danie Fox Day 1,823, 10:10

If he turns over any more new leaves he'll uproot the tree.

Mr Woldy
Mr Woldy Day 1,823, 10:10

Actually what is more worrying is the fact that Goku only comes back to the eUK when he sees a power vacuum that he can full on exploit (this isn't the first time, it's practically how he plays). He had already assumed control of NE before becoming PP, and no one was sharp enough to stop him. Now he's PP so expect all sorts of fun rhetoric and populist tosh, in reality he has been leading NE as an autocrat for weeks though so I guess we're used to it. *_*

Danie Fox
Danie Fox Day 1,823, 10:15

The new system he has mentioned for ordering congress candidates is by number of votes & comments on articles... given he bought at least a thousand votes last month and everyone comments on his articles disagreeing with him I think it's an attempt to ensure he gets into congress every month.

Alphabethis Day 1,823, 10:16

leading NE? being autocrat? Goku hasn't commanded me any single stuff, he hasn't suggested, directed or blocked any of my comments/articles...Actually, NE has a common goal more than a single head.

Alphabethis Day 1,823, 10:16

Goku is the choice for congressman for most NE, that's a fact.

Danie Fox
Danie Fox Day 1,823, 10:20

He's very good at manipulating people - you are supporting a self-described "terrorist", cheater and thief, who RL stalks his opponents.

Alphabethis Day 1,823, 10:20

Keers, all your articles are rants for Goku, or New Era. Never Second parts were good , you still have to learn a lot of writing before you come to my level.

Alphabethis Day 1,823, 10:21

Danie Fox, is he a RL vampire , too? does he fly the woods of Transylvania ? Can he read my mind?

Alphabethis Day 1,823, 10:22

I've never experienced the slightest attempt of Goku to manipulate me or anybody else I know.

Thedark ace
Thedark ace Day 1,823, 10:27

oh alpha, you are so naive. You could pick apart everything you say, except it's just analysing a lunatics rambling. Honestly, if you are going to try and defend Goku here, please do so with some sort of dignity and logic

Danie Fox
Danie Fox Day 1,823, 10:38

He admitted to all of those things in his newspaper (screenshot above), I am not making them up.

ePocalypse Day 1,823, 10:40

Seems pretty odd to put a guy like that as PP. Why not vote for someone honest and trustworthy instead?

Alphabethis Day 1,823, 10:43

let's use logic: "some people call Goku sociopath" , what can I do ? Must I say they're probably right since he might be a sociopath when I wasn't playing ? The logical step is to state my OWN experience. I see quite logical, naive ? Well, pure logic is naive.

Alphabethis Day 1,823, 10:44

I'd rather have King Annibal of Asia, but since it's ok for Don Dapper, it's ok for me , another naivety from me ? Loyalty ?

cenodekaMKD Day 1,823, 10:47


Freiheitskaempfer Day 1,823, 10:48

cool story

BigAnt Day 1,823, 10:52

Keers getting down low with the trolls?


Spite313 Day 1,823, 10:57

How am I trolling BigAnt? Want to point out a single thing I said which Goku himself didn't say in the screenshot?

All I did is post Goku's own views and confession again. If you think that's trolling, you're crazy.

Kursis Kurenas Day 1,823, 10:59

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Prince Harry.
Prince Harry. Day 1,823, 11:05

Keers shows his nasty side yet again ATTACKING players , I think alot of ppl leave the UK because of you keers what a nasty person you really are.

Glad I never started the game in TUP nasty nasty nasty

Topher Fair
Topher Fair Day 1,823, 11:05

What this shows is that I am very good at exploiting the game mechanics of eRepublik to their maximum. If you want someone who knows what he is doing, follow me. I am unwavering loyal to my friends and devestating to those who make me their enemy.

It also shows that I have integrity. Iain didn't investigate and dig up this stuff, I posted it all myself so that everyone can make their own judgement.

Topher Fair
Topher Fair Day 1,823, 11:07

I will be doing my best to grow New Era and help the UK this month, I am doing my best to refrain from negative campaigning because we did it last month and nobody liked the drama on both sides in the media.

There is only one person posting negative article in the media at the moment and that is Iain. Please judge me on what you see from me and not on what someone biased says.

Spite313 Day 1,823, 11:07

Sure, and I guess the people who trusted you in their parties who got screwed were your enemies?

You're a selfish player, and so long as it's in your best interests you'll help people. The second you get bored, you're gone with their money and their reputation.

And this is the guy New Era wanted to represent them to the UK... someone who has made a career out of bullying others by posting personal pictures, stealing money and cheating.

Spite313 Day 1,823, 11:09

I'm only asking people to judge you on what you've said in the past Goku, just thought I'd remind people what a sham your nice guy act is

Topher Fair
Topher Fair Day 1,823, 11:09

Well we can all take things out of context and make a flame article, but some of us are trying to have a little more dignity and class.

helpmeslack Day 1,823, 11:13

love makes the world go round! < 3

Spite313 Day 1,823, 11:15

I didn't take anything out of context Goku, I literally took a screenshot of your exact words, in context, with nothing removed. I haven't posted a single thing you haven't said.

You admitted to making multis to access congress
You admitted to bullying people like a child
You admitted to stealing from people who helped you
You admitted to tricking people into giving you control of a top 5 party (this is the FOURTH time)

What did I take out of context again?

Topher Fair
Topher Fair Day 1,823, 11:23

Your rephrasing and analysis is flawed.

An example is that I have gained control of Top 5 parties twice in Japan and three times in the UK, I didn't trick anyone - I was elected normally and did what I said I would. I did actually try to trick UKRP into electing me but I failed, hence their logo being my work.

There are too many errors like this to respond to.

Spite313 Day 1,823, 11:33

I didn't say you gained them illegally- you convinced people to vote for you. But that doesn't mean you did it to serve the interests of those parties, and you dumped them as soon as it was inconvenient to care.

It was you who called it "taking control"

Stefan1992 Day 1,823, 11:42

You forgot to mention the part where TUP PTOed a party in order to elect a leader who promotes white supremacy. True story.

WayneKerr Day 1,823, 11:42

This article is full of fear...

Send love to Plato
Send love to Plato Day 1,823, 11:48

Well what do you have to say about that???

Grushnag Day 1,823, 11:50

butthurt article

Danie Fox
Danie Fox Day 1,823, 12:04

Yeah, fear that the guy who admits to rigging elections and stalking is now running the third biggest party in the UK.

Topher Fair
Topher Fair Day 1,823, 12:06

Duped who Iain? When? Where is the evidence?

You know nothing of Japan that is for certain, they are not players I met in eRepublik you know. I've known them for longer. This is another error you have made.

Danie Fox
Danie Fox Day 1,823, 12:11

"I gained political influence by taking over top 5 parties once in the UK and twice in Japan"

Google this: "define: take over":

assume: seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession

WayneKerr Day 1,823, 12:14

Yes Danie Fox, Keers blatant fear of Goku and his 'skills', is evident throughout the article. But also, it is trying to create and instill fear among the populace. A common tactic in suppression and control from high status members of society, may I add.

Prince Harry.
Prince Harry. Day 1,823, 12:28

Yes control freaks do that , try to scare people , the eUK will wake up soon and open there eyes to the TUP rule ! how unfriendly they are to certain people, how they troll and try to bully others, how they try to silence freedom of speech.

Topher Fair
Topher Fair Day 1,823, 12:45

How about being elected to inactive Top 5 Parties with the blessing of those left (if any) in the old Party Danie? Instead of making brand new parties which is a common mistake.

You are saying this like you have some knowledge on the subject Danie but really you are just interpreting what I have told you in a quick article summary of my eLife and filling in the blanks with your own view of me and my motives.

Spite313 Day 1,823, 12:50

Sure I'm trying to scare people how? By doing nothing more than presenting Goku's own boasts, in unedited form, about how he's a bully, cheat and PTOer?

Remind me how that's scaremongering? It's just repeating what Goku has already admitted.

Topher Fair
Topher Fair Day 1,823, 13:03

Well Iain you have rephrased, edited and put your own analysis over the top of what I have said as well as actual screenshots and quotes.

I've pointed two mistakes out in the comments and could do more but it's too much.

Jamie2721 Day 1,823, 13:05

If people want to vote for him it's not wrong that he's the new PP

FragUK Day 1,823, 13:09

whos Bohemond?

Jordee14 Day 1,823, 13:10

You get what you deserve in life.
I'm interested to see what happens 3 months down the line I have to admit.
Leopards generally don't change their spots.

Jordee14 Day 1,823, 13:12

33FragUKDay 1,823, 13:09 whos Bohemond?
As he seems to have been on every article in the last month.

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