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Day 3,468

eRepublik Cities Update

Dear Citizens,

Whether it's in a metropolis or a small town, there's no place like home. Thus, we are glad to introduce the newest update of the New World - eRepublik Cities! While they have existed since the beginning of times, they will now get new roles.

A man's home is his castle... in a manor of speaking. Starting Day 3,468, you can set your Residence in one of the towns and cities for some exciting bonuses!

But before we cut the ribbon, let us explain how Cities work. If you like the thought of establishing your residence in a city, good news! You will be able to benefit from better houses both in terms of house durability, energy pool size and energy recovery for the time period you spend in that city.

Benefits

The residents will benefit from increased energy recovery speed and the extra energy pool as long as they stay in the city of residence, according to the chart below.



Choose your residence wisely - when traveling away from the city of residence, the recoverable energy bonus is not available and the extra energy pool is only active for 30 minutes from the moment of departure.

Once a citizen becomes a resident of a city, they can no longer turn back to their “nomad” status. The houses they have active in the cities will benefit of the durability bonus. The houses usage of a resident citizen will no longer have the option to be paused.

City Size

The cities are grouped in 5 tiers based on the number of citizens who are residents of the city. Their size not only influences the values of residential tax and the property tax but it also affects the durability bonus of the inhabited houses in the city as per the table below.




Establishing a residence

In order to establish a residence in a city, a citizen needs to travel to the city, apply for a residential permit and pay the one time residential tax and the prorata property tax (if they have active houses).

The residential permit is approved automatically and the active houses will be transferred to the new city if the citizen can pay the above taxes.

Local Taxes

The municipality can levy taxes to fund the city budget

The residential tax - depends of the size of the city and is collected when a citizen establishes their residence in a city

The property tax - is collected for each house based on its global market price and the actual (remaining) durability of the house. It is paid when a citizen moves in a house in their resident city. While the property tax will initially have an universal value, in the future it will be set by the mayor and the city council.

City Budget

The city budget is founded by the currency collected from the local taxes and a subsidy from the taxes collected at the government level.

The current subsidy is 10% of the country income and divided equally between all the cities of the country. In the future the congress will be able to increase the value of the subsidy

The mayor and city council are the ones who decide on how to use the money in the local budget.

City Size

The cities are grouped in 5 tiers, based on the number of residents each city has. The values of the residential tax and the property tax, as well as the durability bonus of the inhabited houses will vary from one tier to another.

Local elections

The local elections module will be added as the next step in the following weeks.

Make sure to go over the Cities Tutorial to gain a better understanding of the mechanics and the new features. And, of course, if you have any other questions on the subject or you wish to share some feedback with us, you can visit the Forum.


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Day 4,023

Combat Orders temporarily disabled

The Combat Orders have been disabled as a significant number of third party scripts are creating disproportionate load and affecting the overall performance of the servers.

We are sorry for the inconveniences this might cause and we'll do our best to address the problem and re-enable them as soon as possible.

In regard to Round 6 of the battle for Llanos (155776), please note the following rules of War:
- The battle is automatically closed after 2 hours, even if the sides don't reach 1800 points.
- The winner of each divisional battle is the side that first reaches over 1800 points, or the one who has more points after 2 hours of battle.

http://wiki.erepublik.com/index.php/War#Battles

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Day 4,000

eRepublik Day 4000

Dear Citizens,

Today we celebrate 4000 days of heroic deeds, drama, treachery and most important of them all friendship. You, the citizens are the ones that made it all happen.

During Day 4,000 some special prizes are up for grabs.

Battle Hero medals are rewarded with more gold (40 gold for Sky Heroes, 200 gold for Campaign Hero and 4 times the regular gold for the Battle Heroes), the contested battles are back for both ground and air battle. Battles with the top cumulative damage at any moment become instant super epic battles that award an extra 2 prestige points per hit.

Also, if you kill enough enemies to finish in Top 5 Damage of any battle, you'll receive a number of energy pumpkins.The number of pumpkins received is based on the numbers of kills done in that battle and the position in the Top 5 Damage at the end of the battle.

Each pumpkin recovers 50 energy units. Be sure to eat them all before the end of Day 4,012!

Rewards for Top 5 Damage placement:
1st place 2 pumpkins every 10 kills
2nd place 2 pumpkins every 12 kills
3rd place 2 pumpkins every 15 kills
4th place 2 pumpkins every 18 kills
5th place 2 pumpkins every 20 kills


And just to mark the event Plato pulled out a couple (actually 3) missions from the drawer that i’m told are not bad.

Happy Day 4000!

PS: I almost forgot to mention that all battles ...
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Day 3,979

Natural Enemy Law Clarifications

Dear players,

We would like to clarify some aspects about how the Natural Enemy Law (NE) works in terms of timers. For example, let’s take these two cases:

Case 1: If a country has no NE, a NE can be set at any time via a "super majority law" which requires 66% of the Congress votes to pass, as long as the countries share a common border, as stated here.

Case 2: If a country has a NE set and wants to choose another NE (or unset) they can do so if 7 days (7x24 hours) have passed since the original NE bonus has become active ("set" implies that the law has passed and NE bonuses became active). This is mentioned here.

If a war with a NE closes because no common borders are available, the NE is also canceled, as stated here. After the NE is canceled, the country can choose a new NE, as per Case 1.

While the NE mechanics have not changed since it was initially introduced, the "days ago" proposal date format on the laws listing, along with the fact that the 7 days interval is computed since the law has passed and the NE is set do create confusion. Until now, this was solved by providing answers to the tickets sent by the country presidents who were inquiring about the inability to set a NE .

In order to remove the confusion and enable players to accurately compute the 7 days interval, we have added a “proposed at” timestamp on the laws page, as well as the timestamp showing when the current NE was set in the country/military pages.

If you want to share your opinion on this change or if you feel that other timers have similar problems that need to be addressed, we would love to hear about it on the Forum .



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Day 3,968

Server Maintenance

Dear Citizens,

We have started a background server maintenance which will last for approximately 12 hours.

Please be aware that during this time you might encounter delays and desynchronization between actions, as well as delays in visual updates.

Thank you for your support and apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.


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Day 3,923

Resource Concession: Clarifications & Updates

Dear Citizens,

The Resource Concession law is now available to Country Presidents and Dictators.

Resource Concession is a Trading Relation and, as such, a country cannot have Resource Concession agreements with Hostile Countries. A Hostile Country in this context is defined by an existing War or Embargo between the involved parties.

Existing Resource Concession Agreements between countries will be stopped if/when either party Declares War or Embargo.

Concession Fees will be paid every day after Day change for the previous day, based on Gross Domestic Product. The Existing Resource Concessions will be stopped if the country does not have enough money in treasury to pay the fees.

Currently, a country cannot take more than 3 resources in concession at any given time. Resource Concession agreements can be extended before their expiration date.

Excerpt from the Forum Q&A:

Q: Will I rent just one particular resource from a region or do I have to rent every resource in that specific region? Am I conceding by territory or by specific resource?
A: Territory is not conceded. Concession is done per region and per resource. In order to rent all the resources in a region (let’s assume 3), 3 different concession laws will have to be passed.

Q: What happens when the country renting a resource also occupies the territory that the resource belongs to? Do they get 100% of the rented resource and 50% of the other resources on the territory or does everything go down to 50%, assuming no border?
A: You cannot concession resources to/from countries you are at war with, nor can you give into concession resources from conquered regions.

Q: How is GDP calculated?
A: Gross Domestic Product is calculated based on manufactured goods * average price. The GDP is country-specific.

Q: What is the resource concession limit?
A: A country cannot take more than 3 resources in concession at any given time.

Q: Is the concession limit applied to the country which owns the region or the country which receives the concession?
A: The concession limit is applied to the receiving country. As an example, France can give in concession all of its food resources, but France will only be able to receive 3 resources from other countries.

Q: Can the Concession Fee be affected by any other circumstances?
A: Yes, the Concession Fee will be affected by Tribute to other countries (which occupy their core regions) AND Dictatorship Upkeep. Eg: If a country under dictatorship rents a resource for which it has a 100,000 daily fee, dictatorship upkeep will consume half of the amount destined for the treasury.

Factories and Holdings

Considering the impact these changes will have on global and national economies, all citizens will be able to relocate their previously owned companies with no charge. Each company can only be moved without costs once. Based on the previous events, we do recommend not rushing into relocating, as you have a 30 days time frame to make your decision.

Also, for a period of 30 days (starting day 3,926) you will be able to dissolve previously owned (created before day 3,926) holdings for a full refund.


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Day 3,898

Determination & Resource concession

As eRepublik has entered its second decade of life we are working on a number of projects that, with your help, will disrupt the current status quo and increase the excitement and fun.

While we have been working hard over the last months on the internals of eRepublik and the mobile app, we are aware that from the players’ point of view there was little to be excited of in terms of changes and events.

For the next months we are planning the release of a number of new features that we believe, together with your support and feedback, will transform the eRepublik universe for the better.

All the features aim to solve some of the most frequently raised issues by you, with a focus on game ballance at both the country and the citizens’ level.

The first 2 projects are being deployed gradually to allow the community 1 month to offer feedback and adapt to the new changes.



Determination in Resistance Wars

Currently the determination is computed based of consecutive days under occupation since the last liberation no matter the occupant. Starting Day 3,929 determination will be computed for each occupant individually, based on the total number of days it held the region in the past 250 days.



The more a region is under occupation, the more its population gets the determination to overthrow the specific occupant. Once the liberation occurs, the natives will hold grudge against the former occupant for a while. This will allow the newly freed region to have a standing chance against the former occupant for a period of time. The determination in Resistance Wars will no longer reset when the region is re-conquered via MPP battle.



Example: Using the current formula, the Determination on day 3,750 will be 1.32 (computed for the last 60 days since the last liberation) against any country holding that region on day 3,750.

With the new formula, the determination against Invader A will be computed for the 140 days Invader A held that region over the last 250 days, resulting a total of 4.45. The determination against Invader B (valid if Invader B manages to conquer that region) is based on the 45 days the latter managed to hold the region over the target interval resulting a total of 1.14.

Against all other countries the determination factor will remain 1 as they did not hold that region in the interval.

All other mechanics regarding determination under occupation will remain unchanged.

Determination after liberation

Determination after liberation will be computed based on the occupation determination factor the region had when the liberation battle started.

All mechanics regarding determination after liberation will remain unchanged.

The determination update will become effective on (23rd of August, Day 3,929 of the New World).



Natural Resource Concession

Before the new determination rules become effective, a new law will be made available to Country Presidents and Dictators: Natural Resource Concession.

The new law will act as a contract between countries - it will allow countries to increase the production bonus or to supplement the country income by renting regions and will require a 50% + 1 (simple majority) to pass.

A country will only be able to concede resources from its original regions that are not under foreign occupation. Once accepted by the congress of the Conceding Country (Country A), the law will then require approval by the Concessioning Country (Country B), just like the Peace Treaty law.

Once the Concession Contract is accepted by both countries, the resource will no longer count towards Country A’s productivity bonus and will be added to Country B’s resource pool as if connected to the Capital (full bonus). The Natural Resource, however, will not be uprooted from the Region and will still count towards the Region’s bonuses.

Every day the Resource Rental is in effect the Concessioning Country will be charged for the concession directly from treasury and the fee will be added the the Conceding Country (Country A)’s treasury.

The cost for concession (rent fee) is determined based on the rarity (bonus) of the resource concessioned and impact it has on the economy of the country holding the concession.



The concession fee will be additive and concessioning two or more resources from the same industry branch will increase the GDP fee accordingly. Example: renting Cattle (3% fee) and Deer (5% fee) will result in a total of 8% daily fee from the Food Industry GDP for the previous day.

A country holding a concession on a resource will benefit from the extra productivity bonus as long as the original country owns the region for which the concession is valid. Losing the region by the original owner will not break the concession (as they might be able to recover it by the end of the duration of the concession) and the Concessioning Country (Country B) will still be charged every day.

The number of resources a country can have under concession at once is limited. The regions under occupation will still grant productivity bonuses as previously. Companies established in a region where a concession is valid will still benefit from the region productivity of the concessioned resource but the country bonus will no longer apply.

Considering the disruptive potential of the changes all the players will be allowed a one time free relocation of their companies and holdings.

Let us know what you think of it on the eRepublik Forum.


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Day 3,895

Scheduled Maintenance


Dear Citizens,

Please note that today (Day 3,895) at 22:00 eRepublik time, we will perform a scheduled maintenance. Our server hamsters need to be fed, which should not take more than an hour.

Thank you for your understanding (and patience)!


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Day 3,787

Spring Weekly Challenge

Dear Citizens,

The Spring Weekly Challenge is back!

You will get 50% more energy as you advance on the Weekly Challenge and collect the carrots the Easter Bunny left behind. With every Energy Bar earned, you also get a carrot to keep you active on the Battlefield!

The Spring Weekly Challenge started today, Day 3,787 and ends on Day 3,793.

Have a wonderful and energized spring!


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Day 3,738

Valentine's Day: Love is a battlefield




Dearest Citizens,


Roses are red
Violets are blue
This Valentine's Day
We have 4 surprises for you!



Showing some love to almost Battle and Sky Heroes
On a regular day, it's not fun to get second place when chasing that elusive medal. On this Valentine's Day we're showing some love to the players who almost get the medal, as the player who comes in 2nd place will get twice as much gold as the one winning the medal. This will apply to battles that end during the Valentine's Day event.

The "Love" button
2 years ago, the warmongers in the community were not big fans of the Love Rain and the 50% less damage. Because we believe in second chances, this year the button comes back with a twist: each time the Love button is pressed, damage will not be affected but as long as the battle is not epic (or contested) an extra prestige point will be awarded. A good opportunity for all our hardcore players to show some love to the casual ones that dont get their regular share of epic battles.

Everybody loves strength
Since Sharing is Caring, show some love to the little ones by lending them your strength. To do this, just go on a someone's profile and select "Switch Strength." If they will accept it, the strength will be switched for the next two hours. The 2 hours are counted from the moment the request is sent and the higher strength is not taken into account for setting a Division Max Hit.

Love in the media
Because love should be spread all around us, all articles published on Day 3,739 that are related to Valentine's Day and eRepublik will be eligible for a Plato Foundation sponsorship. All you have to do to enter the competition is to submit your article on the Plato Foundation Discord Channel (or have a friend submit it). The Board members will choose their favorite articles and up to 14 lucky journalists will receive a reward of 100 Gold. The list of winners will be published on Day 3741 (Friday, February 16th).



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Day 3,657

Black Friday Weekend Epics

As some of you might have noticed, the dreaded Headless Chicken decided to join the party too and during some epic battles he interfered with some of our servers.

But since this 10 years Anniversary is dedicated to You, we decided to spite him and turn all ground battles epic for the duration of this weekend and allow everyone to fully enjoy this special Anniversary Weekly Challenge.



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