Is this game right for me?
Being a new player you will have this question to ask yourself. Am I right to play this game, is it what I want? eRepublik is a rare type of game that allows the players control every aspect of the game. There are militaries, governments, political parties, jobs and even religions. A game that teaches the unlimited possibilities, you just have to work for it. There are a few things, though, that you’ll need to know before you become the next Congressman, Military Commander or Billionaire.
The Health System, What is it?
Everything that is done is required energy to be done, also known as health. You’ll start out with only being able to recover 100 Health Points in the beginning the game. You’ll be able to recover more once you start to upgrade your Town Center. You can gather health by eating food. To get food you either buy it from the market or have a company that makes food. There are also special programs set up in the forums under the Introduction thread where you can go and apply for the programs there if you are new to the game. They’ll help you out with that. To go to the forum click here. As of June 30th you can recover 100 HP every hour.
What is Money and Gold Good For?
Money is needed to get weapons, food and anything else you need. This is of course the smaller scale in part of this giant economy system. You can get money from many ways. Ways such as getting a job or running a business. Governments need money to run countries, run departments and fund campaigns against other countries. They gather money mainly by taxes or donations. Most militaries have a salary they pay their soldiers and must have money to keep their soldiers supplied so that they may do the most damage possible. Militaries get money from the government, donations and/or by companies sponsoring them.
There are tons of different currencies, each country has one. So when buying or selling from a different country keeps in mind the exchange rate of the two currencies. One currency that everyone has though is gold. Gold is very important. It is worth a lot of money and you can use it by selling to make giant returns in your own currency or you can use it to train up or upgrade companies or buy certain items. It is strongly recommended that you don’t really use it to train though.
What are Military Groups?
These are groups in which people join and fight as a unified force. Usually they will have companies you have to work for that create supplies. Soldiers usually aren't paid very well but what they lack in trade they get in supplies. Military groups give food and weapons to their soldiers so that they can make a bigger impact on the battlefield than fighting with their hands. This is a good way for many people new to the game to become apart of.
Fighting is a big part of the game. There are two things that make a strong country, a strong political system and a strong military. There are a number of military groups that you can join or you can even create your own. Usually a country has an official military that you can join. To join the eUK Military, simply message Greatmoff here. If you do not want to join an official military you can still go out there and fight for your country. You will have to be independent and buy your own equipment. If you do decide to do this I suggest you check out the Ministry of Defense Orders- before attacking so you can be the most effective.
The War System, How Does it Work?
Rank is important if you decide a life of fighting. Every time you rank up you get a 5% influence bonus and an energy bar that fully heals you. The highest rank ever achieved is God of War. Strength and weapons determines how much influence you’ll have in a fight when you defeat an enemy. You get strength by training. Now back to influence, to win a battle you and your comrades must reach 1800 points before the enemy does or if time runs out and your influence bar is more than thiers. You must repeat that 8 times to secure a location.
Starting a war is the government’s job. They can only start a war that their country borders on. So like the United Kingdom can’t start a war in North West Croatia because we don’t boarder it. But say if we are allies with Hungary and the started a war in North West Croatia, eUK players will be able to fight because of our allies. Another way is if a country is taken over by a government and the people do not like it, well they can come up with funds to start a resistant war. If planned poorly though, resistant war will often fail but if done right and you win, the original owner of that land gains it back.
What Are Political Parties?
Political parties are important because they are the back bone of the country. To get a job in the political business you must be in a political party and to hold any office your political party must be in the top 5. Political parties usually have a wiki page on them that you can check out or an IRC channel that you can locate to see their views. After you join one, they usually have a forum where all their work is done on at.
What Are Newspaper For?
Being a journalist opens many doors. A good politician is able to communicate with the world through his newspaper, interviews are done to share with the public, updates with world events are published and even funnies. You can create a newspaper by going to your citizen page and click publish newspaper. It cost a modest few to start but afterward it is free to use. There are organizations that recognize journalist and gathering enough viewers can get you achievement trophies. It is a great tool for the creative mind.
What Does it Take to Run a Business?
Businesses are hard to run; you need to have a budget, keep your workers working, be competitive but still try to make a profit, etc. An object of the business owner is organization and planning. He must know how much supplies he needs and plan accordingly on how much he will have to sell and keep an eye on the prices on where to sell at as well as what to sell. They also have to pay attention to the event of the world because if they sell to a country that is embargoed by either our country or an allied country repercussions should be expected.