EI April 2008

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Blog and resistance system

Dear Citizens,

Erepublik Blog

We would like to invite you to the new version of our blog. We improved it as the theme was replaced with a new and cleaner one and new features are now available:

  • RSS and email subscriptions for the latest posts;
  • twitter updates for the Erepublik user on Twitter.com are now available in the blog;
  • possibility to share the content with your friends by using different social sites;
  • blogroll and categories updated.

Don't hesitate to contact us for link exchange proposals with other Erepublik community websites.

Resistance system

The resistance system is one of the last features in this version of Erepublik and will be available in May. Citizens that are located in occupied regions will be able to start resistance wars to regain their independence. The cost to start the war will be 150 gold and each Citizen from the country that owns the region will be able to join both the defenders (occupying country troops) or the attackers (resistance troops).

Happy thoughts:

  • the loading time was much improved and we had a maximum of 415 citizens online;
  • The Reformer's Chronica released a new interesting analysis of the economy of Erepublik;
  • Find out how you can win an Erepublik T-shirt

Thank you, The Erepublik team

Erepublik meetings

Dear Citizens, Erepublik meeting in San Francisco and Bucharest

Alexis Bonte is in San Francisco where he will organize a meeting with Erepublik Citizens at 7 pm (local time) today, 16th of April, at the John Colins lounge on 90 Natoma St (between 2nd St & James Lick Fwy), CA 94105. Free drinks and stickers with Erepublik for those who will join him. Also in Romania this week-end will be the second real live meeting with the Erepublik Citizens. George Lemnaru and Cristesco will join too this Saturday at 16:00 (local time) at the Irish Pub in Bucharest.

Admin user is moving to Sweden New rule: the Admin account will be located from now on in the capital city of the largest (in terms of population) free from war country in Erepublik.

Thank you, The Erepublik team

Last important feature implemented

Conclusions and future plans

The war module was the final important section planned to be launched in this Erepublik Beta version. Starting today the team (besides the devs, that will fix current bugs and improve the loading time) will start working on the specs and design of the new version. We learned a lot from the ideas that we implemented and we can say that the next version will benefit from the mistakes and also the good features that we have come up with until now. We will let you know soon what the V1 improvements will be, but there will also be some really interesting surprises that we want to keep secret (expect repetitive tasks to become a lot more fun).

Meanwhile, on Friday we had a huge server load issue and we had to apply urgent measures and changes to code. There was not enough time to test them so new bugs appeared. Today many of them were resolved and, as stated before, we will continue over the next period to focus only on the bugs and on improving the code and the war system.

USA vs Canada war

The war between USA and Canada that started on 11th of April, took an unexpected turn. For the moment we decided that it is better to have a temporary cease fire until we manage to solve all existing problems related to the war module. For the next days both Canada and the US won't be able to attack territories that before the war corresponded to the enemy. During this time the Presidents of USA and Canada can either:

  • prepare for the next battles;
  • sign a peace treaty.

Either way, when the war will end both countries will receive from the Admin a sum of gold equal to the cost of declaring the war. We thank all the US and Canadians Citizens for the war effort and for the feedback. We know that the war and fight pages can be improved and we are going to work on this. Other more complex but very entertaining improvements that will give more importance to skill are already decided and will appear in V1.

Thank you and take care,

The Erepublik team

Mutual Protection Pacts issues

Dear Citizens,

Taking into account the events that succeeded in the past few days, we are announcing the following changes:

- A Mutual Protection Pact (MPP) signed by both Presidents will become active after 3 days, and it will protect the 2 countries just for the wars declared after the 3 days have passed; - A MPP that is canceled will still remain valid for a period of 3 days; - Country Presidents will be able to cancel any Congress proposal before it is passed or rejected. Canceling a war proposal will give back 75% of the cost of the war. Rejecting a war proposal will give back 100%. Don't forget that the proposals become valid at 00:10 am (Erepublik time) at least 24 hours (and 10 minutes) after the Congress vote.

The changes in the code will be available in the next days.

For the moment there are four open war proposals, ready to be voted in Congress, in the following countries:

Pakistan to attack China USA to attack Canada

[a url=http://www.erepublik.com/politics_proposals-31-war.html]Slovakia to attack Czech Republic[/a] 
[a url=http://www.erepublik.com/politics_proposals-22-war.html]Belgium to attack UK[/a] 

If one of the Presidents of Pakistan, USA, Slovakia or Belgium want to cancel their proposal, they will need to contact us and we recommend they make their opinion public.

Thank you for your support,

The Erepublik team

LATER EDIT: The war proposals from Pakistan and USA have been canceled at the request of their Presidents.

War module is live

Dear Citizens,

[b]War module is live[/b]

One of the most expected features in Erepublik is now live. It took a lot of work, pizzas and energizers for our team to create from zero this new and original module. We want to thank the Erepublik community for its patience and also for the interesting ideas offered regarding the war module. We have used the [a url=http://wiki.erepublik.com]Erepublik wiki[/a] to post two war [a url=http://wiki.erepublik.com/index.php/Tutorial]tutorials[/a]. There you can find information about some possible war situations and how a fight page actually looks. Since it is a completely new module, the war system might have some problems. We plan to focus in the next 2 weeks completely on resolving bugs (not only related to the war module) and fine tunning this new complex feature. Just like every other module in Erepublik, we will be taking on board your feedback to keep improving it. So please remember to report any problem, idea or suggestion by using the [a url=http://www.erepublik.com/contact.html]contact form[/a] and we will be happy to read and respond to them.

[b]Romania and Moldova union[/b]

It looks like one of the first wars in Erepublik will be in fact a union between 2 countries. The Presidents of Romania and Moldova decided to unite their countries taking into consideration the historical connection between them and the fact that the majority of Citizens in Moldova consider themselves Romanians. Both Presidents opened referendums ( [a url=http://www.erepublik.com/article-175431.html]Romanian referendum[/a] [a url=http://www.erepublik.com/article-175252.html]Moldavian referendum[/a] concerning this proposal and a majority of voters agreed with the union.

We will start offering automatic wars coverage on the homepage so that Citizens can be informed about the latest events in the Erepublik war-zones.

We have also created a [a url=http://www.erepublik.com/mpplist.html]page[/a] where you can easily see all the present mutual protection pacts.

Thank you for your support,

The Erepublik team

General elections results and official wiki

Dear Citizens,

[b]General elections photo finish[/b]

The race for the Presidential seat in Norway and Romania was a very close one. [a url=http://www.erepublik.com/profile-12041.html]Kim[/a] and [a url=http://www.erepublik.com/profile-11428.html]Forconin[/a] crossed the finish line almost shoulder to shoulder, but [a url=http://www.erepublik.com/profile-11428.html]Forconin[/a] won by 2 votes in the end. In Romania there were three challengers separated only in the last minutes of the elections: [a url=http://www.erepublik.com/profile-29763.html]Titu[/a] 81 votes, [a url=http://www.erepublik.com/profile-149452.html]Aty[/a] 79 votes and [a url=http://www.erepublik.com/profile-44212.html]Belea[/a] 76 votes. Congratulations to all winners and remember that with the new war module coming soon, the responsibility is much higher for each Congressmen and country Presidents. More statistics related to 1st of April Elections can be found [a url=http://www.erepublik.com/article-171162.html]here[/a] .

[b]Official wiki for Erepublik[/b]

The official Erepublik wiki is now available at [a url=http://wiki.erepublik.com]wiki.erepublik.com[/a] (thanks to [a url=http://www.erepublik.com/profile-148641.html]Seductiv[/a] ). It will be the new Help Center of Erepublik where you will be able to find basic (for the moment) information concerning all the modules of the New World and also a [a url=http://wiki.erepublik.com/index.php/War_Tutorial]tutorial[/a] on the [a url=http://wiki.erepublik.com/index.php/Military]war module[/a]. Each Citizen can contribute to this wiki by creating an account using the Username and email (private info) of his Erepublik Citizen.

[b]New contact form[/b]

A more efficient communication line between the community and our team will be possible from now on by using the new [a url=http://www.erepublik.com/contact.html]contact form[/a] . To report a bug, an abuse, a suggestion or a multi account issue, please feel free to contact us by providing the right subject for your message. This tool will be also used by the forum moderators after the implementation of the Forum Moderators module. We will do our best to answer all messages within 48 hours and you will receive a response by e-mail.

[b]Erepublik Gold available[/b]

Since yesterday it is possible to buy Erepublik Gold with real money. If you need Gold or you simply enjoy the Erepublik World, you can buy Erepublik Gold using a Credit Card or your PayPal account. There is a single package that you can purchase (20 gold for 10 Euro) and also a limit; you can't buy more than one package each 7 days. A few of you have already purchased Gold and we thank you for your support. Off course you can still get gold by inviting your friends or by buying it using local currency from the monetary market. More details [a url=http://www.erepublik.com/get_gold.html]here[/a].

[b]Community press coverage[/b]

- Daily Erepublik is now functioning under the new name of 'Erepublik Insider'. - The first Erepublik real life meeting took place this Sunday evening in Bucharest. [a url=http://www.erepublik.com/profile-29763.html]Titu[/a] wrote an interesting [a url=http://www.erepublik.com/article-171551.html]article[/a] about the events - [a url=http://www.erepublik.com/profile-133742.html]King Waseem[/a] is looking for editors who are willing to write the history of eAmerica. Find out more [a url=http://www.erepublik.com/article-169231.html]here[/a] . - [a url=http://www.erepublik.com/profile-4549.html]Kaleb[/a] has posted the [a url=http://www.erepublik.com/article-168821.html]economic league table[/a] for March.

We look forward to your feedback and thank you for your support.

The Erepublik team