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eRepublik will be a better game if they have these:

September 15, 2009

eRepublik justΒ  launched new features, that almost useless for newbie like me. Since as beginner, a poor one, i cant build my own eCompany. I have some request for eRepublik to become a much better simulation game.

  1. Better comment system. It’ll be good if we can vote at comments and or threaded discussion plus reputation like intensedebate or at least disqus. As a world politic simulation game that involving too many discussion, i belive they should have that kind of feature. Using what they have now, even in the forum, it really hurt to figuring out who answering who… and saying what πŸ˜› *idiot*
  2. Search at comment, it is stupid to see the same topic posted again and again. We could ask google to find something for us, but is this a game for googling geeks?
  3. Dumping, real world corporation does such crime a lot, for example what China did to Indonesia. When i have enough gold and level to build my own eCompany, i want to see the possibilities to kill all the industries from a country, then use its citizen as a market for my product. No need to occupy (primitive physical war), the game should simulate economic war too.
  4. Borrowing money from bank and trapped in bottomless debt slavery. We could do it in real world, why cant we have the same enjoyment in erepublik?
  5. Stupid Laws. Our legislator in real word keep on creating idiotic laws to enslave their citizen minds. It’ll be good to have the same idiotic legislation system, filled by power hungry player who love to enslave their own citizen.
  6. Better war. What we have now in eRepublic is sending armies, relies on physical strength, occupiying land… i think that kind of war is way too primitive. Are we playing historical simulation?Β  It is time now for Cultural invasion, would be much better if we could involving religion and terrorism. In real world we could see how Arab invading Indonesia using culture and religion, killing all the indigenous cultures in the name of God, make the Indonesian citizen appears, thinks and acts like Arabian. I’d be very thankfull if we could simulate the same intrigues in eRepublik.
  7. Better mind manipulation. We in Indonesia use the trick in presiden election. Everyday, our “gods” using mainstream media (tv, newspapers) and ulemas (religious clergies) to manipulate and enslave our citizen minds. It should be good if the game could simulate such power.
  8. hmm… sex? hehe, i bet eRepublic would never ever reach that state of evolution πŸ˜€

I guess i requested to many. Ok, thats all for now.

Best Regards,

I play eRepublik

September 13, 2009

It is a free online mmorpg game, browser based, so you don’t need to install anything in your PC. Play it directly from your browser.

The game play is ultra slow paced. After registering, setting up the profile, i look for the company who gives the highest salary. Work to gain money and train to build strength. Oh, and go to market for some food so my character not starved to death.

This is the third day i play it. I’m still on level 4 now. They said after few advanced level i can build my own company and hire other player as a worker.

The economy and politic seems quite complicated. There are news about peace, treaty, war and even elections. It looks like they tried to copy the real world.

I wonder how the banking works. Can i borrow money to build a company? Is there any “Federal Reserve” who control the world? Do they incite war and conflicts to gain profit? And, since we can build weapon factory… ah. That’s why i join the game. If it real simulated politic, maybe we could learn something, maybe we could find some solution for the “real” world.

That is all what i can say for now.

What the press said about the game:

“eRepublik offers a real second life” – guardian.co.uk

“eRepublik creates multiplayer global strategy game” – The New York Times

“Love, loss and the world wide web” – BBC

If you interested to try it, please register via my referal >> Join eRepublik << or click at the widget on the right. If you like the game an play it after level 6, i will get some rewards, maybe it can help me to build my own eCompany πŸ™‚

Thank You.

Attached To The Past

May 14, 2009

Some of us really attached to their parts. They keep thinking about how great they were in the past. Telling stories about past glories in every discussion, while in fact, they dont really know what kind of glory they are talking about.

Yes you guessed it right (if you are), that one was about religious junkies. Who struggling to bring our civilization backwards, so every male can easily collect four wives and politicians could expand our country in the name of God. And evil clerics could punish their enemy with sentences of
death.

This kind of nostalgic disease also celebrated by academicians who keep saying about how great our culture in the past. Not as bad as the first example, they use their story to raise our self confidence, so we wont fall easily in evil trap of westernization or arabization or indianization or dicklez… Nah. Enough.

Satisfied with judging others, now let me going inside. Am i free from this “attached to the past”?

Sadly, i’m not.

I keep remembering Miss Ge’, who leave me for a better man. I let myself missing her hug, her warmth, her love. Stupidly, i let my mind lives in the past. So focussed to the past that i failed to enjoy the present time.

Now it is fair enough, i have judge everyone including myself πŸ™‚

Lets celebrate this stupidity.

Be Very Careful with Your Minds

May 2, 2009

Keep the mind on the things you want and off the things you dont want. Remember the old proverb: Be very careful what you set your heart on, for you will surely achieve it. – Hill

Now, what will you set your minds on? Terror? Betrayal? Religious craps? Devilish politic?
Or..
Love? Peace? Harmony? Unity?