History VideoGame / ERepublik

2nd Jul '14 8:52:50 PM BDF5000
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* BannedInChina: Access to the site for Iranians was cut off during the reformist protests of 2009 because of the election in the country. They have had continued server problems since then.



* FanNickname: During the American invasion of China and American liberation of China from Hungary, most Chinese regions got nicknames. Heilongjiang is usually referred to as HelloKitty.



* TheWikiRule: [[http://wiki.erepublik.com/ Located here]].
5th Apr '14 10:56:23 AM Aradials
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** This troper realized that he spends 90%+ of his time playing outside the actual game on the forums or IRC...
23rd Mar '14 5:54:30 AM SeptimusHeap
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* IHaveManyNames: Through the powers of {{Alt-itis}} one player went by: ThisGenMedia to start with, later returning as Franco, then Harrison Richardson (probably mostly because he could then name his newspaper the Harry Dick Times). He also claimed that he had countless accounts to two-click as well as to use in the off chance he was hit with the Ban Hammer.

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* IHaveManyNames: Through the powers of {{Alt-itis}} {{Altitis}} one player went by: ThisGenMedia to start with, later returning as Franco, then Harrison Richardson (probably mostly because he could then name his newspaper the Harry Dick Times). He also claimed that he had countless accounts to two-click as well as to use in the off chance he was hit with the Ban Hammer.
8th Aug '13 2:06:37 PM Specialist290
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** And any currency exchange is with three digit precision, so [[hottip:500:or anywhere between 400 and 666.666]] of a currency to 1 gold equals 0.002 gold to 1 of a currency, and once the exchange rate reaches [[hottip:1000 to 1:anywhere between 666.666 and 2000 to 1]] (1 to 0.001) it has nowhere to go.

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** And any currency exchange is with three digit precision, so [[hottip:500:or [[labelnote:500]]or anywhere between 400 and 666.666]] 666[[/labelnote]] of a currency to 1 gold equals 0.002 gold to 1 of a currency, and once the exchange rate reaches [[hottip:1000 [[labelnote:1000 to 1:anywhere 1]]anywhere between 666.666 and 2000 to 1]] 1[[/labelnote]] (1 to 0.001) it has nowhere to go.
7th Jul '13 6:05:15 PM Sheora
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!!Provides Examples of:!!This game provides examples of:



* DeathByRacism: Heavily averted. Many countries, especially in Eastern Europe and the Balkans thrive on it. Played straight with the goons, who got banned en masse for using the term "Atajerk".

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* DeathByRacism: Heavily averted.Averted. Many countries, especially in Eastern Europe and the Balkans thrive on it. Played straight with the goons, who got banned en masse for using the term "Atajerk".
15th Dec '12 3:05:12 PM Makoyi
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* CapitalCity: Every country has one, though it's not necessarily the real life one due to invasion of regions (for the U.S., it's Arizona!).
14th Dec '12 2:54:00 PM MissMokushiroku
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[[http://www.erepublik.com/en Erepublik]] bills itself as the "first massive online social strategy game" and what it is is best thought of as the result of a drunken night between {{Facebook}}, ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', ''{{Risk}}'', and a college economics class. Players are citizens of a country, where they can vote in elections, work at companies, buy products, starve if they don't eat food, write newspaper articles, move to other countries (but not vote unless they gain citizenship), and fight in battles.

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[[http://www.erepublik.com/en Erepublik]] eRepublik]] bills itself as the "first massive online social strategy game" and what it is is best thought of as the result of a drunken night between {{Facebook}}, ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', ''{{Risk}}'', and a college economics class. Players are citizens of a country, where they can vote in elections, work at companies, buy products, starve if they don't eat food, write newspaper articles, move to other countries (but not vote unless they gain citizenship), and fight in battles.
5th Dec '12 8:10:15 PM Ulkomaalainen
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* BerserkButton: One day, BigNameFan and great American troll Emerik decided to create an article in Serbia about the glorious independent country that is Kosovo. The ensuing InternetBackdraft crashed this troper's computer, because it could not handle all the 1,000 pissed off Serbian comments proclaiming "Kosovo is Serbia!" A lot of non-Serbian players just mention Kosovo to troll now, and it always provokes a reaction.

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* BerserkButton: One day, BigNameFan and great American troll Emerik decided to create an article in Serbia about the glorious independent country that is Kosovo. The ensuing InternetBackdraft crashed this troper's computer, computers, because it they could not handle all the 1,000 pissed off Serbian comments proclaiming "Kosovo is Serbia!" A lot of non-Serbian players just mention Kosovo to troll now, and it always provokes a reaction.
2nd Oct '12 6:16:15 PM Kingault
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* YouFailGeographyForever: The admins have to periodically go in and fix borders during war after one country finds out that two regions, e.g. Kansas and Nebraska, don't share a border for some reason. Occasionally one regions will border a second, but the second won't border the first.

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* YouFailGeographyForever: The admins have to periodically go in and fix borders during war after one country finds out that two regions, e.g. Kansas and Nebraska, don't share a border for some reason. Occasionally one regions region will border a second, but the second won't border the first.
6th Aug '12 8:59:01 AM FELH2
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[[http://www.erepublik.com/en Erepublik]] bills itself as the "first massive online social strategy game" and what it is is best thought of as the result of a drunken night between {{Facebook}}, ''WorldOfWarcraft'', ''{{Risk}}'', and a college economics class. Players are citizens of a country, where they can vote in elections, work at companies, buy products, starve if they don't eat food, write newspaper articles, move to other countries (but not vote unless they gain citizenship), and fight in battles.

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[[http://www.erepublik.com/en Erepublik]] bills itself as the "first massive online social strategy game" and what it is is best thought of as the result of a drunken night between {{Facebook}}, ''WorldOfWarcraft'', ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', ''{{Risk}}'', and a college economics class. Players are citizens of a country, where they can vote in elections, work at companies, buy products, starve if they don't eat food, write newspaper articles, move to other countries (but not vote unless they gain citizenship), and fight in battles.



* AmericaTakesOverTheWorld: In the early days of the game, the US was really bad in this regard. It attacked Russia, Canada, Portugal, France and Mexico, but failed in each invasion. They grew out of it though. It is one of the most commonly used arguments against America and her allies, usually fueled by real life ideas of the world. Really not credible though since dozens of countries have tried to take over the world (Romania, Indonesia, Hungary), something the US has yet to do. As the game is dominated by two alliances, the USA is seen from hugely polar perspectives.

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* AmericaTakesOverTheWorld: In the early days of the game, the US was really bad in this regard. It attacked Russia, Canada, Portugal, France and Mexico, but failed in each invasion. They grew out of it though. It is one of the most commonly used arguments against America and her allies, usually fueled by real life ideas of the world. Really not credible though since dozens of countries have tried to take over the world (Romania, Indonesia, Hungary), something the US has yet to do. As the game is dominated by two alliances, the USA is seen from hugely polar perspectives.



* YouFailGeographyForever: The admins have to periodically go in and fix borders during war after one country finds out that two regions, e.g. Kansas and Nebraska, don't share a border for some reason. Occasionally one regions will border a second, but the second won't border the first.

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* YouFailGeographyForever: The admins have to periodically go in and fix borders during war after one country finds out that two regions, e.g. Kansas and Nebraska, don't share a border for some reason. Occasionally one regions will border a second, but the second won't border the first.



* BannedInChina: Access to the site for Iranians was cut off during the reformist protests of 2009 because of the election in the country. They have had continued server problems since then.

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* BannedInChina: Access to the site for Iranians was cut off during the reformist protests of 2009 because of the election in the country. They have had continued server problems since then.



* BerserkButton: One day, BigNameFan and great American troll Emerik decided to create an article in Serbia about the glorious independent country that is Kosovo. The ensuing InternetBackdraft crashed this troper's computer, because it could not handle all the 1,000 pissed off Serbian comments proclaiming "Kosovo is Serbia!" A lot of non-Serbian players just mention Kosovo to troll now, and it always provokes a reaction.
** 'Kosovo is Serbia' is a pretty popular meme in eRepublik. Whether it instead be 'Serbia is Kosovo', 'Serbia is Emerik', 'Kosovo is Independent', etc, etc.

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* BerserkButton: One day, BigNameFan and great American troll Emerik decided to create an article in Serbia about the glorious independent country that is Kosovo. The ensuing InternetBackdraft crashed this troper's computer, because it could not handle all the 1,000 pissed off Serbian comments proclaiming "Kosovo is Serbia!" A lot of non-Serbian players just mention Kosovo to troll now, and it always provokes a reaction.
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** 'Kosovo is Serbia' is a pretty popular meme in eRepublik. Whether it instead be 'Serbia is Kosovo', 'Serbia is Emerik', 'Kosovo is Independent', etc, etc.



** Him being HR was quite a shock for most of the eUS populace, mostly because Franco had previously wrecked our shit, in the form of redirecting the eUS forum to Chinese YouTube porn, and draining the entire eUS treasury, claiming everyone got stuck in SeriousBusiness mode. And then he turned around and led the eUS to victory (as HR), [[KarmaHoudini and people loved him again]]. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking He was one hell of an attention whore, too]].

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** Him being HR was quite a shock for most of the eUS populace, mostly because Franco had previously wrecked our shit, in the form of redirecting the eUS forum to Chinese YouTube Website/YouTube porn, and draining the entire eUS treasury, claiming everyone got stuck in SeriousBusiness mode. And then he turned around and led the eUS to victory (as HR), [[KarmaHoudini and people loved him again]]. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking He was one hell of an attention whore, too]].



* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Pretty much every players reaction to what their country does.

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* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Pretty much every players reaction to what their country does.



** There are two camps in eRepublik. Those who realize this is a game to have fun, and those who want to create their own small online societies with laws outside the game, courts, procedures, protocol, constitutions, etc. It gets rather ridiculous. In eCanada, for example, a number of people have filed ''libel'' cases against each other to the Supreme Court. Mind you, NONE of this is in game, it is all purely constructed by the players.

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** There are two camps in eRepublik. Those who realize this is a game to have fun, and those who want to create their own small online societies with laws outside the game, courts, procedures, protocol, constitutions, etc. It gets rather ridiculous. In eCanada, for example, a number of people have filed ''libel'' cases against each other to the Supreme Court. Mind you, NONE of this is in game, it is all purely constructed by the players.



* SomethingAwful: As mentioned above, the Goons have fun with occasional raids on the game. They were really good at stealing national elections, to the point that an entire alliance was formed to fight them. And then they left, but the alliance remained. At least, that's the official propaganda-laden eHistory on the wiki, which is about as good a source anyone'll get unless they were there.

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* SomethingAwful: Website/SomethingAwful: As mentioned above, the Goons have fun with occasional raids on the game. They were really good at stealing national elections, to the point that an entire alliance was formed to fight them. And then they left, but the alliance remained. At least, that's the official propaganda-laden eHistory on the wiki, which is about as good a source anyone'll get unless they were there.



* VictoryIsBoring: Somewhat. True, the initial thrill of conquering another country and having an empire is great, and protecting it against resistance wars and counter attacks can be entertaining, but sooner or later a country will run out of moves to make on the map, and since WarIsGlorious and makes the world go around in eRepublik, citizens in a country get really bored.

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* VictoryIsBoring: Somewhat. True, the initial thrill of conquering another country and having an empire is great, and protecting it against resistance wars and counter attacks can be entertaining, but sooner or later a country will run out of moves to make on the map, and since WarIsGlorious and makes the world go around in eRepublik, citizens in a country get really bored.
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