The Second week of Virtuan trade

VIRTUA – After a second week of trading in our beloved country, it is time to look at our gains (and losses?).
The trade this week was booming, however due to a lack of iron () the trade stalled several times, which had a negative impact on the trade in general. However, that situation has changed yesterday, when the V MV started supplying iron.

A harbour in Virtua has been build, which makes it possible for Virtuan citizens to travel to other countries in the Federation, and for foreigners to visit our beloved Republic.The Financial department of Virtua stated that the budgets of both country and cities are excellent, due to that the Virtuan government employees were paid 50% extra bonus for two weeks already! It is important if you have not done yet, to request your national subsidy, this is possible to do in the Virtuan DoF-club.The second week of trade was lovely, with a few bummers of course. What will the third week bring? Keep the I-shells rolling, Virtuans!

Cash in the banks! Or in the economy?

It’s always depending per player, will they save their cash or will they put it safely(?) at the banks. It’s common known that in the first week (and the second) of the tradingperiod the money needs to ‘flow’, but what do the citizens of the countries think of this concept?

Several sources have let vNews know that the following amounts of I-shells are dropped in the national banks of the countries.

  • Vitua – 125.000 I-shells the banks;
  • Digitalia – 312.000 I-shells in the banks;
  • Cyberia – 508.000 I-shells in the banks;
  • Ibisha – 390.000 I-shells in the banks;

Now, what do these statistics tell us? It’s clear to see that Cyberians don’t like the concept at all, are they greedy? Or not trusting that their money will get back to them eventually? All possible, but what we know is that they don’t really like to spend a lot of money.

In Ibisha and Digitalia we can clearly see that traders put their money on the banks aswell. Virtuans however like to spend money and keep it going, which you can see above, only an amount of 125.000 I-shells is in the banks there!

Well, you just heard some statistics and you might be thinking, what to invest my beloved I-shells in then? We give you a few suggestions:

  1. Skyscrapers: Very effective, especially if you have a lot of stories! 
  2. Get yourself some reserves: makes it way more easier to fill up your stores.
  3. Build a nice club: not really good for your own wallet, but very nice for the social aspect of our game.

Keep the money going! We are only at the beginning of this trading period.

Overview Week 1

Welcome to the first edition of vNews! In this edition you can read an overview, an article about spending of I-shells or saving the money, an article of Bleech and of course the turnover statistics. Enjoy!

Firstly, some good news from our own organization. After a long time-out we are back. Editions shall be published weekly and at least consist of the overview and turover statistics. Talking about turnovers, thank you Federal Director for this week’s!

Not only in our organization we had some good news, but there was also good news for Virtua. The only English-only speaking country of our Federation has gotten back at her feet. Virtua previous round was inactive, and had a bad trade. But now, things have changed. The Virtuan economy is active again! With all the mainproducts covered with great traders such as sahibnatcha12likemyitem and Rokta Virtua is ready to rock again.

The Virtuan trade got better, but also Virtuan politics. At this moment, the Virtuan Council is discussing a lot of stuff, such as improvements on financial issues and border control. The position of Consul of Education was free for a while, but yesterday the Office of the Virtuan President announced that Vice President Bleech has accepted this position. We wish him the best of luck!

Not only ‘oldies’ have taken a position in the Virtuan National Government but also new players were given the chance to expand their knowledge about the political system in our country: welcome Lemming Herder as General Consul!

Outside Virtua we can also see a booming trade, especially on Ibishan soil you can see that the map shall be empty very soon (maybe even when you are reading this!). What will the Ibishans do? A very well-known solution is getting your recources from other countries, which the Ibishan citizens will most likely go for.

In Digitalia King The King 2 is dominating the trade, however, his skyscraper is not that big. Especially compared to the almost 400 floors in Nasdaqar of YAN. The MV Kirederf MV supplies plastic to Virtuan citizens, however, it is not known if this MV actually is profitable.

Overall we can see a good roundstart, both on political and trade aspects of our game. Each country of our Federation also has announced their delegates for the Council of Veterans. It will be interesting to see if the Council comes with new ideas, or if they will adress new issues.

Lotstate is an issue though, in almost each and every city of the Federation, the lotstates have dropped below 90, which means trouble. Will the mayors fix these problems themselves, or do the Digitalian diamondtraders have a good round? Who knows..

Robbing the Robber

Twas a hot afternoon during round 152. I found myself scouting out potential new investments in the city of Nasdaqar, quite the scenic area compared to the industrial Cashington. There I was, purchasing some lots and preparing for my move when suddenly, I heard a friend cry out. News spread fast that Axmili was being robbed. A quick look at who was about and it was quite clear that Hubinho was the culprit.

I was enraged. Aximili, my good friend, was being held up by a criminal from a foreign land. I rushed over to the city of Centropolis as quickly as I could, with one goal in mind. I was going to pay back the robber.

Unfortunately I had no weapon, but that did not stop me. I quickly located Aximili and Hubinho, situated together. in lot 599 – 866. I ran into the area and tackled Hubinho to the ground. I got a few good hits in then started yanking money from his pockets. Shortly after I was apprehended by the local police. It is interesting that only after robbing him for the second time that they nabbed me, as opposed to Hubinho who robbed Aximili four times. But alas, that is the way things are. I was issued a hefty fine and jail time, but I feel my actions were worth it if only to bring some justice to my good friend Aximili.

Economy Halted

Extra Extra, Read all About it! The Virtuan economy recently came to a screeching halt! With the recent bankruptcy of GK, Shady Mouse, and Tobilo, our economy has been hurting, especially in the area of construction. A shortage of bricks, wood and glass has caused many problems for our great nation. Fortunately, Woshiempire() has attempted to fill in the void as a wood supplier with Aximili providing bricks, but it is very difficult for them to both keep up with the demand. Currently, sales are going to foreigners who have managed to build shops and import their goods to our soil. Normally I would be fully supportive of the competition, but not when they were the cause of the bankruptcies in the first place.

Hopefully in the near future more Virtuans will step up to the plate and work together in order to bring our economy blazing into the future with many sales and grand amounts of turn over. Remember, when we work together, we all ultimately make greater profits!

Machine Woes

Day 10

Trade came to a crashing halt overnight in Virtua. This has left many experts wondering “What happened?” The economy was healthy, money and products were flowing, we didn’t run out of resources. What happened to trade?

In a gargantuan plot twist, it seems that the missing link to the delicate balance of trade is none other then Virtua’s very own Mr(s) MC contestant, Mystq. Mystq’s disappearance, a mystery in itself for the last 2 days, has left the nation without pumps and engines, a vital product in trade flow. Without any pumps or engines, machines cannot be produced. Without machines, we lose access to gas, plastic, chips, electronics, and wood. This domino effect has come into full swing, grinding trade to a halt.

Perhaps there is a story to be learned here. Perhaps the real news to report is simple and straightforward:

“We can’t go on without our beloved Mystq!”

The Revival of the Newspapers

During the previous trading period it looked like all newspapers in the Federation passed away. Even the famous Miniconomist only published a few articles and its chief editor was untraceable.
But during this trading period it seems to be that a new wind is blowing through the Federation and brought the journalists back to the Federation.
While the TMC made a new start with a new chief editor and 10 articles earlier this week, now vNews is also making his return after an approximate break of 6 months.
Hereby I wish both newspapers a bright future.

Turnover Statistics Day 9/21 R145

Turnover Statistics Day 9/21 R145

 

Total shop revenues: 8,398,911.11 ISH

Position Name Turnover (ISH) Home town
1 Mukyrlax 566,285.99 Cashington
2 Federal Government 373,804.65 Sans Francishco
3 gelaarsdekat1 347,031.41 Kronenburg
4 Minimize 312,383.23 Monapoli
5 Switzisch 233,840.24 Monapoli
6 A Lontra 218,281.87 Zwollar
7 nasi 213,468.15 El Peso
8 jeroentjah2 210,380.86 Kronenburg
9 martijn5 209,830.22 Kronenburg
10 dalor 188,289.54 Kronenburg
11 Aximili 180,743.82 Cashington
12 Jythier 177,649.67 Centropolis
13 Podje 175,936.93 Nasdaqar
14 Tresias Aegirsson 175,329.00 Kronenburg
15 The King 2 174,516.63 El Peso
16 zwabber 173,294.69 Kronenburg
17 hubinho 173,213.20 El Peso
18 goed goud 162,891.29 Roebelarendsveen
19 You know me 161,234.97 Monapoli
20 Technix 159,733.51 Monapoli
21 jeroentje312 156,714.30 El Peso
22 Bleech 150,167.75 Centropolis
23 ik_zwollartje 148,248.14 Zwollar
24 CIT 140,174.65 Ibisha
25 Emma Street 130,696.65 Monapoli
26 Troel 127,896.90  Nasdaqar

 

Overview day 14/21

Hi and welcome back to vNews! Today a shorter edition than normal but it’s still worth reading! This edition includes the turnover-statistics, the ‘Rokta(v)‘ statistics and 2 articles (incl. this overview). Have fun reading!

To kick off of course the appointment of the new Federal Researcher! Former Virtuan Consul ikenco was recently appointed, actually thursday, as the new FeR. He is the replacement of (Brendan) that had to quit the job due to IRL-circumstances.

In this vNews-edition an interview with the brandnew Federal! Ejoy.

In Virtua the President YAN is being sued by Vicepresident natcha12. The VP claims that the President threatened him. Though, the mainjudge of the case, Bleech, is inactive. This will mean it’ll take a time before a verdict has been reached.

Cashington’s and Centropolis’s lotstates are back at 90+ again! The Consul of Finances Forsties arranged several deals with the company of viraxje, Hank MV. A total of around 700 diamonds were added to the lots in both cities. Thank you all!

In Cyberie the President, Tresias Aegirsson, is going to be dismissed. The parliament of Cyberie voted in favour of his dismissal which will mean that vicepresident A Lontra will become the new President. The President was dismissed due to the not exceeding of his tasks.

Last but not least the skyscrapers-news: the tourists are joining scrapers now for higher prices! For example: Podje has/had 4 tourists in presidential suites from around 1500 I-shells each. Please keep that in mind if you are going to determine your prices for rooms!

vNews-interview: Federal Researcher

An interview with ikenco that is recently appointed Federal Researcher! Walking in the streets of Nasdaqar we (the vNews-team) finally reach the gigantic skyscraper of ikenco. Federal Researcher still lives in this scraper. 

Federal Researcher opens te door and looks like a car just hit him. ‘I’m sorry, I didn’t sleep a lot last night. TMC, players, vNews, they all want to see me. But come in, though!’

The house of Federal Researcher looks cosy and it’s very hot in his house as well. On his wall are pictures of famous MC-players, there’s one of Podje and one of the previous FeR, (Brendan), as well.

‘Well, let’s start the interview as I don’t have much time, I’ve to go to a Fed-meeting soon’ yells Federal Researcher when I’m on the toilet..

Question 1: How did you feel when you were asked to become Federal?

I felt honored. It’s very nice to be able to be a part of the crew that keeps developing Miniconomy.

Question 2: Did you have to think much about the offer the Federals gave you?

No, but I discussed it though.

Question 3: You are the ‘Federal Researcher‘, are you planning on ‘reasearching’ something? What and when?

I am currently already working on some very intesting things. I cannot tell you more about the topics but I can assure you that there will be more information on this soon.

Question 4: Miniconomy should change certain things to keep the game running. Do you think the removal of cities, or even countries, would contribute to a more active Miniconomy?

My personal opinion is that the removal of cities doesn’t help. In my eyes it’s more likely that players will abandon Miniconomy than that they will stay and be more happy. But though, if it has to be done, we need to consider that option as well. But before we will, a lot of things need to go wrong. 😉

Question 5: What do you think will be the nicest part of your new job?

I think the contact with players will be nice. I think that will be fun for me, and of course I hope it’ll be fun for the players in case too!

Question 6: The former FeR, (Brendan), wasn’t really active. Are you planning on becoming more active than he was?

I definitely do not think I will be less active on Federal Researcher than I was on ikenco, my alter-ego. I really enjoy being online and as long as I have sufficient time I will be online very often.

Question 7: Do you have any ideas when you will quit the job?

Nope. Time will learn.

Question 8: Do you have a certain goal in Miniconomy after the being of a Federal?

I didn’t think of that yet. I don’t think that’s good, if you think about that now. I am currently discovering all the Federal-functions and that’s very nice.

Question 9: Is being Federal something that comes after being CBI-agent?

I have no idea if that is right.

Question 10: How many credits did you already spent on this game!?

That’s something what I know and you don’t.

Question 11: What do you like the most, politics or trading?

I like both. The fun-part is that a player can decide himself/herself whether he/she is going to do policits or trade. I did both myself and really enjoyed that. I learned much on politics but on the trading as well.

Question 12: Do you have anything to add?

Yes, if you have an idea about how we could improve Miniconomy, please always contact the Federals!

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Thank you Federal Researcher for your time doing this interview!