Interviews!

This round, your vNews reported has travelled around for a bit to get the latest insights from one of the more experienced people around. First off is gelaarsdekat!

It was quite difficult to actually find his house, if you can even call it a house. The taxi dropped me off at the address, in the middle of the forest of Centropolis. No house in sight. I call gelaarsdekat and his secretary tells me to go down the street for a bit and walk up the lane to the house. The lane was flanked by fountains and trees of at least 50 meters. After walking several kilometres, I finally reached the place gelaarsdekat lives, but I wouldn´t call it a house. With a house it won´t take you a 1 hour walk just to walk around it… When entering the mansion, the largesse of wealth becomes apparent. Now the question remains, is this all a facade of decadency, or will I be in the presence of a financial mastermind?

You are criminal in the extremely tolerant Virtua, how does this work for you?
I wouldn’t describe myself as a criminal, the only reason I went into doing crimes is because of the achievement list and someday I’d like to be on top of it. Most of the Virtuans respect me as much as I respect them and in my opinion I think we work well together.  I think that it’s different if I was a criminal that would just shoot people for fun, that would have been a whole different story.

Is it financially enticing to do crime in Virtua?
I guess it is, as crime in Virtua is not very expensive. In the past, I have argued against several Presidents to put a 10% net worth fine when you get caught in shooting, because I think it is too easy to bankrupt smaller players which is not fun for them.
Other than that, I believe that in some aspects crime should be a bit attractive so that the Federation makes some money from credit sales. That is why I did a small test last round and had four of my skills put on crime to start shoplifting. I did 50 attempts to shoplifting and managed to succeed 39 of them. So, with skills, crime is very attractive (mind that all those robberies where in shops where no officer was nearby or any cams involved).

The Virtuan trade seems slow but steady this round, what do you think that should be improved next round?
As you may know, in the past 7 rounds I have had 3 top 2 spots of which one win.  I believe that Virtuan trade only starts on day three, after the subsidies have been handed out. Virtua struggles to get an aggressive or good start at round start. When the round start for Virtua is better, I believe that Virtua could win almost every round. Just like every round Virtuas trade gets better day by day until day 14. That is when trade starts to slow down in the whole federation. I also think that Virtua could improve on the amount of skyscraper tenants build each round. I think that Virtua has not ever reached over half of the amount of skyscraper tenants build compared to Cyberia in a round.

Do you think the opening of a Virtuan harbour last week a blessing or a curse?
I myself had warned the Virtuan players not to open a harbour until the Virtuan economy was ready to. I encourage international trade, but I would like to put the Virtuan economy in front. If Virtua is not able to export their products, then we shouldn’t build a harbour. Right now Ibisha and Cyberia, who had a great first week, are out of resources and come and get it in Virtua. In my opinion, opening the harbour today, after playing a week, or maybe on Monday would’ve been a better scenario for Virtua.

With this answer, his second expensive-looking cigar is done. His secretary reminds gelaarsdekat he has another appointment, one he doesn’t want to miss. Gelaarsdekat seems to remember and concludes his goodbye with whispering he’ll have a nice interview with his mistress now…

 

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 8/21

Hello, and welcome back to the First vNews edition of the round! This week’s edition includes an article about life in Centropolis before the most recent volcanic eruption by Jythier as well as the usual juicy stats from Rokta. We also have the equivalent statistics from the same time last round, allowing those interested to compare and see how the shortened round impacted prices and sales!

 

After the experiments of last round, iron and chip skills have been reverted back to the way they were. As well as this, we are back to a full round length (for this round at least) for reasons thought to be related to the position of Christmas in Round 146. Christmas now falls within the first week of round 146. However, issues with the Fed30 lottery seem to have arisen, with many players reporting that their tickets have been rendered invalid by incorrect numbering on the tickets.

 

International politics and proceedings have been slow overall this round, with very little heard from either the High Council or the International Court, with the latter yet to have a chairman appointed. However, the Federal Union has shown a surge of public activity compared to normal, with two votes already out in the open. One of these has passed, and the other has yet to be voted on.

 

Council Infrastructure remains quite primitive in Virtua, with two out of three Departments still not built. A temporary Department of Education has been set up within the Council Public, but Justice is yet to have an area to call its own. The Department of Finance has been built, but some topics remain messy and the club is approaching the limit of its posts.

 

We hope you enjoy the rest of the edition and wish you good luck for the rest of the round!

The View From Centropolis: A Monumental Occasion

Forsties was already dreading the inevitable call to the insurance company about yet another natural disaster as he searched through the rubble of yet another vNews office. Only 10 days since it had been rebuilt! 10! The premiums would be though the roof!

Forsties had to find something to bring in paper sales… He searched through the rubble, finding nothing but outdated overviews and old burned papers in the ruined archives. And then, out of the corner of his eye, he sees the gem he is looking for, a film recorded and narrated by Jythier before the eruption hit, somehow preserved even through the destruction of the office and surviving from round 144!

Praising his luck, Forsties finds a projector and turns the film on, hoping to strike gold and placate the angry insurance men. This is what he sees:

The View From Centropolis: A Monumental Occasion

A hush falls over the crowd that has gathered for this momentous occasion. The brass band has just stopped playing. The children all become silent, and stop their childish games, waiting for the great reveal.

Jythier steps to the podium for the final few words of his long, drawn out speech which nobody listened to anyway. “And now! Thank you town of Centropolis for dedicating this statue of me, to me.”

The ropes are pulled, and away comes the canvas that had been covering the true art – a sculpture of the illustrious leader of Centropolis, a monument for the ages, set down for the next few days as a testimony to his greatness.

The image is a perfect likeness of him, capturing his handsome visage for all to see, throughout eternity or until a nearby volcano erupts, whichever comes first. For a brief moment, all is right in the world, as the crowd ooo’s and ah’s over the magnificence of this hunk of iron and bricks, this beautiful specimen of craftsmanship, forged by the profit of all the Centropolis resident business owners, and paid for by the National Government of Virtua without their knowledge.

The crowd remains silent as their leader speaks once again.

“I will not be running for another term in office, at least, not in the upcoming election.”

The resounding boos hit like a wrecking ball. It’s all the on stage personnel can do to remain standing at all.

“I know, I know you will miss me as mayor. But I have things to do. Places to go. Rounds to win. Maybe after the volcano destroys everything a couple more times, I’ll come back. But I just can’t commit to this right now. So I leave you… leaderless, once again. I am sorry this is the way it must be, but nobody else would run for office. I won’t let it happen again, but I must let it happen… this once.”

The announcement of a leaderless Centropolis physically pained us all, but there was nothing for it. To be without this great leader and thrust into chaos would be difficult, but not so difficult. It could be worse, after all. We could have had Federal Assistant.

Average prices across Federation 8/21 R145

Here you can check if your local trader really have outrageous prices compared to other sellers in Federation.

Here you can see average prices for currently available products. Zero mean zero availability.

Pic Nsq Cas Cen Elp Mon Ibi Rve Zwo Kro
0 0 420 0 420 394 0 0 336
0 3.30 3.14 3.15 3.36 0 5.43 3.15 3.15
0 12.5 0 0 0 0 0 9.00 0
0 0 0 0 262 0 0 0 0
0 0 315 294 293 0 0 289 284
0 0 29.5 0 35.0 36.7 0 0 0
0 0 0 630 662 0 0 630 667
0 0 0 0 10.0 0 0 0 0
34.7 0 0 31.5 33.6 45.0 29.4 29.4 28.4
4.00 10.0 0 0 2.75 0 0 0 0
0.900 0 0 0 0 0 2.50 0 0
0.893 0.890 0.840 0.840 0.700 0.740 0.740 0.840 0.740
0 3.45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 11.6 11.5 10.5 10.5 9.45 10.8 11.5 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 401 415 0 420 367 0 0 356
78.8 78.8 74.7 78.8 89.2 0 0 0 69.3
0 0 0.800 1.25 0 3.00 5.00 0 0
295 351 315 0 0 420 320 315 315
0 0 0 0 322 0 0 0 0
0 0 6.23 5.25 6.30 0 0 9.98 6.30
89.2 87.9 88.2 99.8 94.5 0 0 89.2 79.8
19.0 18.9 19.1 0 18.4 17.9 20.3 20.0 19.6
0 0 0 179 168 0 0 186 0
25.4 26.2 26.2 25.2 0 0 0 24.1 0
7.13 7.14 7.14 7.35 6.30 6.85 0 0 6.30
268 0 176 0 245 273 0 0 210
19.3 18.8 18.3 18.9 21.0 0 0 19.5 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

In this table is data for all Federation with average prices and also availability.

Picture Average Price Total products Min price Max price
395.952 31 336 420
3.31695 4285 3.14 10.5
9.60744 242 9 12.5
262.5 8 262.5 262.5
293.344 104 262.5 315
31.7524 245 21 36.75
648.667 18 630 666.75
10 45 10 10
32.8658 579 28.35 45
3.9878 1045 2.75 10
1.08824 170 0.9 2.5
0.783316 18111 0.7 1.05
3.45 476 3.45 3.45
11.0171 3295 9.45 11.55
0 0 0 0
391.738 60 355.95 420
77.0343 153 69.3 89.25
0.988069 813 0.8 5
329.023 31 295.05 420
322.269 13 315 330.75
5.68995 4405 5.25 9.98
87.2913 183 79.8 99.75
19.208 1473 17.85 20.48
179.087 59 168 185.85
25.3034 1136 24.15 26.25
6.93791 4103 6.3 7.35
224.418 67 157.5 273
19.2158 957 16.8 21
0 0 0 0

Data was collected today 29.11.2015 at 13:50.

Average prices across Federation 7/21 R144

Here you can check if your local trader really have outrageous prices compared to other sellers in Federation.

Here you can see average prices for currently available products. Zero mean zero availability.

Pic Nsq Cas Cen Elp Mon Ibi Rve Zwo Kro
420 420 0 326 0 383 384 0 0
3.95 0 3.68 9.91 8.62 3.68 3.05 3.41 0
0 30.0 0 0 0 0 15.8 10.0 12.0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
276 289 289 262 0 247 262 0 288
27.3 27.3 27.3 26.2 0 17.9 34.8 22.0 21.0
682 0 0 601 0 525 630 0 630
0 0 0 0 21.9 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 30.0 0 29.4 31.5 31.5 0
4.00 0 0 5.68 0 2.82 0 7.94 3.00
0 3.00 0 2.94 1.50 0 0 0 0
0.950 0.950 0.950 0.830 0.630 0.740 0.732 0.504 0.779
0 3.25 0 0 0 0 3.20 0 0
10.5 10.5 10.5 9.45 9.19 9.98 10.5 8.94 10.5
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
478 399 396 367 0 387 0 420 0
0 0 78.8 84.0 0 73.5 84.0 115 0
5.00 0 0 4.82 5.00 2.00 1.35 2.99 5.00
299 294 0 0 304 294 304 315 315
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13.1 6.30 0 6.30 7.35 7.04 7.35 6.83 7.41
89.2 0 86.8 94.5 0 84.0 89.2 157 0
16.2 16.6 16.3 16.8 0 18.9 15.7 15.7 0
175 0 210 0 0 157 147 0 0
28.7 23.1 23.1 0 0 0 0 26.2 0
7.35 7.35 7.35 6.30 6.30 5.30 6.30 5.37 5.98
273 0 350 242 0 205 0 0 0
17.8 17.0 17.0 0 18.4 19.0 22.0 21.0 21.0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

In this table is data for all Federation with average prices and also availability.

Picture Average Price Total products Min price Max price
383.266 65 315 420
3.89431 1452 2.99 13.65
11.9157 166 10 30
0 0 0 0
269.5 216 246.75 294
24.0298 2355 16.8 78.75
591.31 46 525 682.5
21.875 64 10 50
30.6008 385 29.4 31.5
3.57457 1644 2 8.33
1.89429 105 1.5 3
0.74341 25419 0.5 2.63
3.20177 818 3.2 3.25
9.88119 3923 8.93 10.5
0 0 0 0
389.268 41 315 477.75
80.6514 185 73.5 115.5
3.81871 155 1.35 5
302.674 46 294 315
0 0 0 0
7.10326 3486 6.3 13.13
91.0591 231 84 157.5
16.5451 1611 14.99 18.9
160.417 96 147 210
26.3379 781 23.1 52.5
6.1418 7640 5.25 7.35
226.68 79 204.75 367.5
19.0944 655 16.8 22.05
0 0 0 0

Data was collected today 14.11.2015 at 12:30.

Lot Owners 8/21 R145

This gallery contains 10 photos.

Did you ever wonder who owns most lots in your hometown? Look no further, you can check top 5 lot owners for your city here and top 10 on international level. (Click the Images to enlarge them) Lot were counted today 29.11.2015 approximatly at 11:00. As these numbers are lots owned not bought, they can […]

Lot Owners 7/21 R144

This gallery contains 10 photos.

Did you ever wonder who owns most lots in your hometown? Look no further, you can check top 5 lot owners for your city here and top 10 on international level. (Click the Images to enlarge them) Lot were counted today 14.11.2015 approximatly at 11:30. As these numbers are lots owned not bought, they can […]