Welcome to the dirty world of politics. You thought things suck only in the real world ? You probably havn’t been playing anno for too long.If you plan on becoming a politician, you’ve come to the right place. This tutorial will bring you a few steps closer you your goal.

To run for the office you will have to have a full profile and pay a 5 gold tax as signup for the elections.

First we want people to know who we are.

How can we do that ?

1. Media – People read newspapers everyday, your face in an article and a powerfull message can bring you a few votes when the time comes. Give as many interviews . During your media campaign use one short sentence , like obama used “CHANGE” , or “NO TAXES” people seem to like that stuff.

2. It’s election day – Start sending messages to as many players you can, be brief, no one reads more then 3 lines and don’t spam or they’ll get mad and won’t vote for you, Just present yourself and what you’ll wanna do once you get elected.

3.  When all this fails you can always buy your way into the office. You’ll be surprised how many people will offer you their vote for 1 gold piece. If you choose this method though expect your name to be tarnished forever in the game , the opposition will always remember you how you got elected and why you shouldn’t be in the government. But hey ….you did got elected so it’s up to you to decide wich end justifies the means.

What can you do as a govenor ?
– Main role of a governor is to pass laws , there are 19 seats including the president wich has 6 votes , the governor only has 1 vote.
– Propose a law to grant high bonuses and lower taxes and people will cheer for you. Be carefull though they will quickly forget all your “good deeds” if the budget runs dry.
– The budget is fueled with all 3 types of currency euro, gold and usd , the bonuses are always paid in local currency so if you have gold or euro in the budget  you will sell it on the  financial market , you can do that as a governor.

The goverment can vote  themselves a salary in the local currency it can be 1 usd or 50 usd , but be prepared for a mutiny if people feel you are stealing their money.

These are the bonuses paid by the goverment :

In order to modify any of the above a law must be passed  and a period of 24 hours.

All you need to know about government

The world of Anno1777 is divided in countries governed by players who become governers by vote.Each month (on 1,2,3,4 th) in every country elections are organized. To run for office you will need to pay a 5 gold fee and fill in a form , you can do that by selecting the  Presidency & Government page  link wich will become active during the elections.

As soon as the application is sent , people will be able to review it and if they choose to even vote for you. This application will be a mirror in wich other people can see who you are and what you are trying to do for them so make it convincing. Another way to ensure your succes is by using all media tools available , that includes advertising your political campaign in the local newspapers or buying ads in the game.

The winners are decided by the number of votes each candidate receives.The player with the most votes will become president , the rest of the 18 candidates will become governors. If there is a tie score for the last two candidates the system will decide who gets to be governer by comparing their wellness, the one with the most wellness will win. Once you become governor you will have acces to a special interface , to acces that interface click on the link placed on the lower side of each page called “Government” .

There you will be able to review any laws that you wish to promote/propose. Keep in mind that for a law to pass the voting procces, it needs to be voted by at least 5 governors and to have more people voting in favour of the law then against it. To promote laws go to the Government page link / pass laws section, there you will find listed all the laws you can propose.  Laws can only be voted by governors or by the elected president , the president vote will count as 5 governor votes. Each promoted  law will be under scrutiny for a period of 24 hours, during this time the governors and the president can submit their vote, if after 24 hours have passed the votes in favour are greater then those against that law will pass and it’s effects will begin immediatly.

A governor or president can’t resign their office , they may choose not to participate in the voting proccess of laws but they will be stuck in the government until the next elections.To see the laws being proposed go to Presidency & Government/Legislation , there you will find listed all the laws waiting to be passed/rejected, you can comment on them , and you can also see how each governor voted.

There’s a lot to say about politics in Anno1777  , just like in the real world politic is messy , with power comes responsability and there will always be people trying to use that power for their own personal gain. Pass a law to raise taxes or vote for yourself a big salary and people will probably hate you for it , it’s not easy being a governor so choose wisely.


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