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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.

All you need to know about the Real Estate Market

You have finally decided that being homeless is not very pleasant or maybe you wish to start your own real estate bussiness. Houses will always be need it in the world of Anno1777, they wil always be sold/bought or rented , being able to reside in a house can provide you with great wellness and we all know what wellness means – more income .

Before you learn how to sell/buy/rent a house there’s a few things you need to know :

– A house is not degradable wich means it will last you forever
– You can’t rent a house in another region
– You need to reside in the house to receive your wellness bonus
– The bonus from a house is not applied to your wellnes instantly but throughout a day’s period.
– You can’t live in two houses at the same time
– Depending on their quality, houses can provide the following wellness bonuses :

-1 star   –  5 points of wellness
-2 stars – 10 points of wellness
-3 stars – 15 points of wellness
-4 stars – 20 points of wellness
-5 stars – 25 of wellness

To buy a house go to the Real Estate market tab and select the buy house section,once there you will find listed all available houses in your region and their price you can use the star rating system to select the quality of the house you wish to buy , once you’ve decided click the buy button you can buy as many houses as you want , people usually buy more houses to rent them.

To sell your recently purchased house go to Pics, profile & Inventory/transport section , once there you will find listed all the houses you have in that area , carefully fill in the price and click the sell tab.

To rent a house go to the Real Estate tab and select the rent house section , there you will find listed all available houses in your region , fill in the number of days you wish to rent the house and click the rent button. You can find your newly rented house by going to Pics, profile & Inventory/transport section click the move in tab  and your done .

To rent your recently purchased house go to Pics, profile & Inventory/Transport section , there you will find listed all the houses you have in that area , carefully fill in the price/day dialogue and click the rent tab.

Why is the financial market important

In Anno1777 the financial market is a mechanism that allows people to buy and sell  financial securities (such as stocks and bonds) open bank accounts  or exchange currency on the currency exchange market. With a very competitive market economy it allows many interested buyers and sellers to meet in one “place”, thus making it easier for them to find each other and trade their “goods”.

The capital market in anno consists of :

– Currency exchange market – it allows people to exchange different types of currency (EURO/GOLD or Local Currency)  wich means a party purchases a quantity of one currency by paying a quantity of another currency To exchange any  type of currency go to Financial Market tab in the main menu and select the currency exchange section.

– Banks – allows people to take loans to open current accounts or to make deposits, you can find the bank section by going to the financial marekt tab in the main menu and selecting  Banks , there you will find three tabs loans , accounts and deposits.

-Stock market – The securities traded on the stock exchange market section are shares wich may or may not  provide income to their owners.Finding out wich shares are worth buying may prove essential if you plan on becoming a stock exchange broker. To find the Stock exchange market section go to Financial Market tab in the main menu and select “Shares” tab , there you will find listed all available shares for sale and details like current owner , number of current stocks for sale and the price/1share .To buy shares  you need to fill in the quantity you wish to aquire and press the buy button.Share prices tend to rise or remain stable when companies and the economy in general show signs of stability and growth.

– Bonds market – Bonds are financial titles issued by the governments. With these bonds a government basically loans money from players. You will receive interests when owning a bond , bonds are guaranteed by the system. Bonds are issued in gold or local currency and have a nominal value of 1. Each day you own a bond you will receive an interest specified by the issuing government. Basically a bond is a formal contract to repay borrowed money with interest at fixed intervals. To buy bonds go to Financial Market tab in the main menu and select “Bonds” section.

Why are shares important

The stock market in Anno1777  is one of the most important sources for companies to raise money. This allows businesses to be publicly traded, or raise additional capital for expansion by selling shares of ownership of the company in a public market. An economy where the stock market is on the rise is considered to be an up-and-coming economy. In fact, the stock market is often considered the primary indicator of a country’s economic strength and development. Rising share prices, for instance, tend to be associated with increased business investment and vice versa.

The  stock market  in Anno1777 is a public market for the trading of company stock (shares) at an agreed price.The stocks are listed and traded on the stock exchange market .Participants in the stock market can be based anywhere in the world of Anno1777. The purpose of a stock exchange is to facilitate the exchange of securities between buyers and sellers. Stocks represent  possession with the right to transfer possession to others, they also entitle their owner to receive profits fom the company .

To trade shares go to financial market tab in the main menu and select  “Shares” section ,  there you will find listed all available shares for sale and details like current owner , number of current stocks for sale and the price/1share .To buy shares  you need to fill in the quantity you wish to aquire and press the buy button.  Shares are traded in GOLD currency.To sell shares go to Financial Reports & Accountant/Financial Assets/Shares, there you will find listed all the shares you own . To sell your shares fill in the quantity for sale and price and press the update button , they will be displayed on market for sale instantly.

Before buying shares on the market try to do some research on your target company try and find out what the company’s future plans are, you will therefore be able to predict how successful the company maybe in the future. Researching before you buy stocks reduces the chance that you will buy a company that is headed for bankruptcy rather than profits.

All you need to know about weapons, attack and deffence

In Anno1777 a player can wear/use attack weapons and defensive armour. Each comes in 10 different types .

– Attack weapons type :dagger,mace,sword,spear,flail,axe,bows and arrows,crossbow,gun and rifle.

– Defensive armours type :chainmail shirt , elbow guards, shield , leg armour, arm guards , helmet , gauntlets , breastplate,paulders and boots.

Each weapon/armour comes with 5 different degrees of quality rated with stars, this means with each star, weapons/armours have better durability and will give you more attack/defence points.

Example :- 1 star dagger can be used in 10 fights and will give you 100 attack points
– 5 star dagger can be used in 50 fights and will give you 500 attack points.

Weapons have a Total Attack bonus and armours have a Total Defence bonus .

Attack Points

Each weapon you have in your inventory will give you bonus attack points ,depending on their quality  the sum of these points will be your Attack Points.

Total atack points

Based on your Attack Points and your Wellness the Total Attack is determined. The formula is TA = AP% W where TA – total attack, AP-attack points, W-wellness.

Example – if you have 60 % wellness and 3 weapons in your inventory each with 100 attack points, your total attack points will be 300 / 60% meaning your total attack points will be 180.

Defence Points

Each armour you have in your inventory will give you bonus defence points ,depending on their quality  the sum of these points will be your Defense Points.

Total  Defense Points

Based on your Defence Points and your Wellness the Total Defense is determined. The formula is TD = DP% W where TD – total defence, DP-defence points, W-wellness.

What good are weapons if you don’t use them in fights, to attack another player go to Fight tab , a list of targets will be displayed choose one and press the attack button , the winner is decided by comparing the attackers total attack points with the defender total defense points.

Example  – Player X (attacker) has 100 total atack points and player Z (defender) has 99 total defence points result – player X wins the battle, even if defenders points were 100 he would still lose the battle.

– You can’t have two weapons of the same type in your inventory
– When a weapon finishes it’s life span will dissapear from your inventory.( depending on it’s quality level each weapon/armour cand be used/withstand a certain number of attacks)
– To buy weapons go to goods/weapons and select from the drop down menu the weapon/armour of your choice.

Bonuses and why are they important

Bonuses and why are they important

Bonuses are incentives granted by the elected government to players when they meet certain requirements.Bonuses are paid from the budget.The two key elements of a budget are revenues and expenses ; revenues are derived primarily from taxes . When expenses exceed a budget revenues , the governement goes broke, this means that bonuses will no longer be paid until the budget is stabilized. Bonuses in the game are mostly related to players activities , attack bonus ,  or work bonus for example ensure that players are paid for their activities , if these bonuses were to seize being paid players will no longer be encouraged to attack or work, therefore the economy will be affected and the consumption of goods will fall ,basically that country will freeze. You can understand now why is extremely important for a government in Anno1777 to maintain a balance between revenues and expenses.

There are 5 types of bonuses in Anno1777

1. Attack bonus – every time a player wins a fight he receives a bonus , according to it’s wellness.
Example : if the attack bonus granted by the government in USA is 2 USD and our attacker has 50% wellness he will receive 1 USD for his successfull attack.This bonus is paid instantly by the budget everytime a player succeeds attacking a target.

2.Direct slave bonus ( Slaves owner bonus) – for every direct slave you own the budget pays you a bonus according to your wellness , direct slaves can be aquired by means of attack or by aquisition from the Slave market. You can collect this bonus once every 24 hours by going to the Bonuses tab in the main menu.

3.Referrer Bonus – for every permanent slave you own the budget pays you a bonus according to your wellness. Permanent slaves are aquired when a player enlists in the game through your refferal link or they can be purchased from the Slave Market/ Permanent slaves section.This bonus can also be collected only once every 24 hours.

4.Complete profile bonus – You are entitled to this bonus if your profile/pics is/are fully updated and approved by the government of your country.You can collect this bonus once every 24 hours by going to the Bonuses tab in the main menu.

5.Work bonus – the government encourages people to owrk by granting the work bonus. You will become eligible for this bonus after 5 days of work in a row. This bonus is also paid according to your wellness and is collected automatically .

– You receive bonuses only if the budget is stable, even if you become eligible for a bonus if there are no money in the budget you will receive 0 amount of money .
– There are timed bonuses ( collected once every 24 hours) and instant paid bonuses.
– Each player has a citizenship which determines the currency in wich players collect their bonuses.
– Bonuses are paid without restricting players to a certain location. You can be anywhere in the world of Anno1777 and  still be able to collect your bonus.
-There is no limit to how much money you can cash in from the government as bonus .