It's a game that quite a few people from eRepublik are now playing. We've all joined the alliance Mensa HQ. I've only been playing 19 days and most people from Mensa are new to the game too. It's actually a good thing as we're all hovering around the same score range which means that with our numbers we are able to protect each other against wars.
Mensa also have a scheme where they will fund your second city which will really help you get off to a good start.
It doesn't take much time at all to play. You could quite easily get away with logging in once a day if that's how you wanted to play. There is less to do than in eRepublik at the moment but it seems to be developing at a reasonable rate.
Progress is slow, particularly in the early days but as you build up a revenue stream it gives you more options.
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