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Old 07-18-2012, 05:00 AM   #916
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I am on PlanetBaen as Queen Lise the First.
I was in at the Beta testing and also at the first from the new launch. I have a question for which I suspect the answer is somewhere in the 50+ previous pages but I don't have the time to read it all , so what really does joining an alliance or having someone join your alliance gain you?
Sorry if it's an obvious question
When you join alliances you are working towards getting more vouchers. One voucher for the 20th alliance, another at 25, and then every 4 alliances you join from then on nets you another voucher.

Currently others joining your alliance does nothing for you.

This is an area that needs further development by them, and if I remember correctly, Bob Kruger said (at the Baen Bar) that they were working on this.
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:44 AM   #917
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Thanks ghostyjack. I already earned two vouchers from my alliances but I was wondering if there was more to it. It would be fun if we were rewarded or penalized for our good sense in picking who to join....
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:10 AM   #918
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I am on PlanetBaen as Queen Lise the First.
I was in at the Beta testing and also at the first from the new launch. I have a question for which I suspect the answer is somewhere in the 50+ previous pages but I don't have the time to read it all , so what really does joining an alliance or having someone join your alliance gain you?
Sorry if it's an obvious question
Having someone join you gets you nothing (but those are the ones I give my gifts to).

Joining someone, on the other hand, gets you free books:

1 @ 20 joins
1 @ 25 joins
1 @ every 4th join after that
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:22 AM   #919
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Thanks ghostyjack. I already earned two vouchers from my alliances but I was wondering if there was more to it. It would be fun if we were rewarded or penalized for our good sense in picking who to join....
In a way, you are - if someone you've joined resets, you lose an ally, so must purchase that one again (at my level, the last one cost 17 BILLION dollars).

If you choose "wisely" (if such a thing is possible), you get allies that give you back useful gifts, instead of ignoring you or giving you useless gifts (or gift bombs).
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:00 PM   #920
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In a way, you are - if someone you've joined resets, you lose an ally, so must purchase that one again (at my level, the last one cost 17 BILLION dollars).

If you choose "wisely" (if such a thing is possible), you get allies that give you back useful gifts, instead of ignoring you or giving you useless gifts (or gift bombs).
Well sometimes you have to get rid of those population gifts. I haven't found a way to trash those.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:52 PM   #921
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Well sometimes you have to get rid of those population gifts. I haven't found a way to trash those.
If in your transfer bar, just ignore them - they'll expire and go away after five cycles or so.

In your Hoard, just click on "trash this gift" (a link about halfway down the left side of the message box).
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:19 AM   #922
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If in your transfer bar, just ignore them - they'll expire and go away after five cycles or so.

In your Hoard, just click on "trash this gift" (a link about halfway down the left side of the message box).
Ah, I didn't know they expire. Thought it limited your space and prevented you from getting some new, useful gifts to transfer.

Thanks.
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:18 PM   #923
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Hm. I will be honest....this slow levelling thing (and on Baen Bar they said a new level every 2 weeks) I am losing a lot of interest in this game. What strategy is there other than just waiting around for the next level? I've been logging in once a day, surging all of my city cores, redeeming 10 gifts, and giving out what I have. Other than that, what is there to do?

Anyone else feel this way?
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:28 AM   #924
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:57 AM   #925
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A game is structured playing, usually undertaken for enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational tool. Games are distinct from work, which is usually carried out for remuneration, and from art, which is more often an expression of aesthetic or ideological elements. However, the distinction is not clear-cut, and many games are also considered to be work (such as professional players of spectator sports/games) or art (such as jigsaw puzzles or games involving an artistic layout such as Mahjong, solitaire, or some video games).
Key components of games are goals, rules, challenge, and interaction. Games generally involve mental or physical stimulation, and often both. Many games help develop practical skills, serve as a form of exercise, or otherwise perform an educational, simulational, or psychological role.

Planet Baen meets none of these criteria and is therefore not a game, it comes closet to work as you are remunerated in free books for the time you waste on it, but at a rate far below minimum wage, the free ebooks do not even cover the cost of the equipment and power required to "play."

I have abandoned all my freeholds and gone back to reading books. If I need more free books then the Dark Web will provide.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:18 AM   #927
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:45 AM   #928
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I've paused myself again, since I now has twice as much bucks as is needed for level 24. Should perhaps have waited a bit as paying off a Rogue Agent nearly wiped out the military.

Is it just me, or is it very rarely that one receives food and energy to give away?
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:50 AM   #929
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Food seems to be the scarcest in my "give away" pile.

A shame, since so many need it.

And the AI is trying to kill my colony with Population gifts, even as I run short of Food and Bliss! I could use a couple of visits from the crows!
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I sometimes get a lot of food or energy gifts, but rarely both. I usually take any population whack I get on my level 23 character, so I'm usually in the green these days. I have two freeholds, and I just leveled the second one at 21. I was thinking that I'd pause both of them once the lesser one reaches level 23 (or whatever the highest level is), but I expect that it could take a couple weeks, since I'm trying to keep that one with a minimal population (currently about 5 million, the level 23 is around 300 million), and I'm not sure that I want to spend the time on it any more.
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