ANNO1777 is an online game that simulates an economic political and military system, like the real world. You are a citizen of the seventeenth century who fights on all levels to advance the social hierarchy. You can open businesses, become governor or you can build a military empire. Everything is up to you. Unlike other games of this type, the virtual money from ANNO1777 can be exchanged for real money. In other words, a financial success in the virtual world of the game becomes a financial success in the real world.
Wellness is a very important factor in the game, it influences almost all of your incomes and most companies sell products that are meant to increase a player’s wellness. Wellness affects:
Percentage of taxes you collect from your slaves
Percentage of bonuses you get from the Government
Your wellness can get to maximum 100 and can not get lower than 10. Wellness increases when you consume food, wine, if you are dressed, if you live in a house or if you read newspapers. A meal can give you between 1 and 5 wellness points. A bottle of wine between 1 and 25 points, depending of the wine’s age and clothes between 1 and 50 points every day. The house you live in can provide between 5 and 25 wellness points/day and a newspaper article will provide 0.5 points. The points you receive are based on the quality of the products you purchased (Q1 – Q5).
Wellness drops every hour automatically regardless of your activity and it also drops based on your actions like working, where it drops by 8% or attacking another player (it drops by 1%) or fighting in a war (it drops by 10%).
There are two types of fights: fights between players ending with capturing and losing slaves and fights between countries ending with capturing and losing regions. A fight with another citizen takes 20 minutes and can be instantly finished by paying 0.1 EURO. There is no upper limit of how many fights can a citizen have in a day. Slaves are other citizens that pay you taxes. Slaves can be bought, sold or captured.
Economic Score drops daily with 1 point, and it is increasing with 2 points every time you work. If you work 10 days in a row the net result is that your economic score increases with 10 points. The economic score ranges from 0 to 100 and it is used to calculate your productivity. Productivity is a very important indicator, which is deciding your wage. The wages displayed on the jobs market are valid for a worker with 100 % productivity, and the lower the productivity the lower the received wage. The productivity formula is: Prod= (W+Es)/2 where P= Productivity, W= Wellness and Es= Economic Score. If you have 50 % wellness and an economic score of 80, your productivity would be (80+50)/2=65. One working process takes 8 hours. During this time you cannot fight or move to another region. You can work only once every 24 hours.
Any citizen can open a company. The only condition is to pay for the opening. Almost all types of companies are based upon the same principle: they need raw material, means of production and employees in order to make products which are sold on the market with profit .
Elections are held on 4th day of each month. On the first, second and third day of the month, citizens are able to submit their candidatures. Anyone can participate in the elections, the only conditions being a fully completed profile, uploading of personal photos and a tax of 5 gold.