Tuesday, February 25, 2014

When Prodigal Sons Return to Empire Avenue

Some experienced players close their Empire Avenue (EAv) accounts when they leave the game. If they later return and open a new account, these "prodigal" sons and daughters are excellent investments. 

Players who reboot their accounts with their original social networks use their knowledge of the game to tap connections they had before, and they quickly shoot back up the scoreboards. 

Before Closing EAv Account 

Bear in mind: it is not necessary to close your account on Empire Avenue when you decide to stop playing. For a month after you stop logging in, EAv will continue to pay you dividends. You can check back in, make some big investments, and even run some missions with those accumulated dividends. As long as you sign in at least once a month and make a buy, EAv will keep paying you. 

Even if you do not check in that often, EAv will continue to pay out dividends to your investors. EAv calculates these dividends based on your social activity on your top five networks as long as you leave your account active. 

Some former players maintain high share prices and high dividend payouts based solely on their activity on other social networks and without interacting on EAv. Shareholders keep investing as long as the dividends are high.

Closing Time

Still, some players prefer to shut the whole thing down when they leave Empire Avenue. They close their accounts, creating instant refunds for their shareholders and selling off all the shares in their portfolios.  

If someone holds 2000 shares in you, and they sell them all at once, your share price will go down a bit. So, when an active player closes her account, the players whose shares she held feel a price pinch. Fortunately, we don't actually have to repay the eaves we were originally paid for the shares.

If you own shares in a player who closes her account, you get a refund, but you also lose the ability to earn dividends you had been receiving on that account. All you can do is take your refund and reinvest in others. If you are not able to invest in better yielding accounts, your daily dividends will go down. 

Strange Addiction

Empire Avenue is not an easy game to quit. I suspect some players feel forced to close their accounts because they have not succeeded in their efforts to stop visiting the site. Others know they will be cutting back on all their online social activity and do not want to leave a negative impression. 

There are as many reasons for closing an EAv account as there are for playing the game in the first place. This week it is rumored that someone decided to see what would happen if he closed his account believing that the EAv wizards would be able to restore it. (They did not.)

Anyway, a prodigal player will sometimes have a change of heart. A day, a week, or three months later, you'll see a familiar face among the recently listed. You'll hear buzz in the communities. A big player who left has returned.

Get Over It

When you get a chance, be sure to jump in and ride a prodigal son trend rather than nursing any lingering resentment. If a player's shares were worth XXX eaves (e) per share before closing, seize the opportunity to grab shares that cost XXe. Those shares will quickly rise in value and catch the eye of new investors, pushing the share price up even higher. 

You may feel the player is fickle. You may still smart from a negative share price day you had. 


This gift of bargain shares in a safe bet allows you to earn back more than you lost in dozens of account closings. Celebrate when a prodigal returns to Empire Avenue. 

Case Study

On January 31, 2014, Paul Sprague started a new ticker on Empire Avenue. I knew Sprague from last year when his ticker was consistently paying high dividends, but he had gone inactive on EAv months ago. When I saw he had rebooted, I bought my first 200 shares while he was a fresh face at 38.56e. 

After three and a half weeks, Sprague's shares are now trading at 301.24e, over seven times my original investment. Sprague's EAv network score is 67, his dividends are above 2.00e/share, and I am confident this investment will continue to appreciate while paying great dividends. 

Empire Avenue - the Social Stock Market Game

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Saturday, February 8, 2014

What Is [X]Pendapalooza on Empire Avenue?

[X]Pendapalooza is an event in the social stock market game, Empire Avenue. During [X]Pendapalooza, experienced players pay it forward by investing in newer players and providing funds for others to invest as well. The 24-hour buying frenzy drives up share prices, encourages engagement and helps new players build bigger portfolios.

The [X]Bar - Where Everybody Knows Your Ticker community on Empire Avenue hosts [X]Pendapalooza events infrequently, about three times a year. The next one, [X]Pendapalooza 12, is scheduled for February 15 -16.

How [X]Pendapalooza Works

Participating in [X]Pendapalooza is very easy. You join the [X]Pendapalooza community when the event is announced, and then you show up the day of the event to add your ticker to the appropriate guest list. People will start buying you, and, if you have time to stick around, you will start buying some of them.

You do not need to worry whether you will have enough eaves to spend. Many experienced, pay-it-forward players run high value missions to help less wealthy players make investments.

What To Expect at an [X]Pendapalooza

The party kicks off promptly at 10:00 a.m. E.S.T. (or E.D.T depending on the season). If you are already a member of the [X]Pendapalooza community, you just need to put your ticker on the appropriate guest list after the event launches. Within minutes you will see several purchases on your account, and your share price will start rising.

If you like to reciprocate, you may quickly find yourself falling behind. You might also run out of eaves. No worries, the [X]Bar - Where Everybody Knows Your Ticker community will be running lots of missions to keep the eaves flowing.

My first [X]Pendapalooza drove my share price up 15 percent in 24 hours. The newer you are, the more you will benefit. However, even experienced players enjoy the opportunity to engage with newbies and meet middle-range players they might have overlooked in the past.

[X]Pendapalooza 12 Is a Great Time to Start 

[X]Pendapalooza is a great time to start on Empire Avenue because the early introduction to so many investors at once will give a new player a huge boost in the game. If you have been thinking about joining Empire Avenue, now is a great opportunity to list yourself in the social stock market. [X]Pendapalooza 12 begins on Feb. 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. E.S.T., and you won't want to miss it.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Why Join Empire Avenue Now?

Today, as I am writing this, Empire Avenue is preparing for a bash they call [X]Pendapalooza 12. The party kicks off at 10:00 a.m. E.S.T. on Feb. 15, 2014 and lasts 24 hours.

What Is Empire Avenue?

Empire Avenue (EAv) is a social stock market simulation where players use virtual currency--eaves--to purchase stock in one another. Shareholders earn daily dividends based on the social activity of their portfolios, and they can use the eaves earned to promote their online content and social presence.

What is [X]Pendapalooza?

The [X]Bar - Where Everybody Knows Your Ticker community on EAv hosts [X]Pendapalooza parties about three times a year. At an [X]Pendapalooza, experienced Empire Avenue players pay it forward by investing in new players. They also share their wealth via missions, so even the new players are able to make sizable investments that day.

New players report meeting hundreds of investors at these events. I know my share price soared 15 percent at my first [X]Pendapalooza. For someone who has just entered the game, an [X]Pendapalooza provides a boost that is hard to replicate with any other game strategy.

The latest event, [X]Pendapalooza 12, is scheduled for next weekend, but if you have not joined EAv already, you will want to do so immediately. Do not wait until a week from now.

Why Join Now?

When you join Empire Avenue and list yourself in the stock market, you are a "fresh face" for seven days. EAv restricts investment in fresh faces, usually to 200 shares. If you attend [X]Pendapalooza 12 while a fresh face, investors will have this limitation.  

However, if you list yourself on the social stock market before 10:00 a.m. E.S.T. on Feb. 8, 2014, your fresh face status will expire in time for you to experience the greatest gain at [X]Pendapalooza 12. Some investors will purchase over 2000 shares in you during the party.

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