backbone. When we say
, we mean stock exchange, banks and insurance.ANNO1777 economy also has a financial system and as you might have suspected,the system is run 100% by players. When founding a company, 1,000
areissued, of which 900 are the owner's. The
can then be traded on a free market.And if when you were little, you dreamt of becoming a banker, and have notsucceeded yet, now you can do it because in ANNO1777 anyone can open a bank.Banks offer loans and attract money by deposits or current accounts. Banks collectfees for the operations undertaken, and the interest, along with the rest of charges areset free by the owners.
Without a free press, any social system would sooner or later transform into adictatorship. And that's exactly what we're trying to avoid in ANNO1777. Thereforewe designed the press system based on the idea that anyone can freely express their opinion even if that opinion seems a little strange to others. And to give you somedetails, anyone can open a newspaper, which is nothing but a subtype of a company.In that newspaper you can publish articles on any topic you wish. And when we say'any topic' we mean any
which does not violate any applicable law. In other words, hard language or pornography are permitted in any form as long as they donot violate any law in force in the real world, in the country where you live. Newspapers are companies and companies exist to make profit. Besides the revenuesfrom the actual sales of newspapers, a publishing house earns also from advertising.And to make things more interesting, there are subscribers and subscriptions. If thewar irritates you, and the economy and finances may seem boring, maybe writingarticles will make you famous. You never know!
War & Slaves
In ANNO1777, war is present in all levels. Without the war, the consumptionand production would not be stimulated, and the reason why you work and improveyour overall health would not be so clearly defined. The war has two forms in thegame. There is one war between players, where anyone can attack anyone, whichends with the capture of slaves, and a war between nations that ends with loss of regions. Every time you attack a player and you win, that player becomes your slave,and from that moment on, he will pay you taxes from all eligible cashing he has. Thesystem was designed so that no one will be free. All players are slaves / owners of another player. The slaves are the most important source of income. They can also be bought and sold for gold.
Politics & Elections
Politics is dirty. This is a line you hear everywhere. And neither politics, nor politicians from ANNO1777 will be otherwise. It brings you money, it gives you thestrength that you dreamed of, and your decisions can influence thousands of players.Let's discuss some details. First, you should remember that in ANNO177 the playersare placed in areas with a structure similar to the one from the real life. In other words, there are countries and regions with the same names as those found in thegeographic atlas from school. When a player enters the game from real Austria, hewill be placed in a virtual Austria, in a random region, and he can later move from