Fed2 Star - the newsletter for the space trading game Federation 2

The weekly newsletter for Fed2
by ibgames

EARTHDATE: June 17, 2018

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by Hazed

In order to keep the planets that inhabit Fed DataSpace spinning – not to mention the moons, asteroids and artificial satellites – we need cash to pay the bills. There’s the hosting bills, so that the code has somewhere to live – it may be in the cloud, but it still uses real, physical computers hosted in Manchester in the north of England. Then there’s the network charge, without which the game wouldn’t be connected to the internet and you wouldn’t be able to log on and play.

We let you play Fed2 for free, from your start as a Groundhog until you reach the ultimate pinnacle of the ranks, Plutocrat, but we have to find the money to pay those bills somewhere. Since there is no magic money tree, we get that cash by asking you for donations.

In return, we give you slithy toves, which are tokens you can exchange in the game for goods or services.

You can make one-off purchases of slithies at $5 each, or you can take out a subscription to buy some each month at a big discount. Get your slithies here: http://www.ibgames.net/fed2/extras/index.html.

But why should you bother?

Well, leaving aside the fact that if nobody buys slithies and we don’t get any money in, the game won’t be able to run any more, and eschewing thoughts of altruistic motives on your part, you should buy slithies because of all the useful and entertaining things you can spend them on, such as:

  • Price checking – there’s a variety of souped up remote price checkers available that will aid anybody trading goods on the exchanges
  • Navcomp – if you’re running cargo in the Solar system, a navcomp upgrade can make it easy to find your way from planet to planet
  • Teleporter – for true luxury travel you can teleport from place to place with ease
  • Boost your planet cash – exchange a slithy tove for funds in your treasury, to help you do those infrastructure builds quicker
  • Planet design – if you’re feeling creative but the limit on locations on your planet is cramping your style, buy some extra locations
  • Extra planets – you can have more than five planets in your system if you pay for them with slithies

There’s a full list of all the exciting things you can do with slithies here: http://www.ibgames.net/fed2/extras/gifts.html. So go on. Give the gift of some dollars to Fed, and keep the game running.

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