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 and vice versa. In other words, a financial success in the virtual world of the game becomes a financial success in the real world. ANNO1777 can be played directly from a browser like Internet Explorer and requires no downloads.
Economy The economy from ANNO1777 is very much like a real market economy. There are companies, shares, shareholders, stocks of raw materials and products, companies turn to advertising in order to increase sales and of course everyone relies on very good employees which pay accordingly. Markets are 100% free and the price depends on supply and demand. Everything is related to the player\'s activity. There are no companies which operate by themselves, and the employees are of course chosen between the players. All products from weapons to banking services are manufactured / supplied by companies owned and established by the players. In other words, it takes you to do that. You can continue to work at your job or you can start from only one company and in the end, have a holding consisting of dozens of companies. You will be the only one who establishes these limits. In order to deepen this very broad topic, we recommend that you review the chapter Economy Banking & Finance If you do not know yet, we will tell you a secret. A strong economy cannot exist without a strong financial system. In any market economy, finances are the backbone. When we say finances, 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 shares are issued, of which 900 are the owner\'s. The sharescan then be traded on a free market. And if when you were little, you dreamt of becoming a banker, and have not succeeded 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 collect fees for the operations undertaken, and the interest, along with the rest of charges are set free by the owners. To learn more about how to become a finance expert, read the chapter Banking & Finance. War & Slaves In ANNO1777, war is present in all levels. Without the war, the consumption and production would not be stimulated, and the reason why you work and improve your overall health would not be so clearly defined. The war has two forms in the game. There is one war between players, where anyone can attack anyone, which ends 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. The system 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. More information about wars, choosing targets and blocking slaves who bring profit, can be found in chapter War & Slaves 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 the strength 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 players are 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 the geographic atlas from school. When a player enters the game from real Austria, he will be placed in a virtual Austria, in a random region, and he can later move from there. Every month, in every country, elections are organized. Anyone can run for a position by filing a government program. Anyone can vote. The first candidate who has the highest number of votes becomes the president of the country. The following 20 candidates become governors. The Government decides everything, starting with the prize you\'ll get in fights, up to the VAT on virtual products. It may start wars, it may change taxes and it may offer dazzling prizes. Also it can transfer amounts from budgets to organizations and from there to anyone. Yes, there is a state budget and the governors have wages. Who sets their wages? They do that, of course. But they could set very high wages, someone may say ... they could become corrupt and steal money from the budget, someone else might say .... Well, as we said, politics is dirty. Find out why in chapter Politics.