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

The weekly newsletter for Fed2
by ibgames

EARTHDATE: June 18, 2017

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by Hazed

We love Fed. Once upon a time it was our living, and we charged you money to play, but now we keep on simply for the fun of it. We offer it to you for free in the hope that you will love the game as much as we do.

But Fed still costs us money. Every month we have to pay the hosting company which runs the cloud in which Fed lives. We pay them for the computer space and for the network connectivity, without which you would not be able to play the game.

This money has to come from somewhere. And money doesn’t grow on trees, not in the real world anyway. Since we don’t charge you to play Fed, then we get the 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 extras

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 some dollars to Fed, and keep the game running.

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