Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Analyzing bonus for MarketGlory

As mentioned in started playing MarketGlory recently.

Fight bonus

Let's start with the fight bonus which is paid for each of the ten daily referral fights you can do. It is based on the energy level you have. The amount you get paid for each fight you win is calculated as:

Bonus = Energy / 100 * Fight_Bonus

Because the energy can't sink below 1.0 the minimum you'll receive is 1/100 of the fight bonus of your country. Now let's check what price is still acceptable to pay for energy.
With each fight the energy level is decreased by 10% and because 10 fights will last at least 100 minutes there'll be one time when the energy because of the full hour.

So, the purchase of energy is a good investment if the sum of all fight boni (as a result of the bought energy) is bigger than the price for the energy.

The formula looks something like this:

Bonus (paid_energy) = (1 + 0.9 + 0.8 + 0.7 + 0.6 + 0.4 + 0.3 + 0.2 + 0.1) * added_energy/100 * Fight_Bonus

The multipliers are just approximations but are close enough for the accuracy needed. Remember that after 5 fights you lose some additional energy because of the hour change.

This adds up to : bonus = 5 * added_energy/100 * Fight_Bonus

Now just check if the bonus is bigger than the price for the energy...Let's do a little example:

Germany currently pays a fighting bonus of 10 DEM and a newspaper costs 0.14 DEM. Each newspaper adds 0.3 of energy. The bonus paid for buying energy would be:

5 * 0.3 / 100 * 10 = 1.5 / 10 =  0.15
So in this example it is more or less break even to buy a newspaper at 0.14 DEM.

Buying low quality milk costs 0.45 DEM and gains the player 1.0 energy:

5 * 1 / 100 * 10  = 5 / 10 = 0.5
This leads to a win of 0.05 DEM per paid liter of milk to receive the fighting bonus

Have fun and remember to check if it really makes sense to invest money for energy for your daily fights. If you have not signed up to market glory you can join here.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


I started playing MarketGlory which is a free browser game with a very complex economic system. All money can be converted back and forth between ingame money and real money. I have to analyze this in more detail and see what is best to generate some income there but right now at least the start is really slow unless you want to invest some real money (which I don't want to do until I have a deeper understanding of this game).

Join superaff's empire

I'll keep you updated on this. Right now it's just get online once every day and "got to work" to generate the bonus payments.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

One week of myVegas

After 7 days of playing the facebook app myVegas I collected a total of 15010 loyalty points. At the same time I reached a VIP level of 30, which unlocked some of the higher rewards. The virtual Las Vegas strip that is build along the way now inlcudes the Circus Circus, Monte Carlo, The Mirage, NY NY, Excalibur and the Bellagio. All of these give away coins and some even loyalty points every couple of hours. So I'm now able to generate points without playing games.

I was running the app in the background each day using the slot machine outspin and just checking for bonus games and other interaction every now and then. Here is the break down of how I progressed so far:

day 1 - level 14, loyalty points 1940
day 2 - level 19, loyalty points 4400
day 3 - level 21, loyalty points 5900
day 4 - level 23, loyalty points 6810
day 5 - level 24, loyalty points 8310
day 6 - level 28, loyalty points 12770
day 7 - level 30, loyalty points 15010

As you can see I generated about 2000 loyalty points each day depending on how much time I invested. I expect to have a higher return now that the more valuable casinos like the Excalibur and Bellagio are built which give away points directly.

My strategy is to continue to run the Studio City slot in the background as it requires the least interaction. I will keep my bet size small because the VIP level only increased by total coinage played (so it's the same if you bet small or big; you just have to play longer with the small bet) but you will get slightly more loyalty points.

My current VIP level and the 15000 loyalty points would already get me a comp room at the Circus Circus, Monte Carlo or The Mirage or a lot of different food options. I'm going to save my points until I reach at least 150k points which would get me two nights in a Spa Suite at NY NY. Should be done in 9 more weeks max ;-)

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Facebook and myVegas for free Las Vegas rewards

I just created a Facebook page for this blog because there is a new App giving away real life rewards for virtual play. Yes, it's true you'll get rewards from Las Vegas casinos like Aria, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Mirage, Monte Carlo, NY NY, Luxor, Excalibur and last but not least Circus Circus. The Prices you can get range from a pair of dice to show tickets and suites.
As I said all of this you can get by playing free playmoney games. You don't have to gamble a cent to earn it. Just like playing in Vegas you'll receive Loyalty Points for playing different casino games. Right now they offer different slots and Black Jack. All of these games are played for virtual coins. Don't worry once you run out of coins (it's still casino games so don't expect to win longterm) you either can buy new ones for real money, but you don't have to because you'll receive new coins every day. Actually you can receive new coins every couple of hours by collecting them from your virtual strip that you build will playing aswell.

I guess the actual value is pretty low but just like my play at
it's fun anyway and the free "money" is just the cherry on top.
If you are going to give the myVegas App a try I'd by happy to add my Facebook page to your list and maybe give it a Like, even if it's ugly as hell ;-)