Dilbert + Bonus = Awesomesauce!

Here at Empire Avenue we are all Dilbert fans. The irony of it all is that none of us have cubicles; we are either in our cool flexible workspace in Montreal or home based around North America.

That being said, we have all experienced the daily grind in an office environment filled with the different personalities as portrayed in Scott Adams’ awesome cartoon.

Today we are excited to announce that Dilbert has joined forces with us to explore the gameplay value of the Dilbert brand.

What this means for you is that together, we’re bringing out some very cool Bonuses that give you some cool social stock exchange enhancements.

They are only available for a limited time so come over and check out the new Bonuses here.

13 Comments

  1. Well, I’m too rich for the first two options. But not rich enough for the other two.

    My recommendation? It is really awful that these Dilbert bonuses are running the same period as the other bonuses. Here we have all of these stocks that are commission free and we can buy 100 more shares beyond our maximum…it’s not a time when I can give away 50% of my dividends when I’m using them to take advantage of these bonuses. If you had offered the Redistribute Wealth on a different week, I might have been less committed to where my dividend revenue goes and felt more free to give it away to others.

  2. Completely agree with Liz. I’m also still not sure about all of the various bonuses, etc. that are restrictive to certain user groups. I’ve been around on Empire Avenue for a while and have earned my stripes for where I sit on the boards. I also understand the need for new user retention and maintaining current user interests. However, how can you meet these ends without the Ave turning into a socialist economy/market by solely propping up the bottom ranks?

  3. Ha. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for keeping the newbies in the game! I just wonder if the end goal is to keep their interest or to seriously expedite the time that it takes to be on the top of the boards with everybody else(?).

    One thought that I’ve mentioned elsewhere is why not set up a mutual-fund like investment for people to learn the ropes? This would allow people to have a ‘softer’ investment as far as risk goes, and through this medium they could invest in the performance of the portfolios of others. It would yield a lesser return, but it would involve less time and not so steep of a learning curve out of the gates. From there, and with time, they could invest in individual stocks, missions, or whatever they would like.

  4. It’s worth noting that there are a lot of upgrades in the Shop that aren’t feasible for new users and as such only benefit longer-time/higher-end players. Just because the current Bonuses will expire next week doesn’t mean that we’re done with them forever πŸ™‚ — watch for all sorts that appeal to both high-end and and newer players.

  5. I don’t get it at all…

    I thought I have to buy the “Dilbert’s Wealth Redistribution” first and after that the “Dilbert’s Unthinkable Wealth Redistribution” to get the full 50% increase in Divs?

    What does “Uses: 5 Remaining: 5” mean?

    Does that mean, that it only works for 5 days???

    I thought this is will work forever!

    You may should explain these things in more detail in the future.

  6. The bonuses and upgrades are a nice touch to get the engines flowing. They do seem to be aimed at newer players, which is great, but it does leave most of these off the table for established or quick learner types. I also agree with Liz that the timing for all these to come out so quickly and together may keep some people from sharing the right choices. I guess thats the gamification part and you can never please every person πŸ˜‰

    Its also a little disturbing that you can buy an extra 100 shares in a person as a bonus, but it doesn’t work if you are already maxed at 700. Why stop at 700? I can’t complain too much since I am not maxed out on everyone in my portfolio AND I can possibly get that extra 100 without the 6% commission; however, if it says you can buy an extra 100 in a stock, there should not be an implicit limit of 700, it should work no matter what stock because the current max IS 700.

    Overall, Keep the good stuff coming! My engines are hot about the possibilities πŸ™‚

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