A little bit of polish for spring

Well, as some of you will have noticed, we’ve been rolling out a few updates over the last little while. While some have been cosmetic and layout related, the current updates all relate to the shop. Here’s what we’ve either done, or have planned for the next little while:

  • Ultimately we will have ‘A Bigger Piece of the Pie’ 7 and 8 (still in the pipe)
  • Portfolio upgrades — up to 100k members
  • New eaves pricing
So, go! Check them out in the Shop! And, as always, we’ve got more in the pipe! Stay tuned!

23 Comments

  1. Hello, Brad;
    One thing I really do wish the site had is that when I click on my shareholders link, I could sort by Daily Dividend. Some shares have a high price, but a very low dividend. It would be nice to be able to find the higher paying shares without having to open each person’s profile.

    One other thing that would make the site easier to use would be to remove some of the content on the landing page and replace it with a glossary of the changes and a “how to” list so members are able to find the things they were used to finding with ease before the new format. That would make the landing page worth checking out each day.

    Regards;
    Ernest Koncaba
    (e)ABACNOK

  2. That’s great that there will be more pie available.

    It sucks that like a freakin idiot (similar to my embracing the Luxury Items) I actually participated in the Power Ups and More Desserts spending millions upon mllions of EAVs. I am beginning to think that the best way for me to participate in Empire Avenue is to simply sit on my daily dividend payouts and horde them like many others have been doing and not participate in the process since I appear to always become a LOSER for spending and participating.

  3. Always great to see progress… EA rocks the ‘plan, do, review, adjust’ process.

    I am with Omar with the same question, I’m all for more pie… but how about all the eaves or $ already spent on “more desert” and ‘even more desert” options? Like Omar suggested, do the players who supported those incentives get penalized? Just curious.

    Thank you for all you do. EA rocks!

  4. I’m with Omar and Art. I spent millions on the upgrades, and would hope to see them honoured when the additional pie is served. ie, if I buy the upgrades (of course I will) I’d still like to be able to hold that additional 100 shares I bought with the pie. I hope the plans are being made to accommodate it.

  5. SO happy about MORE PIE being made available xD – As you might know I’m not sure I’m interested in managing more than 5000 accounts in my portfolio so PIE is my best option to spend my eaves – That is until I find a use to promote some personal project of mine – Thanks! xD

  6. Awesome, very excited to see the upgrades, thanks again for all the hard work the team puts in to keep things constantly evolving.

    Regarding the “more dessert” and “even more dessert” bonus…I’m with Omar & Crew on this one.

  7. Just to clarify: The Pie Upgrades move your overall Site Maximum up to whatever number they go to. The More Desserts and Even More Dessert Bonuses will allow you to break those maximum’s at the time that you have them available.

    If you buy the pie upgrade to 800, then a More Dessert option takes you to 900 and a Even More Dessert option takes you to 1000 shares respectively. These extra shares give you access to extra dividends, payouts, profits from selling etc.

    The More Desserts and Even More Desserts can be bought at any share maximum level, whether you are at 200 Site Maximum (allowing to go to 300) etc.

  8. “Portfolio upgrades — up to 100k members” that sounds ambitious; I only count about 85k accounts right now.

    What about lowering the 100% tax on the dividend income from the stocks past the first (top dividend) 5000? A lower tax on these would be very much welcome (and induce me to buy more stocks). I would even consider (slightly) taxing the dividend income generated by the shares exceeding, say, 500 in a stock as a fair compensation…

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  10. If More Pie 700 becomes available…I purchase it and then I am able to purchase 700 shares of everyone I have 600 shares in….800 shares of everyone I have 700 shares in…and 900 shares of everyone I have 800 shares in….I would be happy. If I am simply OUT the EAVs because I participated in the past PowerUps and More Desserts, then I will be very pissed!

  11. Dups and Brad and all, I think it would be a big mistake for EA not to provide some lasting value for all the eaves and cash people have invested in the dessert upgrades.

    What I suggest is this: Dessert upgrades be considered individual stock level upgrades that can be banked and used at will. For example, I bought 55 desserts so then I would have 550 100-share upgrades available. If my limit is 600 and I buy up to 700 in one stock, then that uses one upgrade. If I sell the extra 100 shares, the upgrade goes back in the bank.

    Pie then would be a global upgrade rather than an individual stock upgrade. If I buy more pie to raise my limit to 700 then all the individual upgrades go back in the bank and could then be used to go to 800 shares in a limited number of stocks.

    This way the individual upgrades would continue to maintain value. But since they are so much more expensive than getting the global pie upgrade, they would for the most part only be used selectively on stocks that warrant it.

  12. .. same concerns regarding just desserts~! I know I have spent 1,374,000e on desserts in addition to costs of the shares, maxing out on existing portfolio to 700 shares before upgrading past 1000 portfolio count. Probably would have been cheaper and more social to upgrade the portfolio count, instead of investment count.

    It’s a tough thing to be an observer at times .. you NEED change to make it better and allow you to grow. But, “if ‘aint broke don’t fix it” saying also applies too 😛

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  14. (e)Dups, when I first read your comment I thought you had cleared up the issue Omar and David voice, but after a second read, further clarification is needed.

    If I already bought dessert and used it to get 700 shares of a stock, when I buy Pie #7 will I be able to go to 800 on that stock or not?

  15. Things used to be simple. If you wanted to Buy More Shares, you would Buy More Pie upgrades using either EAVs or a combination or Real Cash and EAVs. If you wanted to Buy More Stocks you would purchase the Increase Portfolio upgrades using either EAVs or a combination of Real Cash and EAVs Process worked fine and dandy. I was happy to pay real cash to support the Empire Avenue team.

    Luxury items were introduced. We all know where luxury items wound up.=(

    Then the ability to buy more stocks and or more shares of individual stocks stopped. No more upgrades were made available The ability to buy more stocks and/or buy more shares was stifled/prevented for months and months….the EAVs pile up.

    Missions get introduced. Sounds fun. Gotta do SOMETHING with all these EAVs. Sure it “drove engagement” I spent 75 Million EAVS on several missions promoting http://www.empireavenue.com/KNOWU and http://www.empireavenue.com/HARRISON1902 Sure it gained followers, likes, Re-Tweets, visits, and such for the social media properties of those accounts, but it DID NOT translate into anyone enrolling into Harrison College. It encouraged awareness, but no one actually BOUGHT the product. So what’s the point?.

    I have not sponsored any sort of missions in the past couple of months and don’t plan to as long as their are stocks to buy. I think about the 75 million EAVs that I gave away to alot of folks who could really give two shits about me and any of the things I am trying to promote. I

    if you want to give away your EAVs…so be it. Another thing that is highly prevalent on Empire Avenue are that a great many folks have established separate, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc Social Media accounts to use specifically for Empire Avenue, so when a mission is completed to do this or do that, it’s not actually being sent out to a persons personal and professional network…its being sent out to a bunch of other Empire Avenue members who are following/friends/connected to that specifically set up EA social media account

    I would just as soon like to see the ability to load up a virtual gift card and be able to GIFT EAVs to others. That way anyone who decides…”Hey! I want to give this extra million EAVs I have laying around away” Can do so in a targeted fashion to those whose interaction and/or content they REALLY enjoy!

    Then we get teased with “Power Ups” and ‘More Dessert”,,,,after not being able to buy and sell stocks for so long….sure…we are “motivated” to purchase those items.

    Again, the message that I am hearing is that it is better to sit out, horde your EAVs, and NOT ENGAGE on any of the new “shiny objects” that Empire Avenue introduces. Don’t Participate and we will reward you.

  16. Hiya,

    I’ve got 700 shares in many people – possible because I’ve bought the bonus that allows me to go 100 above my max. If my new max becomes 700 does that mean, without buying another bonus, I can have up to 800 shares in those people?

    If not then the extra pie wipes out the investment in all those bonuses.

  17. I responded on April 3, 2012 at 8:17 pm and my commentary is still “awaiting moderation” Why is my commentary not displayed yet?

    Here is my post again:

    Things used to be simple. If you wanted to Buy More Shares, you would Buy More Pie upgrades using either EAVs or a combination or Real Cash and EAVs. If you wanted to Buy More Stocks you would purchase the Increase Portfolio upgrades using either EAVs or a combination of Real Cash and EAVs Process worked fine and dandy. I was happy to pay real cash to support the Empire Avenue team.

    Luxury items were introduced. We all know where luxury items wound up.=(

    Then the ability to buy more stocks and or more shares of individual stocks stopped. No more upgrades were made available The ability to buy more stocks and/or buy more shares was stifled/prevented for months and months….the EAVs pile up.

    Missions get introduced. Sounds fun. Gotta do SOMETHING with all these EAVs. Sure it “drove engagement” I spent 75 Million EAVS on several missions promoting http://www.empireavenue.com/KNOWU and http://www.empireavenue.com/HARRISON1902 Sure it gained followers, likes, Re-Tweets, visits, and such for the social media properties of those accounts, but it DID NOT translate into anyone enrolling into Harrison College. It encouraged awareness, but no one actually BOUGHT the product. So what’s the point?.

    I have not sponsored any sort of missions in the past couple of months and don’t plan to as long as their are stocks to buy. I think about the 75 million EAVs that I gave away to alot of folks who could really care less about me and any of the things I am trying to promote. I

    if you want to give away your EAVs…so be it. Another thing that is highly prevalent on Empire Avenue are that a great many folks have established separate, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc Social Media accounts to use specifically for Empire Avenue, so when a mission is completed to do this or do that, it’s not actually being sent out to a persons personal and professional network…its being sent out to a bunch of other Empire Avenue members who are following/friends/connected to that specifically set up EA social media account

    I would just as soon like to see the ability to load up a virtual gift card and be able to GIFT EAVs to others. That way anyone who decides…”Hey! I want to give this extra million EAVs I have laying around away” Can do so in a targeted fashion to those whose interaction and/or content they REALLY enjoy!

    Then we get teased with “Power Ups” and ‘More Dessert”,,,,after not being able to buy and sell stocks for so long….sure…we are “motivated” to purchase those items.

    Again, the message that I am hearing is that it is better to sit out, horde your EAVs, and NOT ENGAGE on any of the new “shiny objects” that Empire Avenue introduces. Don’t Participate and we will reward you.

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