Ourworld.com is a seriously addictive, super fun, and slightly annoying online game where you can start a new life, make a bunch of friends, play a lot of games, and sell your soul. It’s not for everyone and for me personally it took a couple of times before I actually got into it but it’s worth it when you do. I joined June 21, 2010 under the name KaceForever. If you already play ourworld look me up and see how well that went and I mean that sarcastically. I now go by Eava, but I’ve also been nightdaisy, Loser Like Me, Aizlyn, Kaicea, SparkySparkyBoom and several other different names. You wanna know what that makes me? Yes obsessed, but also a diehard! Here is how to become a diehard like me and learn all the neat tips and tricks that will get you through the game.
Starting The Game
When I joined, you didn’t get as many options as you do now. Now when you start you can get a full clothed avatar with clothing items you can find in the various clothing stores in ourworld and a fully decked out condo! (yes there are also furniture stores). When you start, you pick a cute avatar, a name (pick something creative! I’ve had like 57 names and none of them were somethingcheesy427), and you begin your tutorial journey. Need help getting started? Click on that girl Zoe on your screen. She is an NPC and she’ll help you out and walk you through the confusing stage of getting started.
Dressing Your Avatar
Once you’ve dampened your feet a little you’ll find you want a new outfit because you are tired of looking like a newb (which means a newbie). When you go through the stores you’ll see that some items have a star next to it. That means that eventually you will not be able to buy them anymore. You are going to want to collect these because when you get advanced enough to become a resident you have going to be happy you did. Collecting rares is like a disease in ourworld. You are not that interested starting out but it will creep up on you and next thing you know you are going to be watching stupid videos all day just to get enough gems to complete your collection. I would say and this is a guess that a good ninety percent of ourworld player collect rares.
Gems and Coins
As you go through the store picking out an awesome outfit you’ll notice you have two forms of playing, coins and gems. Coins are easy to make and I’ll get into that later because I want to talk about gems right now. Gems is what is going to cause your love/hate relationship with this game. Gems have to be bought or earned. I’ve done both. Earning gems takes a while and is really boring but you save your money while buying gems is fast and feels awesome but next thing you know you are broke. When I started ourworld gems were easy to get because items were cheap and with the facebook, toolbar, and monthly codes it was easy to get the items you wanted. Now not so much and I don’t know if that is because everything is more expensive or you want a lot more items.
Coins are easy to make. When you dance, or talk, or even tend to your critter garden (hatching eggs to make coins! Yay!) you earn flow. Flow levels you up and when you spend flow you get coins though doing it this way can be a bit slow.
Becoming A Resident and Using The MarketPlace
Becoming a resident in the game unlocks places that you can’t go as a tourist and allows you to use the marketplace! The marketplace allows you to trade or sell your items to other players for however much you want! Yay profit! This is what you collected all those rares for. Not to mention you can buy things that you can’t buy in the stores anymore. You also get rare monthly condo items tourist don’t get. It cost either 200 gems a month or $6 a month to become a resident and get 150 gems. The bad part is it cost 3 gems to list something for sale and 4 gems to list something for trade.
Becoming a Zoes Member
When you are sent a secret invitation (not that secret) to zoes you are given an opportunity to pay $20 a month or 600 gems a month to be an upgraded resident with 700 gems. When you are a Zoe’s member you have access to a store where you can buy rares that are no longer available for an obnoxious about og gems, and no more marketplace costs! Which means you no longer have to pay 3-4 gems to list things in the marketplace.
There are a million ways to make friends in ourworld. Entering contest and agreeing to vote for each other, meeting at parties, meeting on the Boardwalk, Pier, Soho, Electric Avenue, Wonderland, or Vegas, Playing poker together. Ourworld provides tons of things to do with friends.
If ourworld.com sounds appealing to you and you would like to join here is a link! http://web1.ourworld.com/ow/tracking?source=ref_link&user_id=118278229
Also if you are looking to get even more invested join the forums! Tons of people on the forums are waiting to greet you.