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Historical Additions

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

“We want to make Evony as historically accurate as possible! As such, we would like to make triple sure that all of our content is top quality.

We are looking for qualified, intelligent individuals to assist us with this process of contributing vast amounts of historical research for the next instalment of Evony.


What will I be required to do?

You would be given access to documents that contains information relating to historical people and places, the very text that will be present in the next big release of Evony.

You would be required to put in about 5 hours a week of work and this would include contributing vast amounts of historical information on figures and places as well as proof reading the work you put in.


Do I get paid for this?

No. But we’ll be compensating your volunteer time with 10 Evony Cents per historical figure/city you contribute and is approved. The more information you help write, the more credits you are eligible to receive!

Am I eligible to apply?

You must meet the following criteria to apply:

A.

  1. Must be 18 or over
  2. Must be able to sign an NDA
  3. Must be able to contribute 5+ hours per week
  4. Must be able to install Skype (a free IM client for communication with your project manager)

You must also meet one or more of the following:

B.

  1. Must have had experience working in an historical related job field (e.g.: researcher, history teacher)
  2. Must have had experience working in an historical related institution (e.g.: school, museum)
  3. Must have an historical related university degree or diploma
  4. Must have owned or contributed to a historical related project

If you feel you are eligible to apply, please continue to read below.

How to apply

Please fill out the following application and return it to Ken Peterson, the project manager for Historical Research at [email protected].

Application form

Full name:
Date of birth:
Forum name:
Game name:
E-mail address:
Country of residence:
Do you hold any historical related degrees/diplomas:
Which point of section B of the application form (above) applies to you:
Are you able to contribute over 5 hours a week to this project:
Please tell us in less than 100 words why you think you should be selected to participate:

DISCLAIMER:

Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified by e-mail and successful volunteers will be picked at our discretion. You will be working with highly confidential material and therefore would be required to scan or photograph, sign and send us a confidentiality agreement. You will be sent further instructions via e-mail if accepted.”

Evony Updates & Changes

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Within the last two weeks, Evony has undergone many changes and updates to game-play and its community.

Most importantly, the beta-game Civony changed its name to Evony, thus moving out of beta-mode. More information on this can be found HERE.

At the end of April and the beginning of May, what used to be Civony opened two new servers: Server 4 and Server 5.

In addition, they appointed more moderators to help manage the boards and community. These moderators include: AbstractAngel, terryrayc, Hods, f0zzy, Heraclius, John, Gazza, and Shinigami.

Just yesterday, on May 7th, two more moderators were added: Lord Drasyr and logrus.

The Evony administrators announced that they were looking for specialists to help with the community and game. This is exactly what they are looking for:

“Evony needs qualified individuals for several teams of specialists to help improve both the game and customer service. Our goal for Evony is to continually improve the player’s experience in and out of game and emerge as a leader in the genre. Communication is handled primarily via Skype and email.

Interested parties should be:

  • Discreet -You will be working with confidential material and will need to sign a NDA.
  • Highly professional.
  • Knowledgeable in their field. Skills in multiple fields are a bonus.
  • Enthusiastic about Evony!

Benefits:

  • Specialists will receive competitive compensation, according to their skill set, at an hourly pay rate.
  • Specialists will also receive in-game credit for their work.

Specialists Needed:

Game Design Specialist

Graphics Designer -3D and UI.

We want to continue to improve Evony’s graphics and user interface. We need specialists with skills in one or more of the following: 3D architecture, short movies/animations and Flash-based user interface design.

Game Music and Sound
We will be adding music and sound effects to Evony and need specialists with experience creating music and sound.

Game Design, Planning and Rules

We are adding a great deal of new content into Evony ?Age Two, including thousands of famous historical figures and cities, equipment systems and PvP and PvE battleground instance systems. We need developers and planners to create avatars, provide historical information and expertise, as well as background data to keep the game both accurate and immersive.

Game Economists and Data Analysts

A properly balanced and tuned economy and data system is of key importance to the long-term success of the game. Professionals with experience in this field would help adjust finances and other data to promote a robust economy and game structure.

Web Design

We need an accomplished web designer with knowledge of Javascript, Flash and CSS to improve and maintain the official website. Experience with Google Website Optimizer is a plus.

Promotion Team

Web Ad Design

We want to draw more users to Evony with ads. We need excellent ads to generate more impressions and higher CTRs and conversion rates. Candidates should be experienced, creative and enthusiastic.

Advertising Networks

We want to advertise through as many channels as possible, including rich media advertising networks. We are looking for people with connections to such networks to get our ads as much visibility as possible.

Player Promotion

We would like to not only promote Evony ourselves through advertisements, but find creative ways of encouraging our players to promote it as well, to their friends. We are looking for a qualified candidate with a solid understanding of both the game and internet social networking to generate and manage player promotion programs.

Technical Team

Email Architecture

We presently send users a welcome email and password recovery feature via email, but we would like to expand this by giving users the option of receiving emails for certain in-game events such as being attacked. We also need to correct problems in the current system which prevent some users from receiving email. A specialist in this field should have ideas and solutions for these types of issues.

Payment Processing

We want to expand payment options to include receiving payments through mobile SMS, phone billing, credit cards and other methods to meet customer demand, and we need a specialist with experience in this field.

IDC and CDN Experts

We are continuing to add new servers and upgrade bandwidth to improve the player’s experience and need experts in the field to recommend and coordinate these centers and networks.

Community Team

Community Liaison

We need customer-oriented individuals with strong communication skills to act as representatives to the Evony community. With strong community bases in the US, Europe and Australia, we would like community managers to represent our interests in each of these areas. We presently need liaisons for Europe and Australia.
Duties include: interacting with the community on behalf the developers, carrying concerns from the community to developers and helping to address player questions and concerns.

Forum Moderator

We need customer-oriented individuals with strong communication skills to moderate the community forums. Moderators should be conscientious and professional with an understanding of game forums. A mod’s job is to steer discussion away from harmful/destructive topics while fostering useful, helpful and informative topics.

In-game Moderator

We need customer-oriented individuals with good attention to detail to foster a healthy and productive in-game environment. Specialists would moderate in-game chat as necessary, as well as generate plans and methods to best encourage a positive environment for Evony players.

Wiki & Answers Administrator

We need to an expert to set up and administer a Wiki/Answers system. The goal of this individual would be to encourage its use and make it as helpful as possible to users.

English-Language Specialists

We need individuals with very strong English language skills and an in-depth understanding of the game to help correct language flaws and increase the usefulness of tooltips and language within the game and website. Candidates should exhibit strong written communication skills and a careful eye for detail.

Customer Service Supervisor

We need an experienced, professional, customer-oriented individual with strong communication skills to oversee and assist the customer service team, ensure quality customer service and address customer service issues as they arise.”