Rabona, I am in

Paid to play

I used @crazy-andy's referral link although I logged-in before. Hope it shows and reflects somehow.

Cookie tells me it worked.


Am I in?

No, not yet. How long does it take for the app to recognize the transaction and let me see my starter pack?

After I-don't-know-how-many minutes I am in!

Do I understand correctly that I have 5 days to get acquainted with the game?

What should I do first' What are my initial steps?

Thank you!


My team should be called Absolute Beginners :)


Now it's time to start learning about the game and how to play it.

Not tonight, not tomorrow. I have many other things with higher priority to do first. Maybe on Wednesday evening ...

Until then, good luck with playing Rabona. Yes, that's my brand new referral link :)

The last thing for the first post, my club's name.

Strong, inspiring, poetic, isn't it?


I couldn't help myself so I started clicking.

Upgraded stadium and catering, scouted one player yet I didn't like him, contracted a goalie. He's from Brasil. They are supposed to be good, aren't they?

Now, my new player is worth more than the rest of the team. I better go to sleep before I make more stupid moves :)


Better and better



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Your current Rank (12) in the battle Arena of Holybread has granted you an Upvote of 4%

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Please put that goalie on the transfer market ASAP.
Yes, he was free but if you keep him, his 160k/season salary will bury you. The good news is you do not have to pay him until your league starts so you have a good shot at turning him in some free cash. For playing, you are better off spending low five digits on reasonable-salary players (you are going to need 10-11 of those for your starting squad).
Good luck and enjoy the game.

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Hey, thanks a lot for your suggestion. I knew I made a stupid move :)

Don't do strategic planning on Sundays late in the evening is the lesson here.

So, low five digits salaries to burn my bonus/starter pack RBN on?

Thanks again!

!BEER

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To clarify this:

spending low five digits on reasonable-salary players

Does this mean on a season-long basis?

For example, low five digits is less than 50K per season divided by 30 => less than 1,667 per match?

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I was referring to purchase price there, not salaries.
Browse through the 50-60 OS section of the market where they earn around a thousand per match. Even that is a lot in League 3 but if you end up in a group made of new teams, advancing might be easiest in the first season you play. OTOH, you might end up in a group with a heavy spender and have to wait for your shot, noone knows.

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Thanks again, I will check it out.

I went through your tutorials and they are excellent.

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At first let me thank you for using my referral link. It worked, so we both received a little reward and hopefully we will turn it out to a good player or something...

Well looking at your team, I would say you have a nice talented striker in Mr. Roth. He will score many goals for you.
@jelly13 already gave you few tips and he is a pro, so I don't have much to add. Watch out on salaries. You will be able to maintain only few player with 1000 per match or even that will be too much. I would focus on scouting at first, but I know that might be sometimes frustrating getting nothing for your money...
Stadium is very important, so upgrade it to at least lvl. 4 as soon as possible. Train, train, train every day. Your players will eventually get better and finances will grow as well if you will play it smart.

Take it slow and enjoy. I wish you good luck and hope we will see each other in the stadium soon!

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Thanks for the tips.

I have both stadium and catering up to level 4 and upgrading to level 5.

I made a premature move with contracting a goalkeeper which is too expensive right now.

If I won't be able to sell him, which doesn't look likely, I'll freeze him. Hibernation works wonders :)

Yes, I am training each day.

Four more days to the start of my first season.

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The player is too expensive for you atm - that is clear.
Now the real question: Is he too expensive (at near-zero purchase cost) for everyone? I cannot tell.
If he's not, you will sell. If you do not sell, it means he is too expensive and hibernation is unlikely to change it (the supply is huge, the demand rises slowly) so you shouldn't drop 20c (freezing AND future unfreezing) on zero value player (wouldn't you rather buy 42k RBN with it?).

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So freezing costs too? Excellent :)

Canceling his contract will cost me 128K RBN. Eh, I tried to copy-paste the label on the cancel button yet it got clicked. These buttons are too responsive for my taste.

Anyways, easy come easy go. I've thrown away half my bonus RBN on a rookie mistake. Something to learn from :)

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I am sorry to hear that. Yeah, being really cautious around those blue buttons has become a second nature for me over time. Useful feedback for @rondras, I guess.
Looking at it from the bright side, the mistake was actually not that costly. These days, the items in the starter pack are worth just little over 1 buck if you tried to liquidate. Ten players are worth zero RBN on the market, one is a borderline positive asset (that was obviously different when the game started fresh) and we all gradually stopped thinking in the original 100k RBN = 1 USD setup. You threw away a half of the buck rather than a half of the starterpack.
I mean, the next five bucks you might elect to spend can get you 1M RBN. Not sure if this is what devs planned but you effectively pay more for the priviledge to play than what you paid in Season 1 but the product is quite polished now so it actually makes sense to think of it as a $10 game now (five for account, five for RBN top-up to get you some breathing space).

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No problem, it's OK. It's a game after all .)

cMy stadium and Catering are at level 5 now. With bonuses from these tasks, I have 183K RBN to play with and three days to find some players as you suggested.

The next training session is in an hour. The first two days I went for 442 and passing. Tonight? I don't know. Maybe some defending ...

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