Saturday, August 21, 2010

Shout a Ticker!

I am not too sure I like mention notifications. It seems odd to me the mentions I get. People post status updates of all of these tickers to go check out or buy. Well see, these lists are of people who tend to be leaders and loud, and well, how is there any point to that? 

How about we start shouting out some cool people or stocks for companies who have something to offer? People/companies you like, who are interactive and should maybe noticed more. Trust me, I am noticed a lot. And so are all those people I keep getting listed with. 

I don't know if listing me is supposed to be flattering, but you know, instead of grouping me in with a bunch of loudmouths, how about grouping me in with some of these stocks?

Let's start with (e)JUNKIE Cream Junkie is one of the first companies to offer rewards at Empire Avenue they deserve a hi. Why not check out their website?  They started a new twitter today as well. Maybe you should go follow them there.  I have already placed my order, I will get it this week :) All of my dealings with them so far have been fabulous. I can't wait to get my product. 
Cream Junkie Twitter

Next let's talk (e)BEAMDG another of the first companies to come on board with rewards. There is an article about them in the Edmonton  Journal today. I purchased the reward already, but haven't made a purchase there yet. I am a girl, bath stuff before video games :) 
Beamdog Twitter

(e)HAREDU Ben Harris has been an online friend of mine for a very, very long time. He is one of the smartest, nicest people I know. He has worked his ass off to make this company, he has a great following. If you need a dose of nerdiness and want to talk science this is the place to go. They make Reinventing Science Kits that are pretty cool and worth checking out. 
Reinventing Science Twitter

(e)PE Photevoke was one if the first stocks I encountered at Empire Ave. I love this site, I love the idea of it. I retweet them, I share them, I think it something that people should see. I LOVE Photevoke! 
Photevoke Twitter

(e)VMOB Yes, I have already done a whole blog post on them, so you know the scoop. But you know I have this thing about indie pretty much anything. I am always going to support the little guys when I can, especially when their 'customer service' is amazing. If you interact and care and do things right, I think you more than deserve my loyalty. (e)VMOB has mine. :) I wish them the very best and hope that their web series does extremely well. Joe Wilson ROCKS!
Vampire Mob Twitter

(e)ELM I have to admit, I have not been to Elm Cafe yet. They tweet their specials every day and make me hungry. I hear all over twitter they have great food, and one of these days I will get off my butt and get there. 
Elm Cafe Twitter

(e)DINO I have been to Jurassic Forest twice already. I LOVE this place. There are pics all over my facebook and my Flickr. I want to go again! We don't get stuff this cool here. Someone spent very good money on this place. The land is pristine, the dinos are cool, it is priced well and I am floored by how awesome this place is. If you are in and around Edmonton, I highly recommend (e)DINO
Jurassic Forest Twitter 

What stock have you encountered that gets overlooked? Maybe think of THESE people when you post your shoutouts. Make Empire Avenue a little more about what it is supposed to be.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010


We just got a blog post talking about the rewards stage opening for Empire Ave! (e)JUNKIE and (e)BEAMDG are offering discounts in trade for eaves! I am picking up some bath stuff from Junkie right now, looks like awesome stuff! So excited. What this can mean for businesses and players is really awesome. I can't wait to see where it leads!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Vampire Mob On Empire Ave

Somehow while I was talking about the Vampire Mob City Facebook game on Twitter Vampire Mob started following me. I found this funny and went and checked it out. This Vampire Mob is NOT a Facebook game!. I have to admit they are the best random follower I have ever had.

Vampire Mob is a web series about a guy who has become a Vampire and what that does to his family life. You see, his wife decides to bite her mother. The mother in law decides she is moving in. Forever.

It curses as much as I do, it is funny and refreshing, and I am completely addicted. The cast rocks: John Colella (CSI: NY, The West Wing), Reamy Hall (General Hospital, Bowfinger)Marcia Wallace (The Simpsons, The Bob Newhart Show), Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds), Chris Mulkey (Twin Peaks, Boardwalk Empire).  It is created, written & directed by Joe Wilson

We are now on episode 2. In order to unlock each episode the previous one needs a certain number of views. If you are a friend on my Facebook, you have seen me post about this over and over again. I NEED Episode 3. I can't get to episode 3 unless you guys go watch episode 2! You should also watch episode one so you know what is going on. 

For your convenience they are here: They are only 6 minutes long BTW and curse better than my twitter feed on PMS week :)

Episode One

Episode Two

If you go to the website and become part of the inner circle, there are perks. 

There is a fan page on Facebook and they are @VampireMob on Twitter. 

Why is this on an Empire Avenue blog? Well Vampire Mob is now on EAv. e(VMOB) 

I have been plugging this stock for a couple days, and this is why:

  • Their twitter interaction is great! 
  • They actually respond to their followers, ask us questions, retweet and get retweeted. 
  • They have an active Facebook.
  • They have a blog. 
  • They already have this social media thing under control. 
  • I like them and the series.

It is just a complete win to me. I highly recommend you check out the shows, follow on twitter, pick up some stock and say hi. You really won't regret it. 


Friday, August 6, 2010

Sell Pooka

Here is the thing, I love Empire Avenue. I think their team does a fabulous job at what they do. Yes, I get a little irate and ranty, but it is because I care.  I would also like to state, for the record, that my issues with the upgrades and what it was doing to my portfolio were brought to their attention, and not just thrown on a random place on the net. So when I get annoyed I am using my blog :P~~~

The last meetup was around when communities came out. I was whining about searching personal communities.I was told something about since there are secret communities, they couldn't do that. I hadn't heard of secret communities, and my gut reaction was "Why would we have secret communtiites on Empire Avenue? " Secret communities belong somewhere else.

Now that all of this other stuff has come out I will tell you one this. I 100% believe that sentiment.

I have to tell you I was invited to the Cabal when it started. I have no idea why. I took one look at the member list, to be honest, and left. I don't play like the people in there and didn't want to be associated with it. I don't even know who invited me, I don't know if they voted on me, I don't care, but I am going to make this clear, these are not values I believe in.

Not ANY exclusionary, elitist group.

My stand on communities is that they should be a water cooler place that people with the same interests get together and exchange ideas, find people they wouldn't otherwise, with the site growing so big.

What I do not want to see communities do, is create an atmosphere of who is 'in' and who is out. At this fledgling stage that Empire Avenue is in, I do not see how this is beneficial to the site. The focus should really be one of connecting, meeting people, improving your social media skills.

I do not believe it should be a group of people pushing each other up the boards because they are part of some exclusive club, recommending each other to make money, and improve their stock value. The focus of Empire Avenue is content. Maybe people should be focusing on their content and interaction skills.

I think people should keep in mind there are 1000's of people on this site. A lot of people to connect with. Of the people I have connected with and became friends with, I can tell you most would not be allowed in these clubs. I think this is where my issue is. If you want to concentrate on the power players and who is worth the most, you really aren't getting it.

I have no idea why exactly my stock is so high. Yes I tweet a lot. I have a lot of friends on twitter. I blog a little, I have stuff that wants to come out of my head. My Facebook is a crazy gong show. To be honest I love my Facebook sooo much more since I started Empire Avenue. I might drive a couple people crazy with it, but the feedback from my friends about how much fun my wall is blows my mind.

Should any of this put me in the 80 range? I don't think so. I see people who tweet more, have more followers, blog more. I do not understand why I am where I am, but I can tell you this. No one person or group put me there. I put me there, everyone put me there. I came to Empire Avenue, played with what to do on Twitter and Facebook to see how it affected my stock, yes. But this hard core player reputation I have is wrong.

If I recommend a buy, there is a valid reason for it. I am not pushing anyone so I make money. It is really a stock I think you should buy. I am going to read and comment on your blog because I enjoy your content. I am going to follow you on Twitter because you are someone I am interested in knowing more about.

Yeah I might buy and sell your stock. You will get used to it. Gambling on what someone's value is is the game to me. I bet 50 shares at 10 that you are going to rise. I pull out at 25 because that is where I think you will stop. Am I hard core about it? Newp. I was at the beginning when I needed those eaves, but now that I don't, I don't look. The only time I look to see what anyone is doing is when I need to go sell someone to buy another stock.

Quite frankly I am disgusted with the antics of the hard core players, and I would rather fall back to the middle. I would really like to be a 20 stock. I would rather be on Empire Avenue, and connect and enjoy myself. I really don't want anyone to think I am any part of that style of play.

I would really appreciate if you sold my stocks and dropped my value. Hard. If this is really what the Empire Avenue leader board is supposed to be about, I do not want any part of it. I want to enjoy the good things about Empire Avenue instead.


Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Upgrade Landslide

So, I have been a little vocal, irate maybe about this luxury tax stuff. So, I thought I would show you this, just so you can see my side. I know a few people seem to think I am a whiner, but you know what happens when you are running at the top of the leader boards? Things happen to you first. I was mocked for the sell me messages when I would beg people to sell me, and now it is common to see them, common for people to ask for their shares back.
Want to see what happens when you spend the time and effort to make your portfolio make money, for people buying you? This:

That large spike at the end there is the refund I got for the price drop in upgrades. Even accounting for that, I would not make it back up to where I started before the upgrade.
So my stock price goes up, my portfolio gets decimated and never recovers. Is there really any point doing these stock upgrades really?
And now, because I am so good at making money, I am further penalized with a tax?
I guess I could run to the shady side and start group buying and smashing stocks for my own gain.. or I can bitch and be vocal.
If there is logic to this, I haven't figured it out. But I know one thing, if I had to do it all over again. I would absolutely not upgrade. No matter what I try to do here, it seems I just get screwed.