I get a ton of questions that start, “What is the best…” Usually folks are asking about choosing an investment, running a mission, buying upgrades, or focusing attention on a network. The answer that always seems to fit is…it depends.
The great challenge of EA is that there are so many options. When you are starting it seems almost impossible to choose. Some folks get so upset they actually quit the game because they have too many choices. Folks get anxious because they don’t want to foul up. When you begin, the game seems really complicated & frustrating.
I can greatly simplify it for you. Make a plan. Getting to a location can be terribly difficult if you don’t have an address, directions, or a map. If you can figure out why you are playing EA, then creating a solid strategy to get there is reasonably easy.
Often we have competing goals; so balancing them will take some thought. Some of the goals are in the game: share price, wealth or dividends. Some of the goals are out there in the world: making cash, advertising your business, networking with folks, learning something, or raising your Klout score. Figure out what is important, set some priorities, plan a strategy.
The best way to play Empire Avenue is your way. Listen to all those folks who try to tell you the ‘right’ way to play, but remember that your collection of goals & gifts are unique. If you know why you are doing things, the doing becomes easy.