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by THE INFLUENCIER on June 7, 2011 •  28 comments

[X]pect the un[X]pected!

UPDATE: [X]PENDAPALOOZA has concluded. For a heads up on future events, join the [X]Bar Facebook Group

At [X]actly 12:00 AM GMT today, the second [X]PENDAPALOOZA Event gets underway on Empire Avenue. If you are looking for a way to significantly [X]pand your portfolio, [X]tend your conne[X]ions, and witness an [X]change of Eaves that will [X]cede the limits of what you have previously thought possible, then you have no [X]cuse not to participate in this [X]travaganza.

So, what [X]actly is [X]PENDAPALOOZA? Allow me to [X]plain…

If you have [X]plored Empire Avenue for any length of time, you may have heard rumors of a secret society, one whose [X]ploits are steeped in intrigue, yet shrouded in mystery. You may have even encountered individuals whom you suspect are members of this cryptic, cabalistic collective.  These people do not [X]ist.

However, if such a group did [X]ist, they would be recognizable to you by the [X] insignia contained within their ticker.

During [X]PENDAPALOOZA these  so called [X]’ers have pledged to invest [X]cessive amounts of eaves in any and all who desire it, with the [X]pectation that you use your windfall to “pay it forward” and invest in new people (or prospe[X], if you will). On top of that, the [X] members [X]pressly encourage you NOT to invest in any member with an [X] in their ticker. At it’s core, [X]PENDAPALOOZA is about giving. And in that spirit, it is estimated that well over 10 million eaves (and that’s a conservative estimate!) will be flying through the ether during the event.

Why is this happening? Ron Heigh (e)PWND, one of the chief archite[X] of the event, e[X]pounded on the rationale,

“We are trying to show people the power of social networking in a real every day application. It’s like the Empire Avenue Butterfly Effect in action.”

Adriel Hampton (e)ADRIEL, another one of the usual suspe[X], offers,

“Community is what makes Empire Avenue keep ticking when people get tired of the game. Events like [X]PENDAPALOOZA and the mystery of [X] is a key element of that community spirit.”

So, besides new connections, piles of eaves, and boatloads of fun, what might you [X]pect to [X]cavate from with within the walls of [X]PENDAPALOOZA? Rumor has it, you might just unlock an a special Empire Avenue Achievement. Oooooh, sparkly!

To participate in [X]PENDAPALOOZA you need to join the [X]PENDAPALOOZA community.  The community can be found here:

Please note, the [X]PENDAPALOOZA community will be locked until the event begins. The doors to the Community will [X]plode off the hinges at 12:00AM GMT. Once you’re inside, read the event guidelines, post your ticker, and have a blast. [X]PENDAPALOOZA is a limited time affair. The event will [X]pire 24 hours later.

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Adriel HamptonTicker: June 7, 2011 at 10:52 pm

Fun, fun, fun until Dups takes away our eaves 🙂

Ron HeighTicker: June 7, 2011 at 10:54 pm


We really appreciate the attention you have given to this event, thanks for everything.
I’ll have to buy you a beer if we ever cross paths.


THE INFLUENCIERTicker: June 7, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Wait. Why is (e)DUPS gonna take all our eaves?

THE INFLUENCIERTicker: June 7, 2011 at 10:55 pm

Ron, It was my pleasure!

ReignTicker: June 7, 2011 at 11:00 pm

Thanks for this, Doug! Empire Avenue would not be the same without you. :]

Deka JanuarsyahTicker: June 7, 2011 at 11:22 pm

Thanks Ron, I’ve joined the community! 🙂

Ben FittsTicker: June 7, 2011 at 11:29 pm

Well so far… lets see.the list of achievements I’ve unlocked since this started:

Outstanding #7
User Experience #6 (Associate)
Influence Mogul #7
Expanding Shareholder Base #5
Wo(man) in the Mirror

And my portfolio value is up 12% so far.

A few of these I would have obviously reached without the event but investing in 50+ people today and having a bunch invest in me has certainly helped 😉

THE INFLUENCIERTicker: June 7, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Wow! That’s pretty awesome Ben!

David SangerTicker: June 7, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Thanks for arranging this. Will be interesting to add up the results

Domino OracleTicker: June 8, 2011 at 12:01 am

Share Purchases today – 619,754.29 back for more soon.

Domino OracleTicker: June 8, 2011 at 12:02 am

mistyped ticker, hopefully this comment fixes it…

Bonnie (autismfamily)Ticker: June 8, 2011 at 12:24 am

Thanks so much for this. At last check I had 36 new shareholders and unlocked two achievements.

adesurfTicker: June 8, 2011 at 4:09 am

fun here..cheersss friends 🙂

Pat Graham-BlockTicker: June 8, 2011 at 5:19 am

I am having fun, making great connections (as promised) and my stock is going up, up, up with this event! Thanks for setting it up!

Omar Habayeb June 8, 2011 at 7:55 am


You are OUTSTANDING! You rock the house all the way down!

Many Thanks,


THE INFLUENCIERTicker: June 8, 2011 at 9:29 am

Thanks Omar! Glad to hear everyone is having a blast.

Aris BudimanTicker: June 8, 2011 at 9:46 am

It’s fantastic… I’ve been join to this community.. 🙂

Alison KossTicker: June 8, 2011 at 9:52 am

Thanks so much for organizing this! My portfolio is +86k since the start of the event, I’ve made tons of more connections, and I’m still having a blast!

Ron HeighTicker: June 8, 2011 at 10:35 am

Wow, we didn’t realize the event would have such a huge impact on the Empire Avenue community in general. We hoped it would, but not to this scale.
This is just the start of bigger things we have planned to help further the growth of such an incredible game/community.
Now if there were actually a group that credit could be given to that would be really cool, too bad the group that will remain nameless doesn’t even exist…:D

[X] Ron Heigh

Matt CoughlanTicker: June 8, 2011 at 12:00 pm

altruistic crowd
on [X]pendapalooza:
super engagers

Darryl A. ArmstrongTicker: June 8, 2011 at 12:03 pm

An [X]cellent post, as always, Doug!

THE INFLUENCIERTicker: June 8, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Responding in Verse
I Thank You For Your Comment
HappyBucket Rocks

Ron HeighTicker: June 8, 2011 at 12:11 pm

my poem
very short


THE INFLUENCIERTicker: June 8, 2011 at 12:13 pm

HA!!! LOVE IT!!!

Axel June 8, 2011 at 12:51 pm

E[x]ellent post. I xee a lot of [x] here and loving it as we do the same games.

Xee you xoon
(lots of [x] here too – 🙂

e(PAPR8TZI) June 8, 2011 at 2:26 pm

BREAKING NEWS: [X]pendapalooza is 2011 Woodstock. If you were’nt there, you’re way to square!

Scott KuhnTicker: June 8, 2011 at 6:18 pm

This has been an absolute blast…but…how ’bout a weekend next time? 😉

gembelitoTicker: June 9, 2011 at 12:51 am

Glad to join with [X]cellent people in [X]pendapalooza
Than[X] all :toast:

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