We appreciate that starting can be a little tricky so we have put together this fantastic guide for you. We are always looking to improve it where we can so any feedback would be appreciated - by all!
1. Getting Started
PimpinŽ is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), in which you will be interacting with other players in a "virtual world".
The world of Pimpin is complete with its own culture and social interaction where you take on the role as a ruthless pimp! Like any pimp you will have under your control a glamourous hoard of hoes, who are protected by your hardcore posse of thugs.
This "How To Play" guide is designed to give you the tools you need to ensure you have the knowledge, skills and motivation to get the job done!
To begin with, you need to sign up and create your pimp.
This is FREE so before we proceed any further let's get that out of the way!
2. Player Console
You will find a link to your Player Console in the footer of every page on the site or in the top right "Welcome" box on the main site.
This is the main area for the administration of your player account. From here you can view your information, change your password, review your game information, learn how to promote PimpinŽ to earn free turns and get any support you need through our very own Support Ticket System.
Have a good look through your Player Console and pay particular attention to the "Current Known Issues/Information" as this is where we report on any issues you need to be aware of.
If you need support on anything from questions about the game or a payment query, you need to submit a support ticket from here. You will see a link labeled "Create new ticket"; click it, provide all the required info and submit the ticket. We endeavour to have player tickets answered as quickly as possible.
A game generally runs from 2-4 weeks but may differ. Each game will have different aspects about it, like limitations on crew sizes and attack limits (to name a couple). The highest ranked pimps at the end of each game are awarded free turns for their reserve, plus any prizes offered in that game.
There are 6 game servers available and you can join any number of games you wish. Each server may be hosting a different type of game (see below). Each game server is named after one of our hoes - for example the Shannyn server (http://shannyn.pimpin.com.au).
Joining a Game
Joining a game is very simple! On the main site you will see the 6 game servers and in footer of each of them are details about the current game. If you are not already in the game you will see a blue link that says JOIN GAME. Click the link and you will be directed to the game server where you can then proceed to join - it's very easy!
Each game will be one of a specific game type as follows:
PUBLIC FREEBIE - FREE TURNS ONLY
These games are designed for new players where the highly experienced pimps are unable to participate. Career points are usually not awarded, reserve turns can not be withdrawn and in game help provides some extra assistance for the new player.
FREE TURNS ONLY
A game open to all pimps whereby only free turns can be used. No player can withdraw from their reserve. The beauty of this game is that it keeps all pimps on a level playing field.
LIMITED - X TURNS ONLY
A limited game whereby a pimp can only withdraw a certain number of turns from reserve.
A totally open game (usually for the more experiences pimps) where any number of reserve turns can be withdrawn and used.
ROYAL RUMBLE - UNLIMITED
A game similar to the UNLIMITED above except in our royal rumble format. Pimps can join the game up until the rumble start date then from there no one can join. The "Royal Rumble" then starts and on the kick frequency, the lowest pimp in terms of networth (then assets) is kicked from the game until one pimp is left standing at the end!
ROYAL RUMBLE - LIMITED - X TURNS ONLY
A game similar to the ROYAL RUMBLE - UNLIMITED above except limited to a certain number of reserve turns.
SUPPORTERS LIMITED - X TURNS ONLY
A limited game (as described above) but is only open to Supporters of the game.
An unlimited game (as described above) but is only open to Supporters of the game.
GRUDGE MATCH - FREE TURNS ONLY
An organised game between a minimum of 2 pimps to settle a grudge! For more information on how to organise a grudge match submit a support ticket and ask!
SUBSCRIPTION - X TURNS ONLY
Only open to players with an active PayPal Subsription. Subscription games feature bulk starting turns and turns per 10 minutes. No player can withdraw from their reserve. For information on subscriptions visit the Buy Turns page.
We are one of the only games of its kind that gives away REAL prizes! Over the years we have given away over $100,000 worth of prizes such as plasma TVs, XBOX 360s, PS3s, PSPs and lots more! Real prizes are usually awarded to the winner of a game but we also award reserve turns for prizes for other ranked pimps.
Prizes differ from game to game but it is normally the UNLIMITED style of game that attracts the biggest and most exciting prizes - not to mention a huge finale ending!
Within the game itself there are various concepts and things of importance that you need to understand - especially to compete with some of our top shelf pimps!
Your "Yo Hood" area is the central area of the game you will work from. Think of it like your crib and you have access to everything you need right there, in the one spot.
On the right hand side you will find all the actions you need from scouting to travelling. You will also see most of these repeated in the footer of the game for your navigational convenience. After awhile you'll develop your own navigation style through the game.
The left hand side of the screen you will see some important stats about yourself including your career rank, city rank, world rank, networth and efficiency.
The bottom left part of the Yo Hood you will find a link to your communications centre, turn information, hoe payout and attack-in details.
All of the above terms are explained in detail within the glossary.
There are various statistics in the game you will literally look at constantly. The most important ones are found in the upper right hand side of every in-game screen. Keep a close eye on the hoe and thug happiness!
It may appear a little confusing at first but they will all become second nature in no time. The glossary has detailed explanations of each statistic.
Directly under the statistics you will find a group of game links bundled together. These are some of the common ones used and are there for your navigational convenience.
As a pimp you have a networth - a measure of your wealth. This is perhaps the most important stat in the game as it may make the difference between the top spot or second. Pimps in each game are ranked according to their networth!
There are a number of "assets" in the game that effect your networth. These being hoes, thugs, lowriders and weapons. So, in theory the more you have of all of these, the greater your networth! The exact method we use to calculate your networth is a secret and has been known to change from time to time to keep pimps on their toes.
There are other items in the game such as condoms, meds, smack and liquor but these are all considered consumables. You need them to keep your hoes and thugs happy and working for you!
This is what Pimpin is all about. A pimp isn't a pimp without his band of hoes and pack of thugs!
It really is quite simple. Your hoes make you money, so the more you have the more money you make when you put them to work. Your thugs are used to protect your hoes and to find new hoes. So, the more thugs you have the more hoes you find. Starting to see a pattern?
Now remember they are still human beings (albeit in this virtual world), so you need to look after them or they will get unhappy. The last thing you need to deal with is a bunch of whinging hoes and sobbing thugs! Watch the hoe and thug happiness very carefully and try keep their levels above 80% or all hell will start to break loose!
Keeping them happy again is simple. Hoes need condoms, meds, smack and thug protection. Thugs need weapons, lowriders and liquor!
If you are familiar with the role-playing style of game you'll grasp this no problem!
Pimpin is a progressive game where you pimp your way up experience levels. At the start of each game every player begins on level 1. As you gain experience more features are unlocked and accessible.
Your experience level is not based on networth. Think of it in terms of real life. As you develop as a person you gain experience, at some point you might go bankrupt but that doesn't mean you lose your experience!
Experience levels are only very new to our game and were introduced in Revision 10.0 in November 2010.
Turns are what you need to perform actions such as scouting hoes and attacking other pimps. PimpinŽ is a turns based game. Turns trickle in to your game every 10 minutes and they accumulate up until they hit a pre-defined cap (which is game dependant).
You have a bank of turns known as reserve turns. You can withdraw these into any game you require (so long as the game type permits). The more turns you have the faster and higher you can develop your networth!
The future development of our game relies on our players support. We ask that if you do love our game please support us by buying turns. For as little as $5 you can buy 1,000 reserve turns!
5. Game Functions
There are a number of actions in the game and you need to be familiar with. Make sure you are more than competent because the pimps you will come up against will be ruthless!
What makes our game a true multiplayer game is the real interaction you have with other players. There is an in game messaging system known as the Communications Centre and there are in-game boards where you can in engage in community banter.
Perhaps the most exciting part is the ability to attack other pimps in the game - that's when things start getting real personal! Attacking is explained below.
Send your hoes out regularly to work the streets in your city and they will make you a stash of cash. You may even recruit more hoes and thugs whilst pimpin your hood. Be careful, don't keep your people happy, and they'll leave your ass for greener pastures.
You can't expect your hoes to stay in line without a bit of disciplinary action When your hoes are feeling down (which they will over time), smack em around a bit and watch them perk up!
Hoes live on this repulsive drug so make sure you keep stock levels up. When running low you can hit your own drug lab and manufacture your own batch of smack!
Attacking another pimp can start battles, wars and result in building up some enemies or even disrupt crew alliances - it's serious!
As you would imagine, there are different types of attacks you can surprise an enemy with:
- Home Invasion
- Boost Lowriders
- Steal Hoes with Smack
- Steal Thugs with Liquor
This is a no messing about assault! Rock up on the door of your rival with your thugs, beat the door down and let them have it. You might get lucky and rock up to an empty crib!
Weaken an enemy by taking out their thugs. Use your lowriders and slain your enemies thugs!
A great way to build networth is to steal an enemies lowriders. Be careful though if he catches you in the act it's going to be a full on war!
Steal Hoes with Smack
Take advantage of an enemies unhappy hoes and take them off his hands. Lure them in with your fresh smack produce!
Steal Thugs with Liquor
Similar to stealing another pimps hoes, you can steal his thugs with liquor.
You need to supply your hoes and thugs with a number of consumable items, that over time will diminish as they consume them! You have access to stores in the game that allow you to buy condoms, smack, meds, weapons, lowriders and even thugs!
Buying thugs is one of the best ways to advance yourself quickly, as the more thugs you have the more lucrative your scouting becomes.
You can only be in one city at a time and every game usually has more than one! Moving cities is a great way to hide from rival pimps and crews - or hunt them down!
The travel agency is where you go to arrange flights for your hoes, your thugs will drive to the destination in your available lowriders. Be sure to travel with as many as you can or you'll loose them.
Each city has different scouting privileges. Some you get more hoes, some more cash, and some more thugs. Find one that works best for you and camp your ass there!.
So all hell has broken loose? You need some backup? You have some pimp wanting your head mounted on his wall? You better get your ass in a crew and quick. Crews will help you and give you backup when it is much needed. Careful though, once you leave a crew or your ass has been turfed out, you will not be welcome back. Get into a crew quick before the crew cut-off date.
Honour your crew by contributing cash made from your hoes which is stored safely into the crew vault. The more cash in the vault and the more pimps in the crew, the more rewards you obtain. Only the most loyal crew members are eligible for a crew vault payout, so you might have to stick around a while.
If you have some extra time to burn in between home invasions and bitch slapping your hoes then step into the blackjack room. You need credits to play and earning more is as simple as voting for PimpinŽ on popular gaming portals. If you are logged in, click here to vote.
You are not able to gamble your cash but you are competing for the honour of the "Maverick" title for the game - worth career points.
6. Numbering System
We have an in game numbering system because the values can get quite large so it allows us to display large numbers neatly.
Below is a complete list of the numbers in use. The letters at the end of the number show the order of magnitude. For example 3.3M is 3300000.
- Thousand (K) - 3
- Million (M) - 6
- Billion (B) - 9
- Trillion (T) - 12
- Quadrillion (Q) - 15
- Sextillion (S) - 21
- Octillion (O) - 27
- Nonillion (N) - 30
- Decillion (D) - 33
- Undecillion (U) - 36
- Tredecillion (TR) - 42
- Quindecillion (QU) - 48
- Sexdecillion (SD) - 51
- Septendecillion (SP) - 54
- Octodecillion (OD) - 57
- Novemdecillion (ND) - 60
- Vigintillion (V) - 63
- Unvigintillion (UV) - 66
- Duovigintillion (DV) - 69
- Trevigintillion (TG) - 72
- Quattuorvigintillion (QT) - 75
- Quinvigintillion (QV) - 78
- Sexvigintillion (SV) - 81
- Septenvigintillion (ST) - 84
- Octovigintillion (OT) - 87
- Novemvigintillion (NV) - 90
- Trigintillion (TT) - 93
- untrigintillion (UG) - 96
- Duotrigintillion (DT) - 99
- Tretrigintillion (TE) - 102
- Quattuortrigintillion (QR) - 105
- Quintrigintillion (QG) - 108
- Sextrigintillion (SX) - 111
- Septtrigintillion (SG) - 114
- Octotrigintillion (OG) - 117
- Novemtrigintillion (NM) - 120
- Quardragintillion (QD) - 123
- (i) - 125
- (ii) - 130
- (iii) - 140
- (iv) - 150
- (v) - 160
7. Pimp Career
Your career is more than just one single game, it's a holistic indicator of your pimping abilities.
As you progress through games you will earn points which will be awarded for participation, top rankings and awards. What type of reputation do you desire? What will other pimps remember you by? Use the career rankings to scout for crew members or line up your next big hit, the choice is yours.
Your career rank is available for every other pimp to see and is proudly displayed on your Yo Hood and on messages you post on in-game boards.
If you are wondering who the current top ranked pimps are:
Part of our responsibility to you as a game provider is to support you and be here to answer any questions or concerns you may have. We take our responsibility seriously and as such have our very own support ticket system to track support issues our players submit.
If you are in need of support you can submit a ticket at any time from your Player Console.
We endeavour to have player tickets answered as quickly as possible.
If you are unable to log in to your account, having issues resetting your password or you don't have an account you can e-mail us at support"at"pimpin.com.au.
The 9MM hand gun is the entry level weapon available.
The premium weapon of choice, the AK47 is a selective-fire, gas-operated 7.62x39mm assault rifle. The most expensive but causes the most damage.
Refers to attacks against you.
Refers to attacks by you to other pimps.
The only place to shop for lowriders.
Your global pimp rank compared to every single pimp in the game.
In-game cash is what you use to make purchases, the same as real life cash.
Where you place in terms of networth in the city you occupy within the game.
A condom s a barrier device most commonly used during sexual intercourse to reduce the probability of pregnancy and spreading sexually transmitted diseases.
You need to have a stash of condoms to ensure your hoes don't catch anything deadly!
An indication as a percentage of how efficient you are with your turns.
The place to go to buy thugs and weapons.
A measure as a percent of how happy your hoes are.
This is the percentage of earnings each hoe keeps after a hard night on the streets. When set to 1%%, you unashamedly take most of the profits, when set to 99%% you are robbing yourself of cold hard cash. Juggle this figure to keep your hoes happy when your low in supplies!
Being a true pimp you should know what a hoe is! They are your revenue stream; when you send them to work they bring in the cash.
Thugs pass their time through the consumption of fine liquor. Make sure you have plenty for them or they'll start getting pissed off.
No pimp culture would be complete without decent lowriders. Not only do they contribute toward your networth, they also give you the ability to driveby and travel.
Just in case your hoes catch a disease you need meds to fix quick or they might die.
Where you place in terms of networth in the game. Your aim is to take the number 1 spot!
The place to go to buy condoms and meds.
The rifle is some serious arsenal and your thugs will love using them to mow down enemy thugs.
A step up from the 9MM, the shotgun is a decent weapon.
Your hoes need their regular smack hit to stay happy so keep plenty of reserves.
The man to see for smack and condoms.
A measure as a percent of how happy your thugs are.
Your hoes need protection as does your crib; that's what these guys are for.
Turns are what you need to perform actions such as scouting hoes and attacking other pimps. Within each game you have in-game turns and you also have reserve turns which you can withdraw into games - like a bank of turns that never expires.
An unarmed thug is pretty useless so you need to arm them with a weapon. The game has a range of weapons available at your disposal.