I have an idea for a kind of job system that would make life more... coherent for Corpie characters. I mean, so you have a job, and you have work to do. Great, but this is not always smoothly handled.
For example, employees of a Corp. have projects they work on, then presumably at some point the project is completed, OK.
Well how about a 'terminal' for Corpies, that gives a list of projects, completed projects, pending projects, budget allowances even (or maybe not), etc. Even just something really SIMPLE. A kind of list that the GMs fill it up with a whole bunch of stuff once every couple months and we players pretty much handle it from there.
Once we players feel a project has been completed we submit a 'completed' message to the terminal, notifying the GMs.
If its verified as completed, out pops a new "Project Directive ABC-12345...etc." complete with background info, etc. It makes it centralized, people will be given a direction, a purpose. If it is not verified, then an updated Directive is issued, or something to this effect. The system still relies on GMs, but makes communication easier.
It's fucked up how hard communication can be in supposedly the late 21st century for Corpies. The Grid is/was helpful, and I'm sure it has a lot of potential (Secure corporate nodes, etc.) but I'm thinking a terminal on corporate premises would really streamline things and give people a purpose. Get everyone on the same page so to speak..
Alternative to a 'terminal' would be a kind of mail daemon type thing for the Grdi... like you could mail commands to some automated account like "PROJECT XYZ: VERIFY STATUS/COMPLETE". Feasible?
Relying on existing methods leaves players hanging, not knowing what to do, or waiting weeks on end for a response that never comes. It's demoralizing and basically un-IC...
(Edited by BuddhaBrand at 4:22 pm on April 24, 2006)