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jobs for the wageslaves

Okay, so as I recall, working as a corpie wageslave at the moment is kinda like glorified shi.

I played a corpie for a while, when that system was first in place, and while the character was quite fun, I don't know about everyone else, but I for one find idling in one room for hours at a time, with nothing to do but type 'work' and make pointless page long poses about doodling on your phonepad that no one else will see somewhat soul destroying.

Yeah, fine, in real life, people have to sit for hours a day doing the same old shit to make their money to pay thier rent, but, Sindome is a game, right? It's meant to be fun, isn't it? Most people don't have the time to be logged into the moo 8 hours a day just to work, so they have the disposable cash that I always see as the whole point to being a corpie..

Okay, three paragraphs later, I get to my idea:

Corpies could have files to work on. they could pick them up from work and work on them there, or at home, or the 'lev, or the back of a cab or in Grunnens, or wherever..the amount of time it takes to complete a file would be based on relevant skill checks, (giving some of those redundant skills a use) so, if you suck at it, you might need to work on the file twenty times before it's complete, whereas if you're a genius, you could finish it in five minutes..

then, set weekly targets for corpies to reach to get thier weekly wage, and pay a bonus for extra files completed.


I just think a system like this would a) reflect a corpies skill at doing his job b) allow more flexability in RP for work, a corpie really could take work home from  the office every day. c) effectively allow characters to progress up the corporate ladder financially automatically. The more files they're turning in, the more they're taking home every week.


I'm no expert, but I don't think there's that much code involved, either.

Opinions anyone?

I think that's a great idea.  I have always thought corpies should be more highly paid.  I mean the whole draw(at least part of it) to being a corpie should be the fact that you get paid more than some chummer on RED, alot more, enough so that he's scum to you, not just a little more.  

You could also make it so that 1 out of every 3 files has to be done in the office or whatever so that the Char isn't totally always skipping out on work, if need be.  Or maybe have that also rely on skills.  Say I've been doing the same job for a while.  It may not take the same resources for me to finish that it did 5 years ago.   Anything that would give people more motivation to being corp. charcters couldn't be half bad.

I always tought that a person could assume that they work even when they're offline. A deskjob doesn't need to be coded in order to the character to work. You have a pay and rules to follow. Of course you can't assume all your work is done ICly while you're offline, you still need to go to work and RP a bit of it, have meetings, make decisions and whatnot.

But you could assume that you're working when you are offline or else your RP will be locked to typing 'work' and making poses on an empty room. Even if your work has some interaction with other PCs you don't need to be there all your online time. You character still needs to do his things, pay rents, shop, other ordinary stuff, and most importantly RP with the other PCs.

I always faced my online time as being a mix of working period and off-work period. Hence being able to RP my job and do the off-work things my character has to do. You can't rely on the GMs to spice things up all the time so you and your character don't get bored. So get out and find some RP on the streets, bars, malls, shoppings, etc...

Yeah, and I may not quite understand how the system works for corpies, but I'm pretty sure that assuming you worked doesn't get you paid.

Quote: from Jotun on 7:26 am on July 30, 2004[br]Yeah, and I may not quite understand how the system works for corpies, but I'm pretty sure that assuming you worked doesn't get you paid.

When you have to type 'work' in order to work, you're right. Like on SHI and other few coded jobs, but as I said typing work every 2 minutes over 3 hours online isn't RP. It solves the issue of working and payment for what you have worked perfectly. But keeps you from interacting with other players.

I'm not saying that I don't spend a good couple of hours everyday in a room on RED posing to the walls by myself. But I also take into account that I was indeed working while I was offline. Why? Simply because otherwhise my char (and most of the MOO) would be a lazy narcoleptic...

I know that "If we do things that way it will too easy to make money and bla bla bla." An easier way to solve this is to raise all payments on every coded job and put a limit on how much one can work each day. Then that hour or two you spent typing 'work' in a dark room will represent how much you have worked on that whole day and leave you with time to go and RP with others.

Sometimes you'll have to break the space-time continuum in order to have fun and not be bored.

point to my idea was...

that you could have more free time to rp, and have more portable work so you weren't chained to a desk, you could, if you'd rather, take your work and do it in a bar, then just tuck it in your briefcase and take it into the office later if your buddy arrived, or whatever.

Rather than having to always go sit in a room, which, unless many other people work there is painfully dull, you could fit ic working around your RP and not your RP around your ic working.

Capiche?

working icly would be a nice time filler between more interesting things, not the be all and end all of what you can do while you're logged in to make rent or buy that new rolex.


Quote: from King[Fu] on 10:16 am on July 30, 2004[br]point to my idea was...

that you could have more free time to rp, and have more portable work so you weren't chained to a desk, you could, if you'd rather, take your work and do it in a bar, then just tuck it in your briefcase and take it into the office later if your buddy arrived, or whatever.

Rather than having to always go sit in a room, which, unless many other people work there is painfully dull, you could fit ic working around your RP and not your RP around your ic working.

Capiche?

working icly would be a nice time filler between more interesting things, not the be all and end all of what you can do while you're logged in to make rent or buy that new rolex.


I caught that drift... hence the work a couple of hours to count for the whole day idea....