I haven't been this excited for a BGBB conversation in a long ass time. I actually got out notepad and started making a list of what I needed to address, because you guys are rocking it with your responses.
#1: Du-Wear flak question.
*poke* Look harder ICly cause you didn't look hard at all.
#2: Mixers v. The Man / Dangerous Criminals v. Upright Citizens
I don't think we know where this is going to land yet -- it's in a state of flux. Topside is alive like it never has been before and that means that dynamics for the rest of the game are going to shift. That's happening now. Some of you can probably see it from your respective thrones.
#3: Cut-throat Corpies
Yes. But see my above answer. I don't think we need more cut throat corpies, I think we need to wait for the larva we have right now to hatch. Or... has that already begun? You never know.
We do have plenty of dislike among corpies and it's only a matter of time before you thieving corpie fucks start stabbing each other in the back. Of that, I have no doubt.
#4: Pressure to fuck over others
You have to wade into this betrayal thing. Corporation on Corporation betrayal is where you start. You want to get your corp a leg up. Fuck over some other corp! Or people that work at other corps. To me, I think of the gangs on Red: Sinners, Snakes, Arteries. I wonder how NLM, VS and WEC are any different when it comes down to it. At the very least the corps have rivalries with each other like a good sports team would, for those of you pointing out that there is no market competition for most corps (IE: another TV mega corp or cloning company). You might not fight with your fists, but you fight with your minds and your words. You got turf. Hold it down, bakas!
#5: What Kiwi Said
Agree with everything Kiwi said about corporate life. Also, nothing wrong with being a docile corpie versus an in charge corpie. Both are fun.
#6: Have a hard to reach goal
If your character is never satisfied and constantly on the move because they haven't reached their ultimate goal yet, then you are having fun RPing. Make your goal to be the CEO of NLM or to start a new corp and grow it to the biggest in the city. Don't make your goal to get a job at NLM. And when you face setbacks on the road to your goal, enjoy them and appreciate them (setbacks are just as hard to setup and GM for as steps forward ya know).
#7: Nothings happening?
If you feel as though nothing is happening around you in the game, stop what you are doing and do something totally different because the game world is so freaking alive right now and so much is happening on every, single, level of the game. If you aren't involved it's time you stop making excuses and get involved because it's no fault but your own now.
#8: Player Notes
It's important for everyone to be leaving player notes (@notes) regarding their characters RP. If you are involved in some RP, perhaps on your own, slowly eroding your superiors authority or making him look bad... we want to know! Help us, help you.
(That being said, don't abuse the note system or leave pointless notes. It's not 'memory'.)