Earlier today, it came up on the game that the Mix is a veritable gold mine for raking in chyen through a variety of opportunities that can easily be tens of thousands of chyen. Without delving into all those IC means that I've been aware of/heard about, I wanted to know if any other players noticed some alarming trends lately with corporate characters. I can glance over who.data and see that at a good chunk of the corporate side of the game are often resorting to taking up side gigs in tailoring, tattooing and other forms of marketable services just to supplement their main kind of job.
To me, that's pretty fucking wild and sometimes makes me wonder, "Well, how are they even doing the best at their jobs and representing the company that's hired them if all they're doing is advertising their trade services in their SIC tags 90% of the time?"
It's, quite frankly, disheartening that even I (someone who's had a corporate character for the majority of play times) have considered going back to tailoring/selling art to supplement my character's income to rake in chyen to get to a goal faster so I can push it back into the game's economy and to create opportunities for the players coming up under me.
That's disturbing and ruins my immersion. Am I wrong in that perspective? I understand 100% that it can be a skewed vision, as one player's observations can be radically different to the next on the spectrum. At the very least though, I thought it'd be interesting to bring up.