I'm taking a lot of what I say here from part of the ATM's in the Mix topic, it was getting off topic and I'm bringing what I have to say over here.
I agree that people should be out hustling there asses off. When I say hustling, I don't mean running crates all day and night. I mean going out and making money the hard way, because running crates is a part time job that is over paid because otherwise all the newbies would bitch that they can't make any money.
It's understandable, they don't know the streets, they don't know how to hustle but it's time they learned. I'm honestly tired of being one of the only Mixer players that ever offers any IC jobs. Hell, most of you don't even ACCEPT the fucking jobs. I've got four or five jobs publicly availble ICly (Not just on the Grid) that people could be doing, maybe they don't pay 20k a week, but are YOU the controller working for the money or are you working for the RP?
The best road to power is to get people working for you. Spread your money around, even if you don't have much. Why? Because then people will think you are a big shot, and if people think you're a big shot, then you fucking ARE a big shot.
I mean, take some risks! Sure, you might die, but thats what clones are for. I get so mad when people bitch about losing stuff when they clone.. I mean, my character dies -all- the time, and he doesn't have any more money than the rest of you. What makes it worse is that you all have pretty nice gear, big guns, or armor, or other such things, and it just sits in your fucking cubes or lockers or apartments, or you have the chyen to BUY things like that, and the chyen just sits in the bank or in a briefcase..
So really you aren't even losing shit aside from some clothes and a few points of UE.. The game is not going to be fun unless you make it fun, and idling all day and standing around waiting for your 'boss' or some other established player to come along and hand you RP is not helping make the game any more fun for anyone aside from you, and probably, it isn't even that fun for YOU.
Go exploring, steal, rob, loot, kill, maim, scheme, plot, rape, pillage, fuck all, just do SOMETHING so that when you do encounter another player, your not just standing there not talking to each other until one of you fucking idles off.