Hello I think there are too many automated hustle options that allow Mixers to make obnoxious amounts of money very quickly. I do not think capable Mixers should be broke, but I do think that certain aspects of the automated economy are generating so much money that it disincentivizes pvp and dirty deals with the corpies who are supposed to have all the money.
This has always been and I suspect will always be an issue to some degree. While playing a corpie in the past I've run into issues with Mixers not really wanting to do take any risks for money because they were already rich. I don't mean big shots, I mean like, pizza delivery people and strippers.
I think there should be much sharper restrictions on certain forms of automated income (in particular those that allow you to go above the automated income cap), especially for characters who have coded jobs. It's currently possible to make more than a senior manager in the Mix without ever talking to a player character and that's absolutely buck wild to me.
As a Mixer, why would I bother trying to hustle other PCs out of their flash if I can make as much as a top level corpie just messing with automated systems? That's way more trouble than it's worth. And if one of those corpies dangled a shiny in front of my face in the hopes I'd rat someone out or something, why take the risk? I can just putter around doing a more complicated version of running crates and make more money than God.
I think all forms of automated income should be scaled back somewhat to encourage Mixers to fight each other more. I'm aware that staff intervenes when they deem it appropriate to take from the mix-rich or people who are exploiting systems, but still.
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