While we're on the subject, as much as I like the random pickpockets in the mix and such, it seems a bit unfair that you can never actually do anything about them. I'd love to see them moved to a momento system, as well. They spawn, walk around until they find a target, attempt a dip and then run. If the target can catch them, potential rp ensues, if not, it's not to far from the current system, but at least there's a chance.
Reminds me of wandering "monsters". I like the potential to see the unseen person dipping you. Yes, there are some where it is written that you spot them and they run off and we can keep those, but maybe some actual bodies to hunt down from time to time? Some brushes against you being nothing more than one of the 66 million or so brushing up against you but others are maybe a dip that you might be able to chase but lose them as they disappear in the throng of people.
The idea of the disguised people walking around would be good too. If there are obvious characteristics (nails, tattoos, etc. showing) that you recognize because you know them and they didn't cover those telltale signs up, that's one thing, but one average mano to another or one hulking brute to another, those you just can't tell.
Also dips & npc's with similar short descs to other people would be interesting. it would require a full look of course but by they you're going, "Hey Jim! Why weren't you - oh wait, sorry. You're not Jim."
We also have an awesome, versatile and easy to use scripting system in place. I don't know if this can currently be applied to momento NPC, but perhaps with a little tweaking. I'd love to hear from one or more of the coders on this subject.
Assuming said scripting system is, or can be made, compatible with the momento system, adding new life to the dome would be as simple as players submitting scripts and getting them approved, meaning very little extra work on the part of the staff.
Beyond what we've already discussed, there are plenty of options to bring the dome to life. Your average corpie or mixer grabbing a drink at their favorite club, working a shift at the factory, running a random crate, browsing around stores, etc...Add in a few canned responses to common phrases each one might hear and, bam, new life in the dome.
And the beauty of the momento system is once they're gone, they are no longer taking up moo space, so we can see tons of variety, a random mixer or corpie walking down the street that may never be seen again, without taxing the servers too much.
Then again, I might not fully understand said systems, and this is far more difficult than I'm thinking it is.