Reset Password
Existing players used to logging in with their character name and moo password must signup for a website account.
- Kiwi 1m I guess there's always something killing me.
- Rangerkrauser 17s
j Johnny 6m New Code Written Nightly. Not a GM.
- Vivvykins 32s
- Dethrow 30s
- elisefromtheinternet 5m
- Damarung 4m
- Brozilla 4m
- Fire 12m
- Jade1202 8m
- Stink 23s
- Cosmic 8m
- Hippo 1m
- Baron17 8m
- pfh 1m
- Ryuzaki4Days 39s We dream of a future we're simply not ready for.
- Echtastic 23m
- Vandergrift 5m
- Selly 16m
- Napoleon 29s Bad bish is bad.
- Majere_Draven 41s
- Baguette 3m ye boi
- FancyPenguin 51m
- RheaGhe 21s Something about butts.
- BCingyou 7s
j Kwisatz 47m Definitely not a GM.
And 26 more hiding and/or disguised
Connect to Sindome @ or just Play Now

Corporate Rankings
Who's the king?

I understand there are quite a few corps, NLM, SK, NEOTRANS etc etc.

I just wondered what everything thought based on the current game of who was the KING when it comes to influence and power.

All the novels I've ever read had various companies competing against each other, and that may very well go on here, but I just haven't seen it being a relative nobody.

But who's trying to knock who off the top of the hill? How does the average player change that? Do the actions of corpies actually affect their organization, or are they so low on the totem pole that they can't cause a megacorp any real sustainable damage.

Reason I brought this up is actually not having to do with corporations at all really, just got me thinking in that vein.

Without going too far IC, but an establishment made a comment a few nights ago about needing customers or they would close the door. Does this type of shit ever happen? Will businesses fail or is the VNPC population always going to support them enough to keep the lights on so to speak.

I have no power icly or otherwise to influence this stuff, but was curious if PC's, being the stand out type players we are in the world, the unique individuals in a mass of flesh, have the ability to affect world changing things in this manner. So one bartender slanders another bar, makes up shit about the bar and eventually lowers it's popularity, can it ever hit that level where they call it quits and the others win?

These are just things I think of while I idle in the game when it's not busy. Thoughts?

Who's the king? In my opinion there isn't such a thing. Think of a representative government or a parliamentary republic. They all hold seats and have a rule at the governing body and as such they all get a vote in the says of the city. But similar to other institutions like for example, the United Nations' security council, they also need to make sure their rulings don't challenge other corporations' interests, since they are all so powerful, militarized, and wealthy that any new "law" that opposes their interests would be immediately vetoed. Corporate policies are so intricate that you could write books about it. But at the same time they're relentless and underhanded. So if you, not being a high level corporate citizen, aren't aware of all the backstabbing that goes behind the scenes under the excuse of more money for themselves, then the staff is doing a very good job because it's meant to be like that.

Money speaks its own language and it is impossible for most characters to throw off a corporation because they are 1. a part of the theme, and 2. it makes no sense ICly to be able to, since they have more money and manpower at their disposal than you could imagine. For player-made business it is an entirely different rule. Players can and do saboutage rival players' businesses for their own profit. It happens and it's a great excuse for a good plot.