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  • JeffRyan's Avatar
    Today, 2:05 AM
    We had that problem. We had our background sim, we had things we wanted done. We had players. But we needed to incentivise players to actually do the missions. Good will and begging only get you so far. We gave our players missions for BGS activities: The above is from our public missions today, but it works similarly to what we had. The problem was our players each had their own agendas, goals and reasons for being in the Prismatic Imperium, not all of which meant a player wanted to work our BGS. So we started adding 'diamond prizes' to missions.
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  • JeffRyan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 9:54 PM · 202 replies and 8054 views.
    I think I should probably make the above a separate post to a) selfish self-promotion and b) show other groups and players what can be done. We worked up to this gradually going from a simple 'rewards' system to 'what can we spend those on?' Buy yeah, I was in that first wave group of PMFs. And honestly we didn't know for a LONG time how to make it work, our biggest problem being Cubeo has 10 billion people so... it was hard to see any noticeable effect. They did change the approach with new PMFs not having automatic control of an asset like we did. But yes, they should have a system for this they can plug numbers into. They have to process this stuff through the hard way.
  • Mobius's Avatar
    Yesterday, 8:22 PM · 288 replies and 7619 views.
    I think everyone knows who these people are, and I've probably got most of them blocked, you find also find that the elite reddit sub is where you will find the rest of them.
  • JeffRyan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 8:03 PM · 202 replies and 8054 views.
    Our website has most of this :) And a group is behind it :)
  • JeffRyan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 6:57 PM · 202 replies and 8054 views.
    I don't disagree with this assessment. Don't get me wrong, I love our BGS, and our BGS teams love our BGS. Our BGS teams also hate our BGS. But I know without something a lot of our players would have long-since moved on. More than a few of the PI consider it 'Endgame'. We also have BGS supplemented by setting goals, mission reports and our diamond system with rewards and purchases for your character for our roleplay. So the Prismatic Imperium has this. We give our players missions for BGS activities: This is from our public missions, but our private missions have 'diamonds' rewarded, which is our currency. People use this to gain rank and gain 'wealth':
  • Frank's Avatar
    Yesterday, 6:05 PM · 2056 replies and 147534 views.
    That's gonna become a euphamism. You'll be fighting in a wing and then say "I'm going AFK for a moment... I'm just off to visit the Shutdown Field Neutraliser"
  • Frank's Avatar
    Yesterday, 6:02 PM · 99 replies and 1491 views.
    The challenge was the tea and biscuits Has nobody heard of Tunnocks Tea Cakes!?
  • JeffRyan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 5:06 PM · 202 replies and 8054 views.
    There's probably truth in that.
  • JeffRyan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 4:49 PM · 202 replies and 8054 views.
    I run the PI (we have THREE minor factions, PI, Adamantine Union and Colonists of Aurora), and I had a minor faction gate-crashed by a CG (that was a follow-up of my own CG but didn't include our input). Still stand by my position. We should be discussing the problem, not insulting Brett, telling Agony Aunt to delete her account or anything else. Problem: BGS and CGs don't mix.
  • JeffRyan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 4:40 PM · 202 replies and 8054 views.
    This. Seeing some of the insults though, I don't think insulting FDEV (not yours Mis, I just quoted you as a 'this is what I think') is helpful, necessary, warranted or correct. So I agree with Mis's criticism here, because criticism is good. I don't agree with the insults. There are mistakes and bad actions and I can forgive a heated insult from the OP in the heat of the moment and even members of his group. But not from the people who aren't even playing the BGS and just see the criticism here as a means to hurl insults. You're not helping, instead of discussing this and further contributing to a real topic 'What does and doesn't work with CGs as a way to interact with player groups' we're heading down a far less productive path.
  • Fenris Wolf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 2:19 PM · 10 replies and 117 views.
    Hi Moadeeb, Tell the story of your expedition, personally I don't see how any of it could be classed as spoilers :) However, I would do is keep the names of any systems that you discovery to yourself until you have a chance to sell your exploration data. There is a very (very very very) small risk of someone flying to the places you name to scan them and sell the data before you do... but you never know.
  • Frank's Avatar
    Yesterday, 2:17 PM · 99 replies and 1491 views.
    I came for the nostalgia I stayed for the challenge
  • Frank's Avatar
    Yesterday, 2:06 PM · 414 replies and 39138 views.
    Well isn't piracy just another form of begging. Going up to people and saying that he's planning on triple elite in a Sidewinder will get folks opening their cargo holds for him.
  • Frank's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:42 PM · 2056 replies and 147534 views.
    Oh! Those puns! Those terrible terrible puns! <prodded in the back> It erm... would've definitely won if it had been posted in time.
  • JeffRyan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:28 AM · 202 replies and 8054 views.
    It's not so much they don't care about BGS as CGs just run over everything. The PI saw this with the second Uibuth CG a while back, where the PI had created a second faction and thrown out the ruling faction who after the first CG (freeing slaves) started selling slaves again. Something the Prismatic Imperium was held accountable for because we'd run that first CG. Of course, after the first CG finished, regular BGS started up again and the system started selling slaves again. So we created a second faction, spent weeks building that faction up, kicking out the controlling slave-selling faction. Then they ran the second CG without speaking to us or consulting us and referenced the old faction we'd kicked out for selling slaves as a slave support group, with no reference to us or our new player faction running the system. It's not so much a case of 'not caring about the BGS' as 'CGs not following up on how their story will continue when the CG party rolls in and out of town like a medieval...
  • Frank's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:41 AM · 288 replies and 7619 views.
    I noticed that as well. It's proof positive that the Thargoids are the baddies and it's okay for us to shoot them <grin> This forum is a big place. There are areas the forum that have nicer people. Even in the bits where nasty things are said, there are sometimes excuses for that behaviour. I've seen posts on here where the people have been banging their heads against the wall about a particular problem with the game. They vent their spleen on the forum. Someone then tells them a workaround, and then they sound more reasonable on follow-up posts.
  • Fenris Wolf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:20 AM · 288 replies and 7619 views.
    Just don't try to start a topic ona Friday afternoon during July or August as most of our members will be arf'days ;)
  • Frank's Avatar
    Yesterday, 7:59 AM · 694 replies and 63841 views.
    I suggest you install this device on the outside of your spaceship. Do not install it in a small room inside your spaceship. That could cause some very messy mishaps.
  • jontycampbell's Avatar
    Yesterday, 7:57 AM · 465 replies and 10365 views.
    Indeed, it's circular.
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I played Elite on a C64 in '85, FE2 in the 90's, FFE recently. Then X3TC ... now I'm playing Elite IV and gained some great friends in the NEW Elite Community.
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