Edited by: Daemonspirit on 25/09/2009 18:23:50Edited by: Daemonspirit on 25/09/2009 18:22:15Edited by: Daemonspirit on 24/09/2009 20:16:29
I've Searched (lol!) and didn't see this anywhere.
A) New players spending inordinate time in NPC Corps.
B) New players being told "watch your back" - this game is different than all others, you can be scammed, killed and ripped off - and its all working as intended".
C) Lack of any reliable (
) in-game mechanism to find/sort Corps out for when someone does want to get into corps. Its my belief that with (B) - most newbs who read the forums (which is probably a minority of them anyway - just my guess) - aren't going to "trust" what they read anyway.
Sortable in game browser for Corporations. Might even want to be "on" the Neo-Con to emphasize that "you need to push this button too, once in awhile..."
I'm thinking that Corps that *want* to recruit designate one person (CEO or Recruiting Officer) to post a recruiting thread. This thread would automatically include the Corp Logo, Headquarters (if thats even relevant w/coming patch), Contact information (in-game/out) what kind of pilots the corp is looking for, and Corp Stats (how many, recent KB's?)
What a Corp is looking for would be one of the two choices that pop up when the neo-con is activated.
First Choice: Browse Recruiting Corps
Second Choice: Recruit
When entering the "Recruit" portion, a CEO or RO is faced with a simple drop down menu with Check Boxes.
(or however you want to designate targeted TZ players.)((GMT is a concept some noobs don't get - thats why I went Geographically))
xMission Running Corp
xWorm Hole Space
X - 0.0 Alliance
X - Hybrid:
This is where most corps would fall - ticking more than one of the above would land you here.
A. Threads bumpable ONLY by CEO/RO once a week.
B. Can't reply to threads, Read Only.
C. Database updated once a week.
D. After 10 days with no Corporation activity (no bumps) Recruiting message would be auto-deleted to save database issues.
I realize this would be open to scamming/greifing of noobs, but at least it would be a reasonable start, and with CCP saying that they want to encourage players to move to Player Corps and not hang in NPC Corps - It seems to be a good method to at least begin to give n00bs a chance to explore the game outside of NPC corps.
/me dons fire suit.
Anything I've overlooked?
>edited for clarity, spelling and random Caps...<
A nice to have feature would be audio snips (> 15 seconds?) for the CEO/RO to describe their corp or philosophy.
Recordings held Client side?
2) Graphs for:
Member average playtime per week graph
PvP kills/losses over time graph
Missions run (sorted per level)
Exploration done (sorted by high/low/no-sec)
Graph over corp-on-corp killings
Member retention statistics (how long does people stay)