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MinisterJay posted a topic in RecruitmentTHE MERCHANTS OF EVERLIVE Throughout the United Chiefdoms, it was known that Everlive was the city of opportunity. Exotic items and delicacies were to be found that were not available anywhere else. Merchant caravans ventured to Everlive hoping to sell cheap items the city needed, and also buy the quite expensive items the city offered. Back in other towns, they could make very high profits on the select items that they invested in. There also was a reason that the items brought such high investment returns. Only about one out of ten caravans, that entered Everlive, ever exited the city... The lands around Everlive were very hostile. Making the conditions worse was that the sole fresh water source had twenty foot high walls, with archers stationed on them to stop anyone from reaching the river. It was known as The Walled River. It was walled for over thirty miles, starting at Everlive Mountain, all the way to its mouth, at the ocean. Even at the mouth, archers and pikemen prevented access. The poorest and most numerous people lived from two to ten miles from Everlive. They offered cheap items. Food caravans could make a little profit from selling food to them. It was almost guaranteed. Water caravans could make more profit, but they were often targeted by desert bandits. The poor people were known as the Low Merchants. The people living closer to, but not in, Everlive were known as Mid Merchants. The soil was better than the Low Merchants area. Simple gardens could supply their food. Some specialized in growing plants that had very deep roots reaching an aquifer that ended about two miles from the city. The Mid Merchants tended better protection. They could afford better weapons. Those closest to the cityâ€™s gate could even afford a guard or two. To different caravans, a little more profit could be made trading with the Mid Merchants. The High Merchants lived in the walled city of Everlive. Little was known about them. It seemed as the few caravans, that exited the city, were sworn to some sort of secrecy. Everlive, itself, was near the top of the mountain sharing its name. One known fact was that very high profits could be made. Another fact was that food caravans were not allowed to enter the city. About two miles northeast of the furthest area of the Low Merchants, away from Everlive, was The Mount. To get to it, there was a path that forked away from the main road. Like everything else pf value, it was walled in. It was controlled by The Minerâ€™s Guild. You needed to make some easy coinage, so you decided to be an escort for a food caravan heading to the Low Merchants of Everlive. It has been about two days journey across the desert, following the coastline. You hear camels grunt their complaints. Ahead, you see a cloud of sand, getting larger, coming closer. Itâ€™s desert bandits... RPG BIZ â€‹ Imagine a game system where what you do in REAL LIFE gains you experience within the game. Here are different areas in Real Life that gain you experience in the games. 1. When you submit an article for a magazine or write a story for a game, you get SCRIBE experience. 2. When you submit poetry for the magazine or a game, you gain BARD experience. 3. When you recruit new members to our community, you gain LEADER experience. 4. When you submit artwork, you gain ARTISAN experience. 5. When you submit music compositions you gain PERFORMER experience. 6. When you submit plugins, you gain BUILDER experience. 7. When you play one of our community's games, you gain WARRIOR experience. 8. When you financially invest in our community, you gain MINER experience. 9. When you submit puzzles, you gain MUSER experience. 10. When you financially donate to our community for another member to receive MINER experience, you gain GIVER experience. 11. When you submit an entire game, you gain ARCHITECT experience. If you look carefully you will notice the words "submit" and "play". You are reading correctly, you gain experience for submitting and playing. You get even more experience if your submission is used in a game or game supplement (example: magazine). You get even more experience for successfully playing an entire game. With submissions, you may gain a lot of experience for making a lot of submissions, but for certain level advancements, there will be requirements for submission to be used, or proposed to be used in a game or game supplement. The membership into the community is free. Members that have their submissions accepted in a game or magazine may receive compensation, when that particular game or game supplement, has made an income. With higher profits, bonuses may be given to members who have high levels of different game categories (bard, leader, artisan, performer, builder, warrior, minor, etc.). As you can see, there are a lot of positions available for this massive project. We need a large variety of writers and poets. We need artists to create enemies, 'museum' artworks, unique flora and fauna for the landscape, title screen, chapter screens, facesets, etc. We need music composers with different styles. Plugin makers can be a great asset in creating new experiences for the players. These and other positions are available. â€‹
I'm sure that this will raise the bristles of some people but you know what? It needs to be said. I am sick of scripters (not all, mind you) thinking that just because they can write code, that they're better than everyone else. As if their ability puts them into some sort of "Nobility Class" and the rest of us are just peons and grunts. I understand that learning code is difficult. Hell, I've tried my hand at it several times and still have trouble getting it all to sink it but that doesn't make you better than say a sprite artist, a music composer, a parallax mapper and most of all, an eventer. Yeah, events aren't as efficient as code and it does have its limitations but I think eventers need a little more appreciation due to the fact that they take that lack of efficiency, they take those limitations and they have to work around them! There have been several times where I have shown my evented rotating icon menu to people and a scripter will say something like "For eventing, its not bad..." Not bad...? Do you realize how much time I put into this??? Do you realize how much of a victory this is for me??? Of course you don't! Nevermind! I forget that you have the blood of God's running through your veins and that anything us lesser mortals accomplish could never match up to the things that you're capable of! I'm sorry if this comes off as rude and I want people to understand that I am not directing this at every scripter on the forums. I have encountered several who are the opposite of what I'm ranting about but the others (I'm not naming names but a few of you probably know the one's I'm referring to...) need to get a grip on reality and realize that they are not some elite force that needs to be treated like royalty! Rant over... For now...