Adventures of a New Director pt 3

Every week always surprises me with new things and I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of this. There’s a few different topics I want to talk about today in this blog, so I will, so enjoy it.

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First I want to start with ‘How to get local corp senpai to notice you’. Utopia Descending, for those that don’t know the game, has a very large influence by the corporations (think if Walmart had a monopoly on many of their products they and you can only buy it from them). Each chapter has its local corporations, each will vary depending on what game you go to. Your characters WANT to be noticed (usually) and loved by their corporation. Now, we’ve run two full games and a con event, so not many games yet. The game runs online, but the major online presence has only been somewhat recently.

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Now I want you all to take a moment and think about things. If you’re sitting there wondering why your corporation hasn’t showered you in gifts and affection, think back to what I said. There hasn’t been a whole ton of interaction with the actual corporations yet. It’s started, yes, the corporations do have some people they like and some they don’t like. Would you like to know how the corporations know who these people are? They get involved with plot, they get involved with promotions, they get involved online. The fact that you don’t even need to be at game to schmooze your corporation means that ANYONE can do it from ANYWHERE at ANYTIME. You don't have to wait to see a rep at game! This doesn’t mean send 10,000 messages to your corporation telling them how much you love them. This means make posts, make pictures, make videos, comment on things, like things, participate in things, show the corporation you actually care about what they do, and maybe they’ll care about what you do. Just existing as part of the corporation but not acknowledging them otherwise won’t get you noticed.

Now that that’s out of the way I want to say something to everyone that participates online with Utopia.

Thank you guys for having such an amazing time with the game so far. This game is still new, I guess you might say we’re in our ‘Wild West Days’ right now. That means a little bit of trial and error, and that includes everyone. We are all learning how to use this world and mistakes do happen, and when those mistakes happen please come to me about it. I promise I won’t screech at you and be upset. I’d 1000xs would rather have you come to me than try and hide it and potentially make things even more out of control.

Remember though, ISTO might not be as nice as I am ;)

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I look forward to getting to know you guys, especially in person at events (because social media is great but nothing beats actually being together). See you all at the party!