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R Anstett
R Anstett

Feb-12-2006 17:59

The time is here to start invitations to Mojo Enterprises.

http://www.geocities.com/sleuth.mojo/home.html

This is a group effort by several detectives to create a fun, helpful and competitive enviroment for people to participate in.

We welcome you to look over our guidelines, our code of conduct and mission statement.

To show that we want to help everyone we are also posting for the first ime in public some (not all ;) ) of Mojo's hunting guidelines.

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Lady Emerald Devon
Lady Emerald Devon
Nomad

Feb-15-2006 07:35


I think that having many agencies is unfair as I have told you numerous times. I also told you that I do agree that agent rotation for hunts/cases/favours ect is unfair and though guilty of it myself, that I thought Ben's solution was fair and just.

It was the whole storing favours ect was what I was talking about as common knowledge.

I also feel that Arabesque's response was exactly what I was talking about.
I don't see how what you are doing adds to the community as a whole.
And it seems like you're not actually trying to "help those smaller groups work together to help everyone enjoy things more." but create an uber Mojos.

There are ways to help agencies by letting them do things by themselves.
And agencies, like I have stated before, have, do and alwyas will help other smaller agencies. Other feel they can do this without creating a "syndicate".

And I do agree with Mak that you are a supportive Director/Detective and perhaps I should just worry about my own agency however like I have stated I am merely stating my concerns. I have nothing against you personally or Mojos.


Makensie Brewer
Makensie Brewer
Super Steeper

Feb-15-2006 07:35

Everyone is making a mountain out of a friggin mole hill....and as somene who used to be in another agency, Ran IS right ,that he has always been helpful and he shouldnt be made to feel that he hasnt. I can vouch for the fact that what he says is true...because he always gave advice to me when I was director of my own agency, and I think its just idiotic for anyone to look down at what he did. Its not killing anything and if it would make anyone feel shut out, maybe its their own insecurities causing that,NOT him or Mojos.

Guess some things should just be left private within an agency.

Noone is pushing anyone to form alliances but if agencies want to, that should be THEIR choice and shouldnt be looked down upon for doing so!

Arabella Parker
Arabella Parker
Well-Connected

Feb-15-2006 08:02


I have kept quiet because this is the recruiting board, but I do not think it is in good spirit of the game to have giant agencies. The fact that during a multi city hunt, as the smaller agencies must balance and juggle their cases because of traveling expenses, Mojo can simply add in the members from the agency that is currently located in the new city thus not having to spend cases traveling. In case anyone has not looked, they have one agency per city (Mojo Jojo in London, Omega in NY, The Closers in Shanghai and The Shire in Delhi) and currently have 27 members plus the 11 people in Old Fogies with Stogies and what ever is left of Behind Closed Doors.

The idea of making agencies bigger or having satellite agencies in other cities has been brought up several times in the general feeback thread, yet Ben has not implemented that. I believe that is a good thing. Most agencies struggle to find members anyway. How can any agency of 8-12 people compete with the mega agency of Mojo Enterprises?

I do not think any agency should have more than the 12 members it is allowed. If you are having problems with people staying active, then replace them. Not move them to a side agency to be used later.

*more*


Arabella Parker
Arabella Parker
Well-Connected

Feb-15-2006 08:02

The only way to compete would be to form other mega agencies where a group of smaller agencies join up to fight Mojo. I do not see that as being anything but an Ďus verses themí situation. I believe that agencies should stay separate. They should make it on their own. Everyone can learn by either asking for advice, (not being incorporated) or by trial and error. All the members of this community are bright enough to learn how to play and become effective at the cases and the hunts by simply playing. The more work they put into it, the better they will become.

I totally agree with Arabesque. She has stated exactly why it is not fair or in good spirit of the community to have mega agencies. You will end up pushing out the smaller agencies and turning people away from the game as a whole.


Arabesque
Arabesque
Old Shoe

Feb-15-2006 08:37

Makenzie, it seems like you're stating that we should all just mind our own business and never mind about what Mojo is doing. But Ran was the one who made the OP, and we're just stating our opinions about what's going on. I don't think that's prying into Mojo's business, since that business has just been made public. I think it's fairly clear that we all respect Ran as a director and as a player, and that this conglomeration idea isn't malicious in itself--that's not the issue. The issue is what might happen to the game--"mega agencies", as Arabelle aptly put it--if this goes forward.

Makensie Brewer
Makensie Brewer
Super Steeper

Feb-15-2006 08:54

*puts a lock on the door so she cant enter this discussion anymore* *walks out screaming in frustration at all this nonsense thats going on* *kicks the trash can,knocking it over* *looks down at shoes* damn, strong shoes! *smiles, then remembers she is frustrated, and starts screaming again* Where is cfm's punching bag, when I need it? :)



jstkdn
jstkdn
Well-Connected

Feb-15-2006 09:24

I donít think it is fair that this is a discussion about Ran. I donít know who made it in to a discussion of Ran. I donít want to read back who started to specifically talk about Ran, instead of just mojo.

The reasons why I think this is not good for the community, actually has two sides, a game one and a community one.

Game:
Some people think playing with a super agency is dishonest (even when it is publically posted as doing so), others donít as there are no written rules. Problem is, as long as we are not in the same line in that, we are playing games by different rules and between an agency of maximum 12 and agency with an infite number of people. So we need to reach an agreement that super agency is a good idea, or bad idea. And all abide by it, by either all of us looking to go beyond 12 or be OK that it is harder to win treasures, or we say it shouldnít be done. I personally think it shouldnít be done, because of competition. What aids competition is not games like that, but where there are equal sized teams. And as this is not such a huge community, the lower amount of maximum agents the more people can start an agency and have a shot. With that more competition. Also mojo has now 4 or more agenciesÖ..for a small community they would suck up a lot of agents, who ordinarily would have started their own place. Which they wonít as there is no shot at competing. So it is going to be a few alliances competing, instead of 30+ agencies. It would sort of kill the game, but also the community of diversified agencies. We will be like McDonalds.

I think the multiple threads (some of which deleted), the consensus has been the same. The agency that does it, thinks it should be a allowed. All other agencies are not in favor of it. We see the same thing happening here.
And anyone starting an uber agency, must realize by now that a fall out affect of their actions is going to be.....upset people.

Makensie Brewer
Makensie Brewer
Super Steeper

Feb-15-2006 09:25

Arab - you see it however u want. I wasn't saying for everyone to mind their own business. I'm smart enough to know that when something is discussed in public, it becomes everyones business. I was just saying that, I dont see why everyone is getting all bent out of shape about this. I was a Director of a successful agency, until it slowed down. I didn't worry about who was forming alliances, and I did not feel threatened by another agencies success or I was never jealous of an agencies success.

I'm a person that doesn't get wrapped up in what others do or how they do things. If it works, go for it (Im like that in real life too) Everyone else has that option to do the same. Dont bash an agency because of what they do to get at the top. Mojos is a fair, honest agency....and I thought that even when I wasnt IN Mojos. This not fair, fair thing is crazy. Mojos aren't cheats, and what is being implied by this "not fair" comments, is that Mojos are cheats. That is 100% wrong. Im IN Mojos, and believe me, we work hard...and we do it with fairness. It's too bad that Mojos success is leaving a bad taste in everyones mouth.

Even tho I disagree with all this big fuss thats going on, I want everyone to know that I respect others opinions, and dont want anything I said to come between the friends I have here :) You are being direct on your opinions, and so am I.

jstkdn
jstkdn
Well-Connected

Feb-15-2006 09:26

Tactics always make me smile. Those agencies that are serious about hunting, all have a tactic that works. And lets be honest, the best tactic is quite easy to work out. We can assume this to be true, otherwise people wouldnít want to change tactic in to a direction where the only solution to be the best is to have more players. Thatís the only route left to create an advantage over all the others that also have a great tactic.

Community:
Well that this is not fun, this thread is enough proof. It already causes fighting. Itís not fun for mojo or anyone else. It is already causing people to be upset. It is already causing agencies to stop hunting (reason: why bother.) Itís already causing people to think that they donít need to bother with trying to build an agency. Alliances will kill a community. Not when some people hang out more with others necisarily. But it is part of being an official member of a club or not, where others canít join, unless they work with the alliance. If mojo has 4 agencies or more, then they get to be 50 or more peopleÖ.thatís in my eyes an upset balance in a small community like ours. I mean I get along great with a lot of mojo people, but if I just want to step in to other peoples shoes who want to become part of the community and have a sense of belonging.

I am all for helping other agencies and the community. We have message boards and a newbie lounge and possibility to paste tutorials. I donít think mojo has something special to offer in terms of friendliness, I donít know of any unfriendly agency. All agencies train their newbies, help each other, make friends, play and talk together. Thatís the awesome thing about sleuth, there are not only 1 or 2 friendly agencies. I donít think Sleuth would be more or less friendly and nice with alliances. In fact, considering the sentiments expressed here....

Makensie Brewer
Makensie Brewer
Super Steeper

Feb-15-2006 09:40

I don't think Mojos was saying they are the only agencies that help (unless you read something I didn't) BUT Im done with this subject. This is something that could keep going on and on and on, and in the end, be right back where it started from. Which is disagreement. Agree to disagree

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