I don’t like that there are no rewards. It would get old very quickly for some of us if there’s no ultimate gain, no bait, as it were, other than toying with the hatchlings we intend to eat later.
I could see that, if there’s no other profit, some of our more true-blooded, cuttthroated veterans walking in and royally trolling every newbie with advice that works only because they make it work in that game, and makes them easy, helpless pray in a 64 or proper game.
Maybe if we premiums could earn badge points? I don’t purchase credits, so this is clearly a biased point with me, but, here me out: imagine if acting as a tutoring Elder Race Enclave gave benefits like credits? The credits are for other players, of course, for awarding badges. We all know that, but currently there’s no way to obtain that for free. Well, if, say, a premium player successfully completed (I.e, without quitting) a Mentor Galaxy a certain number of times, they get a credit for free? So if I completed 10 galaxies helping the fledglings, I would receive game money for my contribution to further enrich my fellow players.
And I wouldn’t be getting a reward that directly improves my status, save that I would be giving other players badges more often, an ultimately selfess internal economy, as it were.
This really does sounds cool! *Praxus, I’m Communion of Minds, by the way. * The idea of being an Elder Race that’s set up a Nest Galaxy for the younger beings. Could work great with them old NP avatars Hey, I’m gonna advertise them, it’s my pet project .
In a way, this really, REALLY reminds me of Blight. Now I have this idea of players being allowed to constantly join in an attempt to overthrow the central power. This could be a premium-player only game called a Siege Galaxy? Just a thought, while we’re brainstorming. There could even be Siege Gates that open directly into the Besieged Empire to help deal with the natural power disparity, or somesuch.
But that is another trail with another bunny, however fluffy and juicy.
Ahem. The concept of Mentoring is great, and I agree the Mentor shouldn’t be able to scan other stars, or at least not all of them at once. That sounds a bit unfair.
We would also have to work out about the profanity rule, as that might be troublesome, and goodness knows some lunatic skulking out there would just LOVE a chance to proliferate their pollutions… and stuff.