Anonsers Team (A-Team)

  • Announcer's team (A-team)


    I have the strange feeling that all games end in the final.

    I also have a sense of feeling that the final is being led by the announcers.


    Besides, I have the feeling that the whole game is ruled by announcers. They raise cities and landmarks ...

    They lead the game...

    I do not know why!?!

    but I have this feeling...


    That's why I suggest we make a team of the Announcers!


    This will create a very convenient control and ordering system.

    Messages will be read-only.

    Easily visible to everyone.

    Easy-to-view instructions for everyone who wants to follow it.

    And there will be an audio signal on a new command.

    (You may be busy with other job and react immediately at a new order)

    It will also be convenient for those who take part in the lifting of two or three cities.

    Very easy to follow orders in all cities.

    Several teams and independent players will easily receive and follow the orders.


    Currently, forum, chat, and external programs are used for this purpose (each way has its drawbacks).

    But there is no unified and universal system.

    And there is no convenient way to set and follow orders.


    I want when I get into the game.

    See all the orders.

    Easy as I see the bonuses in the team.

    And also, easy to follow new orders.


    What is the Announcer's team (A-team)?

    This is a special type of team.

    Made to help work of the announcers and all the players.


    And who can participate in it?

    1. The team has 1 chair

    2. Up to 15 deputies

    3. Unlimited number of members (Members may be teams or individual players)

    Each team/player may participate in a limited number of (e.g., 30) A-teams

    4. Unlimited number of Followers (Followers may be teams or individual players)


    Who can create such a team?

    Every single player!


    How does the team work?

    The team has 4 types of forums.

    1. Forum only for Chair and Deputies

    2. Forum for members only

    3. Public forum. For External Players (Followers).

    4. Announcement Forum + Widget (following explanation)


    What is the Announcements Forum?

    1. This is a forum where only Chair and Deputies can write.

    2. They decide whether the writing in this forum is visible to followers or only to members.

    3. The last message from this forum is written on a special widget. Announcers widget.

    4. Ability to place a picture of the goods being announced (international picture language)


    What is the Announcers widget?

    This is the game widget.

    Similar to city widget.

    There you can see the widgets of the teams you are in or those you follow.

    Instead of city information, here is the last command from an Announcers (+ for how long).

    In this way, each player can follow the announcements in several places simultaneously (if he / she wants).


    Alarm / notification

    Messages must have an audible alarm / notification.

    You must be able to turn this alarm on and off for each individual team.

    Also. Ability to hear only those alarms, even when the other sounds of the game are stopped.


    What impact does this have on ordinary teams?

    They take some of the skills of the A-team.

    1. Forum only for Chair and Deputies

    2. Ability to have followers (Followers may be teams or individual players)

    3. Announcement Forum + Widget

    4. The team may be a member of one or more А-teams.


    Web Application and Smartphone Application

    I suggest creating a web application. As part of the game's web page.

    Here you get notifications for new orders.

    From this app. With one click, you can easily play the game on the desired server.

    In addition, there will be notifications of new messages in the game forum or new personal messages on game servers.

    Such an application should also be made for a smartphone.

    For developers.

    This app is a good place to advertise.

    You are often wondering how to increase player activity.

    This is an easy and effective way!


    In conclusion.

    In most cases, the role of A-team will be a normal team.

    Special A-Team will be created rare. when multiple teams have to coordinate simultaneously.


    Advantages:

    1. Easily visible for all orders (Web/Smartphone Application + Widget).

    2. Orders are only in 1 place. Easily write. Easily view. There is no difference between different sources of order.

    3. Notify just in time. Players do not waste time. Only one source for all players on all servers.

    4. There are no fake orders. Orders come only from the selected players.

    5. Effective way to increase player activity.


    For Players! This is an easy way to play.

    For Announcers! An easy and effective way to manage.

    For Developers! An Easy Way to Raise Players' Activity and joy.


    In today's world. Time is an important resource.

    You want to know the most important thing. At the right time!

    That's what I suggest!


    The proposal is in the initial phase.

    Please give your opinion and suggestions.


    With respect,

    HMR

  • I like the word "team" in your proposal, HMR. And yes, I also have the feeling, that on SoE, the games is RULED, always a few people, who with SoE tell "I have been elected, so I am the best, I know it all, I have the power to rule you all!"


    First: Team

    Before SoE came up, I have seen many teams of announcers, and have been part of them.

    Well, there is one rule in any end game: the goods MUST be hauled by ev1 from the same place, the one that has best waiting time. And if there are 100 players, there must be one to tell them "Haul ducks from Mytown North, NOW!"

    In the times before SoE I have experienced teams, that were not ruling, but just telling. And as they were able to put their enthusiasm into their words, ev1 followed them.

    And the teams were made up by specialists:

    - one who had no trouble with the chat to announce in chat, same for the forums and the external chat

    - some who were great in maths and calculated a lot: will we haul 200k of wood in 15 or in 20 minutes? How will the time grow at this place, if I see the early haulers?

    - one who organized an Excel table with all the places, the number of tracks etc, and with one line to copy and paste the correct announcement


    These teams were set up by people, who did not only look for leadership skills and authority, but much more for skills needed in the back office of the team: maths, motivation skills (powering up the players AND the team members), players well connected to the internet ...


    Those were the winning teams. It worked with a team of specialists.

    And that is, what I am missing in your proposal: Each member of the A-team should be able to tell:
    "Which is my special skill(s) that will be an advantage for the A-team?"


    Second: SoE Rulers

    Well, SoE changed that a bit. We do "elect" presidents and mayors, and the got 12 weeks to use their power. And though elected, they HAVE the power to rule. They decide about the ministers, they decide about the town council, they do not act like elected presidents in RL, who always have to look at the other half in parliaments who come from different parties ... in RN the president is the boss, definitely the dictator, who can dismis anybody from council or cabinets, who does not completely follow his ideas.


    See, I would prefer a way of elections, that look more like RL elections. Players of a town elect 2 players for the cabinet, so the president has to work with them, find a way to cooperate ... different from: "If you don't follow my way, I will dismis your."


    So yes, I support the wording "ruled by ...", if I look at SoE. Because, at end game, the president still is president, and he will NOT select an A-team looking at skills (well, happens, but rarely, too rarely), he will set up a team of announcers that were good followers to all his decistions and dismissals. In SoE the A-teams are too often just followers of the president. Which means, special skills are missing too often.


    And here again your proposal comes in. My idea is first to take some of the absolute power from the presidents, by electing his team of ministers by the players of the five cities. And also, to form A-teams that got special skilled people: motivators, players to do calculations, players to have secure connection to chats and forums, players to contact the other regions ... or to spy there ... presidents who just enjoy playing boss for 12 weeks too often forget to form a good A-team for the end game.

    Bist du die Lösung? ... Wenn nicht, bist du ein Teil des Problems.

    Oder anders: Lösungen finden wir, wenn wir vom Problem, vom Thema, weg denken ... wenn wir off topic denken.

    Lösungen liegen immer außerhalb (off) des Problems.

  • I play on different servers.

    Someone uses Discord.

    Another Slack. Another Skype.

    Others use the messaging system in the game.


    Even when using an external program such as Skype.

    Messages must be written in the game.

    And there is no convenient system for them.


    Often even one server uses different systems.

    It would be nice if there was something comfortable and unified.

  • Web Application and Smartphone Application

    I suggest creating a web application. As part of the game's web page.

    Here you get notifications for new orders.

    From this app. With one click, you can easily play the game on the desired server.

    In addition, there will be notifications of new messages in the game forum or new personal messages on game servers.

    Such an application should also be made for a smartphone.

    For developers.

    This app is a good place to advertise.

    You are often wondering how to increase player activity.

    This is an easy and effective way!


    In conclusion.

    In most cases, the role of A-team will be a normal team.

    Special A-Team will be created rare. when multiple teams have to coordinate simultaneously.


    Advantages:

    1. Easily visible for all orders (in widget).

    2. Orders are only in 1 place. Easily write. Easily view. There is no difference between different sources of order.

    3. Notify just in time. Players do not waste time. Only one source for all players on all servers.

    4. There are no fake orders. Orders come only from the selected players.

    5. Effective way to increase player activity.


    For Players! This is an easy way to play.

    For Announcers! An easy and effective way to manage.

    For Developers! An Easy Way to Raise Players' Activity and joy.

  • What is an "announcer"? Maybe like the 'caller' in EG?


    We do not need more charges to the system... we have the internal (or external) message system and it is enough for me.


    Anyway, widgets can disable, and the RN team will not force us to keep it visible at all times, I'm sure of it!

    So... so much work to keep hidden a widget that will be seen only when each player wants to go and see what the city or association is up to? ... just the same: go to the thread of the city or association forum and check the most recent "order".


    Or I did not understand anything?

  • You understand correctly.

    But there is currently no easy and universal way to keep track of orders.

    Especially if you play on multiple servers at once.

    If you enter the game several times a day. And for a little while.

    You want to get accurate information when and where there are orders.

    If you are playing on many servers, it is not convenient to enter any server and read messages. This is a waste of time.

    It's also very difficult to keep many external programs and channels for every server and game. This is very difficult and is a waste of time.

    Also, there is no way to keep track of personal messages in the game or in the forum.


    In today's world. Time is an important resource.

    You want to know the most important thing. At the right time!

    That's what I suggest!