My idea to solve the lack of staff members at G1/RP is to hire players > freelancers who wants to do their job for "free"
When i say free ofc you will get benefits like:
- Ingame GC1
- Access to some programs
- Help design the game
- Help improve the game
- Help support the game more directly
- See that things get done.
- Fame and title
- access to new content first hand !
As you can see G1/RP dont have to pay a single dime, and will only cost time.
Here goes my idea this can also be applied on Programmers and Artist.
Make a team of GM's with ranks
Head Gm > GM > GM helper
Head Programmer > Programmer
Head artist > Artist
This person is an actually G1/RP employee hes the person who reports to RP/G1 for changes and so on
He is also responsible for creating facilities to train GM helpers > GM's.
Head Gm is a "chairman" and has the right to fire > promote or demote a GM with approval of the council.
This is a player who has been promoted due his reputation, work and dedication. he knows the game in and out and have contributed to improve the game. Gm main obligation is to patrol and train GM helpers. They are the mentor and supervisor of GM helpers > Forums > in game.
Their task is to maintain order and report to an head GM These player might be given more "power" to kick player off game "not ban" This function is reserved only to Head GM.
A GM trainee, he knows the game and knows how to spot disturbing factors in game or on forums they have the right to report players and place them under surveillance. After a period they can be promoted to an GM if he/she have proven him/her self.
This person have no real ingame or forum powers, but he is a Representative of the GM staff and should behave as such. this is a testing period, if this individual
does not behave him/her self accordingly he/she will be remove of the team.
With this i think you can solve a lot of > rage hackers > trolls and so on. It is cheap and easily set up given > time and some efforts in giving Name tag and limited Moderator rights.
When a player is suspected of hacking or showing disturbing behavior to the game or population. All evidence must be present to make an final verdict.
This evidence is either released private or publicly if head Gm deem worthy.
This should stop people in saying : WHY YOU BAN ME NO REASON ??? ME NO HACK bla bla
And other bonus the accused can see him/her caught right handed.
An other side note, with this system if proof is "overwhelming" a HEAD GM can no longer be "biased" or pulling favor
he is obligated to do whats right. So no more "kissing up or be friends with GM in order to be ban free".
*this is ofc a opinion which some players feel that some Gm's or mods are pulling fav.
This is a simple system that i used when i was hosting a private server. No complains there, stable game > forums and community. And i had about 500-700 players.
And also benefit is that this will eliminate the spam on Ticket support since some cases are dealt with pretty swiftly.
hackers no longer can farm up to 1 mil before they are kicked or done enough damage
So In my eyes this is a simple but effective way to hire staff to fill in the gap, I know there are some Great artist and coders? Programmers out there. Who does it for a living or as a study Why not help them?
if G1/RP wants to rewards these people you can always send them a coupon or a cash card or a fruit basket anything.
There are a lot of players who wants to help and create a better APB.
So i hope you like this idea
P.S English isn't my native language so i apologize
Edited by Natsuyaki, 24 March 2014 - 10:10 AM.