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The Job Board

It’s been a while since I wrote about Episode 2 stuff on the blog, even though I am spending the majority of my time these days working on it.

One thing other RPGs have established is that grinding to level up your character feels a lot less like grinding when there is an objective just on the horizon. Right now, thanks to the community forums, there are more than enough forums to visit and pwn in Episode 1. However, besides levelling up your character or earning Flezz, there is little reason to visit them.

For Episode 2, we’ve constructed a job board interface. As with anything else I’m posting about Episode 2 it’s subject to change, but here’s the gist of it:

  • New jobs are generated by the server for your character every day, based on your character’s attributes.
  • The board will only use the community forums. The idea is to drive traffic to all those places you guys put so much work into!
  • Like in the real world, some jobs pay better than others. It is up to you to pick the best jobs given your forum visits.
  • Some examples of jobs: Pwn a forum, speed run a forum, deploy scripts to forum, and other new episode2 specific things we haven’t announced yet!
  • Once you take on a job, you have 60 minutes to complete it to get the reward (right now they’re all flezz, but in the future they will probably give items too).
  • Jobs also have a reward in job points. As you earn more job points, you get promoted and climb the corporate ladder!

The idea is that if you want to level up your character, you might as well get a rewards for it besides the deliveries you get overnight.

I demoed the interface at our Crotch Zombie meeting last night and everyone loved it!

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Written by eviltrout

July 29, 2008 at 7:38 PM

Posted in Episode 2, Home, News

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  1. This sounds awesome.

    The job board will keep working you after you’ve completed Ep. 2, yes?

    MC Banhammer

    July 29, 2008 at 7:38 PM

  2. Awesome! :D

    scullyangel

    July 29, 2008 at 7:38 PM

  3. @MC Banhammer yes it will be there forever. Also it will be back-ported to episode 1 so people can even use it before they’ve hit level 10.

    Evil Trout

    July 29, 2008 at 7:38 PM

  4. Nifty, I like it!

    I have to say, I’ve done just about everything in Episode 1 and I haven’t felt like playing in a while…I could try taking on Faux News or getting the Mona Lisa, but that would mean I’d have to grind forums every day for months…But this, this sounds more intriguing!

    Listen2Reason

    July 29, 2008 at 7:38 PM

  5. and another reason to spend even more time here

    Aldo_Anything

    July 29, 2008 at 7:38 PM

  6. "However, besides levelling up your character or earning Flezz, there is little reason to visit them."

    I found an error!!! Leveling is spelled wrong!! Epeen please.

    was

    July 29, 2008 at 7:38 PM

  7. Sorry, I need to sleep. I am looking forward to this.

    was

    July 29, 2008 at 7:38 PM

  8. Whats wrong with me? I wish I could edit comments.

    was

    July 29, 2008 at 7:38 PM

  9. Why have I come back? I feel my sanity slowly draining.

    was

    July 29, 2008 at 7:38 PM

  10. *hands a failcookie to was*

    Anyways, for this job board thing, is it going to distinguish say, fanfiction from china? Because if it take a job to pwn, and pwn china i necessarily wouldnt want to have the same reward as pwning fanfiction.

    *takes a cookie herself for failing at grammer*

    YokoHunter

    July 29, 2008 at 7:38 PM

  11. Yes, you get paid more and earn more job credits for tougher forums.

    Also: I…am…job.

    Jalapeno Bootyhole

    July 29, 2008 at 7:38 PM

  12. @was:
    “’However, besides levelling up your character or earning Flezz, there is little reason to visit them.’

    I found an error!!! Leveling is spelled wrong!! Epeen please."

    Sorry to burst your bubble there was, but "levelling" is spelled properly. Only Americans drop the "l" and spell it "leveling," much as they pronounce "nuclear" as "nucular." :P

    xXxJUNEGUYxXx

    July 29, 2008 at 7:38 PM

  13. @Jalapeno Bootyhole

    I..Am..Need..Edit..Button

    Though, its good to know that its going to distinguish forums. Yay~ Thanks!

    YokoHunter

    July 29, 2008 at 7:38 PM

  14. p7igp sa9dfp t98go;isa jlm,LOLOLOLOLOLOL

    Anonymous

    July 29, 2008 at 7:38 PM


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