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Proposal for New Players: The Young Turks Club Messages in this topic - RSS

malthaussen
malthaussen
Posts: 1058

10/21/2015
Starting out in FL can be overwhelming at first. So much to do, so many complications. While there is a lot of good content here in the forum, a player does have to work a bit to mine all the resources. (I'd definitely recommend reading the beginner's thread, or at least the initial portions which are actually about beginners... it kind of got off track after a bit).
There are obviously many experienced players who have been in FL for years, but a new player might be somewhat timid in tugging on their coattails, and in any event, they probably already have a circle of acquaintances with whom they have been corresponding for a long time. And it is likely that their interests will be far different from someone who is still stumbling around the first four regions of the game, wondering what to do next.
What I'm proposing here is that newish players -- People of Some Insignificance, I like to call us -- might effectively use the social actions and the forum to band together in a mutual circle of acquaintance of our own, to help each other out with social actions and menace reduction, and possibly even share in the cooperative efforts that the more experienced players don't want to do, usually because they carry a penalty irrelevant to the novice. (For example, Loitering Suspiciously will lower one's Connected: Society, a point of consideration to a PoSI, but of no consequence to a novice who probably has no social connection at all). And there are some opportunities which can be shared that will result in a small pecuniary reward, and while a couple of quid is a bagatelle to someone with a suite at the Royal Beth, it is a conspicuous windfall to someone shivering in a garret.
If you think this idea has merit, append your name to this thread with a link to your character, and we can start contacting each other to form our merry little band. (I strongly advise appending a link to the signature in your profile: in-game open the "Myself" tab, click on "View Profile" below your character pic, and copy the URL of your "Mantlepiece" to the "Signature" field of your forum profile).

-- Mal

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"Of two choices, I always take the third."
Will do all socials except Loitering or Private Evenings (all my Free Evenings are accounted for), and Affluent Photographer Betrayals only, please. I am not currently accepting calling cards.
http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/malthaussen
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KestrelGirl
KestrelGirl
Posts: 138

10/21/2015
Great idea! I am a PoSI but would love to help new players out.

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The Sociable Academic/KestrelGirl, an inescapable, sagacious, irresistible and breathtaking Lady of Some Importance. (Also add: terrifying, lethal, and perhaps midnight.)
Proud owner of the Neathy Informer, a newspaper dedicated to the truth.
Help me out with my FL/SS lore wiki, The Fifth City! http://www.thefifthcity.wikia.com
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Hannah Flynn
Hannah Flynn
Administrator
Posts: 347

10/21/2015
We celebrate this idea! How delightful.


As only a very small proportion of players join the forum, maybe reddit would also be a good bet? Or twitter - dare I mention a hashtag?


I would be happy to support and amplify your efforts wherever I can. smile

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Wields the news canon, aboard the hype train.
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Estelle Knoht
Estelle Knoht
Posts: 1679

10/21/2015
A more prominent link to the forums could help?

A mention on tumblr and facebook, perhaps?

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Estelle Knoht, a juvenile, unreliable and respectable lady.
I currently do not accept any catbox, suppers, calling cards or proteges.
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Andrew Astherson
Andrew Astherson
Posts: 118

10/21/2015
Estelle Knoht wrote:
A more prominent link to the forums could help?


The girl is right. One cannot simply walk into forums, even if a person is very interested in finding them.
I myself discovered your forum via announcement link planted above message tabs. So, why not to help people to find a way here, eh ?

As for the idea mentioned in this topic: I think that it sounds neat.
Almost a pity that I'm not new to this game. Almost...
edited by Andrew Astherson on 10/21/2015

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> Currently open for RP:
Andrew Astherson - heavy-tempered, rapacious but reliable menace of slavonic-tatar origin.
Clement "don't you call me Clem!" Mustela - merry and licentious to a stupid degree Irishman-detective
> My lads appearances ; Astherson's short backstory

> Seeking for RP partner(s), are you ? This thread might be the right place.
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malthaussen
malthaussen
Posts: 1058

10/21/2015
As it happens, I am rather invisible on most social forums, but agree that spreading the word on them is an idea of great merit.

-- Mal

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"Of two choices, I always take the third."
Will do all socials except Loitering or Private Evenings (all my Free Evenings are accounted for), and Affluent Photographer Betrayals only, please. I am not currently accepting calling cards.
http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/malthaussen
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Hobnail
Hobnail
Posts: 174

10/21/2015
RED!

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Lisbella Peridot
Lisbella Peridot
Posts: 138

10/21/2015
I am joining up. Link in signature.

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Anatasia Swansong - fencing prodigy, extraordinary beauty, and very stubborn
Welcoming friends of all sorts! All independent now.

Kelly Siniature - grinning, deranged, elegant child of indistinct gender
Kelly is taking a long break on isolation.

I also play Town of Salem and a few other games - still Lisbella Peridot!
I finally regained stable internet access, so I should be around more often...
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Hannah Flynn
Hannah Flynn
Administrator
Posts: 347

10/22/2015
Estelle Knoht wrote:
A more prominent link to the forums could help?

A mention on tumblr and facebook, perhaps?



We do link to the forums where appropriate. If people are happy on reddit/twitter/facebook and don't want another site to visit every day, or to create another account and deal with another password, I can't blame them!


I'll mention the idea more widely and point people at this mission statement. It's a lovely idea and I hope it takes off!

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Wields the news canon, aboard the hype train.
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Notsab
Notsab
Posts: 11

10/22/2015
What a wonderful idea ! I would be deeply pleased to join your club and collaborate in any adventure you would enroll me in !

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http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Notsab
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navchaa
navchaa
Posts: 490

10/23/2015
I'm a POSI, but I'm very happy to help newbies. Plus, I do loiter suspiciously! smile

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London's Marrow 2, London's Nerves 2, London’s Sinew 3, and mercenary Crooked Cross, delighted to give talks at your salon

Married to Myrto :: Exchanging Surprise Packages with Myrto and ICountFrom0 :: Exchanging cat boxes with Rodion Karn

http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/navchaa
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maleclypse
maleclypse
Posts: 230

10/23/2015
A wonderful idea. Please include me.
http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Maleclypse

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Maintaining a controlling interest in my soul requires a pretty constant negotiation between the various shareholder interests. Thankfully the Fingerkings 23% control makes a pretty good foil to unite the other factions enough to get to 51%.

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Grenem
Grenem
Posts: 2067

10/23/2015
I'm not new, but I'll help anyone who wants assistance. the only action i won't do is honest "seeking the affluent photographer" requests, since once you're done with the story, Betrayals are more effective for everyone involved. I get a bat- (estimated value: 40 pence replacement cost) instead of a point of progress in the story (estimated value: 0 pence). You get two points of progress instead of one, (estimated profit: 2x initial value).

As such, when sending affluent photographer requests, betrayals are maximally effective, assuming only you're moving through the story, and i'm done.
edited by Grenem on 10/23/2015

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Married!:http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/takuza
I will accept all social actions that do not consume free evenings- and i will provide patronage to anyone who requests it, though it will be split between all requesters.
On psudeo-hiatus. Will be inactive and active and fluctuate without warning.
Grinding Favors without cards: http://community.failbettergames.com/topic22266-storylet-favors-grinding.aspx
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lacco36
lacco36
Posts: 1

10/25/2015
As a newcomer, I am in. Since I am mostly now exploring the basics, I am in for anything, however, would prefer cooperation and friendly contacts. Send me a card and I will be pleased to respond smile

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flickmcbic
flickmcbic
Posts: 1

10/26/2015
What a splendid idea! I'm in...

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Shaphron
Shaphron
Posts: 8

10/26/2015
I would love to be part of the Young Turks. What an absolutely splendid idea. I shall send out my calling cards post haste!

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If in danger or in doubt;
Run in circles, scream and shout

Michelle Palmer is a welcoming and friendly individual who is happy to join in all social interactions with descerning persons.
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Valinaria
Valinaria
Posts: 1

10/27/2015
What a most delicious and marvelous idea!!! There's no question Id enjoy making your acquaintance ...

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Jacob Neary
Jacob Neary
Posts: 1

10/27/2015
Sounds great! I've only just started my journey and form what i've seen so far, being social has many benefits. I'm accepting any requests.

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Jacob Neary, a suave and watchful gentleman
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Cloudmonkey98
Cloudmonkey98
Posts: 3

10/28/2015
I'll join up, I won't likely be active on the forums though. Heres my Profile http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Cloudmonkey98
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DerGreif
DerGreif
Posts: 17

10/28/2015
An interesting idea. Ladies and gentleman, you can count on me.

Sincerely,
Desmond Jordan, P.I.

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http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Desmond~Jordan
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