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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I thought the Full-time NPC slots were first come first serve UNTIL all three were filled at which point you need to make arrangements with plot.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, it has always been the case that Full Time NPCs require prior approval from plot before preregistering as such.

@Chris I meant in the case of PCs paying as a PC and giving over all event as an NPC instead.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are a PC for logistics purposes.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well this is what it says on the pre-register page.
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The first three players that Preregister are eligable to be Dedicated NPCs, and only players that Preregister may be Dedicated NPCs even if the three available slots are not filled after Preregistration has closed.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Read the top of this thread. It is the policy. We need to update the webpage. Chill.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure Allen was simply pointing out that we can find nowhere where it says that you need to get prior approval from Plot to NPC, including this thread.

Just that if Plot wants more than the 3, first come, first serve NPC's then Plot needs to get approval from the Owners.

Is this still true? Or do Players need to get Plots approval before pre regging as an NPC, as Abe says?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are correct that it is not easily spelled out in one easily found place. We'll need to fix that.

From a post by me in this thread:
"This is how being a full NPC works:
Only three are allowed per event..."

From a post by Josh in this thread:
"... YOU MUST COMMUNICATE ALL OF THIS CLEARLY TO LOGISTICS AT SIGN IN and at SIGN OUT and MUST HAVE PLOT APPROVAL.."

So, it's there, but like you say, it's not in one easily found spot. We'll sort it out.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I thought that that post by Josh was specifically that you need to communicate all that with Logistics and get Plot approval for that one specific case of paying event fee and full NPCing, so you can be sure to get rewarded properly.


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For those that pay but only NPC you can get blanket for one NPC, the normal 200 bribe, AND 180 bribe as a donation (since you effectively are paying to play a character but then donating all of your time to plot). The catch - YOU MUST COMMUNICATE ALL OF THIS CLEARLY TO LOGISTICS AT SIGN IN and at SIGN OUT and MUST HAVE PLOT APPROVAL. If logistics does not know that you were doing that they cannot award the person appropriately.


But for clarity, ALL full NPC's ALWAYS need to be approved by Plot before pre regging?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is correct. Like I said, we'll make sure it is more prominently posted.

I don't know what all the freaking heartburn about this was anyway.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hm. So the hourly rate for NPCing is 20 favor/hour, right? If full NPCs only get 200 favor, I guess the rest of the favor they would have earned is being paid in place of an entrance fee. Assuming you're conscious for at least 25 of the 42-ish game hours, full NPCs are basically earning 500 favor, paying 300 favor in place of their entrance fee, and keeping the last 200.

This amusingly implies a real-world price on favor, with 300 favor replacing a $45 entry fee. 300 favor / 45 dollars ~= 6.6 favor/dollar. This closely mirrors the 6 favor/dollar for donations up to $50, being essentially a 10% discount on the entry fee (if, of course, you could pay with favor rather than dollars).

Consequently, full NPCing isn't a particularly time-efficient way of gaining favor, nor does it cost noticeably less (in terms of all resources, not just dollars) than paying an entry fee. It is only an equitable exchange for those that enjoy NPCing as much or more than PCing, or those that want to participate but have no money to do so.

In short, if a person is attempting to go full NPC for what it gets them rather than what they would rather spend their time doing, they're making a poor decision.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Full npc still gets blanket for 2 characters if they still qualify for it. Something you otherwise would have to play each character for 8 hours to get.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 200 favor full NPCs get to keep is 10 hours' worth, meaning they easily qualify for it anyway. The only times it seemed to factor in were cases it was already adjusted for anyway, so I left it out~

Also, I was told you get doubled blanket (I.E., can get two blankets' worth for one character) after 6 hours of NPCing? I can't find anything in the rulebook or logistic policies document outlining specifics, though...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe a clearer way to say that is that IF you do 6+ hours NPCing, you get one extra blanket for each character that would have got blanket.

If you full-time NPC you get the favour you would have got if you played (the usual 1, 2, or 3 favour) including a second character getting favour if it is under 150 SP.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gotcha. Lonness had described it as "blanket multiplier +1", so there wouldn't be any ambiguity with blanket multipliers from inclement weather / etc.
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