So, I'm really excited to announce that - as of February 1st 2019 (the new Cycle) we will be implementing a new Wealth System here on Standing Trials. Gone will be the days of keeping ledgers of every single copper coin and we will be moving to Wealth Tiers. This change is a big one, and it impacts a lot of systems (businesses, banks, NPCs, Starter Packages etc). However, we've had a number of staff discussions and following a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth, I'm really pleased that we've voted to implement it - and we have answers, I believe, to every question.
Now, on the 1st Feb, we're also going to be rolling out a new look / new structure Wiki. The Wealth Tiers and Wealth System will be part of that - which means we need to get all our ducks in a row well before then.
What I really do not
want to do is just drop a system on players. Having thoroughly discussed this, the staff believe that the new system proposal is sound and will really make a difference to quality of life in terms of playability and the ability to focus on the story - not on the money ledger. It will even make the price list make sense!
So. This is what we're going to do. It's the first time we've tried this, but I think it's a good way to do it.
- We have set up a subforum for the "Wealth System Working Group". - here
- We will also set up a Discord server for it.
- We are going to ask for Player Volunteers to help us here - for it to be a working group of staff and players, working together to make this system work & happen.
- The subforum will be visible to all players, but we want and need to have named members of this Working Group - as people will have specific roles / jobs etc. Therefore, in the subforum, there is a sign up thread here
So - I'm looking for volunteers. It will be an opportunity for players to be part of creating the system - with an emphasis on working - because there's a lot to be done and we will need to get going, pick up momentum and keep it.
I'd like to draw attention to the "Blurb" in the Overarching to do:
So - this is as far as we've got on staff. We've voted to run with this as a system - there are still decisions to be made and processes to iron out. So we're opening it up to a working group of staff and players to make it workable as a system - this will allow us to all see it clearly, ask questions and deal with any issues before we roll out the system.
To be clear about that - this is where we are with it right now. Details might still change as people ask questions and get answers - as we come across things. This is a WIP and we're trying to make it so that it's a collaborative WIP between staff and players. Therefore, please use the OOC, please ask questions etc. We want this to work and to move forward.
If you'd like to volunteer, go sign up!