What is Ireland’s biggest problem? The Brits, Libertad sticking up for small countries, Blow ins, old farts running for CP, NO. The biggest problem is we are too small. We have about 200 active members. We need new blood. Tomorrow I am going to talk about a baby boom project. But before we seriously do that we need infrastructure to support new players. I am estimating 1 in 20 new players stick around. We need to improve that. What I am proposing we do is create a new MU called “Irish army boot camp”. Let me explain why. When a new player starts in the game today they get a mission to join a MU. They cannot join a political party for a few days but are forced to join a MU in first day. What I am proposing is we funnel all the new players into one unit. We get a few captains in the divisions that act as mentors to the new players. The mentors send them welcome PM right away, offer food, give them a place to communicate in the forum shouts and answer questions. This is the place the Irish government should be investing funds in MU, we need to plant the seeds for growth today. When they get a week or two old, kick them out and let them join another MU in Ireland.
I was asked if I would continue the program started tonight to fund MU. The question is yes, I think MU are the heart of our country. Social groups and influence in this game used to be based around political parties. Now it is MU. The only change I would make is I would also support the new players to grow the country in the future.
So I hear you saying, great idea but how do we funnel them into this boot camp. We sell it to them through the message that tells about the MU. We also ask other MU to post messages on top of their unit asking new players to join boot camp.
I am going to steel an idea from Digits on this. We would come up with a mission program that sets objectives each day. Things like move to another country on day two and the government gives you 500 foods, Comment on an article on day 3 and we give you 5 guns. Things like that to get then introduced to the different features of the game. We have had state companies in past that new players started in. This is a similar thing. The goal is to increase the retention rate of new players to grow the country.
If elected, I have asked Anthony to lead this imitative. He has been MoD in the past and is his own man with a high integrity. I believe he can get this moving and not make it political. Everyone likes a good title so we will call him GENERL NOOB.
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