1 - Yes, I was anti the recent changes to certain parts of the automated economy, and I did go and hassle the GMs on xhelp about it (sorry GMs and thank you for taking the time to talk out of your busy schedule!)
2 - I really don't know if this is the right place for this post (again, sorry GMs, if not) :/
3 - I'm not claiming to be any sort of authority on, or veteran of Sindome, or even to completely live up to what I'm preaching here, but I try :P
Now, this is aimed at everyone who's worried/concerned/upset/whatever by recent auto-economy changes, or who is worried that they're not progressing fast enough with UE gains... both of these things seem to me to have really blown up on the BGBB recently.
These things really aren't that important.
I won't try and tell you how to play Sindome, that's up to you. But if you want your character to make flash and be successful then *I don't think* you should waste your time fretting about UE and automated systems. They're there, and you should use them, but *I think* you'll enjoy yourself much more if these are just secondary considerations rather than driving factors.
We've all been new, and we've all done the bit where we watch the tutorials, etc, blah, blah, but go do it again!
I've watched a few of Slither's tutorials again, and I hope I've taken something away that's going to make me more enjoyable to interact with, and make my character better at what my character does.
That's all from me... go see Slither for some actual sage wisdom... here's my personal pick of the most relevant sermons from the video tutorials section:
Players Over NPCs
Running Plots For Other Players
Plotting With No Money
Hope this was in some way useful to at least someone... go out and RP with people, you don't need money, or badass skills, or automated income to get stuff done.
As The Beatles song so wisely put it, all you need is chummers.