Thinking about SIC this morning, my mind landed here. SIC is the ultimate subscription service, tailoring its price to how much you use certain features. Then, I thought about how this tool could potentially be used to promote an even greater divide between mixers and corpies, if used correctly.
My thought is, what if SIC had a premium option? By which I mean, you would have to head up to the Hall of Justice and pay at the terminal, a certain amount of flash once every month. The price would have to be fairly high, although some positions could offer a discount as a job perk depending on their level of importance to the dome.
In exchange for this monthly payment, the user would gain a couple things. First, unlimited (or at least greatly increased) SIC credit limits. Secondly, the ability to disable public SIC while keeping only encryptions enabled. And/or the ability to not filter by certain words, but by certain aliases publicly.
What do you folks think? Any other perks you think could be used here? Is this a terrible idea?