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This has been updated to state that if you're going to stop playing or be away for awhile, you should @note and let your boss know ICly if possible. Not doing so could affect your IC opportunities for employment in the future, cause you ICly ghost quit. We know people get busy IRL -- we want to be able to redirect RP that would go to your character to someone else or a different role, or replace characters in important positions, so that other players are not impacted by someone being gone for weeks or months without the GMs knowing when they will be back.
I have sort of a strong stance on this, but hear me out. I think if you haven't been active on a job terminal for 90 days, you should just automatically get ejected from the role. If people have worked years on end for some major lifetime achievement job, and they notate it, sure, give them an exception. Otherwise chuck them.
Having people sit in upper rank roles and do nothing has deleterious effects to jobs. Approvals that are supposed to go through PC's suddenly stop. Chain of command in jobs that support it gets disrupted whereby second in seniority characters may not be given the chance to step up and shine. Budgets go unused for weeks/months. People stop chasing promotions because you feel like you're not playing IC vs IC, you're playing IC vs OOC. If there is truly a concern that upper roles will go unfulfilled, then simply let former people back in at a 30-90 day parole in which they can either step up and resume operations or someone else can plot and overtake them during that time.
Just IMHO, there should be the feeling at a megacorporation or cut-throat mix business that even if you're a senior or an assistant manager at a bar, there's always someone just as qualified and able to take your job from you regardless of if that is the case ICly or not. Not saying every job needs to be this intense in reality, but it feels like there's a general disinterest in a lot of areas of the game when it comes to Job/workplace RP because the current doctrine favors job fulfillment over job activity.
If there is one tiny, miniscule, probably not even worth mentioning issue, I find the new texting process the slightest bit tedious with having to make three selections in the menus each time before a message. I understand that this may be difficult since the apps are sorta self-contained now, but getting the old functionality of just 'text # with progia' being added back for those with the app would be nice if possible!
@SoftAndWet you can use command-line commands for that.
>open messages with phone
>input write 999-9999 "Hahaha that is very crazy, wow, I can't believe it!" with phone
Check out >input help with phone with the messages app open for more syntax info.
If any helpfiles need to be improved to explain these functionalities let me know!