Whatever happened to the president of VR?

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Has he been trumped as well?

Was this a good idea gone bad.

Was it just a poorly thought out PR stunt?
 
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Has he been trumped as well?

Was this a good idea gone bad.

Was it just a poorly thought out PR stunt?
How can you say that? He has the best ideas that are gonna make EU great again, the best words and just the best plans
 

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As a voter I'm still waiting on my promised strongbox.. untill that happens, I don't go to RT. Simple as that :laugh:
 

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ND is like virtual Elon Musk - rich and crazy :eyecrazy: or just crazy
 

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I think the whole political idea was a huge lost opportunity. Even if it was an illusion of shared governance, we could at least have had some 'choice' or some voice, if voting wasn't abused.

Sure it was a PR stunt. Or maybe it was a PR stunt purely to push the sale of the teleporters. Misdirection has it value.

It's not all bad I guess, the problem with politics is we start blaming each other for the problems rather than the root cause. It would've made me laugh if MA said in a future statement "don't blame us, blame the voters".

Yeah I wonder what ND is doing with his new title.

Anyway on a personal level I'm over it, I'm just waiting for more content for all the millions of pets in game.

Rick
 

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Has he been trumped as well?

Was this a good idea gone bad.

Was it just a poorly thought out PR stunt?
Well, it wasn't a good idea to begin with...
 

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somewhere way back a few years some folks on the forums requested some sort of in game governing system. Guess MA finally got around to reading some of those ol posts while watching the recent presidential election... and said hmm...
 

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I don't blame him for trying. But I believe it's done him more damage than good. There was a good speech at some conference, and some concepts raised some eyebrows. Some utterings along the way were outright cringeworthy though, whether all of it was his own idea or not I don't know. Let's all just laugh nervously and move on.

With everything said, I remain sympathetic. He has a good deal of experiences the normal player doesn't have, yet he comes right out of there and is not a typical politician whose entire curriculum from the start is aloof of reality. If he is trying out new ways and techniques on his own turf and some of it turns out good enough to be universally accepted, then all cheers to him.
 

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With everything said, I remain sympathetic. He has a good deal of experiences the normal player doesn't have, yet he comes right out of there and is not a typical politician whose entire curriculum from the start is aloof of reality. If he is trying out new ways and techniques on his own turf and some of it turns out good enough to be universally accepted, then all cheers to him.
The whole chronic narcissism thing kind of holds him back....:rolleyes:
 

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I don't know, but I didn't expect that we'd eventually find out that ND is only the second worst president elected this year.
 

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Has he been trumped as well?

Was this a good idea gone bad.

Was it just a poorly thought out PR stunt?
Sad to say, when I contacted the domain owner of the site (CEO of MA) I was told that it was just a crazy idea that ND had and MA was not connected with it. I still think it is kind of funny, and I'm guessing MA is kind of pissed off with ND about it, and that is when ND went to the mobile conference ND talked about EU and him becoming this President and nothing about Compets. :)
 

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The whole chronic narcissism thing kind of holds him back....:rolleyes:
A lot of folks around are a lot worse in that regard. At any rate, unlike in RL everybody retains the power to decide what to support with their money and what not.
 

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Last thing I heard was that he was trying out his conscript idea on RT.

Conscript Work Detail Tour of Duty#1

Other than that haven't heard much from him since MA nixed the idea. Looking on google it's silent about the VR prez from June onwards and that's someone posting a rehash of previous info with no updates.

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ok looking a little harder found this http://voteneverdie.com/blog/

and

http://www.amevrica.com/


Had a look at amevrica.com Design (the logo itself with the stars / stripes) and the name seems USA oriented, so I guess he is not looking to create an international "First Virtual Reality MMORPG Nation" as he claims at that site. :D
 

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Nothing unexpected happened.
1. It was just a stupid spoof.
2. He can't really do anything to influence the game because has has no real power over it.
 

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Had a look at amevrica.com Design (the logo itself with the stars / stripes) and the name seems USA oriented, so I guess he is not looking to create an international "First Virtual Reality MMORPG Nation" as he claims at that site. :D
i do not believe he is in any way connected to the amevrica.com thing. That looks like a whole other game. Could be wrong of course...


I also know that he had another speaking engagement as the president last week, not sure what it was though.

He has also implemented a mini version of his pay to TP proposal on RT to test it out.
 

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i do not believe he is in any way connected to the amevrica.com thing. That looks like a whole other game. Could be wrong of course...
How do you think I found it.

http://voteneverdie.com/2016/11/03/president-of-virtual-reality-discovers-amevrica/

One of Jacobs’ more audacious ideas is a new world in progress called AmeVRica. While a domain name and Facebook page exist for AmeVRica, Jacobs told me he has not yet officially announced his new project. What sets AmeVRica apart isn’t as much its use of virtual reality as the jobs Jacobs plans to create there.

http://thesurge.com/stories/first-president-virtual-reality-can-help-earn-money-like
As for selling off of TP's on RT it never happened, look at the first threads I linked to in my first post and it showed people having to do certain tasks some of which were in game and others were posting on social media.
 
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How do you think I found it.

http://voteneverdie.com/2016/11/03/president-of-virtual-reality-discovers-amevrica/



As for selling off of TP's on RT it never happened, look at the first threads I linked to in my first post and it showed people having to do certain tasks some of which were in game and others were posting on social media.
Ahh missed the amervr thing then - good to know, thanks.

There are however, several pay to TP teleports on RT after the last VU (you can see one right at the CND Lagoon near the normal TP. these TPs require 1 ROCKbuck to use (1 PEC tt value) and will transport you to the other VIP TPs spread around the planet. I only tried it once and noted that it was much quicker as it did not require me to go through a loading process to TP there like normal TPs do.
 

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Nah, where they are placed really has no significant effect on travel other than to make it a little more convenient.
Now that could work on Caly, I have no opposition to that. A load of "additional" new TP's that are privatised.

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MA didn't really follow this through very well (or at all) and seems to just give up with the whole thing very early on.

Going for president of VR without any other video game showing an interest was a bold move which ultimately failed. Better to have started with president of entropia or president of Calypso and nail that first.

I guess it failed because of these main points

1) Failure to identify a need - VR doesn't need a president.
2) Failure to execute - a method of voting (probably the most important part of any democratic system) was never implemented.

Involving the community at an early planning/development stage would have helped a great deal, see item 3 below :)

3) Failure to realise that nobody in EU cares about having a president of virtual reality, we care only about EU.

4) Failure to communicate that this was a failure with the community so that we can all move on.

MA go read some business books,
that is all :D
 

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MA didn't really follow this through very well (or at all) and seems to just give up with the whole thing very early on.

Going for president of VR without any other video game showing an interest was a bold move which ultimately failed. Better to have started with president of entropia or president of Calypso and nail that first.

I guess it failed because of these main points

1) Failure to identify a need - VR doesn't need a president.
2) Failure to execute - a method of voting (probably the most important part of any democratic system) was never implemented.

Involving the community at an early planning/development stage would have helped a great deal, see item 3 below :)

3) Failure to realise that nobody in EU cares about having a president of virtual reality, we care only about EU.

4) Failure to communicate that this was a failure with the community so that we can all move on.

MA go read some business books,
that is all :D

5) $1000 to run against him. :)
 

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The VR president thing was to try to promote the platform into other areas. Like virtually tycoon casino that never came to fruition or compets that has yet to prove its worth. It's OK MA trying to pass the buck and say it's all was ND idea, but it has MA paw mark all over it. Just like someone another thread it's just long line of disappointed promises from MA. Hangers, space, stables etc etc. ND loves to see his name plastered everywhere, but he is trying hard to promote this game through so many level via twitch (champions league), social media (conscription work) or what he loves the most big shindig so he tell people who he is. I would prefer if he fully put more effort and for MA to put more effort into this game and not keep chasing rainbows.
 

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A more cynical minded individual may think it was put-up job by the developer. They didn't dare introduce the TP charge system themselves so they get a lackey to propose it through an elaborate ruse of an election and president.
 
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