This blog is about my character's life in the text-based MMORPG, Achaea
I recently became the Minister of Culture in Shallam, the City of Light. It's been fun so far because Shallam is a city / player-faction of about 100 or more players. There are 5 other player-factions and they all have their own leadership structure. You gain rank by making friends, playing the politics is a game in itself. So basically my job as MoC is to come up with fun events for the city like an arena PvP contest. If I start slacking off, another player can apply for my position and the Council can vote on it.
The city newspaper is where I have the most fun, and creative freedom. Our city has a newspaper that gets sold by NPCs and I spend a couple hours every week writing a new one. It's all in roleplay so the newspaper articles are all about current events in the game, and people can rent ad space for their shops, etc.
It's also fun controlling the cities NPC town crier. I program up to 10 phrases for it to yell and everyone within the vicinity can hear it.
A Shallamese herald yells, "Orphans can be snatched up by perverted Occultists, make sure to enroll them in the Te'Serran academy."