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Press
#1
Any thoughts on press? Can cover -
1) Press cycles
2) Marking system
3) Editorials, headlines, and so on
Steve
Acting Acting Head Av | Parliament | Prime Minister's Office | Cabinet Office | Treasury
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#2
Press cycles have been an absolute revelation, one of the best improvements the game has made in years imo. I'd keep them as they are, can't think of a way to improve them. Marking was also fair and well weighted to my mind. For editorials the only thing I can say is we can never have enough of them, the monthly headline thing was great as well.
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#3
I agree that press cycles are a strong part of the game. So much of this is about building feedback for players to feel like they're doing something in the game that matters. I would stress that if there's more to be done here, it needs to be done in connecting the parliamentary goings-on with feedback for players in the press.
Dame Beatrice Oona Millar DBE MP FRSE RSA | Labour
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1992- )
Member of Parliament for Glasgow Hillhead (1987- )
Member of Parliament for Edinburgh Leith (1957-1959)

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#4
Best feature in my opinion, by far!
The Rt Hon Angela Harvey MP | Labour Party, Socialist Campaign Group

Deputy Prime Minister & Deputy Leader of the Labour Party (1992 - Incumbent)
Member of Parliament for Dover (1992 - Incumbent)

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#5
Press cycles are great they have ended the pr spamming that was burning out players and killing rounds.
Joseph "Uncle Joe" Flanagan
Member of Parliament for Easington 1983 - Present
Secretary of State for Natural Resources & Environment 1992 - Present

Shadow Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 1987-1992
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#6
Bring back negative momentum.
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#7
Bring back the Morning Star
Joseph "Uncle Joe" Flanagan
Member of Parliament for Easington 1983 - Present
Secretary of State for Natural Resources & Environment 1992 - Present

Shadow Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 1987-1992
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Press cycles are boss it's taken 60% of the work out of participating from what I observed. One thing I semi-seriously suggested on TG is the idea of having Order-order or things like that be a thing, maybe we could have players contributing to it as trash 'journalists' rather than themselves or if they want themselves. Basically I think something like that (with the admins giving it the once over to make sure we don't outright derail the game/slander people beyond normal) would be fun for people. Iirc we had an "Other Media" thread, that is something that could be used for this possibly? We don't need a separate thread for each minor/trash website. It'd be good for world flavour.
Thomas Joseph Lowe | MP for Mansfield (1979-Present)

"We are not just here to manage capitalism but to change society and to define its finer values." - Tony Benn
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#9
^this sounds like great fun
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The new press system is on the right track, but I wonder if anyone else finds it somewhat limiting? In the past, with a full press release, you could certainly get more detailed and you had the opportunity to introduce pet issues in PRs. While you still have the General Press Cycle, those things which are not picked up by others for debate tend to get kind of lost and the "quick statement" format of them doesn't really lead to much ability to make a more detailed statement. Furthermore, in the old system, every single PR either gained or lost some points for the player and/or their party; in the new system, I actually feel like I put in more useless work than I did previously since, even if a PR was only very modestly successful in the past, it still contributed. I appreciate that the old system was onerous on the A-Team for grading, but perhaps there's a middle ground here? I don't know what the middle ground is, but there must be one.
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(09-17-2018, 03:36 PM)Richard De Villiers Wrote: The new press system is on the right track, but I wonder if anyone else finds it somewhat limiting? In the past, with a full press release, you could certainly get more detailed and you had the opportunity to introduce pet issues in PRs. While you still have the General Press Cycle, those things which are not picked up by others for debate tend to get kind of lost and the "quick statement" format of them doesn't really lead to much ability to make a more detailed statement. Furthermore, in the old system, every single PR either gained or lost some points for the player and/or their party; in the new system, I actually feel like I put in more useless work than I did previously since, even if a PR was only very modestly successful in the past, it still contributed. I appreciate that the old system was onerous on the A-Team for grading, but perhaps there's a middle ground here? I don't know what the middle ground is, but there must be one.

I think allowing for PR style response in the Press cycle would be good.
Joseph "Uncle Joe" Flanagan
Member of Parliament for Easington 1983 - Present
Secretary of State for Natural Resources & Environment 1992 - Present

Shadow Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 1987-1992
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#12
I still believe negative momentum needs to return. If a back and forth in a cycle ends up with one side getting battered, they shouldn't get points for it and instead lose momentum. Perhaps unlike the old system, though, put a cap on the overall momentum at zero (so if Party A gets -10 momentum on an issue, but has 9 points, they should hit 0 instead of -1).

I still believe negative momentum needs to return. If a back and forth in a cycle ends up with one side getting battered, they shouldn't get points for it and instead lose momentum. Perhaps unlike the old system, though, put a cap on the overall momentum at zero (so if Party A gets -10 momentum on an issue, but has 9 points, they should hit 0 instead of -1).
Rt. Hon. Agnes Hamstead, MP
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Labour | Copeland (1987 - Present)
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