The idea has been passed around for Pokémon to be sent out on automatic forum-based missions in the style of PMD to provide an easy and simple method for all players to earn low level income.
This thread is to discuss and develop this new system.
The following information will be updated as development progresses.
Missions will be forum-based and involve sending an individual or small team of NFE (Not Fully Evolved) Pokémon out to accomplish objectives. They will take a period of real time to accomplish, depending on difficulty.
Missions will take 1 week per difficulty Level. A Level 1 mission will take 1 week to complete, a Level 10 mission will take 10 weeks to complete.
Success will be determined with private dice rolls by the mission creator.
Missions will come in two sections: Solo missions, and Team missions.
Solo missions can be run by a single player, but offer low rewards.
Team missions can only be run by a group of players sending one Pokémon each, and offer more enticing rewards.
Missions will have a series of phases that are individually checked for success, and take 1 week to accomplish. Missions will have 1 phase per difficulty Level.
Story phases will be directly related to the mission, and players will be able to deduce the types of Pokémon they should bring along. Mission Requirements will indicate the bare minimum needed to take the mission. Story phases will gain bonuses for success in previous phases.
Random phases will consist of wild Pokémon encounters and environmental hazards. These will be randomly rolled from a list of possible occurances related to the mission setting, e.g. Beedrill in a jungle. Mission Recommendations will, when visible, offer guidance on what should be brought to maximize mission success rate. Random phases do not gain bonuses for previous successes.
There will be no cost for running Level 1 and Level 2 missions, but from Level 3 onwards Missions will have a fee of $250 per Level.
Individual Pokémon must complete 3 missions of a Level to be able to be sent to the next Level of mission, e.g. A Swablu has completed 3 Level 1 missions and 2 Level 2 missions. For Swablu to be able to be sent on Level 3 missions, Swablu must complete 1 more Level 2 mission.
There may be bonuses for Pokémon based on the number of EMs known.
There will also be a limit on the number of missions that can be run in a time period.
Missions will be able to be created by players who have successfully applied to become Mission Creators, which will involve a small quiz, and staff in general. Created missions will require approval from Mission Managers to be posted and run. This will be done by PM, with the approved mission titles posted in a thread by the relevant Mission Manager.
The majority of missions will be generic, but special missions can be released by staff for events and holidays.
Mission Creators will be paid $250 per Level once their created mission has been completed once. Once a mission has been completed, it will last one more week on the forum before being closed. Players undergoing closed missions may continue them, but cannot retake them if failed.
There will be a limit on the number of missions a player may create within a time period, such as but not necessarily 3 per week.
Solo missions will reward $500 per Level.
Team missions will reward each player $500 plus $500 per Level.
From Level 3 onwards, missions may reward items.
For Solo missions, these items will begin at a value of around $750-$1,500 and increase by $500-$1,000 per Level.
For Team missions, item rewards will begin at a value of around $2,000-$2,500 and increase by $500-$1,000 per Level.
An item reward list has yet to be determined.
See Tables and Loot for development status.
The highest level missions may award Mystery Pokémon Eggs.
Mystery Pokémon Eggs hatch into a random Pokémon of a certain type and rank dictated by the egg.
Level 9 Solo missions may reward a random-type Easiest Mystery Egg, and Level 10 Solo mission may reward a random-type Simple Mystery Egg.
Level 9 Team missions may reward a random-type Simple Mystery Egg, and a Level 10 Team mission may reward a random-type Medium Mystery Egg.
All players on a Team mission will receive one, or item rewards may be individually random.
Eggs will be hatched in a special Hatchery thread. A fee has yet to be decided.
Special event missions will likely give a relevant special reward.
Things that need doing:
Feedback in general.