Jump to content


Photo

Boom Fund for Noob Managers

boom noob

  • Please log in to reply
255 replies to this topic

#21 Mystery

Mystery

    Brown Belt

  • Manager
  • 888 posts

Posted 09 July 2013 - 01:57 AM

Oh sorry. I read that wrong, I thought you gave him 100k of the fund. *facepalm*
  • 0

WHY SO SERIOUS?


#22 EzekelRAGE

EzekelRAGE

    Red Belt

  • Manager
  • 2,092 posts

Posted 09 July 2013 - 01:59 AM

no worries

Icarus Phoenix has donated 300k
Scottie Power has donated 50k
  • 0

#23

  • Guests

Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:32 AM

This is a great initiative. By contrast I've been patiently looking for a mentor since day 1 just over a week ago without a single respondent. So even if I asked for and received a boat load of cash, I wouldnt know what to do with it.
  • 0

#24

  • Guests

Posted 09 July 2013 - 10:23 AM

First off, as a noob, this is very generous of all you guys. This is obviously an awesome community. However let me present the flipside of why this can be counterproductive for noobs.

I am uber competitive, love MMA, and have always wanted to get into some sort of rpg, but im not down with the wizards, goblins, etc. So this game ws natural fit. My buddy and I got VIP the same day and automatically were in competition with each other. We made 10 fighter, created orgs, without havig a full grasp of what we were doing. I was having problems like joining deadbeat orgs, not hiring the proper trainers for gym, noob stuff. I came to the forum with some questions asking for advice, however, instead of getting advice a very gracious owner sent me 10k without my knowledge. Though this was nice of him, it took a lot of the fun out of it. I ended up giving half to my friend so we were even. The struggle is a huge part of the fun. I enjoy watching my gym and fighters grow from the ground up.

And in addition, I have yet to make a penny from my business, however my prospects were looking good because the leading gym was closing and my gym had grown to be #2. Then naturally, a new biz opens the same day as the other closes, which is supposed to happen. However, the gym owner started his gym with higher rates, and worse coaches, tho he had 2 more. I didnt understand how he could have started that quick and why people were joining a worse gym. Well it makes sense that he is the one that recieved a 50k scholarship, in addition it looks like his gym is being co-run by a big org owner in my city that has a ton of fighters/influence

All Im trying to say is by giving noobs heaps of $, you are hurting noobs that they will most likely squash. Peeps doing it the right way, through the ground up and trial and error. VIP days or being a mentor is far more constructive to everyone imo
  • 5

#25 darksoul

darksoul

    Black Belt

  • Manager
  • 1,209 posts

Posted 09 July 2013 - 10:44 AM

First off, as a noob, this is very generous of all you guys. This is obviously an awesome community. However let me present the flipside of why this can be counterproductive for noobs.

I am uber competitive, love MMA, and have always wanted to get into some sort of rpg, but im not down with the wizards, goblins, etc. So this game ws natural fit. My buddy and I got VIP the same day and automatically were in competition with each other. We made 10 fighter, created orgs, without havig a full grasp of what we were doing. I was having problems like joining deadbeat orgs, not hiring the proper trainers for gym, noob stuff. I came to the forum with some questions asking for advice, however, instead of getting advice a very gracious owner sent me 10k without my knowledge. Though this was nice of him, it took a lot of the fun out of it. I ended up giving half to my friend so we were even. The struggle is a huge part of the fun. I enjoy watching my gym and fighters grow from the ground up.

And in addition, I have yet to make a penny from my business, however my prospects were looking good because the leading gym was closing and my gym had grown to be #2. Then naturally, a new biz opens the same day as the other closes, which is supposed to happen. However, the gym owner started his gym with higher rates, and worse coaches, tho he had 2 more. I didnt understand how he could have started that quick and why people were joining a worse gym. Well it makes sense that he is the one that recieved a 50k scholarship, in addition it looks like his gym is being co-run by a big org owner in my city that has a ton of fighters/influence

All Im trying to say is by giving noobs heaps of $, you are hurting noobs that they will most likely squash. Peeps doing it the right way, through the ground up and trial and error. VIP days or being a mentor is far more constructive to everyone imo


As much as you have a good point the problem is that you can't please everyone. I bet for every post like this, which pretty much embraces the idea if the game as it was in its early devolopment, there are plenty of threads that out number this one complaining about NOT having the best fighters, NOT having their fighters in the best gyms and so on.

You would have been in your element a few years ago when you used to get just a few hundred raise after going on straight win and having to work to get that big contract.
  • 0

#26

  • Guests

Posted 09 July 2013 - 11:48 AM

True that, I agree with everything you said. Just playing devils advocate. I have no ill will towards any generous, old g managers donating or the recipients of the scholarships, who will be valuable members of the community. Im gonna be a vip member for a longwhile regardless and continue to fight the good fight. You guys are the main reason tycoon is still going strong, so much respect. I know im in the vast minority just wanted to be heard :showoff:
  • 0

#27 EzekelRAGE

EzekelRAGE

    Red Belt

  • Manager
  • 2,092 posts

Posted 09 July 2013 - 11:26 PM

I updated the op with recent requests. Added to more ppl who received funding, and humors donated. Also added badges to the 2nd post. Probably gonna end up adding more levels for 1k-50k.
  • 0

#28 Kole

Kole

    Blue Belt

  • Manager
  • 155 posts

Posted 10 July 2013 - 12:26 AM

Nice job on the badges!
  • 1

1267303006FF.jpg

                                                                                                                                                                             


#29 EzekelRAGE

EzekelRAGE

    Red Belt

  • Manager
  • 2,092 posts

Posted 10 July 2013 - 12:56 AM

yea, np. Will have diff kinds later when I get the psd files from a friend.

Wilson Thieatcres - has donated 100k. :thumbup:
  • 0

#30

  • Guests

Posted 10 July 2013 - 01:47 AM

Thanks for the badge! I'll wear it proudly!
  • 2

#31

  • Guests

Posted 10 July 2013 - 02:56 AM

Great idea EzekelRage. I sent 100k to you. Hope that was the way to donate lol!!
  • 1

#32 EzekelRAGE

EzekelRAGE

    Red Belt

  • Manager
  • 2,092 posts

Posted 10 July 2013 - 03:09 AM

Yea that was the correct way. Along with Juanma's 100k, JLP also donated 500k and Kayne donated 20k.


Also thanks to Mike for putting this up on the spoiler page.

:thumbup:
  • 0

#33

  • Guests

Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:13 AM

Sick brag:
  • 1

#34 CusDamato

CusDamato

    Black Belt

  • Manager
  • 1,895 posts

Posted 10 July 2013 - 07:04 AM

First off, as a noob, this is very generous of all you guys. This is obviously an awesome community. However let me present the flipside of why this can be counterproductive for noobs.

I am uber competitive, love MMA, and have always wanted to get into some sort of rpg, but im not down with the wizards, goblins, etc. So this game ws natural fit. My buddy and I got VIP the same day and automatically were in competition with each other. We made 10 fighter, created orgs, without havig a full grasp of what we were doing. I was having problems like joining deadbeat orgs, not hiring the proper trainers for gym, noob stuff. I came to the forum with some questions asking for advice, however, instead of getting advice a very gracious owner sent me 10k without my knowledge. Though this was nice of him, it took a lot of the fun out of it. I ended up giving half to my friend so we were even. The struggle is a huge part of the fun. I enjoy watching my gym and fighters grow from the ground up.

And in addition, I have yet to make a penny from my business, however my prospects were looking good because the leading gym was closing and my gym had grown to be #2. Then naturally, a new biz opens the same day as the other closes, which is supposed to happen. However, the gym owner started his gym with higher rates, and worse coaches, tho he had 2 more. I didnt understand how he could have started that quick and why people were joining a worse gym. Well it makes sense that he is the one that recieved a 50k scholarship, in addition it looks like his gym is being co-run by a big org owner in my city that has a ton of fighters/influence

All Im trying to say is by giving noobs heaps of $, you are hurting noobs that they will most likely squash. Peeps doing it the right way, through the ground up and trial and error. VIP days or being a mentor is far more constructive to everyone imo

This is how i played the game back in 09 when i started, I would ask the guys in chat a few pointers but for the most part i worked the game out for myself and earned everything i ever had myself. I still say to the guys in chat all the time i miss when money meant something and i would want to win fights because i needed the win bonus to keep training my guy and stuff like that. On the other hand though people that want to earn the money themselves don't have to come in here and ask for any either. So all in all i don't think this will affect those types of people at all.
  • 2

#35

  • Guests

Posted 10 July 2013 - 07:54 AM

I am very new as well, and thanks much for the funding. I'm going to use it primarily to launch a clothing company when I get a proper VIP. A good little shot into my coffers has taken some of the edge off for me and made things less desperate.
  • 0

#36 markyosullivan

markyosullivan

    Red Belt

  • Moderator
  • 6,082 posts

Posted 10 July 2013 - 11:06 AM

Donated :)

Edit:

Posted it up on the Twitter, Facebook and Google+ page :thumbup:
  • 2

the-corporation_zps5c78077f.jpg              


#37 EzekelRAGE

EzekelRAGE

    Red Belt

  • Manager
  • 2,092 posts

Posted 10 July 2013 - 01:45 PM

Thanks for posting it up mark

Mark(above), Rory Daly, Folgers MegaAir, Chris Garcia are all wonderful level donors :thumbup:
  • 0

#38

  • Guests

Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:44 PM

This is a great initiative. By contrast I've been patiently looking for a mentor since day 1 just over a week ago without a single respondent. So even if I asked for and received a boat load of cash, I wouldnt know what to do with it.


I just checked the ingame mentorsection and there are 2 guys waiting to become mentors, so you just have to send a request to the one of them you prefer.
  • 0

#39 EzekelRAGE

EzekelRAGE

    Red Belt

  • Manager
  • 2,092 posts

Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:55 PM

Minark is the latest elite donor and ChronicCrush chips in some as well. :thumbup:
  • 0

#40 minark

minark

    Black Belt

  • Manager
  • 1,643 posts

Posted 10 July 2013 - 11:02 PM

I don't mind donating to things like this. Plus I needed something to put in my signature! :)
  • 2





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: boom, noob

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users