Time for another vote on a discussed To-Do List item!
The items being voted upon were discussed here (and in staff chat) and can be described as follows:
Tiny Man Bonus: A .+5 (1 total) addition to LMB for Social threads only wherein a participant is at 30% or below top site PL.
Super-sized Social Bonus: Social Bonus will be changed from a .2 to a .5, and DE bonus will be changed from a .75 to a 1.
Starter's Boost: Instead of the normal 1000-2000 or so we tack on to BP's graded, we will tack on 3000-5000.
This is all intended to get people in a competitive middle more quickly, and to encourage social threads over individual grinding.
Things brought up in the formulation of TMB, such as the potential for Milestones and the creation of a 'Big Man Malus' to slow down a grinder's end-game progression are to be discussed in greater depth at a later date.
I'll also add here, that even if this passes, I think we should wait and take a poll from the players, to see if they even want this. This is something that will drastically change their progression rate.
I know that some wanted it, and that Zuni was very wise about reasons for it, but we're about people's enjoyment here above all else and this would strike me as a good time to take a survey.