Empire Avenue Missions and ethics – are you earning your share?
Posted by mandyf on January 23, 2012
Missions on Empire Avenue are one of the best ways the game offers to help people that create anything which is shared online a platform to help get their creations more visibility – and enhance networking relationships at the same time. It also helps you learn a lot about people playing the game. What do they create? Are they a glorified hack blogger like me that just likes researching and writing goofy things? Are they a musician, painter, photographer or serious correspondent on world affairs? Missions help us learn all of that about people we network with. They also give us a window into the soul.
Missions are accomplished on honor. A person offer a reward. You complete the mission. Trust is everything. The more you have, the more you can offer. When you are a new player, getting eaves for a few clicks, a comment or whatever is being asked is a great deal. It’s how I manage to be able to keep active in many ways because my total portfolio just cracked $3m eaves on Saturday. For me to launch a mission, I need to plan and save – and yes – do a lot of other people’s missions as well. I don’t mind sharing things for people. It’s a courtesy I hope to have repaid at some time.
I recall being so excited to see a “big player” jump on my mission – I could only imagine how much just one tweet from him would help spread my content. It didn’t happen. I checked to see if maybe it was re-dugg, Facebooked, stumbled or reditted or even G+. Nothing. Not even a comment. Not even a simple like on the post itself. It sucked, but what can you do? I guess he needed my 500e to pad his huge portfolio. Then it happened again the next mission I ran. I tried to rationalize a big player pulling a chew and screw for so little, but what else explains it?
Everyone makes mistakes accomplishing missions. I know I have. When they happen though, own up to it. try to make it right. Do a little extra of whatever you can. Let the person know you messed up – a little courtesy goes a long way. Forgiveness flows easily then. Mistakes can be lived with. Blatantly ripping people off is intolerable. It’s not a matter of only hitting 4 sharing buttons because you don’t have an account with the fifth. It’s not a matter of missing one detail but getting the remainder of the mission right. It’s a matter of doing nothing – and knowing you are going to do nothing when you take the eaves. It spoils the game for so many.
One of the leading EAV players, Kevin Greene posted the following on a recent mission:
“This is a call for one of Empire Avenues leaders to man up.
No it’s not about the eaves you steal from me daily … this is for the little guy that
asked for a K+ but you didn’t
asked for a tweet but you didn’t
said if you didn’t own any shares in them, here is 10k to buy some and you took it
said here is 2k to share a blog post they had just written and you didn’t
you still didn’t vote for their shorty award
you say you’re their friend but never left your favorite number
should I go on …
when you have been questioned by some, you ignored it and deleted their post
so MAN UP spend $500.00 real money buy a million shares and create a mission with an sincere apology
then REFRAIN from participating in missions.
You are an embarrassment to what social is …reminds me of a quote … with friends like this who needs enemies
If you don’t stop I will encourage people to use the abuse button on your profile, yes there is one with a drop down to report mission abuse.
Sorry folks for the rant … so here is 500 eaves to have listened to it … link is to Empire Avenue’s Blog about EAvCares and Charity Water
this mission cost me 200k if you needed the $ that bad I would just given them to you”
It took some big stones to do that. Is it a rant? Yes, but it is also on the money. It makes you think – why is it that you often need to factor in that there are people who will take eaves and do nothing? Is it because what someone creates is something they deem beneath them to share? Is it because they are lazy and can’t be bothered to actually click just one single button? Is it a deeper issue? Whatever it is, it is good to see someone with actual clout step up and say something.