An interview with ikenco that is recently appointed Federal Researcher! Walking in the streets of Nasdaqar we (the vNews-team) finally reach the gigantic skyscraper of ikenco. Federal Researcher still lives in this scraper.
Federal Researcher opens te door and looks like a car just hit him. ‘I’m sorry, I didn’t sleep a lot last night. TMC, players, vNews, they all want to see me. But come in, though!’
The house of Federal Researcher looks cosy and it’s very hot in his house as well. On his wall are pictures of famous MC-players, there’s one of Podje and one of the previous FeR, (Brendan), as well.
‘Well, let’s start the interview as I don’t have much time, I’ve to go to a Fed-meeting soon’ yells Federal Researcher when I’m on the toilet..
Question 1: How did you feel when you were asked to become Federal?
I felt honored. It’s very nice to be able to be a part of the crew that keeps developing Miniconomy.
Question 2: Did you have to think much about the offer the Federals gave you?
No, but I discussed it though.
Question 3: You are the ‘Federal Researcher‘, are you planning on ‘reasearching’ something? What and when?
I am currently already working on some very intesting things. I cannot tell you more about the topics but I can assure you that there will be more information on this soon.
Question 4: Miniconomy should change certain things to keep the game running. Do you think the removal of cities, or even countries, would contribute to a more active Miniconomy?
My personal opinion is that the removal of cities doesn’t help. In my eyes it’s more likely that players will abandon Miniconomy than that they will stay and be more happy. But though, if it has to be done, we need to consider that option as well. But before we will, a lot of things need to go wrong. 😉
Question 5: What do you think will be the nicest part of your new job?
I think the contact with players will be nice. I think that will be fun for me, and of course I hope it’ll be fun for the players in case too!
Question 6: The former FeR, (Brendan), wasn’t really active. Are you planning on becoming more active than he was?
I definitely do not think I will be less active on Federal Researcher than I was on ikenco, my alter-ego. I really enjoy being online and as long as I have sufficient time I will be online very often.
Question 7: Do you have any ideas when you will quit the job?
Nope. Time will learn.
Question 8: Do you have a certain goal in Miniconomy after the being of a Federal?
I didn’t think of that yet. I don’t think that’s good, if you think about that now. I am currently discovering all the Federal-functions and that’s very nice.
Question 9: Is being Federal something that comes after being CBI-agent?
I have no idea if that is right.
Question 10: How many credits did you already spent on this game!?
That’s something what I know and you don’t.
Question 11: What do you like the most, politics or trading?
I like both. The fun-part is that a player can decide himself/herself whether he/she is going to do policits or trade. I did both myself and really enjoyed that. I learned much on politics but on the trading as well.
Question 12: Do you have anything to add?
Yes, if you have an idea about how we could improve Miniconomy, please always contact the Federals!
Thank you Federal Researcher for your time doing this interview!