Over the past two weeks I have been monitoring the increasing dissatisfaction that people are having with EVOKE. What I thought I would do is be one of those def-mutes--just ignore the grumblings and play the game. This week we saw the first instances of EVOKE members leaving, and in an effort to prevent that from happening again I want to share some thoughts with you all.
First: EVOKE is not about getting the most power points. The power points are there to help give feedback and give little encouragements, they are not the intention of the game. Don't get locked into thinking that you need to make a hundred posts or spam everyone with messages so that you can get to the top of the leader board. The people at the top are there because they post meaningful content that other people like to see.
Second: EVOKE is an endurance race not a sprint. Any athlete will tell you that pacing is vital in a long distance race--the same advice is valid here. Don't stay up to 4 am on EVOKE, it will still be here when you wake up. You might get the wrong impression reading the graphic novel, in that world the EVOKE agents solve the energy crisis in two pages. Real change unfortunately takes years, and its the people who can commit themselves to that time line who make the difference. But don't let this discourage you, Rome was not built in a day.
Third: Keep your eyes on the prize. Don't let what other people are doing distract you. Remember, you are here to help change the world, not complain that someone is farming for power points, in the end the points won't matter.
Last but not least: Work together! You as single person only have so much time and talent. Single celled organisms grouped together to form larger organisms for a reason. If you want some more encouragement what if at the end of the 10 weeks they measure a groups power by adding up all the individual member's power points.
So in conclusion; Keep your head up, go to bed, work hard, work together and stay focused!