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    head hunting for new members

    Is it ethical to visit a co-op and ask if anybody wants to join a different co-op?

    I'm in a three person co-op and we're looking for new members. Advertising doesn't seem to work. Most players around level sixty seem happy to stay where they are.

    I've been visiting other co-ops inbetween races to try to recruit new members and have been limiting my visits to small co-ops who might be interested in merging with ours. Would it be against some unwritten rule to visit larger co-ops to see if anybody is unhappy where they are and might be convinced to try something smaller?

    I don't want to step on anybody's toes, but I've been in the situation myself where I was unhappy with how the co-op was being run and would have been happy to have somebody drop in to recruit me for a more suitable co-op.

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    I'm not very experienced, but I'd be upset if someone visited my co-op with the express purpose of poaching all my members. I don't think it's actually against the rules though.

    I'm also trying to recruit new members to my co-op, but I'm doing invitations via the friends list. I look for people in my "recent helpers" who are in co-ops where they are maybe the only ones helping, or maybe one of only a few players. Then I put them on my friends list, and once they accept, send an invitation to my co-op. I think only elder & above can send invitations though.

    Edit - I just saw your other post about the time limit to join co-ops. The fact that the time limit exists seems to imply that the co-op hopping you describe is discouraged. Not sure though.
    Last edited by Villette; 10-30-2019 at 09:47 PM.

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    Hi

    Quote Originally Posted by douglasnorth View Post
    Is it ethical to visit a co-op and ask if anybody wants to join a different co-op?

    I'm in a three person co-op and we're looking for new members. Advertising doesn't seem to work. Most players around level sixty seem happy to stay where they are.

    I've been visiting other co-ops inbetween races to try to recruit new members and have been limiting my visits to small co-ops who might be interested in merging with ours. Would it be against some unwritten rule to visit larger co-ops to see if anybody is unhappy where they are and might be convinced to try something smaller?

    I don't want to step on anybody's toes, but I've been in the situation myself where I was unhappy with how the co-op was being run and would have been happy to have somebody drop in to recruit me for a more suitable co-op.
    I would like to check out your co-op. The one I am in the leaders tell you what tasks you can do and get upset if you don't play the game the way they want. Always having to ask to do tasks. Very aggressive and have favorite members then treat others unfairly. Thought it was co-op not IM THE BOSS

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    Douglasnorth... I would agree with Villette. I would be very P.O.'d if I found someone was coming into my Co-op to poach my players away from me, so yah... I think it's unethical, disrespectful of the Co-op members and the Co-op Manager who's spent a lot of time to bring in these players you're eyeballing.
    Lady Kendra
    Township "Mayor" of Kendra's Village
    Leader of "Canadian Rockies, eh!" Co-op
    Kendra's Village/My Invite Code: 4BJFEM
    "Canadian Rockies, eh!" Code/Tag: #CN8PFN

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    The best way to recruit is as Villette has said invite via friends list. You have to do a lot of research & most of the time you won't get any takers. I was very fortunate to be noticed by another team that we raced against & we impressed them. Poaching is highly unethical so don't do it & Good luck!

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    Come to the darkside. Join us join us...
    Alana makes cookies and we have milk!!!!
    Thanks,
    Gary
    Windows 10 PC
    Towns: Darkwood (Gary)
    Silver Lake (Alana)
    Co-op: Stronger Together #SR8NKN

    Kindle
    Town: Toad Lick (Gary)


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    I don't think some of my friends even noticed that I invited them to my c o-op . If only we could send messages to our friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drmom5 View Post
    I don't think some of my friends even noticed that I invited them to my c o-op . If only we could send messages to our friends.
    If you invite a friend, they do get an ingame mail from you; and you know that you can edit that message?

    I've read here of some who even use that as a means of ingame communication. The other has to be (co-)leader or Elder, to respond with an invite msg.
    Last edited by _DD_; 01-19-2020 at 08:13 AM. Reason: added the other positions; thx, Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by _DD_ View Post
    If you invite a friend, they do get an ingame mail from you; and you know that you can edit that message?

    I've read here of some who even use that as a means of ingame communication. The other has to be leader, too, to respond.
    They have to be at what ever spot that can invite others. My wife as co-leader can do the same thing with the invite mail.
    Also no matter who we send an invite to we change the message from the canned one already in the post.
    Thanks,
    Gary
    Windows 10 PC
    Towns: Darkwood (Gary)
    Silver Lake (Alana)
    Co-op: Stronger Together #SR8NKN

    Kindle
    Town: Toad Lick (Gary)


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    Quote Originally Posted by gggillis View Post
    They have to be at what ever spot that can invite others. My wife as co-leader can do the same thing with the invite mail.
    ah right, they must just be able to send an invite msg Thx for the correction.

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