The reward algorithm is as follows with the percentage of the maximum reward determined by;
Submitted news articles should conform with the following guidelines;
WoW 2.0 - News Submission Guidelines
To ensure conformity with the above guidelines and to prevent spamming, each game will have a news moderator appointed. Any player who reads an article which they believe does not conform with these guidelines, should report it to that games moderator. The games moderators will also glance over the news as often as possible by themselves. The games moderator then has the power to make the following recommendations to the GM. Reward should be reduced by 1/3, 2/3 or completely. This shall then be implemented before the next turn with the player informed that the resources/credits are being subtracted. The player has the right to appeal the moderators decision to Harry or Chris whose decision shall be final.
The moderators will be entirely voluntary in the Playtest games and should not be playing the game they are moderating. In commercial games the moderators shall be rewarded by automatically receiving the maximum news reward (in game credits) when they submit their own news article. This means they will be able to moderate their own game. Moderators are to judge the articles according to the guidelines only and not in regards personal opinion of quality.
Who gets to be a moderator? We will get a list of people nominating themselves and then from the ones we think will be good, pick one at random (to attempt to be fair). Mail Harry if you wish to volunteer to be a game moderator and which game/s you would like to watch over.