I used this as a reply to another thread, however it does apply to Role-players in general. Just an idea.

Where events of the public/organazation are concerned in or out of the game.
One of two problems arise. Overpopulation or lag. The solution in the real
world is T.V and radio. Example: We see our world leaders on T.V frequently.
Talk shows that we can call into, etc.

Possible solution: In the world of Rubi-Ka in most of the cities I see alot of
static areas designed for public gathering. These areas are usually empty.
These areas vary in size but there are alot of these areas that can be used.
Use these areas for that reason. We should see Vid screens in the bars to
inform us of worldly events. There are non-working monitors all over the planet,
lets use them for news and T.V.!

Communication Technology:
The Primary unit(one piece) consists of video monitor(big screen), Video Camera,
audio speakers, microphone, transmitting and receiving. Shift-Right click makes
a terminal unit that is roughly the same as the primary unit. These terminal units
will need to be transported to the annexed locations for the event. As many
terminals can be made as are needed.
Once the appropriate amount of terminals are made and relocated, the person
in possession of the Primary unit right clicks on the primary unit and all units turn on.
The Primary unit possessor and the terminal operators highlights the person who
is to be shown and heard by the viewers. This means that between the Primary
unit possessor and the terminal unit possessor some communication between them
is needed thru the use of /tells. This is roughly how it works in the real world.
When the event is over the Primary unit possessor right clicks again and shuts
the system down. At that point all terminals created dissappear. This leaves the
Primary around for later use.

I don't see this being any more difficult to use than any trade skill item to make. If we are
to be a part of the story line then I think we need something to inform us of the events that
works with the storyline. So many times I find out the news as just that, News = Historical
events. Then its to late to participate. Cyborg assassination? Would have loved to have
been there. But I don't find out till I'm sipping coffee the day after.
This leaves me with hunting and missions. I want the roleplaying aspect of the game but, I
never seem to be in the right place at the right time for speaches and debates. I see the posts
on the boards about events or speaches but the boards are so huge that getting thru all
the posts for a specific day is impossible. And read them all? .... not me I'll be in the virtual
tryng to live it as much as I can without in-game news media's.

Well enough of my banter..... What do you think?