This place needs an updated about page, new player page and just some general cleaning up.
This is the updated main page. I tried to keep a lot of the original wording, but got rid of some things and added a few new things, like an actual Q and A section as well as a lot of helpful links. I also updated how things things work in this era. I tried to be informative while still letting most of it be things which are discovered. Below is some of the updated parts, but the full thing is in pdf (there are a lot of hyper links, so it may look rather odd.)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I Play The Game SFØ Even If I Don't Live In San Francisco?
A: Yes. There are many local teams
in cities and towns across the world.
Q: No one who plays lives in my area. Can I still task
A: Yes! This gives you the opportunity to invite new people to play. However, even if no one in your area wants to, there are many examples of awesome solo tasking.
Q: I'm squeamish about putting my information online. Do I have to?
A: Many good players do, many good players don't. Some of the best players are also some of the most mysterious.
Q: Who are SSI (and sometimes O)
A: SSI stands for Sean
who are the founders and admins of the game. O is for Orion
, who lives with them
and also does awesome administrative things.
Q: Where do tasks come from?
A: They are written by players and approved in a mysterious process. (
Q: There is something crazy and mysterious which I don't know the cause of. What is it?
A: Maybe a meta-game, a secret society or something built into the game. You'll just have to wait to find out.
Q: What are badges
A: Mysterious artifacts given to players who have achieved miraculous feats
Q: How does one acquire the good kisser badge
A: We have no idea, but as soon as we find out, we're going to get it.
Q: Wow! This game has been going on for years! How does one unravel the many secrets and histories of SFØ?
A: There are many ways, none of which are easy. Looking at random praxis, checking parts of the SFØ wiki
and following trails of terms
Q: There seems to be an epic community on the site, but I don't know how to get in on the conversation.
A: SFØ has a Skype. PM Lincøln
if you want an invite.
Q: How do I create awesome praxis/how do I get lots of points and votes
A: There are many opinions about this. Ask players you admire, or read this awesome FAQ
Q: Any other additional resources which might be good to check up on?
A: We have an on and off news letter, podcast
, firefox plugin
and news feed
Voting is the process by which you glorify and honor other players in the public sphere. You have a number of votes granted to you upon joining the game and can acquire more based on the number of votes you receive. You can use votes to award points to other players' completed tasks.
SFZero imagines a Utopic future in which a majority of the points players receive are from bonus point votes. Tasks completed in epic fashion will be generously rewarded by fellow players. You will be able to see who voted for your tasks and can thank them by becoming friends and collaborating together.
To vote for a task, click on the vote button on the proof page for that completed task. To see who you've voted for and who has voted for you, go to your player home page and click "votes."
SFZero is an ongoing game comprised of historical epochs or "Eras." Each Era has a unique name that reflects the prominent ideological struggle of the time.
The first Era was "Impossible Exchange.
" The name represents the challenge of creating a new world equivalently exchangeable with the Earth, qua object-image, as seen from outer-space. In Impossible Exchange we attempt to model the real on the virtual, rejecting the emancipated plural forms of subjectivity in favor of the dual relationship of challenge.
The subsequent Era was "Glasnost
" - a time of social change fueled by a new openness. In Glasnost we confront the question: "Are we bureaucrats or are we human beings?"
The third Era was called "INTERREGNUM
” - an accidental mini era which brought new freedoms to the game.
The fourth era was called Insatiability
and concerned the tragicomedy of being human
The current era is called “Everyday Life” And is about engaging in creativity and playing in every day life.
In the beginning of each new Era scores are reset to zero and group affiliations annulled. All tasks from the previous Era are retired and the game is seeded with new tasks created by the engineers.
Eras last until the cultural production forces of the epoch have been exhausted.
Changes on the new player page
Guidelines (tips for new players)
1. Document your tasks well! The more pictures you take and the more thorough and interesting your descriptions, the more other players will appreciate your cool task completion.
2. Choose a few easy tasks that strike your fancy (you can always find a list of suggested tasks on your updates page
3. Read though old praxis. You will discover secrets and plot lines you never would have imagined possible, as well as get some inspiration
4. Don't worry too much about being “as prolific as [awesome player],” getting votes or acquiring glory. Have fun, and document well. If you have a lot of fun and proved that you did, in time all other things awesome will come to you
“SFØ is a collaborative preference art game where the world is the medium. This website is an accessory to your creativity.”
Please feel free to suggest additions, alterations and debate like crazy.
Also, if you helped update the wiki, message me and i'll add you as a collaborator.
Also, if there are any other pages that need updating, you should tell me so i can do that