OJO Agent asks if you have what it takes to make it in the world of sports agents. This will take shrewd negotiating skills along with the ability to juggle superstars while making them all feel like they are the most important person in the world. It can be a daunting and cut-throat world, but here are some tips which should help you on your journey to becoming a successful agent. Now, go get ‘em champ!
Location, location, location:
A little forward planning is necessary before you start playing. When you attempt to pitch to an athlete, you must have enough pitching points with that particular player to do so. If your office is based in the same region as that player, you get four pitching points, while being based in the same city will get you an additional ten. Strangely, once you pick a location you don’t get reminded further down the line, so keep note of it somewhere. If you dream of snapping up the stars of one particular team you should base yourself in that area.
Keep your energy levels up:
The life of an agent is taxing and takes a lot of energy as a result. You need energy for any action in OJO Agent, from buying items to entertaining clients. When pitching to an athlete you get extra pitching points per 20 points of energy. The goal when starting the game is to build as much energy as possible. The easiest way to do this is by organising networking events. When doing so, be sure to weigh up the cost, in terms of time and money, and resulting benefit. If you are going to play for an extended period of time in one sitting the shorter events can be more beneficial.
Follow social networks:
One of the unique aspects of OJO Agent is that you can benefit from your clients’ performances in real life. If you eat, sleep and breathe sports you may know exactly who to have signed at any point in order to pick up as many performance bonuses as possible. If not, OJO Agent has a dedicated Facebook page and Twitter account where players can get tip-offs regarding who to sign. Naturally, you will need to have the capacity, pitch and ability to sign them, but it’s a useful resource for those who may not follow every match closely.
Prepare for the pitch:
Before you pitch to a prospect, make them as happy as possible to increase your chances of signing them. However, don’t just send them every gift under the sun until they are at maximum happiness. Each prospective client has an item which you must send them before pitching. Being aware of this gift ensures that you don’t waste gifts, money and time making them happy before finding out that you aren’t experienced enough to buy it. Send them this gift first to see where their happiness level lies before sending any extra gifts; they may not be necessary.
Two sides to every agenda:
There is an element of risk-reward attached to agendas. They can cost you financially more than they bring back in and the initial impact may result in your client deciding that he is a little unhappy. Some clients are less cooperative than others with their demands and may ask for items that are unavailable until you are experienced enough. On the other hand they are a great way to gain experience, and can be used to keep yourself busy while waiting for other tasks to complete. In your early days they can be invaluable as a learning resource and can help you progress your agency. Upon completion, you can collect your bonus or store it for later. If you do not need the money and happiness points, it can be worthwhile to stock up on completed agendas so that you can earn an injection of fire meter at one time.
There are a number of different mini-games included in OJO Agent, but they are not all created equal. Networking events open up the Triple Threats Slots, which can earn you anything from free coins to experience points or gifts. However, unless you are playing with free spins it is rarely worth playing.
Entertainment and pitching events allow you to play Catch A Cube. This is a Deal or No Deal type game with all sorts of benefits on offer. As you play more of OJO Agent the rewards become less impressive, as days of experience or 000’s of points become just a drop in the ocean. However, there is the chance in pulling a box to finish the timer, which is always helpful when the event is scheduled to take hours.
Buying items earn endorsement points, which can then be used to get endorsement deals for your athletes. To unlock new brands, tiers and sectors, you must play a game called Pitch Deck. This involves dropping a disc down through a peg board until it settles into a point bracket at the bottom. More valuable tiers and contracts require more points, so be careful before you click the button at the top of the page inviting you to play a game. You could find yourself requiring 10,000 points to unlock a gold tier brand and you will still have used a valuable phone call. Instead, select the brand at a tier that suits you. There is no point managing to unlock a gold tier if you are not earning the endorsement points to sign a deal. That phone call is better spent on a tier, which will work for you.
Best of luck on your venture to become a renowned sports agent. OJO Agent is free to play on Facebook now.
Source: The Indie Game Magazine – ‘OJO Agent’ Guide – Tricks Of The Trade