As a D&D DM, I find the rules to be far less restricting and much more liberating when it comes to RP, having a character that has certain abilities that are concrete, and stats for doing things out of the ordinary, allows players lots of freedom of doing what they want, often without stepping on toes. With live RPGs, the beautiful thing is that people can always ask "can I do this?" And as a DM I usually say "Yes, but. . ." This gives players the impression that they're living in a real world, one with actual choices, consequences, and obstacles to one's goals, these reactions make RPing much more interesting, not to mention preventing godmodding and providing a challenge. I think anything that the corps want made public they put on their public thread, private things go on the private conversation thread that all corps should set up. If there were people who maintain a list of alliances and trade channels, and news corps that read up on events (I think it'd be cool to have a press passes into a certain subforum where corp events are documented, but that'd be very challenging to set up.) And I think that as long as there's a very clear way of reading what corps are organized where, and that the corp engine is easy-to-understand and as simple as poddible, there won't be that much confusion, any confusion could be cleared up by an active help thread.