Seems like you might be a little hasty on calling your concept broken.
Oh, for sure! LOL
He was motivated to make the name of the Chroniclers known and respected in Arabel; just, as a new player, and as a new character, to the city, that was his experience. If that was the first time I logged on (and I was not some murderer walking around threatening people, just an inept bard wanting to write about some others' adventure), that might've shooed me away. LIke I joined the City of Zhentil Keep–or whatever. LOL.
That's my only point. shrugs And I like the concept and I may return to it when I better understand Arabel and its politics. Perhaps he's really just on the DL trying to figure a way that is easy and acceptable to spread the good-name of the Chroniclers.
Also, I am feeling like there are a lot of new evil-aligned characters running around Arabel these days; perhaps something to do with some concepts that are brewing. :-)
i should make one thing clear, i do not encounter lag all the time, but when it does happen i use the conversations to guide my in game decisions of to wander into a dangerous quest or area, as when these occur there seems to be a bit of "rubber banding" when i am trying to walk, this usually happens when there are a lot of people on and i am guessing some DM event or quest
it does not happen all the time, i adjust my game play accordingly when i encounter lag or conversation delays