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ArcticMUD => Game Ideas => Topic started by: btown on February 03, 2015, 09:12:03 AM

Title: 3 DAYS OF RENT WARNING EMAIL
Post by: btown on February 03, 2015, 09:12:03 AM
Just like the subject says.  When you hit 3 days of rent or less you get an email warning you.

Is this doable?  Why isnt it a good idea Jorquin and Brafu?
Title: Re: 3 DAYS OF RENT WARNING EMAIL
Post by: Brafu on February 03, 2015, 09:07:34 PM
Because you came up with it.
Title: Re: 3 DAYS OF RENT WARNING EMAIL
Post by: Lyam on February 04, 2015, 08:33:41 PM
is this to help the deep renters know when to log on and ask for coins?
Title: Re: 3 DAYS OF RENT WARNING EMAIL
Post by: Brafu on February 05, 2015, 05:37:27 PM
The idea isn't terrible, but as Lyam mentioned it would probably be used more for people deep renting eq, or for people who are not playing who have nice eq (not exactly the same as deep renters) so they don't lose their shinies.

Honestly, I think the benefits of having a few deep renters deadbeat a lot of shinies outweighs the casual player who forgets about the game and loses their so so eq. It's not that I want to punish casual players, but I just don't want people deep renting limited eq to get a heads up when they need to log and get some cash.
Title: Re: 3 DAYS OF RENT WARNING EMAIL
Post by: btown on February 05, 2015, 09:30:21 PM
I think its a good idea and would help get people logging in.  Instead they will log in 2 days late with no eq then just quit.

They might do that anyway who knows
Title: Re: 3 DAYS OF RENT WARNING EMAIL
Post by: Brafu on February 06, 2015, 01:31:10 AM
You could be right, I don't know. I don't know a lot of stuff though, so that isn't a surprise =P
Title: Re: 3 DAYS OF RENT WARNING EMAIL
Post by: SArT on February 06, 2015, 09:47:09 AM
As someone who quits this game all the time and deadbeats I still think this idea has no merit.  My friends will re-equip my main easier than toss me another buttload of cash so that I can go back to not playing.

I think the true use that Brandon is going for here is for storage characters.  I don't know if he would admit to it.. but that is where the usefulness of this email would come in. 

Gear needs to recycle.  Increase the decay rate algorithm exponentially when rented and slow it way down for active players.  Keep the gear for people that are actually playing.  If only rented a day then decay rate is = to in game.. 2 days x2, 3 days x 4, 4 days x 8...  If I havent played for 2 weeks straight.. it is because I am playing some other game and I don't deserve to keep any limit gear away from the people that actually play daily.
Title: Re: 3 DAYS OF RENT WARNING EMAIL
Post by: btown on February 06, 2015, 10:56:31 AM
Contrary to popular believe everybody don't have friends with a ton of extra eq to toss out.

Also there does exist neutral noobies who log ocassionally.  I happen to know a couple of them!

This post was in the interest of everybody who gets side tracked.

There is nothing wrong with reminding people that their character is about to deadbeat.

As far as deep renters go i dont know any.  But i just moved and with lack of activity the last week one person didnt log on their chars and deadbeated.   He isn't a deep renter and plays pretty actively but he was playing a lower lvl char and forgot to log his alts.

An email would have saved his chars eq most likely.  I mean most of us get email alerts to our phone.

Also i quit playing this game for over 5 years or more at one point and the only reason i ever came back was over a random Arctic Mud email

Title: Re: 3 DAYS OF RENT WARNING EMAIL
Post by: Myte on April 01, 2015, 09:55:25 PM
As someone who quits this game all the time and deadbeats I still think this idea has no merit.  My friends will re-equip my main easier than toss me another buttload of cash so that I can go back to not playing.

I think the true use that Brandon is going for here is for storage characters.  I don't know if he would admit to it.. but that is where the usefulness of this email would come in. 

Gear needs to recycle.  Increase the decay rate algorithm exponentially when rented and slow it way down for active players.  Keep the gear for people that are actually playing.  If only rented a day then decay rate is = to in game.. 2 days x2, 3 days x 4, 4 days x 8...  If I havent played for 2 weeks straight.. it is because I am playing some other game and I don't deserve to keep any limit gear away from the people that actually play daily.

Absolutely. I quit all the time too and I never expect my EQ to be there when I come back (if for some reason I didn't already give it to my clan mates). If you're in danger of dead beating, you probably should dead beat. Quit hoarding all the gear and not playing. If you can't be bothered to log in once a week to check rent or do a CT run, that's your problem. As for the filthy casuals, world merchant eq is good enough for them. Let them deadbeat.
Title: Re: 3 DAYS OF RENT WARNING EMAIL
Post by: Thymorical on April 04, 2015, 06:51:53 PM
at that point dont you think they might have all ready quit?
Title: Re: 3 DAYS OF RENT WARNING EMAIL
Post by: btown on April 06, 2015, 12:26:09 PM
Are you talking to yourself?
Title: Re: 3 DAYS OF RENT WARNING EMAIL
Post by: Hoss on April 06, 2015, 02:28:33 PM
We could send an email to you 3 days after I zap you, would that be helpful?
Title: Re: 3 DAYS OF RENT WARNING EMAIL
Post by: eli on April 07, 2015, 01:37:01 PM
/sarcasm
Title: Re: 3 DAYS OF RENT WARNING EMAIL
Post by: Jarrad on June 08, 2015, 06:37:39 AM
Lol @ all the Brandon hate. Seems like a decent idea in fairness... My 2 cents
Title: Re: 3 DAYS OF RENT WARNING EMAIL
Post by: Gramm on November 08, 2015, 12:45:40 PM
If you are dumb enough to let your gear die in rent, you are not worthy of it!
Title: Re: 3 DAYS OF RENT WARNING EMAIL
Post by: walters on November 08, 2015, 10:34:22 PM
i like btowns idea.   ALSO any way you can text me like 6 hours before an item decays in my rent so i know to foom it and go repop it so no one else can have a chance at loading it?  Possibly make rabbits and dragonflies load somewhere between 10-50k coins so i can keep my rent up have a hard time when i wanna take a long weekend or 5 months...
Title: Re: 3 DAYS OF RENT WARNING EMAIL
Post by: Jang Yoo Sung on November 09, 2015, 11:48:55 PM
i like btowns idea.   ALSO any way you can text me like 6 hours before an item decays in my rent so i know to foom it and go repop it so no one else can have a chance at loading it?  Possibly make rabbits and dragonflies load somewhere between 10-50k coins so i can keep my rent up have a hard time when i wanna take a long weekend or 5 months...

cant we just make it free to rent and in any room and no_decay for all items? that way ppl will never quit playing since they will always have gear
Title: Re: 3 DAYS OF RENT WARNING EMAIL
Post by: Alecto on November 10, 2015, 02:00:50 PM
@YS
There are a lot of people who quit with fully geared characters and enough rent money to survive 90+ days.  People don't quit because of gear, people quit because of people or because we are playing a game that highlights the cutting-edge technologies of the early 90s.
Title: Re: cutting technoligies (sic, intentionally mispelled cause I'm lazy)
Post by: snax on November 10, 2015, 11:40:32 PM
Actually You gotta go back a bit further.  I was playing eamon on the apple 2 and writing array text games around 88, so I'm not sure if this counts as cutting edge when I was racking up the parent's phone bill with long distance 19 hour  2 meg downloads in 89 for my amiga 500 with 20 meg hard drive and 4 megs of ram.  Arctic was a late entrant into a cutting edge technology on it's way to obsoletion when it opened the doors.  It was just damn well written and had clear prose.  No more slashing black rats brown rats and beseeching the love of Henrik.  well, unless you were a cabal/dane/whatever.
Title: Re: 3 DAYS OF RENT WARNING EMAIL
Post by: Jang Yoo Sung on November 11, 2015, 08:14:43 PM
@YS
There are a lot of people who quit with fully geared characters and enough rent money to survive 90+ days.  People don't quit because of gear, people quit because of people or because we are playing a game that highlights the cutting-edge technologies of the early 90s.

I was being sarcastic...
Yes ppl quit because of ppl namely u!!
Title: Re: 3 DAYS OF RENT WARNING EMAIL
Post by: Alecto on November 11, 2015, 08:35:45 PM
No one wants to be my friend...
Title: Re: 3 DAYS OF RENT WARNING EMAIL
Post by: Gramm on November 15, 2015, 09:50:21 PM
What is love!!?
Title: Re: 3 DAYS OF RENT WARNING EMAIL
Post by: btown on November 25, 2015, 11:13:42 AM
@YS
There are a lot of people who quit with fully geared characters and enough rent money to survive 90+ days.  People don't quit because of gear, people quit because of people or because we are playing a game that highlights the cutting-edge technologies of the early 90s.

People most certainly quit because of gear..  or slow their loggins down dramatically.  Not all but to say "people dont quit because of gear" is a  false statement.

This thread was meant to keep newbies from deadbeating.  Not really anybody who has chimed in is a newbie exept maybe one person.. Sart

We could send an email to you 3 days after I zap you, would that be helpful?

LOL,  drink your milk if you want to feel strong
Title: Re: 3 DAYS OF RENT WARNING EMAIL
Post by: snax on November 25, 2015, 10:29:58 PM
I'll chime in.  I've maintained control of several lim 1s, and more than several, dare I say a plethora of lim 3s this wipe.  And I am a low tier player.

Any changes to gear loads should really really think heavily about it:  If I lose something I *WANT* to control, I will adjust an alarm on my phone after the first decay with an updated timer. and I'm not even hard core.  You adjust it, and someone who wants it enough will adjust you.s

There are several high end items that I'm pretty damn sure no one got last wipe because of the first 24 hours of my time, and I expect to repeat that this wipe if the wipe gets announced.  Just cause No one is sharing their skype/evernotes with me. 

On second thought despite my assertations I'm gonna rush, if you don't see a shout with the keyword "B**n*t***s" (to be revealed later if I do play and much later if I don't....) in the first few hours I'm not playing next wipe.  In which case go fight explore and try to solve some of the mid and low level zones that I'm the ultimate whore of.

Please for the love of all someone go pop greenen 2 hander sword and deep rent it all wipe, or better yet remove it next wipe.  It's not a dragon orb but it's like super stupid easy to pop and has a tendancy to do 120 damage/round PRELEGEND.
Title: Re: 3 DAYS OF RENT WARNING EMAIL
Post by: Gramm on November 26, 2015, 07:51:03 AM
LIES! its been changed no more backdoor randy... woe is me. and if you are a low tier player... im miles davis...
Title: Re: 3 DAYS OF RENT WARNING EMAIL
Post by: snax on November 26, 2015, 11:21:22 PM
LIES! its been changed no more backdoor randy... woe is me. and if you are a low tier player... im miles davis...

Hi miles et al!  Can I join your clan next wipe for like uhm 9 hours?  I am planning on rushing for a grand total of 1-3 days if the wipe is scheduled sometime convenient (PST NOON or better weekday ideally like 1700 PST).  If I can get in a rush group I'm willing to dk or druid.  But I'll only druid if you promise to give me heal cloud within a month even if I stop playing actively, and mass fresh within 12 hours.

The backdoor just fell a few rooms away maybe.  Of course I am probably making that up but daaamn for the fun of running to mister swampalompus wouldn't it be worth it to try =P ? *okay yeah I'm making it up*

Offer to buy ownership of your sword next wipe and taunt you a few minutes every months stands with the rest of the game if I play. =) Not that it really would be used other than at rent-in time just to cheapen my rent !!!!
Title: Re: 3 DAYS OF RENT WARNING EMAIL
Post by: Gnua on November 27, 2015, 10:20:38 AM
The backdoor just fell a few rooms away maybe.  Of course I am probably making that up but daaamn for the fun of running to mister swampalompus wouldn't it be worth it to try =P ? *okay yeah I'm making it up*

you didnt know it simply changed to stand 2.circle?
Title: Re: 3 DAYS OF RENT WARNING EMAIL
Post by: Gramm on November 27, 2015, 04:33:01 PM
Sure randy, one temporary vip pass just for you.  But if you want cloud you are coming to earn it! ill be druiding too, and I will gladly spam healing cloud into 2 or 3 druids as fast as I can.