Items being owned after a house poof discussion...|U6
Posted by DoctorMom on 09/19
In my opinion, this new feature is a bad one. It allow people to be
careless and not _afraid_ of losing their items, strings, coupons
from not paying the rent in time.
It also kick out another sub-class... you know.. the one that
wander around to those special houses waiting for the _day_
the items can be their...
Monday, September 08 2003, 05:50AM
Hmm...docmom has a good point here. Now to make sure I keep an
item I really really _REALLY_ want but just can't (riiiight) drop
anything else to rent. I no longer have to drown or hit a fake
dt! I can just fork out the minimum housing amount (which isn't
really that much if/when you come across something you REALLY
really want to keep but can't rent)...and pay for storage that
Of course there's no way to actually prevent the two methods
that I just outlined here (who knows I may just have given people
ideas), so perhaps the housing_stuff_owned_after_house_poofs
thing is really not such a bad thing.
I mean it isn't as if it weren't possible before...
A rambling post from your local Pea-Brain.
Monday, September 08 2003, 03:27PM
Just as a comment -- as far as I know, the 3-day ownership rule
applies here, as with other items lost while the owner isn't
around. So while people do get some extra time to collect their
gear, the items don't stay owned on the ground forever.
Housing is pretty expensive -- but if we see abuse of ownership
in the way Peony describes, I would guess that we'd adjust to prevent
Monday, September 08 2003, 03:42PM
Still, by havint this new saved feature. You are also
removing the incentive to actually keep the housing
funds alive... Especially to those that has coupons,
strings, and zips horded.
Rebuilding a house is nothing compare to losing the items
in it.... atleast that is how it was viewed before
this new feature being installed.
Tuesday, September 09 2003, 01:30PM
You're always going to have people looking for ways to
abuse new features. Thankfully that group of people is
a small minority. As LadyAce said, if we see people
abusing this feature, it'll be addressed. Hopefully people
will just use it as intended.
Tuesday, September 09 2003, 04:29PM
And what was your intention of this new saved feature with housing?
Allowing people to not worry about their rent cost?
Tuesday, September 09 2003, 06:54PM
It means that if your house dies, you're not at the mercy of either
the next person to walk by or the next reboot -- you get some time
to recover all your stuff. You still lost the 300k-300million coins,
but not, say, the note that has sentimental value to it, a coupon
you promised someone as a gift, and the other treasures you were
keeping. And, if there's a housing bug.... KNOCK ON WOOD .... we
won't have a mudful of gear which might poof if we crash.
It's most generally a nicety, a softening of the blow of losing
such a huge investment ... but it does make me think of it as a
possible rescue feature :).
Friday, September 19 2003, 09:02PM
Doctormom is just mad that they can't go around stealing people's stuff
when their house poofs now. What a retard eh? :P