Posted by Manic on 09/30/96
This's the help file for Bonus Points on another MUD, perhaps something
similar can be done here? (keeping in mind one that one can also pay for
the following where 1 bp = 1 mil gp)
Below is a scale of how many bonus points can get you certain things.
2 points: Sponsor a battle, levels 1-170.
3 points: Sponsor a battle, levels of your choice, or a duel.
4 points: Get a potion with 1 spell of your choice, L200+
6 points: Get a potion with 2 spells of your choice, L200+
8 points: Get a potion with 3 spells of your choice, L200+
10 points: You can rename an item.
25 points: You can have a flag removed on an item(no magic flags).
15 points: An Immortal will do your CR.
40 points: You can change your race.
50 points: You can change your name.
200 points: You can start a clan, plus recieve 1 room with no extras.
100 points: You can buy an extra additional room.
60 points: You can get a fire for your clan room.
60 points: You can get an altar for your clan room.
100 points: You can get a temple exit for your clan room.
40 points: You can get a healer for your clan room.
25 points: You can get a fountain for your clan room.
50 points: Give your clan room bank capability.
50 points: Give your clan room hospital capability.
Bonus points can be transfered to clan leader, but no other form of
bonus point transfer will be allowed under any conditions.
Bonus points can be gained by playing trivia, completing quests, and
other imm-run activities. Any other rules regarding them can be gotten
by asking an Immortal.
now wouldn't this boost the value of money around here?
btw, campfire and make altar are skills on this other mud, 1 boosts
hp regen, the other boosts mana regen.. not only are these much needed
here because of very slow regen but also brings people together (without
quests or areas that force us to group)
Saturday, September 28, 11:22PM
Well the idea of bonus points is good anyway i think, maybe not being able
to buy them, but it would allow 1 point being given for a minor prize
instead of a cookie or whatever when an a coupon is too big a prize.
Sunday, September 29, 02:11AM
mmm, i like the idea of being able to buy them.. some can't win
recalltag cos of lag, some are no good at trivia etc and it gives
greater worth to money, Daer's been offering to pay plenty for a
coupon for ages.. methinks he'd like this idea :)
Sunday, September 29, 03:01PM
Think bonus points, or whatever you call them might be a good idea,
and if we do decide on such a system, why not have each cookie worth 1pt.
instead of getting another whole system together? that way it'd
be easier for players to transfer bonus points, and trying to accumulate
too much would be hefty on rent (well, at least at lower lvls..i used to
ditch boats/waterskins/lanterns, etc. to make as much space as possible)
Clan bonus points sound good, but i think it may need some adjustment
depending on the size of the clan too, so we prevent the strong
getting too much stronger and have the late-comers a decent chance as well.
Hmm. Think just having lotsa cookies having the value of a coupon
is a good idea...maybe we could just implement that part?
Monday, September 30, 12:31AM
hmm i never saw what cookies and stuff were good for, there kinda like a
pat on the head or something, as for collecting them, well its something to
do i guess although if they have weight or rent, I would rather eat em.
What i was saying was give a point (which has no weight) instead of a
cookie, so that one could save up a number of points and finally turn it
in for a coupon. So it might be a solution to immorts handing out all
(coupon) or a pat on the head (cookie). Actually this other mud does stuff
similiar to parrilyn's riddles and gives out 2 bonus points for it. Usually
they do puzzles and stuff. As for selling points or coupons, you have to
remember their is an infinite supply of gold on the mud, and it is possible
to set up a script to collect gold. So until an economy of some sort is set
up I think selling points or coupons is a bad idea. If gold was auctually
good for something say a mob in hol for each body slot selling all the eq
in the game for that slot at high prices. Until then money is pretty useless
and trading useless gold for coupons is wacky.
Monday, September 30, 01:37AM
By having points have weight and rent, i think it makes it more harder
to accumulate points and trade single points, even, say if 10pts were
worth a coupon you could trade 5 cookies for a cobra or something.
If points were weightless and rentless, it'd be too easy to have a massive
amound of points or the opposite where it'd be hard to accumulate points in
a reasonable time since points could never be traded. Besides,
i'd like to see more alternative currency other than items and coupons,
and if cookies are worth SOMETHING..wait, just thought of something, maybe
we can mix the two and give rent/weightless points but by eating cookies,
you add to the point? so awarding cookies are more than just points since
the holder can trade/sell the point with something else they desire..
how about that, eh?
Monday, September 30, 05:03AM
you all think this cookie thing is a great idea, but i bet that if it
got implemented, there'd by cries heard all over the mud of favoritism.
I personally love the jobs that the immorts do, even if i always lose
my old equip in crashes :P however, my players always
manage to have a bunch of cookies and coupons, usually won.
however, getting awarded a cookie can be pretty arbitrary. some
immorts will only give them for winning games, others will give them
for finding a typo in their area or for helping a newbie.
if cookies became a super-currency, then you'd have to find some system
by which to hand them out, which would mean that they would no longer be
a "pat on the head," which is why i personally like them in the first place.
Monday, September 30, 11:11AM
Geez you guys are freaking me out, the idea basically has nothing to do
cookies, the way i was thinking cookies could either be forgot or still
given away makes no difference. But points could be given when a coupon was
to big a prize so if 30points equaled a coupon, then 1 point for a correct
trivia answer would be cool and maybe if you place and got a coupon then no
points. And points couldnt just be given and they couldnt get lost in crashes
you would have to ask an immort to transfer them or if they wanted have them
not transferrable at all. This is in no way saying that cookies should or
would be done away with, it would only allow another type of prize that to
be awarded. And this would be especially neat if a points could buy a color
coupon, if 30 for noncolor maybe 75 for color?