Gold sink idea(s)
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9th Jun

I was reading over some discord chat minutes ago and caught a comment from Abra about possible gold sink ideas to make farming worthwhile.

1. How about a gold coin purchasable ethy mount that has limited uses (5?) so that it has to be re bought over and over if you dismount or die too much. Make it 200k or something. I know you can get ethy via donation coins, but I have limited funds (hence playing a game from the 90's on free servers).

2. How about gold coin purchasable runic tools with 1-3 uses? Make them 500k a pop? Would have to farm for a while to get that amount of cash for no guarantee of good stats on the other end. Or if that's a crappy idea- why not implement a "bribing" system that lets you pay off the npc craftsman in order to get BODs on shorter cooldown. Wait 9 hours for another bod??? No thank you, here's 100k to get it now.

3. Stick with me here folks. Currently champ spawns restart over and over again within minutes of completion (which I would prefer stay that way). But HOW ABOUT the champ spawns "free" once every 24 hours.....after that you must donate an amount to respawn it if you wish to do it again before the 24 hour mark is up. Say the 1st respawn cost 100k, then 200k, then 400k, then 800k etc etc.  This might even promote doing other champs besides coon over and over.

4. I'd pay 1 million a pop for a bless deed.

5. Gold consuming pet that gets stronger as you feed it.

6. Gold consuming equipment that deals more damage, or provides more armor as you put money into it. (dont ask me about the lore on that)

7. An NPC who sells a purchasable potion that deals AOE dmg when thrown (more than explosion pot; perhaps 20-40 dmg). Require GM+ Melee, Tactics, and Anatomy in order to use the pot. Sell them for 1k apiece. This will let warriors join in on champs and actually contribute something that is terribly lacking......AOE DMG. They'd need to buy probably 100+ in order to have enough for the spawn (hence the gold sink).

8. Struggling to get to 10.

9. Now this is really something I'd go for. Phoenix's own way of "fashion wars". Have NPC tailors/smithy sell "transmutation" deeds. You double click the deed, then the piece of armor/clothing you want your item to look like, then your item. That way if I want to roleplay a pirate, you can still wear a plate helm to get the armor but have the looks I want.

10. Some other 10th thing.

So anyway, maybe some or all of those are crap ideas.......but you get what you pay for- and for the time being it's free.

See you in game.
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9th Jun

I've thought of a real #10........or 8. Whatever.

8.(10). An npc house 'butler" that you can hire for.....300k a month. The only thing this guy does is throw snarky remarks to passers-by AND keeps your house refreshed for you! That way you dont have to be paranoid if you want to play another game for a month. You can rest assured that ole Jeeves there is keeping your house up-to-date for you.

If you quit playing too much.....you wont have the gold for his salary- and away he'll go. (that way homes can still decay if players leave the server).

I'll admit this one's kind of personal.....because dangit I put a lot of work into that rune library and dont want to see it poof if life distracts me. =D
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Last Edit: 9th Jun by HibbiGibbi
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OOH OOHH!!!!

A real # 10. An NPC at brit that sells tickets for......THE ARENA

You spend you're 1 million gold pieces and are transported to the arena. A public announcement is sent worldwide beckoning onlookers to witness the bloodbath to come. (i.e there is seating allowing players to watch the games). Mayhaps some friendly wagering occurs between each round.

Upon arrival you are instructed that each death will cost you. 50,000 gold per resurrect! There is a potion, bandage, and reagant vendor on site in case you failed to bring enough supplies....but supply/demand reign king and their wares do not come cheap!

You begin your battle on round 1 of 10(??). Each subsequent round you face a tougher challenge. Ya ya, those orcs werent so bad, but holy crap is that an ancient wyrm on round 9!?

There is no loot to be had. These monstrosities were picked clean by the greedy games maker upon arrival.

So what is the point you may ask?? heh heh (takes a long toke of his pipe).

On round 10, you get to summon a champion. Of your choice. Not a SPAWN, but the boss himself (herself?). Brought forth by the pool of blood left by your slain (or yourself). Defeating that champion (riktor, nira, coon, semidar etc) will reward you with the standard 3 power scrolls randomly generated. No gold, but the powerscrolls are your reward.

These scrolls would be bound to you. You can not trade them or sell them. If you dont need the scroll, it will have to lay in your attic collecting dust.

There. You pay 1 million (+ change) for a champion to fight when you dont have enough people to do a spawn for free.

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9th Jun

#11. I'm on a roll.

You pay 5 million gold and the GM will expand your accounts character limit by 1. (maximum of 7).

I dont know if this is even possible....but I'd pay for it.
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10th Jun

#12

A 1 use soul stone fragment for 500k? 1 mill?
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10th Jun

*Sips coffee*
*Cracks knuckles*

1. Not sure how I would program something like this. Can't even begin to envision how that'd be done.
2. Maaaybe but I kinda feel like that takes something away from hard working crafters. On the other hand, who do you think is going to use the runic? So I'd like to get some public opinion on this one.
3. Would be very difficult to program something like this.
4. I assume you mean an item bless deed. I'd consider 5 mil. This takes away an aspect of much needed danger, so it'd have to be something truly special. If you think about it, a better gold sink would be insurance, and no one wants that.
5. Pets aren't strong enough?
6. Let me look into this one. I'm wondering if I can make a +AR deed. Not even sure that's achievable
7. See acid potions on variety vendor
8. Me too (jk)
9. This is very interesting. I'll test this one for proof of concept. 
10. Not sure what number this is but...I'll look into the refresh butler and see if this is achievable
11. So a gauntlet? I'll see what I can come up with here but it'll be complex and take a while to put together.
12. Not sure about this one either but I'll look into it
13. This one seems pretty easy. I like easy...

I don't know what number we're really on but I think I answered all of them i sequence so you figure it out. Good ideas, all of them. Some may just be beyond my ability to program. Be sure to keep balance in mind across all play styles. I know deco isn't everyone's things but any kind of little item or wearable is a quick hit I can usually do. Keep them coming.
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10th Jun

Holy acid pots batman, why have I not known about these!!?
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10th Jun

Also, I know they're donation items too, but what about black, leather, runebook, spellbook etc dye tubs?

Even if they were limited use, making them gold purchasable would be neat I think.
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11th Jun

I try to keep donation items sacred since someone spent their hard earned cash for those. Players are welcome to sell donation coins and items for gold.
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11th Jun

I gotcha- was just trying to think of ways to remove gold from circulation (gold sink). I know I'd buy a 1 use leather dye tub for 100k or so since I"m unable to donate real $$.

But I can totally see keeping some items separate since some of the community has already purchased with real monies.
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