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Re: New Newsletter 8 years 9 months ago #97

Raven wrote:

Brad Mortensen wrote: Maybe it shouldn't be done by percentages, but by tickets.


If people are concerned about runs being purchased & "farmed" for the treasure, I think this would only exacerbate the situation.


My thought was, what if we added a fifth dungeon? Presumably that would allow for a 25% increase in players, so we should increase the number of trophies in the wild by 25%.

But, if we created a mega-HoP that doubled all your treasure pulls with the same number of people, then doubling the number of trophies given out wouldn't be a good thing. People are already concerned about what will happen just by guaranteeing three stamps...

Anyway, just a thought. If the goal is to keep from flooding the market with trophies, it seemed simpler than juggling percentages.

To be clear, I'm not suggesting trophies become completion tokens. I was suggesting a way to calculate how many to toss in the cement mixer with everything else.

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Re: New Newsletter 8 years 9 months ago #98

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Re: New Newsletter 8 years 9 months ago #99

I didn't say it was flooded. I said people (other than me) are expressing concerns it could be.

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Re: New Newsletter 8 years 9 months ago #100

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I don't know that they are concerned it is flooded as much as we don't want to put too many trophies in the hands of new people because in general they are disappointed by them. So it is a balancing act. May sure there is the right numbers for the wide variety of players at appropriate levels to keep most everyone happy most of the time.

In case we haven't said it lately. I think Jeff and Co. do a pretty damn fine job at this balancing act.
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Re: New Newsletter 8 years 9 months ago #101

jedibcg wrote: Do any of us (besides Laz) really care one way or the other what his token does or doesn't do? It doesn't affect us in any way right? So we are just arguing this to argue it right? Not saying that is a bad thing or a good thing just making sure I understand what we are doing here. Please carry on because it is entertaining as I have no skin in this one at all.


Yes, I do.
1. I consider Laz a friend. I don't like seeing my friends get screwed.
2. If it happens to artifacts, what is stopping it from happening to the Ro7P or Ring of Wishes?
3. I also think that this rule chips another piece of the game.
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Re: New Newsletter 8 years 9 months ago #102

Maybe Jeff can let people that don't want the bit throw it back in and draw again? The I don't believe setting the treasure at 3+TEs is that bad. If the average person was getting 1-2 stamps, this will put 8-16k more chips into circulation. I would wager the average is probably around 2 stamps, so that would mean closer to 8k. If jeff goes with the proposed formula, it would mean 1600 more monster bits, or 160 more Fleeces. How big of an impact will that have on the current values of those tokens?

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Re: New Newsletter 8 years 9 months ago #103

balthasar wrote: Maybe Jeff can let people that don't want the bit throw it back in and draw again? The I don't believe setting the treasure at 3+TEs is that bad. If the average person was getting 1-2 stamps, this will put 8-16k more chips into circulation. I would wager the average is probably around 2 stamps, so that would mean closer to 8k. If jeff goes with the proposed formula, it would mean 1600 more monster bits, or 160 more Fleeces. How big of an impact will that have on the current values of those tokens?


A lot of those tokens will never impact the market, lots of people probably take them home and toss them or forget about them.

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Re: New Newsletter 8 years 9 months ago #104

The other alternative would be to make more use of trophies in recipes. I'm guessing the Fallen Star Mushroom drained a fair number..
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Re: New Newsletter 8 years 9 months ago #105

Harlax wrote: The other alternative would be to make more use of trophies in recipes. I'm guessing the Fallen Star Mushroom drained a fair number..


I'm very much in favor of this option. :)

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Re: New Newsletter 8 years 9 months ago #106

Mike Steele wrote:

Harlax wrote: The other alternative would be to make more use of trophies in recipes. I'm guessing the Fallen Star Mushroom drained a fair number..


I'm very much in favor of this option. :)


Agreed! :)
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Re: New Newsletter 8 years 9 months ago #107

Brad Mortensen wrote: what if we added a fifth dungeon?

Where would this 5th dungeon be placed?
Hall A is not a viable answer.
Have you looked it up in the TDb ?
Please post TDb corrections in this thread .
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Re: New Newsletter 8 years 9 months ago #108

Kirk Bauer wrote:

Mike Steele wrote:

Harlax wrote: The other alternative would be to make more use of trophies in recipes. I'm guessing the Fallen Star Mushroom drained a fair number..


I'm very much in favor of this option. :)


Agreed! :)


No thanks. I wouldn't want to see this every year. I am not in favor of anything that would drive the rarity or price of Monster Trophy tokens up. I don't want to see new players get priced out of the transmutation program by not being able to make Golden Fleece trade tokens - transmutations are already expensive enough as is.

Having said all that, I am in favor of, and like very much, the 3 major changes cited at the very beginning of this thread.

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