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Gift System

Discussion in 'Wishlist' started by Dralind, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. Dralind

    Dralind Member

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    *This was also posted on the PCforums

    After some time away from EU, I am back and enjoying my time here again. :)

    It is good to see that the Entropia Universe and its community are still as strong, kind and helpful as ever which is why I would like to propose an old idea to be reconsidered for development and see how the community feels towards it.

    Back in December of 2009 the community was asked to give their ideas for " The Mindforce powers of the future " and one well received idea never came to be.

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    Gift Chip - Allows items to be sent as gifts to other players within EU. Insert an avatar's full name , short message and desired items into the corresponding fields.

    This could work just like the current gift system . A player would receive a little loot window with their prize and a text description. Example: " You have been awarded your prize for the Calypso Challenge event ".

    Different chip levels can determine the max tt value of items sent.

    I feel this would be a great help to those that run forum events and have trouble meeting with participants due to different time zones and real life schedules .
    Of course any type of mail or drop box gift system would work, it does not just have to be mindforce based but the advantages of a mindforce based system are item decay and a boost to the sweat market. To keep it simple and promote travel and those travel expenses between planets,only allow the sender to send items to other participants on the same planet.

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    Drop Box / Mail System

    If you prefer a dropbox / mail system it could be something as simple as a terminal where the sender inserts items, another participants name and some PED for a fee.

    A gift system benefits the whole community, this is the one thing that I've wanted for a very long time and I believe that many others would appreciate such a system. What do you think?
     
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  2. sinkillerj

    sinkillerj Active Member

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    I'm hoping with the new galactic transport system that they allow mail, auction transport style fee for galactic, smaller fee for domestic.
     
  3. Lovefall

    Lovefall Deactivated User

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    Yeah, that's one thing I totally miss compared with other games.

    It was kinda missing in my last game with the reason to "encourage interaction between players" and there I could understand it, because there was also no auction house or automated shops or so; but here it really doesn't make sense - we can get our items via AH from one planet to another, but we can't send a package from one to another.
     
  4. OZtwo

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    Not sure why you would want to go this way since we can already trade between ourselves already with no limit on TT. What this idea would do if MA would take it would be that MA would remove local trade and replace it with this. On top of that we don't really need MA to built us new systems while we wait for old features not let released.

    I have some ideas behind why you would want/need such a system and one more reason why MA wouldn't release it.
     
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    The idea was that the gift could be sent while the other party is off-line, though removing the need for both parties to be online at the same time.
     
  6. OZtwo

    OZtwo Active Member

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    Yes but you are way new to the game :)

    This simple request would soon be exploited to the max.
     
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    Hideo Active Member

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    this would propably play scammers and alt avatars into their dirty hands.
    :2pec:
     
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    Yeah, unfortunately it would be very vulnerable to cheating/scamming. :unsure:
    Would the convenience weigh up against the abuse possibilities?

    Regardless: great to bring up ideas to try to breath back some life in the MF professions! :D
     
  9. Dralind

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    I'm not sure how vulnerable such a system would be, but maybe if we took the time to give it some serious thought it could work. One example could be that the gift system chips are very low level and they only allow for 10-20 ped tt value to be sent at a time. Larger items could not be sent or scammed in such a way. I personally would not mind putting 10 ped worth of items in for a gift and spending 4-5 ped on decay/fee per use.

    The idea behind this system is that others and myself who ran events in the past have gone insane trying to award event participants their prizes. Different time zones can make it a nightmare to meet and trade with players. One can easily spend ALL of their play time trying to chase people down to award little 20 ped prizes of TT gear.
     

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