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 Saturday, November 08 2008 @ 12:55 AM UTC  
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25 sounds about right in island terms, but I'm still going to say that they should be free if you are in a dwelling of your own ownership. Or, better yet, in dwelling management, you could set which people with access could use special effects.


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 Saturday, November 08 2008 @ 12:59 AM UTC  
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I think 25 points or maybe a little cheaper sounds like a great idea. I think that a 200dp - 500dp option of buying unlimited for a day or week period would be an interesting idea, too.


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 Sunday, November 09 2008 @ 09:39 PM UTC  


I think 25 DP per line sounds reasonable. I Don't think a subscription price should be alowed for Island Wide orpublic special effects.

I absolutely LOVE the idea of having special effect in dwellings. I also think it would be awesome to be able to 'unlock' a mansion or cottage for special events. I'd be willing to pay say 200 dp to allow all of my keyholders to write FX during a weekend bash, when anyone on the island can visit my Cottage.


 
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 Sunday, March 15 2009 @ 04:05 PM UTC  
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Let's dig this back up again.

Yes, I can confirm that I'm interested in doing this. And I would like to do it in Season One - if all goes smoothly, I'd like to do it sometime this week. You lot have been wonderful with your donations, and according to my logs, there are a lot of donation points out there that haven't been used.

The idea of you lot giving me money and not actually using the points - giving me money simply because I asked for it and gave you a world to play in, in other words - warms the cockles of my heart. The fact that you can't find anything you want to spend those points on makes me feel a bit guilty. So let's do this thing.

I'm still thinking a price per line of commentary, and a steep one at that, to keep this rare and special. Now that a few months have gone by, does anyone have any more thoughts about this?


 
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 Sunday, March 15 2009 @ 04:57 PM UTC  
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Wait I missed that ban by 2 MONTHS??? Eek!...o

Drat.

Oh well, moving on with life, I think that having the special fx might be a good idea for 25 points a line. It is simple, gives people a way to spend their points and guarantees an amazing display for whereever they appear. Tor's Idea is another amazing idea, make a party simply incredable, if only for one day. Interesting idea any way you put it.

I still wish i could have seen that ban...


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 Sunday, March 15 2009 @ 05:38 PM UTC  
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PLEASE EXCUSE MY WILD ENTHUSIASM.

25 seems MUCH too cheap. 100? 150? 200!

MY DEBIT CARD, WHERE IS MY DEBIT CARD.


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 Sunday, March 15 2009 @ 05:38 PM UTC  
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I still wish i could have seen that ban...



No, no you don't. It was ugly, as all bans are.

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 Sunday, March 15 2009 @ 05:39 PM UTC  
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PLEASE EXCUSE MY WILD ENTHUSIASM.

25 seems MUCH too cheap. 100? 150? 200!

MY DEBIT CARD, WHERE IS MY DEBIT CARD.



A dollar per line? Holy hell, mobile phone texting isn't that expensive, and texts cost four times as much to send per bit as the data from the Hubble telescope.


 
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 Sunday, March 15 2009 @ 05:42 PM UTC  
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You said special and expensive.


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 Sunday, March 15 2009 @ 05:46 PM UTC  
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So, I've been tossing this around code-wise for the past couple of hours, and yes, it does need some core patches to work, but I think I've got a partially-working system up and running. While I'm mucking around in there, I could probably quite easily make a function for a player to exceed the commentary limit in exchange for Donator Points. Worth bothering with, d'you think? For, say, 1dp per line over the commentary limit?

I was worried about accountability for a little while... But honestly, I don't think anyone's gonna pay a quarter per 200 characters to stir up drama when they know that any nasty ones will get wiped without refund anyway.


 
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 Sunday, March 15 2009 @ 05:49 PM UTC  
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You said special and expensive.



I meant "Nice meal with a bottle of wine" special and expensive, not "inhaling copious amounts of blow from between the buttocks of a high-class call girl while lighting a Cuban cigar with a fifty-pound note while on-route to Vegas in my private jet" special and expensive.


 
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 Sunday, March 15 2009 @ 05:50 PM UTC  
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Yesplease. Please step aside, I am about to bounce more quarters at you than a college student dozy on Pabst.

(Tsh. Some of us like to live vicariously.)


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 Sunday, March 15 2009 @ 06:35 PM UTC  
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I'd like to do it sometime this week.



Gah. I'm sorry, that's not the case. Frown

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 Sunday, March 15 2009 @ 07:08 PM UTC  
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/special The ex-sandwich applauds CMJ for his benevolence and beneficence and shleps off-mayonnaise all over his bib and nappy.

Bernard swoons, and thanks CMJ from the bottom of his heart.


 
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 Sunday, March 15 2009 @ 07:31 PM UTC  
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I still wish i could have seen that ban...



No, no you don't. It was ugly, as all bans are.

Still, I made him asplode, so not all was sucky. Mr. Green



It may have been ugly but that won't stop me from wanting to see it.

Any asplosion is a good asplosion in my opinion!

Oh and you forgot to include HOW MUCH these ssspecial comments are.

Even though I can't yet do it it still makes me sad not knowing how much these are each....Cry

If they are 1 point each though I'll be seeing lots soon!

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 Sunday, March 15 2009 @ 07:42 PM UTC  
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25 points each, or five for a hun. Mr. Green


 
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 Sunday, March 15 2009 @ 08:11 PM UTC  
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25 points each, or five for a hun. Mr. Green



I'll be sure to get some soon as I can pay for them myself! Laughing Out Loud


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 Monday, March 16 2009 @ 12:25 AM UTC  
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I meant "Nice meal with a bottle of wine" special and expensive, not "inhaling copious amounts of blow from between the buttocks of a high-class call girl while lighting a Cuban cigar with a fifty-pound note while on-route to Vegas in my private jet" special and expensive.

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i WILL incorporate this somehow into one of my newbie deceptions; i don't know how... yet, but i will, this is too priceless - isn't that the definition of special and expensive.
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i'll just have to let it stew in my noggin for a few days, is all.

i spent my 25p, it was quite easy and i liked the effect. and at that price, i won't be using it willy-nilly, rather just for special occurrences as intended.


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 Monday, March 16 2009 @ 09:19 PM UTC  
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A tad miffed, here. it seems the intoxication effects are capable of interfering with with this otherwise lovely new function. Would it be possible to fix this? It would also be nice if they previewed properly.


 
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 Tuesday, March 17 2009 @ 03:40 PM UTC  
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(*grin*) I saw that... So we're looking the gift horse in the mouth already, hmm?

Purely as a curiosity, it doesn't interfere with anything... but I did notice that when /special is used in my home, a link in the left column reads "Return to hamlet."


 
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