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Tyson
 Tuesday, August 11 2009 @ 07:13 PM UTC (Read 4298 times)  
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I noticed around the time improbability bombs went down in cost, one shots quadrupled!
Was this done on purpose? I could care less about improb bombs, but I used oneshots daily Razz


 
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 Tuesday, August 11 2009 @ 07:19 PM UTC  
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Ask the players. They set the prices. Wink eBoy will only sell things for what he can get for them - if they're too expensive, don't buy them, and eBoy will try selling them for less.


 
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 Tuesday, August 11 2009 @ 07:24 PM UTC  
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Ask the players. They set the prices. Wink eBoy will only sell things for what he can get for them - if they're too expensive, don't buy them, and eBoy will try selling them for less.



DID YOU HEAR THAT, YOU LOT OF UNSCRUPULOUS BASTARDS?! EVEN DAN SAYS YOU'VE TO STOP BUYING ONE-SHOTS SO I CAN AFFORD THEM AGAIN.


 
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 Tuesday, August 11 2009 @ 07:35 PM UTC  
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::falls over from the force of Bernard's shout::


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 Tuesday, August 11 2009 @ 07:50 PM UTC  
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It may well be a supply/demand thing. More new players discovering the joys of one shots pushes up demand and hence price. I guess that supply is fixed. In detail, the prices were less than people would pay for them, and everyone had plenty. Eboy didn't up the prices because he was trying to get rid of a large stock. More people buying, stock disappears, prices rise until they hit the limit of what people will pay.
Of course maybe there's some wouldbe Georges Soiros out there hoarding them and trying to fix the market. If the price suddenly drops again, then be suspicious.


 
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 Tuesday, August 11 2009 @ 08:26 PM UTC  
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That's not entirely true, and you know it, dan.
You control the output of certain items to the server, like when you lowered the rareness off IBs. Razz


 
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 Tuesday, August 11 2009 @ 08:28 PM UTC  
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That's not entirely true, and you know it, dan.
You control the output of certain items to the server, like when you lowered the rareness off IBs. Razz



YOU MEAN DAN LIED?! HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN?! SO...Tell me, who is it who keeps putting up the prices of those bloody one shots?!


 
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 Tuesday, August 11 2009 @ 08:36 PM UTC  
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I'm more concerned about the cost of Energy Drinks. *YIKES* It's enough for me to find some bulls so I can harvest my own taurine.


 
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 Tuesday, August 11 2009 @ 08:41 PM UTC  
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That's not entirely true, and you know it, dan.
You control the output of certain items to the server, like when you lowered the rareness off IBs. Razz



Oh, but it is entirely true. You see, I said "Ask the players. They set the prices. eBoy will only sell things for what he can get for them - if they're too expensive, don't buy them, and eBoy will try selling them for less."

And yes, every word of that is the truth. Short of a direct SQL query, I don't even have an admin menu with which to set the prices - I didn't bother making one, 'cause I wanted eBoy to set his own prices. I can and do occasionally increase or reduce the spawn rate of various items, but I never set the prices. Wink


 
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Tyson
 Tuesday, August 11 2009 @ 08:51 PM UTC  
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You indirectly set the prices, by making more or less of them to sell. Wink
But you're exact wording was completly true, I guess. Laughing Out Loud


 
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 Tuesday, August 11 2009 @ 09:03 PM UTC  
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/me holds aloft his "Pedant of the Year" award, and runs off to tinker with the supply settings.


 
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 Tuesday, August 11 2009 @ 09:24 PM UTC  
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Finally! A problem that can't be blamed on me. Well, at least I'm pretty sure it can't.


 
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 Tuesday, August 11 2009 @ 11:29 PM UTC  
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Finally! A problem that can't be blamed on me. Well, at least I'm pretty sure it can't.



In some way, shape, or form, everything can be blamed on you.

Who else misses having T-Rex's?


Yeah. The Mystery was solved a year ago by some Aussie scientists. Epaphus. Epaphus was responsible.


"You saved Pineapple!"
 
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Tor NaGoth
 Wednesday, August 12 2009 @ 12:20 AM UTC  
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**Fixes Epaphus with a very stern look**


 
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 Wednesday, August 12 2009 @ 01:08 AM UTC  
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I slipped and went down the stairs on my elbows and heels last week, all the way to the bottom with an expression of flustered indignation on my face. Took all the skin off my elbows.

Damn it, Epaphus.


 
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 Wednesday, August 12 2009 @ 01:32 AM UTC  
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Climbing out of my kayak yesterday morning, I caught my foot on the edge and went face first into the water. POP QUIZ. Was this:


a. due to my own clumsiness

b. preventable

c. because of Epaphus

d. sudden empathy for Dan's missing T-Rex







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snɥdɐdǝ ɟo ǝsnɐɔǝq ˙ɔ :ɹǝʍsuɐ


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Tyson
 Wednesday, August 12 2009 @ 01:35 AM UTC  
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Q- All of the above except EXTRA C!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111


 
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 Wednesday, August 12 2009 @ 02:34 AM UTC  
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it has been proven that the Big Bang occurred because Epaphus had to see what that button did when his class went on the field trip to the Large Hadron Collider.

what? you say it ain't happened yet... that's one of those improbability vortex thingies, innit? Big Grin


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 Wednesday, August 12 2009 @ 02:52 AM UTC  
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It is a well known fact that newborn babies cry because of Epaphus.

Why? Who the Hell knows. But that's how it is.


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Epaphus
 Wednesday, August 12 2009 @ 03:12 AM UTC  
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Mea culpa, all of it--mea maxi culpa. I'm naturally inquisitive and my fondness for pushing buttons always exceeds my understanding of cause-and-effect. As for the T Rexes, they were like potato chips*: so tasty no one could eat just one, and the next thing I knew, I'd over-hunted the entire population. This was millennia before Darwin so who knew?**

And CMJ, sorry to hear about your fall. I'll fix that loose stair rail right awa--Oh, who am I kidding? What's on cable?
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* Or "crisps" in CMJ's neck of the woods.

** Woolly mammoths were good eatin' too while they lasted. Dodos on the other hand? Foul-tasting birds***, and you just can't cover that up no matter how many steak sauce combinations you try. In spite of the mountains of circumstantial evidence, you can't pin that one on me yet. As my court-appointed lawyer will be quick to point out, you must refer to me as the alleged cause of the dodo's extinction until the DNA tests are completed.

*** Don't take my word for it. Wikipedia says so too.**** Need additional proof? Even Julia Child never came up with a good recipe for barbecued dodo.

**** It's called the Internet. Look it up. And don't try telling me you've never heard of the "Internet." You can look that up on Wikipedia too. How did humans ever manage to keep their cultures going in the days before Wikipedia?


 
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