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Just wondering if this will work

Discussion in 'EA Land/The Sims Online Stratics Forums' started by Guest, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Anybody smell something burning? Yes, CB's thinking again LMAO.

    I was just sitting here wondering....we have an economy that is supposed to be self-supporting, right? Well, what if visitor bonus was brought back, but the amount was dynamic based on how much players 'pledged' in the previous day. Instead of tipping individually at houses, players hit a button in game that brings up a window similar to the tip jar window, where they can enter any amount, from 0-5000 simoleans say. That amount is added to an amount that other players donate, and then with the next days maintenance that amount is distributed to all the houses who were open in the previous day, amount respective to the number of RL hours the house was open. This might seem like a cuckoo idea but I was just sitting here thinking it'd be nice to be able to pay all at once for a day's worth of greening rather than tipping too much or not enough to one particular house because I got booted and couldn't get back in, so either did not get to tip, or tipped too much because I didn't get to stay as long as I had planned. Being able to plunk money into a 'general fund' seemed like a good way to get around that, so I thought I'd throw this out there and see if anybody else thought it had any merit.
     
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I am not in favor of socialism in-game. I want my tip money going to the people who provided good service and not just accumulated visitor hours.
     
  3. Sounds like a decent idea as a whole, but for me; I wouldn't feel comfortable pledging money to unknown properties, who may be using 15 accounts to keep their property open.
    I would rather tip the houses I visit...

    This idea may work better after the 100 lists are changed and the way they calculate hours.
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    Sounds like a decent idea as a whole, but for me; I wouldn't feel comfortable pledging money to unknown properties, who may be using 15 accounts to keep their property open.
    I would rather tip the houses I visit...

    This idea may work better after the 100 lists are changed and the way they calculate hours.

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    Damn, I didn't consider that, since it's only stores I've seen this happening in and my thought process was more for skill and money houses that actually have to feed their guests. Stores that are 'non-afk/live service' do feed their guests, sometimes, but not anywhere near the same degree. I don't know if they could make something like this category-specific or not, or if there is a skill or money house hiding 15 sims as there is in stores, but stores already make their money, its skill, money and welcome lots that are continuously going in the hole.

    As for tipping house to house, yes I do like to see some money go specifically to someone who's provided exemplary service, but maybe in those instances you could do both.....put money in the general fund that would help feed you in every house you visit *and* you could 'give money' to any roomie you felt deserved even more than the bonus would give them.
     
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    Sounds like a decent idea as a whole, but for me; I wouldn't feel comfortable pledging money to unknown properties, who may be using 15 accounts to keep their property open.
    I would rather tip the houses I visit...

    This idea may work better after the 100 lists are changed and the way they calculate hours.

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    Damn, I didn't consider that, since it's only stores I've seen this happening in and my thought process was more for skill and money houses that actually have to feed their guests. Stores that are 'non-afk/live service' do feed their guests, sometimes, but not anywhere near the same degree. I don't know if they could make something like this category-specific or not, or if there is a skill or money house hiding 15 sims as there is in stores, but stores already make their money, its skill, money and welcome lots that are continuously going in the hole.

    As for tipping house to house, yes I do like to see some money go specifically to someone who's provided exemplary service, but maybe in those instances you could do both.....put money in the general fund that would help feed you in every house you visit *and* you could 'give money' to any roomie you felt deserved even more than the bonus would give them.

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    I can see myself possibly giving money to a general fund for the welcome category, (I truly believe a good welcome house deserves it and more) or having the option of which category I'd like to give to.
    On the other hand, how do we make sure people don't find a way to take advantage of it.

    Someone with many accounts could say, Lets make a welcome lot, and do nothing with it, so we can collect other players donations...
    I don't know. I think no matter what there is always someone going to take advantage of the situation.
    I still like the general idea, but I guess it's iffy...
     
  6. TKSpeedy1

    TKSpeedy1 Guest

    I think the overall idea sounds good. But I'm with the others. I don't want my money going to properties I don't know and don't go to.
     
  7. Another idea would possibly be: donate to a food fund.
    So any category we donate to, can't so much get free money as they could get free food...to feed their guests...
    lol i dont know, just throwing out ideas here...
     
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    Another idea would possibly be: donate to a food fund.
    So any category we donate to, can't so much get free money as they could get free food...to feed their guests...
    lol i dont know, just throwing out ideas here...

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    That could work too...have it be that the sims build up a 'fund' that they get a message for...along the lines of food stamps, you can only get your refrigerator filled up or buffet filled up with it, but not profit in simoleans.....any simoleans given for SERVICE (serenades, keeping up with calling the repairman/maid without having to be asked 10 times, that kind of thing) would be given directly to the avatar it is directed at by the avatar that is giving it. I like that addedum Qute! [​IMG]
     
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    Another idea would possibly be: donate to a food fund.
    So any category we donate to, can't so much get free money as they could get free food...to feed their guests...
    lol i dont know, just throwing out ideas here...

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    That could work too...have it be that the sims build up a 'fund' that they get a message for...along the lines of food stamps, you can only get your refrigerator filled up or buffet filled up with it, but not profit in simoleans.....any simoleans given for SERVICE (serenades, keeping up with calling the repairman/maid without having to be asked 10 times, that kind of thing) would be given directly to the avatar it is directed at by the avatar that is giving it. I like that addedum Qute! [​IMG]

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    Ok so you gonna add it to the wiki? [​IMG] hehe