Author Topic: idea to help support the mud and help players  (Read 794 times)

sye

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Maybe you could offer a one time option like supscription, you pay 15$ for the entire year
for one character to get some special perks.

- You get a double xp and double token you can 'activate' once a day for the entire year.
- You get a log off message tailored to suit your characters RP or whatever. (would be in yellow signifiying that you donated to help the mud with a year tag)
  (example  "You should always xp and quest at the same time!" - Sye (2015)
I think the date tag would be nice either way, but you could 'filter' them to make sure it wasn't something inappropriate.

- You get a certificate to meet the imms in a 15 min talking session (to ask questions and learn more about them, shoot the crap whatever, RP etc.

- You can get a custom ITITLE (within reason) but then you could have ititle CUSTOM and it displays the custom ITITLE.   -> could be assigned only once a subscription.

- You can get custom entrance/exit messages.

- You can get your loot tables expanded to receive ELITE loot.  (however you deem necessary, tokens, elite equitable quest/custom gear.
(one thing that would be awesome to see is a piece of gear or gear upgrade that when you kill mobs you have a chance for tokens to 'rain down' on you and you get like 10-50 of each token time every time it proced.


- You could gain access to a legendary room that has a unique legendary only accessible by those that are subscribers and it has a slightly higher loot table offered.

- You could get a legendary stone/item reroll, or a legendary stone.

- You could get a perm buff of your choice (+200 hps/ +100 damrol/ + 100 hit roll) which would show in your condition screen.

- You could become a vampire, or unvampire maybe even offer a race change, or class change.



These are just some of the things that would be awesome.

Lets be honest if you even had one or two of these, there's a good chance 5-10 people would pay 15$ and guess what, that is half the utility bill to maintain the mud.

People could play the mud anyways it's just a subscribers edition, to help support the mud and gain cool things.

- Would be applicable to one character.

Obviously people who build enough or code enough could get the subscription for free and donate if they want to.

- Imms who don't partake in helping the staff with things of the mud should be penalized too.  They hold very high ranks that should be helping maintain the mud, and it seems like (from the outside) a lot of them log in very sporadically if at all and that hurts moral a bit.   These are people who are supposed to be leading by example after all.




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Re: idea to help support the mud and help players
« Reply #1 on: 02/07/15, 16:07 »
I'd pay - especially if a few or all of those ideas were implemented.
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Re: idea to help support the mud and help players
« Reply #2 on: 02/07/15, 22:05 »
Not legal to do here. They can accept donations but what you stated could not be done.
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sye

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Re: idea to help support the mud and help players
« Reply #3 on: 02/08/15, 12:56 »
Why isn't it legal?  Muds have done this in the past a lot.
Maybe theres another way to do it with a similar concept.
(x amount of people donate, everyone gets this mode activated?)

Who knows.
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Re: idea to help support the mud and help players
« Reply #4 on: 02/08/15, 13:06 »
I'm surprised you didn't know this. The DIKU license prohibits this. It's part of the licensing.
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Re: idea to help support the mud and help players
« Reply #5 on: 02/27/15, 15:35 »
What Jadyss said - we can take donations and in theory they shouldn't add up to more than what we pay a year (which they never have since we spend about $350-$400 in total for server fees, domain name and um, Thalia's coffee?) - but we can't actually charge for anything in the game itself due to the licensing. We'd have to write something from scratch to do that. :P
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