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Petition and condolences for Lady Jas
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Fiddler's Green
Fiddler's Green

Jan-23-2007 17:43

Lady Jas had a technical malfunction with her mouse that resulted in her getting three false accusations (one of the perils of using a laptop computer). A lot of good people have rallied around her, but she has just lost a detective with oversix million xp.

I realise that there are many who know Lady Jas better, but I would just like to lend my support to a request for having her detective re-instated. Please feel free to add your condolences and support below.

Thankyou.

(Fiddler blows his nose noisily into a red spotted handerchief and then polishes his glasses with it - he puts his glasses back on and wonders why it has gone foggy....)

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Sleuth Admin
Sleuth Admin
Tale Spinner

Jan-24-2007 13:40

If we did have such a policy, there would be no point in adding the act of god contingency. We can't tell if somebody did in fact have a technical glitch or a spilled soda or a monkey in their computer room. All we know is that they clicked on "Accuse" and then "Yes" on the next page. Three times.

So, if people really want an unretirement policy that can be used for one free redo for any purpose, we can consider that. However, it would have to have official rules and limitations that are consistent and confirmable. Requiring people to come up with a story that is sufficiently sad is not a good idea, as it would essentially be a popularity contest.



Fiddler's Green
Fiddler's Green

Jan-24-2007 13:46

True - but as a perk of reaching a certain level of experience?

Fiddler's Green
Fiddler's Green

Jan-24-2007 13:52

If it had been me at my level of experience - I would have gone into that dark night and not raged against the dying of the light. But for someone with millions of experience points? They would not have made a mistake deliberately and they are all people who are adding to the overall Sleuth experience. The opportunity for improvement or the drawing of a line?

Fiddler's Green
Fiddler's Green

Jan-24-2007 13:53

Enough said - I'm going back to being a bimbling idiot.


Mrs.White
Mrs.White

Jan-24-2007 13:54

I know for a fact that jas would not make this story up just for the heck of it. And she does not make up sob stories, or do it for any kind of popularity at all. She could care less how little or how many friends she has. She has done soo much for me, my fellow agency members, and other members on sleuth and she never expects anything in return from us. She's one of the nicest people I have EVER met in my life!!!

roamie
roamie
Well-Connected

Jan-24-2007 13:54

If a new policy and official rules were established, couldnt the detective just send an email or PM to Sleuth Admin and ask for the 1 more chance clause? That would eliminate a need for a sad story and there wouldnt need to be posts made about it. Everyone gets 1 chance, and maybe if you are over a certain experience level.

Solve A Lot2
Solve A Lot2
Assistant Librarian

Jan-24-2007 14:16

I am going to be repetitive, I apologize.
What about adding an extra FA allowance based on Exp points?
Example:
0 - 5 million exp - 3 FA's retires account
6 - 15 million exp - 4 FA's retires account
15 - 40 Million exp - 5 FA's retires account

We have increased the number of cases we can work on per day, but Shady is still pretty expensive, especially now that money is also being spent on apartments.

Jojo
Jojo
Old Shoe

Jan-24-2007 14:18

*likes the idea of giving subscribers the one more chance option*

Sleuth Admin
Sleuth Admin
Tale Spinner

Jan-24-2007 14:21

No, any changes to retirement should be built into the game. If the process requires people to send their complaints to me (people do this already BTW) , than we'll eventually be back in the same situation. For instance, somebody who has already used their last chance would ask for another, or somebody right under the experience threshold.

For that reason, I would actually prefer that such a system would me organic than just allowing a single extra chance.

For instance, anybody could unretire as often as the like but the unretired detective comes back with significantly fewer experience points, skill points and money. This would be similar to the way most online games deal with death. Also, some very high level detectives may decide to stay retired so that they keep their places on the High Score lists.




Fiddler's Green
Fiddler's Green

Jan-24-2007 14:22

Sounds fine to me - they could have a convalescence


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