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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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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


roamie
roamie
Well-Connected

Jan-24-2007 14:26

Instead of being able to keep "un-retiring" as often as you like, could something be added to the program so that upon retirement a screen will pop up and ask if you would like to use your one more chance option? Then, if you retire again, that option would not appear?

Also, that would only happen with subscribed detectives over a certain experience level.

AraLives
AraLives
Battered Shoe

Jan-24-2007 14:40

I like the idea of being able to come back with fewer exp pts etc. I would have jumped at that chance with Arabesque--even if she'd lost half her exp points she'd have still been over 1.5 million. And if skill points were taken away that would have been ok too--say half, again, and the detective would have to re-select what skills they want to have based on their remaining skill points. I have lost a detective I spent months working on, and any sort of compromise would have been preferable to completely losing her.

AraLives
AraLives
Battered Shoe

Jan-24-2007 14:41

Oh and Ben--thank you for being a part of this discussion. It means a lot that we can all work together on a solution to this sort of situation.

AraLives
AraLives
Battered Shoe

Jan-24-2007 14:43

Sorry to keep posting....but an idea: Maybe with every FA comes a loss of exp/skill points? That way it's sad, but not completely devastating.

Carrie Mehome
Carrie Mehome
Huntsman

Jan-24-2007 15:11

I must say I find the discussion refreshing. It can be devastating loosing an experienced detective and I have seen it happen to people and they never play again. We have one in eye spy who was a great team player and did not ask for much from us and built himself up to the point of getting a little apartment. Since his accident he has not come back on to create a new character and we are not sure he ever will. I wonder how many detectives have been lost because of this issue. Does this hurt the game and maybe even the bottom line financially ….maybe so! It can be heartbreaking I am sure. I do like the suggestion that you do get one last chance and I mean last. The pop up idea (roamie) is a good one I think! There are detectives out there with very high experience points and not enough cash to pay shady. Not all have the resources of the larger established agencies. It is hard for people to beg for money but it might make it easier if they know it is do or die! They might open up and ask for help.

Serges
Serges
Vigilante

Jan-24-2007 15:31

I like the suggestion Ben has brought forward more than the others I have seen on this thread, all due respect being paid to those suggestions.

Then again, I don't hate the current system. Maybe I'm a little detached about this due to recent circumstances, but I don't feel the need to mourn the loss of a character, no matter how unfortunate, experienced, popular, etc. the situation is. Arabesque is now AraLives, and doing quite well. LED became LRC and never looked back. Now we have Lady Jas instead of JasNMushu, and I feel that she'll be advancing quite quickly over the next few weeks.

If there isn't a defining "you do this and it's all over" aspect to Sleuth, I worry that the emotions involved in character building will be less legitimate. I truly think one of the best things about this game is that once a character is gone, they're gone. It makes the characters in this community more "real".

But, like I said, I'm speaking from a very unique position at the moment regarding loss and condolences. That being said...Jas, you have my sympathy. I wish you the best in your efforts to rebuild.

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