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Hawkeye Harris
Hawkeye Harris
Battered Shoe

Jan-25-2007 13:32

Wow, Ben! You don't waste any time! I logged off for a bit and when I came back on there was a new line with "transfer your retired subscription" (at least, I haven't seen it before now)


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Solve A Lot2
Solve A Lot2
Assistant Librarian

Jan-26-2007 10:58

LED,
Glad to see you back. :)
I agree with everything you posted.

Hawkeye Harris
Hawkeye Harris
Battered Shoe

Jan-26-2007 11:16

Adding my welcome to all the others, Leddie! :)

Kagome_70
Kagome_70
Nomad

Jan-26-2007 12:36

It is nice to see you back LED.

I know I am a typically quiet member when it comes to boards and I am not sure if this is where I post ideas or suggestions or not...with that being said. First and foremost I think it is a great idea to allow those that do have the accidental 3rd FA and have nothing they can do the opportunity to come back. With that being said I have an idea of how to deter those that may use this to an advantage instead of what it is intended for. How about making a set amount of money in order to resurrect...like $50,000? I mean this would make sure that everyone had to pay something even if they were in agency. (This payment would take away the hit to your money) I agree with the loss of experience, skill points and an item. But in order to make sure the detective loses an item, how about making it a payment. I am not saying that this item has to be a certain item, just an item.

Another big idea I had was possibly only allowing resurrection twice (in other words a detective has 3 lives). I think that this would protect against the accidents and again clear out anyone doing it intentionally.

Again I understand if noone wants to listen to this, I do not post often but that is because I am not one for drama. I thought of these ideas and thought I would mention them in order to try and bring the two sides to some sort of middle point.

Welcome back to all of those that have left us before! It is could to see you again!

Neritine
Neritine
Well-Connected

Jan-26-2007 13:11

I really like this update, giving the opportunity to old detective to come back is a really good point.
It was so desesperating to see detective who where number one on the overall high score a long long time ago retired with no opportunity to come back.
Or others ones like LED :) who were so active on the board.

An other idear ( good or bad) is to put a delay between the retirement and the reactivation. hum... like a month.
But our admins have probably already thought a lot about this change.



cfm
cfm
Nomad

Jan-26-2007 13:31

Welcome back, Leddie, Ara, Akano, and soooooooo many others!

I've been trying to digest all of this information, and here's where my thoughts have led....

If you choose to pay shady, even at the earlier levels, often you end up selling every item you have, and borrowing money to do it. I think retiring might be a pretty sweet deal to avoid that. Sure you pay in exp, but if you are in an agency, that can be pretty easy to recover as well as your money and gear.

Plus, it looks like if you retire you get to keep your sweet apartment too?! Dang! At least realestate should be taken too.

I really like the ideas presented about losing contacts. While the levels aren't bad, Ben's repeatedly stated the issue with that, and he's right. Someone with 4,899,076 exp points is going to bump their goldfish and want the 5 mil exp break. More work leg work for Ben that he shouldn't have to do.

I also think that the resurrection, one time use skill isn't a bad idea. I don't know how diffuclt a one time use skill would be to create though.

At any rate. At least we shouldn't have so many complaints about Shady being too high. I know I was prepared, like many, to just accept retirement if I ever got up to that 2nd FA. It's nice to know I have another option!

I just think the results should be more similar to retirement, than a simple inconvience. Keep the name, as some one suggested but lose everything else.

*sits down, shuts up, and watches again*

Neritine
Neritine
Well-Connected

Jan-27-2007 01:18

A new skill could be interesting, what about if it reset when you use it.
At some point it could be a good way to spend skill points when you have an experienced detective.

Sleuth Sindy
Sleuth Sindy
Pinball Wizard

Jan-27-2007 03:56

I think the "resurrection skill" is an excellent idea. It eliminates the delimna of having level cuttofs, and at the higher levels you accrue skill points so slowly that there really is no danger of the "skill" being abused.

astroldetective
astroldetective
Sleuth About Town

Jan-27-2007 16:27

What if resurrected detectives are simply barred from agency participation (on probation) until they pay off their 2 FAs - that way they just cant get money/gear from the agency when they come back.

This would level out the problems that Serges pointed out. This would make the experience fair and equal to those both in and out of agencies. This would also give people incentive to pay off their FAs BEFORE they get retired, because gaining back their status would be hard.

It also makes sense in a real world way, the agency only lets you off probation once you clean up your record. Kind of like losing your license...

Agatha Holmes II
Agatha Holmes II
Well-Connected

Feb-21-2007 06:05

Better late than never... Just a general comment.

I think revival is a great idea. Especially for someone like me, who only has ONE detective. I've been taking care of her for a couple of months now, and if she had to retire, I most probably will NOT start a new one. I've invested so much time, I can't bear to think of doing it all over again.

I agree that there should be penalties, but again, if the penalties are too harsh and I lose say something like 5 months worth of skills / contacts / XP, it would pretty much have the same effect as retirement.

I understand that people with more than one detective won't understand this, but I bet most people with only one detective will tell you the same.

Just my 2c worth. :-)

Morley Dotes
Morley Dotes
Well-Connected

Feb-24-2007 01:30

In the words of Hank Hill, " God darn't Bobby! Put that away before you hurt yourself!!!"

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