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My dream: Item of the week....

Huglover
Huglover
Old Shoe

Jul-23-2008 14:19

This idea is about items, in the first time, items won by doing AI cases....
I have a dream that there will be a team in Noir which only work are to create/invent new items to be won by doing AI cases. The items may not be slanting more than the current AI items, and the team have to look after that they will keep within the Sleuth Noir genre.
I think that everyone in the community are to be able to come with suggestions for new items, but the team does the review.
Each week a new item will be released into the game.
When a certain amount of AI-won items have been reached, another thing will come to pass as well, as when the new item is added, another "old one" will be removed.
When that item is removed, everyone and everywhere that item existed, it will vanish. Meaning that sevral sleuths will loose an item that they are wearing... This can add to a little tense in the game, as they will need to get another item to wear... The kinder version of this is that there will be a warning issued 2 weeks before the item is removed, the hazardious version is that no-one (but the team) knows what item will disappear.
The disappearing of items are due to a thought about a limitation of how many pictures can be stored on the apropriate server.
Because of the disappearing of items, I suggest that it will only be items that easily can be won of more experienced sleuths.
Any opinions?

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miss snopes
miss snopes
Special Deliverance

Jul-23-2008 14:38

I love this idea!!!

Not necessarily the disappearing of current equipment for it would be fun to have a few items that can no longer be found in the game BUT if there is a limit on the number of pictures the servers will hold, I wouldn't mind losing them in order to get new ones.

Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel
Safety Officer

Jul-23-2008 17:19

Same. Could be problematical removing equipment that a lot of people are actually using. You could make it like facebook's send a gift app where a new item is created and there are only X no. of these items to be won. The items stays up until that no. of items has been won. (Doesn't matter by who or how many times I suppose but it would be nice if you could limit it to one player one item). I've made a couple of Sleuth items for prizes for competitions, milestones etc and it's not particularly difficult to make a </=4kb 100 x 78 greyscale image. So it's totally doable.

miss snopes
miss snopes
Special Deliverance

Jul-23-2008 20:54

I like that idea too SS! Maybe there could be both: new items generally and new 'special' items.

Huglover
Huglover
Old Shoe

Jul-24-2008 01:12

If there is enough room on the server to have pictures of all the great items that we come up with.... - may be we don't have to remove any of the items? I think that would be the best solution, of course, but I feared that there was a limit as to how much space was availiable...
But, hopefully we would be able to have a couple of hundred items before the removal must be set into action?
- and the "item team" could perhaps be presented with a list of the current items, with a "count" telling how many of the different items that were in circulation, giving them the possibility to withdraw the items that were least used, or if that counter were availiable to a "competition team" as well, they could use that information to try to make some difficult competitions?
There is always a possibility that the removal of one item and adding a new one, will be seen as a replacement, meaning that those who happened to use the item removed will get this item replaced with the new one? But that will not give the same excitement about finding out what new item is now availiable... ;-)


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