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Auction Thoughts Isaac Send a noteboard - 07/01/2012 09:11:27 PM
We don't actually know how much income these items generate, but the only obvious caveat I'd add is that the Steel Inquisitor hire might result in a knife to the eyeball from the scum or an attempt by the scum to buy it it out every time it appears. It might even be viewed as knife-worthy, when no one else stands out, to NK people who won auctions. I think we best counter that by simply pointing out that doccing and copping (or game equivalents) might also be better aimed that way, so that the scum might be less likely to try to buy up the Steel Inquisitor or knife the person who did.

Having a bit of practice running these auctions before, I'm going to bid on all of them right after this post at a tiny fraction more than the highest bid I see for each, more to organize them then to acquire all. It would, IMHO, be a good idea for everyone who wants to stay in the bidding to always reply to the freshest bid for the item with just 'thing - money' in the title, e.g. 'Slave - .5 atium' and to just keep replying to the most recent till it gets to about the twelfth or so post, then replying to the original bid (mine) with a fresh one if its still going. This will make it easier on everyone to keep track, including our mod, see here for an example. I will probably reset bids myself should they get long tailed by replying to my own original bid with something like ********Slave - Last Bid: Stephen - 1.2 atium********** and post off the tail bids with <------- continue below and I'd advise others follow the same idea. I'm not sure if the hammer vote ends the auction or the Twilight post does, but I'd imagine we can expect last-minute lightning bids. Personally I'll say for the record that I won't do that myself unless I've been very actively on with a bid, I won't be jumping back into any bids at the last moment that I've gone stale on unless the staleness is a byproduct of RBIRL or obvious game-related events. I'd encourage others to act similarly, after today anyway.

I also suggest, unless rana posts the income or avg. income these things produce, that we have whoever get the slave, farm, and mine post, in code possibly, at the start of the day what that income was, so that we have some idea what these things are worth. Figure if our death rate is normal for a game of about this size a 'good deal' for an income generating object that spews cash daily would be that daily income times roughly 1/3rd the number of remaining players. Of course if this is 'deathless' that's rather out the window, ultimately though if you're paying more than the thing's daily income times the remaining number of rounds, it's a waste.

So, I'm going to bid in now on each, if I missed a new high bid please reply with what that bid was 'Slave, John, .4' etc or your own new higher bid with that in mind. I don't know which I want, but I doubt that I'll follow up on the Inquisitor beyond this first one as people generally have enough excuses to put a knife in my back without me adding one.
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Me either. - 15/12/2011 09:41:13 PM 580 Views
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Reminds me of my Pirate/Ninja game, actually. - 16/12/2011 06:44:28 AM 460 Views
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Yeah, pretty damn close. - 16/12/2011 01:30:25 PM 459 Views
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I see what you did there. *NM* - 16/12/2011 08:15:59 PM 271 Views
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Lorewise, that totally makes sense. *NM* - 18/12/2011 06:15:46 AM 275 Views
Well played, sir! Well played. - 17/12/2011 01:21:39 AM 548 Views
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hast thou read the books? - 17/12/2011 10:45:54 AM 584 Views
nope - 18/12/2011 02:42:36 AM 550 Views
READ IT - 18/12/2011 06:14:19 AM 561 Views
I AGREE WITH HIM! RAFO! *NM* - 18/12/2011 11:33:18 AM 271 Views
LOUD NOISES!!! *NM* - 19/12/2011 02:11:42 AM 291 Views
so Jadeite how will you get energy for the NEGAVERSE? *NM* - 19/12/2011 05:23:45 PM 262 Views
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HA! - 18/12/2011 06:13:50 AM 563 Views
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It looks like we're all (claiming to be) Nobles - 20/12/2011 03:55:02 PM 571 Views
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ok, so what are we gonna do today? - 19/12/2011 05:19:11 PM 547 Views
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lets see how it goes - 19/12/2011 06:01:49 PM 493 Views
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im about, lets get to... something *NM* - 28/12/2011 10:51:17 PM 297 Views
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Re: 'Something' is pretty limited at the moment - 29/12/2011 05:24:55 AM 1028 Views
I am back for full posting now! *NM* - 02/01/2012 11:48:24 PM 1273 Views
Me too! *NM* - 03/01/2012 01:19:08 AM 1236 Views
The Market and Auction House are now open! *NM* - 03/01/2012 01:19:49 AM 1220 Views
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question - 03/01/2012 03:33:37 PM 1424 Views
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By "always" - 03/01/2012 05:18:19 PM 1494 Views
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Hmm just to get things moving...Steel Inquisitor! .02! *NM* - 03/01/2012 02:14:59 AM 1211 Views
Is that .02[exclamation], or .02 factorial? *NM* - 03/01/2012 08:35:53 PM 1216 Views
Slave, 0.2 *NM* - 03/01/2012 03:20:48 AM 1188 Views
Farm 0.1 *NM* - 03/01/2012 03:21:36 AM 1173 Views
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Answer - 03/01/2012 12:57:12 PM 1418 Views
Slave 0.3 *NM* - 03/01/2012 04:10:26 AM 1148 Views
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.4 for a Slave, and .1 for an Inquisitor. *NM* - 03/01/2012 06:06:34 PM 269 Views
.2 for the inquisitor! *NM* - 03/01/2012 08:39:49 PM 238 Views
Wait is this a one time use? *NM* - 03/01/2012 09:49:45 PM 261 Views
Yes *NM* - 03/01/2012 10:06:58 PM 292 Views
Slave 0.6 *NM* - 03/01/2012 11:04:25 PM 262 Views
*NM* - 04/01/2012 02:47:54 AM 280 Views
0.25 for the Inquisistor. *NM* - 04/01/2012 06:18:52 PM 300 Views
....0.3 *NM* - 06/01/2012 12:05:20 AM 287 Views
farm 0.4 *NM* - 03/01/2012 09:44:12 PM 273 Views
Copper Mine 0.35 *NM* - 03/01/2012 10:14:41 PM 257 Views
Oh yeah?? .4 for the farm! Beat that. *NM* - 04/01/2012 03:51:19 PM 282 Views
EBWOP....meant copper mine. *facepalm* *NM* - 04/01/2012 03:51:59 PM 295 Views
I was gonna say *NM* - 04/01/2012 06:14:59 PM 271 Views
Fine then! .401! *NM* - 05/01/2012 03:19:06 PM 239 Views
I figure this is a good time to establish - is there a minimum bid? *NM* - 05/01/2012 03:19:33 PM 253 Views
Before the minimum gets established - 4.011 *NM* - 05/01/2012 04:47:14 PM 281 Views
Meh, not worth it. *NM* - 06/01/2012 08:09:52 AM 246 Views
Nope, a new bid just needs to be higher than the previous one. *NM* - 05/01/2012 06:24:57 PM 225 Views
Okay peeps... - 05/01/2012 02:26:53 AM 524 Views
Or.... - 05/01/2012 03:23:21 PM 482 Views
Actually,I feel like this can become a really great side game - 05/01/2012 04:48:37 PM 551 Views
Hahaha *NM* - 06/01/2012 12:04:25 AM 245 Views
Copper Mine 0.57 *NM* - 06/01/2012 08:08:15 AM 227 Views
Farm .8 *NM* - 06/01/2012 10:58:07 PM 243 Views
farm .5 *NM* - 05/01/2012 01:39:31 AM 282 Views
Likely RBIRL for a bit - 03/01/2012 12:47:29 PM 533 Views
OK, I'm back! Let's get to some murderin' - 03/01/2012 02:40:14 PM 497 Views
*stab stab* *NM* - 03/01/2012 09:51:11 PM 243 Views
Does anyone have any ideas? - 06/01/2012 04:51:19 PM 563 Views
Only as long as I can baselessly suspect Isaac and FT *NM* - 06/01/2012 05:07:55 PM 293 Views
I'd be terribly disappointed if no one suspected me *NM* - 07/01/2012 08:31:24 PM 287 Views
nope, lets pull a name out of a hat *NM* - 06/01/2012 05:22:46 PM 288 Views
Re: Does anyone have any ideas? - 06/01/2012 05:35:41 PM 450 Views
Okay, defend yourself! *NM* - 06/01/2012 08:27:11 PM 253 Views
Re: Okay, defend yourself! - 06/01/2012 09:35:43 PM 443 Views
FOS: White Flame Of Tar Valon - 07/01/2012 01:31:55 PM 494 Views
Re: FOS: White Flame Of Tar Valon - 07/01/2012 03:20:49 PM 601 Views
Fox? - 07/01/2012 05:25:05 AM 637 Views
Hello! - 09/01/2012 11:11:54 PM 527 Views
That's the point! - 11/01/2012 05:57:43 AM 544 Views
Back later today - 07/01/2012 02:05:21 PM 525 Views
Hey, I'm back. - 07/01/2012 05:50:11 PM 531 Views
Hmm. Still sick apparently. - 08/01/2012 06:26:54 PM 485 Views
Auction Thoughts - 07/01/2012 09:11:27 PM 588 Views
Slave: 0.61 *NM* - 07/01/2012 09:12:16 PM 213 Views
Slave: 0.65 *NM* - 08/01/2012 05:39:58 AM 281 Views
Slave: 0.70 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:20:35 AM 270 Views
Slave: 0.78 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:29:28 AM 279 Views
Slave: 0.85 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:45:09 AM 297 Views
Re: Slave: 0.87 *NM* - 09/01/2012 02:44:43 AM 308 Views
Slave: 0.911 *NM* - 09/01/2012 03:57:31 AM 238 Views
Re: Slave: 0.987 *NM* - 09/01/2012 04:55:39 AM 282 Views
Slave: 1.0 *NM* - 12/01/2012 01:48:57 PM 312 Views
Slave: 1.1 *NM* - 13/01/2012 01:48:47 PM 246 Views
Re: Slave: 1.11 *NM* - 13/01/2012 04:57:43 PM 266 Views
Slave: 1.12 *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:34:44 AM 273 Views
(Hammer Dropped) *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:51:43 AM 327 Views
Farm: 0.81 *NM* - 07/01/2012 09:12:58 PM 235 Views
Farm: 0.85 *NM* - 08/01/2012 01:35:09 AM 260 Views
Farm: 0.9 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:21:08 AM 315 Views
Farm: 0.92 *NM* - 09/01/2012 04:00:58 PM 286 Views
Farm: 0.921 *NM* - 09/01/2012 11:54:45 PM 292 Views
Farm: 1.0 *NM* - 12/01/2012 01:48:37 PM 285 Views
Farm 1.1 *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:26:56 AM 317 Views
Farm 1.2 (Post-Hammer Bid) *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:50:17 AM 224 Views
Copper Mine: 0.58 *NM* - 07/01/2012 09:13:33 PM 310 Views
Copper Mine: 0.67 *NM* - 08/01/2012 12:24:38 AM 312 Views
Copper Mine: 0.7 *NM* - 08/01/2012 06:24:59 PM 283 Views
Copper Mine: 0.78 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:29:29 AM 301 Views
Re: Copper Mine: 0.794 *NM* - 09/01/2012 05:40:01 PM 291 Views
Copper Mine: 0.795 - 09/01/2012 06:14:57 PM 573 Views
You're a jerk. Copper Mine - .7951 *NM* - 09/01/2012 08:36:54 PM 281 Views
Copper Mine 0.89 *NM* - 10/01/2012 12:31:31 AM 281 Views
Copper Mine 0.95 *NM* - 13/01/2012 01:47:19 PM 298 Views
Copper Mine 1.01 *NM* - 13/01/2012 11:05:37 PM 217 Views
Copper Mine 1.1 [EDIT: Too late!] - 14/01/2012 07:50:39 AM 520 Views
(Hammer Dropped) *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:52:37 AM 265 Views
Steel Inquisitor: 0.31 *NM* - 07/01/2012 09:14:32 PM 320 Views
Steel Inquisitor: 0.35 *NM* - 08/01/2012 02:33:19 PM 256 Views
Re: Steel Inquisitor: 0.4 *NM* - 08/01/2012 06:25:14 PM 297 Views
Steel Inquisitor: 0.43 *NM* - 09/01/2012 02:44:26 AM 254 Views
Steel Inquisitor: 0.45 *NM* - 09/01/2012 03:29:39 PM 262 Views
Inquisitor - .61 *NM* - 10/01/2012 02:40:23 PM 291 Views
Inquisitor - .63 *NM* - 12/01/2012 02:31:14 PM 279 Views
Inquisitor - .70 *NM* - 13/01/2012 01:47:47 PM 254 Views
Inquisitor .75 *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:27:20 AM 281 Views
(Hammer Dropped) *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:52:56 AM 231 Views
I'm back for the most part - 09/01/2012 11:13:00 PM 512 Views
About the auction... - 10/01/2012 02:15:04 PM 586 Views
Oh, right, we can lynch people, can't we. *NM* - 10/01/2012 02:39:55 PM 225 Views
same here, i though day ones weren't going to be months long anymore - 10/01/2012 10:22:34 PM 545 Views
So did I, - 10/01/2012 11:13:41 PM 561 Views
Well, we may as well proceed with a lynch - 12/01/2012 01:45:58 PM 490 Views
A. - 12/01/2012 02:29:02 PM 464 Views
I'm definitely down with A. - 12/01/2012 04:51:54 PM 407 Views
A - 12/01/2012 06:59:51 PM 471 Views
EBWOP - 12/01/2012 07:24:33 PM 463 Views
C, but mostly A - 12/01/2012 11:42:07 PM 566 Views
Vote: White Flame of Tar Valon (another note, though-) (minor spoiler) - 13/01/2012 01:46:45 PM 685 Views
Re: Well, we may as well proceed with a lynch - 13/01/2012 05:04:55 PM 461 Views
Vote: White Flame of Tar Valon *NM* - 14/01/2012 12:15:12 AM 281 Views
What?!? *NM* - 14/01/2012 12:15:36 AM 271 Views
Very passionate about that lynch I guess *NM* - 14/01/2012 08:05:13 AM 292 Views
C. I'm cool with both. *NM* - 14/01/2012 12:12:01 AM 279 Views
Well, I did say earlier that I was most suspicious of White Flame. - 14/01/2012 07:31:12 AM 593 Views
I guess I'll hammer then, Vote: White Flame of Tar Valon - 14/01/2012 07:49:48 AM 494 Views
Damnit, you were 51 seconds too early. - 14/01/2012 07:54:49 AM 573 Views
Voting Record - 13/01/2012 02:23:39 PM 548 Views
Day 1 has ended. - 14/01/2012 01:49:38 PM 538 Views
*peeks in* - 19/01/2012 08:32:48 AM 497 Views
Re: *peeks in* - 19/01/2012 10:46:52 PM 510 Views
*dies* - 25/01/2012 08:14:12 PM 505 Views
is ranagrande really GRRM? *NM* - 25/01/2012 10:51:32 PM 343 Views
GRRM=? *NM* - 26/01/2012 04:59:31 PM 289 Views
George R R Martin- Song of Fire and Ice books - 26/01/2012 06:26:32 PM 603 Views
Re: George R R Martin- Song of Fire and Ice books - 26/01/2012 08:55:00 PM 505 Views
I'm glad I'm not the only one here who hasn't *NM* - 17/02/2012 11:36:54 PM 256 Views
All right... that's two weeks... I think that's game - 29/01/2012 04:09:16 PM 528 Views
I'm in the process of starting Day 2 right now! - 29/01/2012 04:20:51 PM 545 Views

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