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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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hast thou read the books? - 17/12/2011 10:45:54 AM 314 Views
nope - 18/12/2011 02:42:36 AM 314 Views
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Re: 'Something' is pretty limited at the moment - 29/12/2011 05:24:55 AM 227 Views
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Is that .02[exclamation], or .02 factorial? *NM* - 03/01/2012 08:35:53 PM 144 Views
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.4 for a Slave, and .1 for an Inquisitor. *NM* - 03/01/2012 06:06:34 PM 121 Views
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Yes *NM* - 03/01/2012 10:06:58 PM 141 Views
Slave 0.6 *NM* - 03/01/2012 11:04:25 PM 123 Views
*NM* - 04/01/2012 02:47:54 AM 116 Views
0.25 for the Inquisistor. *NM* - 04/01/2012 06:18:52 PM 146 Views
....0.3 *NM* - 06/01/2012 12:05:20 AM 133 Views
farm 0.4 *NM* - 03/01/2012 09:44:12 PM 126 Views
Copper Mine 0.35 *NM* - 03/01/2012 10:14:41 PM 135 Views
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EBWOP....meant copper mine. *facepalm* *NM* - 04/01/2012 03:51:59 PM 155 Views
I was gonna say *NM* - 04/01/2012 06:14:59 PM 144 Views
Fine then! .401! *NM* - 05/01/2012 03:19:06 PM 123 Views
I figure this is a good time to establish - is there a minimum bid? *NM* - 05/01/2012 03:19:33 PM 109 Views
Before the minimum gets established - 4.011 *NM* - 05/01/2012 04:47:14 PM 141 Views
Meh, not worth it. *NM* - 06/01/2012 08:09:52 AM 110 Views
Nope, a new bid just needs to be higher than the previous one. *NM* - 05/01/2012 06:24:57 PM 108 Views
Okay peeps... - 05/01/2012 02:26:53 AM 277 Views
Or.... - 05/01/2012 03:23:21 PM 247 Views
Actually,I feel like this can become a really great side game - 05/01/2012 04:48:37 PM 312 Views
Hahaha *NM* - 06/01/2012 12:04:25 AM 134 Views
Copper Mine 0.57 *NM* - 06/01/2012 08:08:15 AM 120 Views
Farm .8 *NM* - 06/01/2012 10:58:07 PM 113 Views
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OK, I'm back! Let's get to some murderin' - 03/01/2012 02:40:14 PM 302 Views
*stab stab* *NM* - 03/01/2012 09:51:11 PM 94 Views
Does anyone have any ideas? - 06/01/2012 04:51:19 PM 330 Views
Only as long as I can baselessly suspect Isaac and FT *NM* - 06/01/2012 05:07:55 PM 134 Views
I'd be terribly disappointed if no one suspected me *NM* - 07/01/2012 08:31:24 PM 151 Views
nope, lets pull a name out of a hat *NM* - 06/01/2012 05:22:46 PM 127 Views
Re: Does anyone have any ideas? - 06/01/2012 05:35:41 PM 226 Views
Okay, defend yourself! *NM* - 06/01/2012 08:27:11 PM 129 Views
Re: Okay, defend yourself! - 06/01/2012 09:35:43 PM 175 Views
FOS: White Flame Of Tar Valon - 07/01/2012 01:31:55 PM 242 Views
Re: FOS: White Flame Of Tar Valon - 07/01/2012 03:20:49 PM 344 Views
Fox? - 07/01/2012 05:25:05 AM 375 Views
Hello! - 09/01/2012 11:11:54 PM 256 Views
That's the point! - 11/01/2012 05:57:43 AM 294 Views
Back later today - 07/01/2012 02:05:21 PM 291 Views
Hey, I'm back. - 07/01/2012 05:50:11 PM 319 Views
Hmm. Still sick apparently. - 08/01/2012 06:26:54 PM 240 Views
Auction Thoughts - 07/01/2012 09:11:27 PM 315 Views
Slave: 0.61 *NM* - 07/01/2012 09:12:16 PM 118 Views
Slave: 0.65 *NM* - 08/01/2012 05:39:58 AM 131 Views
Slave: 0.70 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:20:35 AM 130 Views
Slave: 0.78 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:29:28 AM 136 Views
Slave: 0.85 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:45:09 AM 148 Views
Re: Slave: 0.87 *NM* - 09/01/2012 02:44:43 AM 149 Views
Slave: 0.911 *NM* - 09/01/2012 03:57:31 AM 117 Views
Re: Slave: 0.987 *NM* - 09/01/2012 04:55:39 AM 142 Views
Slave: 1.0 *NM* - 12/01/2012 01:48:57 PM 144 Views
Slave: 1.1 *NM* - 13/01/2012 01:48:47 PM 131 Views
Re: Slave: 1.11 *NM* - 13/01/2012 04:57:43 PM 133 Views
Slave: 1.12 *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:34:44 AM 135 Views
(Hammer Dropped) *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:51:43 AM 142 Views
Farm: 0.81 *NM* - 07/01/2012 09:12:58 PM 127 Views
Farm: 0.85 *NM* - 08/01/2012 01:35:09 AM 119 Views
Farm: 0.9 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:21:08 AM 164 Views
Farm: 0.92 *NM* - 09/01/2012 04:00:58 PM 150 Views
Farm: 0.921 *NM* - 09/01/2012 11:54:45 PM 139 Views
Farm: 1.0 *NM* - 12/01/2012 01:48:37 PM 126 Views
Farm 1.1 *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:26:56 AM 154 Views
Farm 1.2 (Post-Hammer Bid) *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:50:17 AM 109 Views
Copper Mine: 0.58 *NM* - 07/01/2012 09:13:33 PM 159 Views
Copper Mine: 0.67 *NM* - 08/01/2012 12:24:38 AM 152 Views
Copper Mine: 0.7 *NM* - 08/01/2012 06:24:59 PM 144 Views
Copper Mine: 0.78 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:29:29 AM 155 Views
Re: Copper Mine: 0.794 *NM* - 09/01/2012 05:40:01 PM 144 Views
Copper Mine: 0.795 - 09/01/2012 06:14:57 PM 310 Views
You're a jerk. Copper Mine - .7951 *NM* - 09/01/2012 08:36:54 PM 128 Views
Copper Mine 0.89 *NM* - 10/01/2012 12:31:31 AM 145 Views
Copper Mine 0.95 *NM* - 13/01/2012 01:47:19 PM 130 Views
Copper Mine 1.01 *NM* - 13/01/2012 11:05:37 PM 106 Views
Copper Mine 1.1 [EDIT: Too late!] - 14/01/2012 07:50:39 AM 286 Views
(Hammer Dropped) *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:52:37 AM 123 Views
Steel Inquisitor: 0.31 *NM* - 07/01/2012 09:14:32 PM 168 Views
Steel Inquisitor: 0.35 *NM* - 08/01/2012 02:33:19 PM 116 Views
Re: Steel Inquisitor: 0.4 *NM* - 08/01/2012 06:25:14 PM 144 Views
Steel Inquisitor: 0.43 *NM* - 09/01/2012 02:44:26 AM 141 Views
Steel Inquisitor: 0.45 *NM* - 09/01/2012 03:29:39 PM 129 Views
Inquisitor - .61 *NM* - 10/01/2012 02:40:23 PM 138 Views
Inquisitor - .63 *NM* - 12/01/2012 02:31:14 PM 139 Views
Inquisitor - .70 *NM* - 13/01/2012 01:47:47 PM 145 Views
Inquisitor .75 *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:27:20 AM 136 Views
(Hammer Dropped) *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:52:56 AM 117 Views
I'm back for the most part - 09/01/2012 11:13:00 PM 283 Views
About the auction... - 10/01/2012 02:15:04 PM 350 Views
Oh, right, we can lynch people, can't we. *NM* - 10/01/2012 02:39:55 PM 110 Views
same here, i though day ones weren't going to be months long anymore - 10/01/2012 10:22:34 PM 280 Views
So did I, - 10/01/2012 11:13:41 PM 341 Views
Well, we may as well proceed with a lynch - 12/01/2012 01:45:58 PM 254 Views
A. - 12/01/2012 02:29:02 PM 227 Views
I'm definitely down with A. - 12/01/2012 04:51:54 PM 195 Views
A - 12/01/2012 06:59:51 PM 221 Views
EBWOP - 12/01/2012 07:24:33 PM 214 Views
C, but mostly A - 12/01/2012 11:42:07 PM 323 Views
Vote: White Flame of Tar Valon (another note, though-) (minor spoiler) - 13/01/2012 01:46:45 PM 425 Views
Re: Well, we may as well proceed with a lynch - 13/01/2012 05:04:55 PM 243 Views
Vote: White Flame of Tar Valon *NM* - 14/01/2012 12:15:12 AM 143 Views
What?!? *NM* - 14/01/2012 12:15:36 AM 125 Views
Very passionate about that lynch I guess *NM* - 14/01/2012 08:05:13 AM 140 Views
C. I'm cool with both. *NM* - 14/01/2012 12:12:01 AM 138 Views
Well, I did say earlier that I was most suspicious of White Flame. - 14/01/2012 07:31:12 AM 344 Views
I guess I'll hammer then, Vote: White Flame of Tar Valon - 14/01/2012 07:49:48 AM 265 Views
Damnit, you were 51 seconds too early. - 14/01/2012 07:54:49 AM 305 Views
Voting Record - 13/01/2012 02:23:39 PM 322 Views
Day 1 has ended. - 14/01/2012 01:49:38 PM 295 Views
*peeks in* - 19/01/2012 08:32:48 AM 243 Views
Re: *peeks in* - 19/01/2012 10:46:52 PM 285 Views
*dies* - 25/01/2012 08:14:12 PM 307 Views
is ranagrande really GRRM? *NM* - 25/01/2012 10:51:32 PM 136 Views
GRRM=? *NM* - 26/01/2012 04:59:31 PM 142 Views
George R R Martin- Song of Fire and Ice books - 26/01/2012 06:26:32 PM 351 Views
Re: George R R Martin- Song of Fire and Ice books - 26/01/2012 08:55:00 PM 282 Views
I'm glad I'm not the only one here who hasn't *NM* - 17/02/2012 11:36:54 PM 135 Views
All right... that's two weeks... I think that's game - 29/01/2012 04:09:16 PM 292 Views
I'm in the process of starting Day 2 right now! - 29/01/2012 04:20:51 PM 283 Views

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