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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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Re: 'Something' is pretty limited at the moment - 29/12/2011 05:24:55 AM 2238 Views
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Yes *NM* - 03/01/2012 10:06:58 PM 347 Views
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*NM* - 04/01/2012 02:47:54 AM 330 Views
0.25 for the Inquisistor. *NM* - 04/01/2012 06:18:52 PM 351 Views
....0.3 *NM* - 06/01/2012 12:05:20 AM 336 Views
farm 0.4 *NM* - 03/01/2012 09:44:12 PM 340 Views
Copper Mine 0.35 *NM* - 03/01/2012 10:14:41 PM 319 Views
Oh yeah?? .4 for the farm! Beat that. *NM* - 04/01/2012 03:51:19 PM 334 Views
EBWOP....meant copper mine. *facepalm* *NM* - 04/01/2012 03:51:59 PM 351 Views
I was gonna say *NM* - 04/01/2012 06:14:59 PM 337 Views
Fine then! .401! *NM* - 05/01/2012 03:19:06 PM 256 Views
I figure this is a good time to establish - is there a minimum bid? *NM* - 05/01/2012 03:19:33 PM 305 Views
Before the minimum gets established - 4.011 *NM* - 05/01/2012 04:47:14 PM 339 Views
Meh, not worth it. *NM* - 06/01/2012 08:09:52 AM 304 Views
Nope, a new bid just needs to be higher than the previous one. *NM* - 05/01/2012 06:24:57 PM 245 Views
Okay peeps... - 05/01/2012 02:26:53 AM 595 Views
Or.... - 05/01/2012 03:23:21 PM 540 Views
Actually,I feel like this can become a really great side game - 05/01/2012 04:48:37 PM 616 Views
Hahaha *NM* - 06/01/2012 12:04:25 AM 300 Views
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Farm .8 *NM* - 06/01/2012 10:58:07 PM 314 Views
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Likely RBIRL for a bit - 03/01/2012 12:47:29 PM 599 Views
OK, I'm back! Let's get to some murderin' - 03/01/2012 02:40:14 PM 523 Views
*stab stab* *NM* - 03/01/2012 09:51:11 PM 307 Views
Does anyone have any ideas? - 06/01/2012 04:51:19 PM 587 Views
Only as long as I can baselessly suspect Isaac and FT *NM* - 06/01/2012 05:07:55 PM 360 Views
I'd be terribly disappointed if no one suspected me *NM* - 07/01/2012 08:31:24 PM 351 Views
nope, lets pull a name out of a hat *NM* - 06/01/2012 05:22:46 PM 345 Views
Re: Does anyone have any ideas? - 06/01/2012 05:35:41 PM 499 Views
Okay, defend yourself! *NM* - 06/01/2012 08:27:11 PM 273 Views
Re: Okay, defend yourself! - 06/01/2012 09:35:43 PM 514 Views
FOS: White Flame Of Tar Valon - 07/01/2012 01:31:55 PM 555 Views
Re: FOS: White Flame Of Tar Valon - 07/01/2012 03:20:49 PM 656 Views
Fox? - 07/01/2012 05:25:05 AM 704 Views
Hello! - 09/01/2012 11:11:54 PM 608 Views
That's the point! - 11/01/2012 05:57:43 AM 604 Views
Back later today - 07/01/2012 02:05:21 PM 590 Views
Hey, I'm back. - 07/01/2012 05:50:11 PM 552 Views
Hmm. Still sick apparently. - 08/01/2012 06:26:54 PM 550 Views
Auction Thoughts - 07/01/2012 09:11:27 PM 644 Views
Slave: 0.61 *NM* - 07/01/2012 09:12:16 PM 231 Views
Slave: 0.65 *NM* - 08/01/2012 05:39:58 AM 349 Views
Slave: 0.70 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:20:35 AM 334 Views
Slave: 0.78 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:29:28 AM 358 Views
Slave: 0.85 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:45:09 AM 360 Views
Re: Slave: 0.87 *NM* - 09/01/2012 02:44:43 AM 365 Views
Slave: 0.911 *NM* - 09/01/2012 03:57:31 AM 262 Views
Re: Slave: 0.987 *NM* - 09/01/2012 04:55:39 AM 346 Views
Slave: 1.0 *NM* - 12/01/2012 01:48:57 PM 367 Views
Slave: 1.1 *NM* - 13/01/2012 01:48:47 PM 266 Views
Re: Slave: 1.11 *NM* - 13/01/2012 04:57:43 PM 323 Views
Slave: 1.12 *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:34:44 AM 337 Views
(Hammer Dropped) *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:51:43 AM 494 Views
Farm: 0.81 *NM* - 07/01/2012 09:12:58 PM 257 Views
Farm: 0.85 *NM* - 08/01/2012 01:35:09 AM 323 Views
Farm: 0.9 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:21:08 AM 375 Views
Farm: 0.92 *NM* - 09/01/2012 04:00:58 PM 343 Views
Farm: 0.921 *NM* - 09/01/2012 11:54:45 PM 363 Views
Farm: 1.0 *NM* - 12/01/2012 01:48:37 PM 338 Views
Farm 1.1 *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:26:56 AM 382 Views
Farm 1.2 (Post-Hammer Bid) *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:50:17 AM 243 Views
Copper Mine: 0.58 *NM* - 07/01/2012 09:13:33 PM 372 Views
Copper Mine: 0.67 *NM* - 08/01/2012 12:24:38 AM 373 Views
Copper Mine: 0.7 *NM* - 08/01/2012 06:24:59 PM 332 Views
Copper Mine: 0.78 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:29:29 AM 357 Views
Re: Copper Mine: 0.794 *NM* - 09/01/2012 05:40:01 PM 339 Views
Copper Mine: 0.795 - 09/01/2012 06:14:57 PM 638 Views
You're a jerk. Copper Mine - .7951 *NM* - 09/01/2012 08:36:54 PM 340 Views
Copper Mine 0.89 *NM* - 10/01/2012 12:31:31 AM 351 Views
Copper Mine 0.95 *NM* - 13/01/2012 01:47:19 PM 353 Views
Copper Mine 1.01 *NM* - 13/01/2012 11:05:37 PM 240 Views
Copper Mine 1.1 [EDIT: Too late!] - 14/01/2012 07:50:39 AM 576 Views
(Hammer Dropped) *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:52:37 AM 317 Views
Steel Inquisitor: 0.31 *NM* - 07/01/2012 09:14:32 PM 377 Views
Steel Inquisitor: 0.35 *NM* - 08/01/2012 02:33:19 PM 318 Views
Re: Steel Inquisitor: 0.4 *NM* - 08/01/2012 06:25:14 PM 351 Views
Steel Inquisitor: 0.43 *NM* - 09/01/2012 02:44:26 AM 278 Views
Steel Inquisitor: 0.45 *NM* - 09/01/2012 03:29:39 PM 322 Views
Inquisitor - .61 *NM* - 10/01/2012 02:40:23 PM 357 Views
Inquisitor - .63 *NM* - 12/01/2012 02:31:14 PM 337 Views
Inquisitor - .70 *NM* - 13/01/2012 01:47:47 PM 278 Views
Inquisitor .75 *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:27:20 AM 348 Views
(Hammer Dropped) *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:52:56 AM 280 Views
I'm back for the most part - 09/01/2012 11:13:00 PM 535 Views
About the auction... - 10/01/2012 02:15:04 PM 650 Views
Oh, right, we can lynch people, can't we. *NM* - 10/01/2012 02:39:55 PM 246 Views
same here, i though day ones weren't going to be months long anymore - 10/01/2012 10:22:34 PM 609 Views
So did I, - 10/01/2012 11:13:41 PM 581 Views
Well, we may as well proceed with a lynch - 12/01/2012 01:45:58 PM 516 Views
A. - 12/01/2012 02:29:02 PM 525 Views
I'm definitely down with A. - 12/01/2012 04:51:54 PM 427 Views
A - 12/01/2012 06:59:51 PM 535 Views
EBWOP - 12/01/2012 07:24:33 PM 486 Views
C, but mostly A - 12/01/2012 11:42:07 PM 618 Views
Vote: White Flame of Tar Valon (another note, though-) (minor spoiler) - 13/01/2012 01:46:45 PM 740 Views
Re: Well, we may as well proceed with a lynch - 13/01/2012 05:04:55 PM 480 Views
Vote: White Flame of Tar Valon *NM* - 14/01/2012 12:15:12 AM 337 Views
What?!? *NM* - 14/01/2012 12:15:36 AM 334 Views
Very passionate about that lynch I guess *NM* - 14/01/2012 08:05:13 AM 346 Views
C. I'm cool with both. *NM* - 14/01/2012 12:12:01 AM 343 Views
Well, I did say earlier that I was most suspicious of White Flame. - 14/01/2012 07:31:12 AM 658 Views
I guess I'll hammer then, Vote: White Flame of Tar Valon - 14/01/2012 07:49:48 AM 551 Views
Damnit, you were 51 seconds too early. - 14/01/2012 07:54:49 AM 634 Views
Voting Record - 13/01/2012 02:23:39 PM 570 Views
Day 1 has ended. - 14/01/2012 01:49:38 PM 618 Views
*peeks in* - 19/01/2012 08:32:48 AM 559 Views
Re: *peeks in* - 19/01/2012 10:46:52 PM 536 Views
*dies* - 25/01/2012 08:14:12 PM 529 Views
is ranagrande really GRRM? *NM* - 25/01/2012 10:51:32 PM 428 Views
GRRM=? *NM* - 26/01/2012 04:59:31 PM 345 Views
George R R Martin- Song of Fire and Ice books - 26/01/2012 06:26:32 PM 661 Views
Re: George R R Martin- Song of Fire and Ice books - 26/01/2012 08:55:00 PM 529 Views
I'm glad I'm not the only one here who hasn't *NM* - 17/02/2012 11:36:54 PM 276 Views
All right... that's two weeks... I think that's game - 29/01/2012 04:09:16 PM 557 Views
I'm in the process of starting Day 2 right now! - 29/01/2012 04:20:51 PM 598 Views

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