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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.
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.
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hast thou read the books? - 17/12/2011 10:45:54 AM 443 Views
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so Jadeite how will you get energy for the NEGAVERSE? *NM* - 19/12/2011 05:23:45 PM 182 Views
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Re: 'Something' is pretty limited at the moment - 29/12/2011 05:24:55 AM 325 Views
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Is that .02[exclamation], or .02 factorial? *NM* - 03/01/2012 08:35:53 PM 213 Views
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.4 for a Slave, and .1 for an Inquisitor. *NM* - 03/01/2012 06:06:34 PM 186 Views
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Wait is this a one time use? *NM* - 03/01/2012 09:49:45 PM 192 Views
Yes *NM* - 03/01/2012 10:06:58 PM 200 Views
Slave 0.6 *NM* - 03/01/2012 11:04:25 PM 178 Views
*NM* - 04/01/2012 02:47:54 AM 201 Views
0.25 for the Inquisistor. *NM* - 04/01/2012 06:18:52 PM 215 Views
....0.3 *NM* - 06/01/2012 12:05:20 AM 184 Views
farm 0.4 *NM* - 03/01/2012 09:44:12 PM 193 Views
Copper Mine 0.35 *NM* - 03/01/2012 10:14:41 PM 185 Views
Oh yeah?? .4 for the farm! Beat that. *NM* - 04/01/2012 03:51:19 PM 200 Views
EBWOP....meant copper mine. *facepalm* *NM* - 04/01/2012 03:51:59 PM 215 Views
I was gonna say *NM* - 04/01/2012 06:14:59 PM 192 Views
Fine then! .401! *NM* - 05/01/2012 03:19:06 PM 176 Views
I figure this is a good time to establish - is there a minimum bid? *NM* - 05/01/2012 03:19:33 PM 165 Views
Before the minimum gets established - 4.011 *NM* - 05/01/2012 04:47:14 PM 201 Views
Meh, not worth it. *NM* - 06/01/2012 08:09:52 AM 168 Views
Nope, a new bid just needs to be higher than the previous one. *NM* - 05/01/2012 06:24:57 PM 159 Views
Okay peeps... - 05/01/2012 02:26:53 AM 397 Views
Or.... - 05/01/2012 03:23:21 PM 357 Views
Actually,I feel like this can become a really great side game - 05/01/2012 04:48:37 PM 447 Views
Hahaha *NM* - 06/01/2012 12:04:25 AM 182 Views
Copper Mine 0.57 *NM* - 06/01/2012 08:08:15 AM 166 Views
Farm .8 *NM* - 06/01/2012 10:58:07 PM 172 Views
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Likely RBIRL for a bit - 03/01/2012 12:47:29 PM 425 Views
OK, I'm back! Let's get to some murderin' - 03/01/2012 02:40:14 PM 392 Views
*stab stab* *NM* - 03/01/2012 09:51:11 PM 157 Views
Does anyone have any ideas? - 06/01/2012 04:51:19 PM 423 Views
Only as long as I can baselessly suspect Isaac and FT *NM* - 06/01/2012 05:07:55 PM 200 Views
I'd be terribly disappointed if no one suspected me *NM* - 07/01/2012 08:31:24 PM 209 Views
nope, lets pull a name out of a hat *NM* - 06/01/2012 05:22:46 PM 196 Views
Re: Does anyone have any ideas? - 06/01/2012 05:35:41 PM 339 Views
Okay, defend yourself! *NM* - 06/01/2012 08:27:11 PM 186 Views
Re: Okay, defend yourself! - 06/01/2012 09:35:43 PM 296 Views
FOS: White Flame Of Tar Valon - 07/01/2012 01:31:55 PM 358 Views
Re: FOS: White Flame Of Tar Valon - 07/01/2012 03:20:49 PM 462 Views
Fox? - 07/01/2012 05:25:05 AM 474 Views
Hello! - 09/01/2012 11:11:54 PM 389 Views
That's the point! - 11/01/2012 05:57:43 AM 405 Views
Back later today - 07/01/2012 02:05:21 PM 399 Views
Hey, I'm back. - 07/01/2012 05:50:11 PM 432 Views
Hmm. Still sick apparently. - 08/01/2012 06:26:54 PM 366 Views
Auction Thoughts - 07/01/2012 09:11:27 PM 446 Views
Slave: 0.61 *NM* - 07/01/2012 09:12:16 PM 157 Views
Slave: 0.65 *NM* - 08/01/2012 05:39:58 AM 201 Views
Slave: 0.70 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:20:35 AM 195 Views
Slave: 0.78 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:29:28 AM 205 Views
Slave: 0.85 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:45:09 AM 211 Views
Re: Slave: 0.87 *NM* - 09/01/2012 02:44:43 AM 215 Views
Slave: 0.911 *NM* - 09/01/2012 03:57:31 AM 167 Views
Re: Slave: 0.987 *NM* - 09/01/2012 04:55:39 AM 199 Views
Slave: 1.0 *NM* - 12/01/2012 01:48:57 PM 226 Views
Slave: 1.1 *NM* - 13/01/2012 01:48:47 PM 178 Views
Re: Slave: 1.11 *NM* - 13/01/2012 04:57:43 PM 191 Views
Slave: 1.12 *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:34:44 AM 205 Views
(Hammer Dropped) *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:51:43 AM 203 Views
Farm: 0.81 *NM* - 07/01/2012 09:12:58 PM 172 Views
Farm: 0.85 *NM* - 08/01/2012 01:35:09 AM 174 Views
Farm: 0.9 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:21:08 AM 230 Views
Farm: 0.92 *NM* - 09/01/2012 04:00:58 PM 208 Views
Farm: 0.921 *NM* - 09/01/2012 11:54:45 PM 206 Views
Farm: 1.0 *NM* - 12/01/2012 01:48:37 PM 192 Views
Farm 1.1 *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:26:56 AM 225 Views
Farm 1.2 (Post-Hammer Bid) *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:50:17 AM 154 Views
Copper Mine: 0.58 *NM* - 07/01/2012 09:13:33 PM 229 Views
Copper Mine: 0.67 *NM* - 08/01/2012 12:24:38 AM 224 Views
Copper Mine: 0.7 *NM* - 08/01/2012 06:24:59 PM 202 Views
Copper Mine: 0.78 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:29:29 AM 221 Views
Re: Copper Mine: 0.794 *NM* - 09/01/2012 05:40:01 PM 205 Views
Copper Mine: 0.795 - 09/01/2012 06:14:57 PM 415 Views
You're a jerk. Copper Mine - .7951 *NM* - 09/01/2012 08:36:54 PM 192 Views
Copper Mine 0.89 *NM* - 10/01/2012 12:31:31 AM 202 Views
Copper Mine 0.95 *NM* - 13/01/2012 01:47:19 PM 207 Views
Copper Mine 1.01 *NM* - 13/01/2012 11:05:37 PM 149 Views
Copper Mine 1.1 [EDIT: Too late!] - 14/01/2012 07:50:39 AM 385 Views
(Hammer Dropped) *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:52:37 AM 179 Views
Steel Inquisitor: 0.31 *NM* - 07/01/2012 09:14:32 PM 229 Views
Steel Inquisitor: 0.35 *NM* - 08/01/2012 02:33:19 PM 176 Views
Re: Steel Inquisitor: 0.4 *NM* - 08/01/2012 06:25:14 PM 213 Views
Steel Inquisitor: 0.43 *NM* - 09/01/2012 02:44:26 AM 193 Views
Steel Inquisitor: 0.45 *NM* - 09/01/2012 03:29:39 PM 186 Views
Inquisitor - .61 *NM* - 10/01/2012 02:40:23 PM 204 Views
Inquisitor - .63 *NM* - 12/01/2012 02:31:14 PM 199 Views
Inquisitor - .70 *NM* - 13/01/2012 01:47:47 PM 194 Views
Inquisitor .75 *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:27:20 AM 177 Views
(Hammer Dropped) *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:52:56 AM 158 Views
I'm back for the most part - 09/01/2012 11:13:00 PM 390 Views
About the auction... - 10/01/2012 02:15:04 PM 452 Views
Oh, right, we can lynch people, can't we. *NM* - 10/01/2012 02:39:55 PM 162 Views
same here, i though day ones weren't going to be months long anymore - 10/01/2012 10:22:34 PM 415 Views
So did I, - 10/01/2012 11:13:41 PM 449 Views
Well, we may as well proceed with a lynch - 12/01/2012 01:45:58 PM 361 Views
A. - 12/01/2012 02:29:02 PM 349 Views
I'm definitely down with A. - 12/01/2012 04:51:54 PM 288 Views
A - 12/01/2012 06:59:51 PM 316 Views
EBWOP - 12/01/2012 07:24:33 PM 350 Views
C, but mostly A - 12/01/2012 11:42:07 PM 443 Views
Vote: White Flame of Tar Valon (another note, though-) (minor spoiler) - 13/01/2012 01:46:45 PM 553 Views
Re: Well, we may as well proceed with a lynch - 13/01/2012 05:04:55 PM 368 Views
Vote: White Flame of Tar Valon *NM* - 14/01/2012 12:15:12 AM 196 Views
What?!? *NM* - 14/01/2012 12:15:36 AM 187 Views
Very passionate about that lynch I guess *NM* - 14/01/2012 08:05:13 AM 208 Views
C. I'm cool with both. *NM* - 14/01/2012 12:12:01 AM 210 Views
Well, I did say earlier that I was most suspicious of White Flame. - 14/01/2012 07:31:12 AM 455 Views
I guess I'll hammer then, Vote: White Flame of Tar Valon - 14/01/2012 07:49:48 AM 373 Views
Damnit, you were 51 seconds too early. - 14/01/2012 07:54:49 AM 429 Views
Voting Record - 13/01/2012 02:23:39 PM 447 Views
Day 1 has ended. - 14/01/2012 01:49:38 PM 407 Views
*peeks in* - 19/01/2012 08:32:48 AM 358 Views
Re: *peeks in* - 19/01/2012 10:46:52 PM 390 Views
*dies* - 25/01/2012 08:14:12 PM 391 Views
is ranagrande really GRRM? *NM* - 25/01/2012 10:51:32 PM 216 Views
GRRM=? *NM* - 26/01/2012 04:59:31 PM 208 Views
George R R Martin- Song of Fire and Ice books - 26/01/2012 06:26:32 PM 476 Views
Re: George R R Martin- Song of Fire and Ice books - 26/01/2012 08:55:00 PM 391 Views
I'm glad I'm not the only one here who hasn't *NM* - 17/02/2012 11:36:54 PM 190 Views
All right... that's two weeks... I think that's game - 29/01/2012 04:09:16 PM 395 Views
I'm in the process of starting Day 2 right now! - 29/01/2012 04:20:51 PM 434 Views

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