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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 345 Views
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Re: 'Something' is pretty limited at the moment - 29/12/2011 05:24:55 AM 252 Views
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Is that .02[exclamation], or .02 factorial? *NM* - 03/01/2012 08:35:53 PM 163 Views
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*NM* - 04/01/2012 02:47:54 AM 136 Views
0.25 for the Inquisistor. *NM* - 04/01/2012 06:18:52 PM 164 Views
....0.3 *NM* - 06/01/2012 12:05:20 AM 148 Views
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Copper Mine 0.35 *NM* - 03/01/2012 10:14:41 PM 148 Views
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EBWOP....meant copper mine. *facepalm* *NM* - 04/01/2012 03:51:59 PM 170 Views
I was gonna say *NM* - 04/01/2012 06:14:59 PM 160 Views
Fine then! .401! *NM* - 05/01/2012 03:19:06 PM 138 Views
I figure this is a good time to establish - is there a minimum bid? *NM* - 05/01/2012 03:19:33 PM 125 Views
Before the minimum gets established - 4.011 *NM* - 05/01/2012 04:47:14 PM 158 Views
Meh, not worth it. *NM* - 06/01/2012 08:09:52 AM 128 Views
Nope, a new bid just needs to be higher than the previous one. *NM* - 05/01/2012 06:24:57 PM 123 Views
Okay peeps... - 05/01/2012 02:26:53 AM 306 Views
Or.... - 05/01/2012 03:23:21 PM 285 Views
Actually,I feel like this can become a really great side game - 05/01/2012 04:48:37 PM 344 Views
Hahaha *NM* - 06/01/2012 12:04:25 AM 150 Views
Copper Mine 0.57 *NM* - 06/01/2012 08:08:15 AM 131 Views
Farm .8 *NM* - 06/01/2012 10:58:07 PM 130 Views
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OK, I'm back! Let's get to some murderin' - 03/01/2012 02:40:14 PM 332 Views
*stab stab* *NM* - 03/01/2012 09:51:11 PM 107 Views
Does anyone have any ideas? - 06/01/2012 04:51:19 PM 360 Views
Only as long as I can baselessly suspect Isaac and FT *NM* - 06/01/2012 05:07:55 PM 158 Views
I'd be terribly disappointed if no one suspected me *NM* - 07/01/2012 08:31:24 PM 167 Views
nope, lets pull a name out of a hat *NM* - 06/01/2012 05:22:46 PM 146 Views
Re: Does anyone have any ideas? - 06/01/2012 05:35:41 PM 251 Views
Okay, defend yourself! *NM* - 06/01/2012 08:27:11 PM 144 Views
Re: Okay, defend yourself! - 06/01/2012 09:35:43 PM 211 Views
FOS: White Flame Of Tar Valon - 07/01/2012 01:31:55 PM 272 Views
Re: FOS: White Flame Of Tar Valon - 07/01/2012 03:20:49 PM 380 Views
Fox? - 07/01/2012 05:25:05 AM 399 Views
Hello! - 09/01/2012 11:11:54 PM 291 Views
That's the point! - 11/01/2012 05:57:43 AM 327 Views
Back later today - 07/01/2012 02:05:21 PM 329 Views
Hey, I'm back. - 07/01/2012 05:50:11 PM 352 Views
Hmm. Still sick apparently. - 08/01/2012 06:26:54 PM 273 Views
Auction Thoughts - 07/01/2012 09:11:27 PM 351 Views
Slave: 0.61 *NM* - 07/01/2012 09:12:16 PM 130 Views
Slave: 0.65 *NM* - 08/01/2012 05:39:58 AM 146 Views
Slave: 0.70 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:20:35 AM 148 Views
Slave: 0.78 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:29:28 AM 158 Views
Slave: 0.85 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:45:09 AM 168 Views
Re: Slave: 0.87 *NM* - 09/01/2012 02:44:43 AM 167 Views
Slave: 0.911 *NM* - 09/01/2012 03:57:31 AM 133 Views
Re: Slave: 0.987 *NM* - 09/01/2012 04:55:39 AM 161 Views
Slave: 1.0 *NM* - 12/01/2012 01:48:57 PM 167 Views
Slave: 1.1 *NM* - 13/01/2012 01:48:47 PM 146 Views
Re: Slave: 1.11 *NM* - 13/01/2012 04:57:43 PM 152 Views
Slave: 1.12 *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:34:44 AM 154 Views
(Hammer Dropped) *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:51:43 AM 161 Views
Farm: 0.81 *NM* - 07/01/2012 09:12:58 PM 138 Views
Farm: 0.85 *NM* - 08/01/2012 01:35:09 AM 132 Views
Farm: 0.9 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:21:08 AM 183 Views
Farm: 0.92 *NM* - 09/01/2012 04:00:58 PM 163 Views
Farm: 0.921 *NM* - 09/01/2012 11:54:45 PM 156 Views
Farm: 1.0 *NM* - 12/01/2012 01:48:37 PM 145 Views
Farm 1.1 *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:26:56 AM 174 Views
Farm 1.2 (Post-Hammer Bid) *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:50:17 AM 123 Views
Copper Mine: 0.58 *NM* - 07/01/2012 09:13:33 PM 178 Views
Copper Mine: 0.67 *NM* - 08/01/2012 12:24:38 AM 171 Views
Copper Mine: 0.7 *NM* - 08/01/2012 06:24:59 PM 160 Views
Copper Mine: 0.78 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:29:29 AM 176 Views
Re: Copper Mine: 0.794 *NM* - 09/01/2012 05:40:01 PM 160 Views
Copper Mine: 0.795 - 09/01/2012 06:14:57 PM 341 Views
You're a jerk. Copper Mine - .7951 *NM* - 09/01/2012 08:36:54 PM 147 Views
Copper Mine 0.89 *NM* - 10/01/2012 12:31:31 AM 166 Views
Copper Mine 0.95 *NM* - 13/01/2012 01:47:19 PM 148 Views
Copper Mine 1.01 *NM* - 13/01/2012 11:05:37 PM 118 Views
Copper Mine 1.1 [EDIT: Too late!] - 14/01/2012 07:50:39 AM 311 Views
(Hammer Dropped) *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:52:37 AM 141 Views
Steel Inquisitor: 0.31 *NM* - 07/01/2012 09:14:32 PM 184 Views
Steel Inquisitor: 0.35 *NM* - 08/01/2012 02:33:19 PM 132 Views
Re: Steel Inquisitor: 0.4 *NM* - 08/01/2012 06:25:14 PM 165 Views
Steel Inquisitor: 0.43 *NM* - 09/01/2012 02:44:26 AM 152 Views
Steel Inquisitor: 0.45 *NM* - 09/01/2012 03:29:39 PM 146 Views
Inquisitor - .61 *NM* - 10/01/2012 02:40:23 PM 153 Views
Inquisitor - .63 *NM* - 12/01/2012 02:31:14 PM 154 Views
Inquisitor - .70 *NM* - 13/01/2012 01:47:47 PM 158 Views
Inquisitor .75 *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:27:20 AM 143 Views
(Hammer Dropped) *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:52:56 AM 123 Views
I'm back for the most part - 09/01/2012 11:13:00 PM 316 Views
About the auction... - 10/01/2012 02:15:04 PM 377 Views
Oh, right, we can lynch people, can't we. *NM* - 10/01/2012 02:39:55 PM 123 Views
same here, i though day ones weren't going to be months long anymore - 10/01/2012 10:22:34 PM 311 Views
So did I, - 10/01/2012 11:13:41 PM 369 Views
Well, we may as well proceed with a lynch - 12/01/2012 01:45:58 PM 279 Views
A. - 12/01/2012 02:29:02 PM 262 Views
I'm definitely down with A. - 12/01/2012 04:51:54 PM 220 Views
A - 12/01/2012 06:59:51 PM 243 Views
EBWOP - 12/01/2012 07:24:33 PM 250 Views
C, but mostly A - 12/01/2012 11:42:07 PM 357 Views
Vote: White Flame of Tar Valon (another note, though-) (minor spoiler) - 13/01/2012 01:46:45 PM 460 Views
Re: Well, we may as well proceed with a lynch - 13/01/2012 05:04:55 PM 276 Views
Vote: White Flame of Tar Valon *NM* - 14/01/2012 12:15:12 AM 154 Views
What?!? *NM* - 14/01/2012 12:15:36 AM 142 Views
Very passionate about that lynch I guess *NM* - 14/01/2012 08:05:13 AM 158 Views
C. I'm cool with both. *NM* - 14/01/2012 12:12:01 AM 160 Views
Well, I did say earlier that I was most suspicious of White Flame. - 14/01/2012 07:31:12 AM 377 Views
I guess I'll hammer then, Vote: White Flame of Tar Valon - 14/01/2012 07:49:48 AM 295 Views
Damnit, you were 51 seconds too early. - 14/01/2012 07:54:49 AM 340 Views
Voting Record - 13/01/2012 02:23:39 PM 361 Views
Day 1 has ended. - 14/01/2012 01:49:38 PM 323 Views
*peeks in* - 19/01/2012 08:32:48 AM 271 Views
Re: *peeks in* - 19/01/2012 10:46:52 PM 321 Views
*dies* - 25/01/2012 08:14:12 PM 329 Views
is ranagrande really GRRM? *NM* - 25/01/2012 10:51:32 PM 154 Views
GRRM=? *NM* - 26/01/2012 04:59:31 PM 156 Views
George R R Martin- Song of Fire and Ice books - 26/01/2012 06:26:32 PM 390 Views
Re: George R R Martin- Song of Fire and Ice books - 26/01/2012 08:55:00 PM 300 Views
I'm glad I'm not the only one here who hasn't *NM* - 17/02/2012 11:36:54 PM 148 Views
All right... that's two weeks... I think that's game - 29/01/2012 04:09:16 PM 319 Views
I'm in the process of starting Day 2 right now! - 29/01/2012 04:20:51 PM 319 Views

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