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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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*NM* - 04/01/2012 02:47:54 AM 125 Views
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....0.3 *NM* - 06/01/2012 12:05:20 AM 140 Views
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I was gonna say *NM* - 04/01/2012 06:14:59 PM 151 Views
Fine then! .401! *NM* - 05/01/2012 03:19:06 PM 129 Views
I figure this is a good time to establish - is there a minimum bid? *NM* - 05/01/2012 03:19:33 PM 117 Views
Before the minimum gets established - 4.011 *NM* - 05/01/2012 04:47:14 PM 149 Views
Meh, not worth it. *NM* - 06/01/2012 08:09:52 AM 119 Views
Nope, a new bid just needs to be higher than the previous one. *NM* - 05/01/2012 06:24:57 PM 114 Views
Okay peeps... - 05/01/2012 02:26:53 AM 291 Views
Or.... - 05/01/2012 03:23:21 PM 267 Views
Actually,I feel like this can become a really great side game - 05/01/2012 04:48:37 PM 327 Views
Hahaha *NM* - 06/01/2012 12:04:25 AM 142 Views
Copper Mine 0.57 *NM* - 06/01/2012 08:08:15 AM 125 Views
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OK, I'm back! Let's get to some murderin' - 03/01/2012 02:40:14 PM 316 Views
*stab stab* *NM* - 03/01/2012 09:51:11 PM 100 Views
Does anyone have any ideas? - 06/01/2012 04:51:19 PM 343 Views
Only as long as I can baselessly suspect Isaac and FT *NM* - 06/01/2012 05:07:55 PM 144 Views
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Re: Does anyone have any ideas? - 06/01/2012 05:35:41 PM 242 Views
Okay, defend yourself! *NM* - 06/01/2012 08:27:11 PM 135 Views
Re: Okay, defend yourself! - 06/01/2012 09:35:43 PM 193 Views
FOS: White Flame Of Tar Valon - 07/01/2012 01:31:55 PM 255 Views
Re: FOS: White Flame Of Tar Valon - 07/01/2012 03:20:49 PM 359 Views
Fox? - 07/01/2012 05:25:05 AM 387 Views
Hello! - 09/01/2012 11:11:54 PM 273 Views
That's the point! - 11/01/2012 05:57:43 AM 309 Views
Back later today - 07/01/2012 02:05:21 PM 309 Views
Hey, I'm back. - 07/01/2012 05:50:11 PM 335 Views
Hmm. Still sick apparently. - 08/01/2012 06:26:54 PM 256 Views
Auction Thoughts - 07/01/2012 09:11:27 PM 332 Views
Slave: 0.61 *NM* - 07/01/2012 09:12:16 PM 122 Views
Slave: 0.65 *NM* - 08/01/2012 05:39:58 AM 138 Views
Slave: 0.70 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:20:35 AM 140 Views
Slave: 0.78 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:29:28 AM 148 Views
Slave: 0.85 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:45:09 AM 158 Views
Re: Slave: 0.87 *NM* - 09/01/2012 02:44:43 AM 156 Views
Slave: 0.911 *NM* - 09/01/2012 03:57:31 AM 123 Views
Re: Slave: 0.987 *NM* - 09/01/2012 04:55:39 AM 149 Views
Slave: 1.0 *NM* - 12/01/2012 01:48:57 PM 152 Views
Slave: 1.1 *NM* - 13/01/2012 01:48:47 PM 136 Views
Re: Slave: 1.11 *NM* - 13/01/2012 04:57:43 PM 144 Views
Slave: 1.12 *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:34:44 AM 145 Views
(Hammer Dropped) *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:51:43 AM 150 Views
Farm: 0.81 *NM* - 07/01/2012 09:12:58 PM 130 Views
Farm: 0.85 *NM* - 08/01/2012 01:35:09 AM 127 Views
Farm: 0.9 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:21:08 AM 173 Views
Farm: 0.92 *NM* - 09/01/2012 04:00:58 PM 158 Views
Farm: 0.921 *NM* - 09/01/2012 11:54:45 PM 146 Views
Farm: 1.0 *NM* - 12/01/2012 01:48:37 PM 134 Views
Farm 1.1 *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:26:56 AM 164 Views
Farm 1.2 (Post-Hammer Bid) *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:50:17 AM 115 Views
Copper Mine: 0.58 *NM* - 07/01/2012 09:13:33 PM 169 Views
Copper Mine: 0.67 *NM* - 08/01/2012 12:24:38 AM 161 Views
Copper Mine: 0.7 *NM* - 08/01/2012 06:24:59 PM 152 Views
Copper Mine: 0.78 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:29:29 AM 162 Views
Re: Copper Mine: 0.794 *NM* - 09/01/2012 05:40:01 PM 150 Views
Copper Mine: 0.795 - 09/01/2012 06:14:57 PM 327 Views
You're a jerk. Copper Mine - .7951 *NM* - 09/01/2012 08:36:54 PM 137 Views
Copper Mine 0.89 *NM* - 10/01/2012 12:31:31 AM 155 Views
Copper Mine 0.95 *NM* - 13/01/2012 01:47:19 PM 140 Views
Copper Mine 1.01 *NM* - 13/01/2012 11:05:37 PM 111 Views
Copper Mine 1.1 [EDIT: Too late!] - 14/01/2012 07:50:39 AM 297 Views
(Hammer Dropped) *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:52:37 AM 132 Views
Steel Inquisitor: 0.31 *NM* - 07/01/2012 09:14:32 PM 175 Views
Steel Inquisitor: 0.35 *NM* - 08/01/2012 02:33:19 PM 124 Views
Re: Steel Inquisitor: 0.4 *NM* - 08/01/2012 06:25:14 PM 153 Views
Steel Inquisitor: 0.43 *NM* - 09/01/2012 02:44:26 AM 146 Views
Steel Inquisitor: 0.45 *NM* - 09/01/2012 03:29:39 PM 137 Views
Inquisitor - .61 *NM* - 10/01/2012 02:40:23 PM 145 Views
Inquisitor - .63 *NM* - 12/01/2012 02:31:14 PM 147 Views
Inquisitor - .70 *NM* - 13/01/2012 01:47:47 PM 149 Views
Inquisitor .75 *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:27:20 AM 139 Views
(Hammer Dropped) *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:52:56 AM 120 Views
I'm back for the most part - 09/01/2012 11:13:00 PM 296 Views
About the auction... - 10/01/2012 02:15:04 PM 365 Views
Oh, right, we can lynch people, can't we. *NM* - 10/01/2012 02:39:55 PM 117 Views
same here, i though day ones weren't going to be months long anymore - 10/01/2012 10:22:34 PM 296 Views
So did I, - 10/01/2012 11:13:41 PM 353 Views
Well, we may as well proceed with a lynch - 12/01/2012 01:45:58 PM 261 Views
A. - 12/01/2012 02:29:02 PM 242 Views
I'm definitely down with A. - 12/01/2012 04:51:54 PM 206 Views
A - 12/01/2012 06:59:51 PM 232 Views
EBWOP - 12/01/2012 07:24:33 PM 232 Views
C, but mostly A - 12/01/2012 11:42:07 PM 340 Views
Vote: White Flame of Tar Valon (another note, though-) (minor spoiler) - 13/01/2012 01:46:45 PM 440 Views
Re: Well, we may as well proceed with a lynch - 13/01/2012 05:04:55 PM 257 Views
Vote: White Flame of Tar Valon *NM* - 14/01/2012 12:15:12 AM 149 Views
What?!? *NM* - 14/01/2012 12:15:36 AM 133 Views
Very passionate about that lynch I guess *NM* - 14/01/2012 08:05:13 AM 150 Views
C. I'm cool with both. *NM* - 14/01/2012 12:12:01 AM 151 Views
Well, I did say earlier that I was most suspicious of White Flame. - 14/01/2012 07:31:12 AM 360 Views
I guess I'll hammer then, Vote: White Flame of Tar Valon - 14/01/2012 07:49:48 AM 278 Views
Damnit, you were 51 seconds too early. - 14/01/2012 07:54:49 AM 322 Views
Voting Record - 13/01/2012 02:23:39 PM 337 Views
Day 1 has ended. - 14/01/2012 01:49:38 PM 305 Views
*peeks in* - 19/01/2012 08:32:48 AM 253 Views
Re: *peeks in* - 19/01/2012 10:46:52 PM 306 Views
*dies* - 25/01/2012 08:14:12 PM 318 Views
is ranagrande really GRRM? *NM* - 25/01/2012 10:51:32 PM 144 Views
GRRM=? *NM* - 26/01/2012 04:59:31 PM 149 Views
George R R Martin- Song of Fire and Ice books - 26/01/2012 06:26:32 PM 371 Views
Re: George R R Martin- Song of Fire and Ice books - 26/01/2012 08:55:00 PM 290 Views
I'm glad I'm not the only one here who hasn't *NM* - 17/02/2012 11:36:54 PM 140 Views
All right... that's two weeks... I think that's game - 29/01/2012 04:09:16 PM 304 Views
I'm in the process of starting Day 2 right now! - 29/01/2012 04:20:51 PM 300 Views

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