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pasqualz

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« on: October 25, 2001, 07:27:44 PM »
I agree with Kvinge. It's a great concept, but beyond the scope of CL's resources and prolly not viable in todays gaming market.
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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2001, 10:13:18 PM »
What about a persistent online world where players have companies that bid on construction jobs. They then make the bridges, skyscrapers, etc. If they quote well they make money, if not they lose money.

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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2001, 09:14:42 PM »
Well, I'd play... I'd most likely loose money, ':)' but i'd be a neat environment.  You could go from city to city.  See what had been built.  Kinda like Sim City meets BB.

I think you would have to have a HUGE base of bridge levels before you could do it, and then the hard part would be bidding.  I think that part would be a long process to make sure who wanted to bid was able to get in, and what if you had 10 bidding on a bridge?  That would mean 9 wouldn't get to build anything?  You would almost need 10 levels if 10 were bidding, and then asess who would get to build what bridge at what cost.  That way everyone wins a bridge.  Quickly though you would have cycled through all bridge levels with the current pool.

This is a game idea for a year or so away at least.  We need to amass some levels first.

beaujob: I wouldn't mind doing kung-fu in the shadow of a bridge that I built while death and a clown get it on in the bathtub next door, but that's a long ways off.

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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2002, 02:43:50 PM »
I believe it would be great to get it for free, supported by ads that appear at a non-intrusive spot on the screen, like in Eudora.

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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2001, 10:42:08 AM »
That would be kinda cool, but I think the logistics of setting that kinda thing up and the cost to keep it running would be more than prohibitive... ':('
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2001, 04:45:15 PM »
True, but it'd be nice ':)'

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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2001, 09:08:32 PM »
I'm afraid you guys might be in the minority of the main gaming public. With some killing based Online games failing, I doubt you'd see someone willing to provide the large amounts of money it takes to start one of these things unless some guarentee was made of its success. I might be wrong though, thats just my opinion.

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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2001, 02:59:42 AM »
But you know what, i'd be a #### of a lot more willing to pay 10 bucks a month for that than for everquest.

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« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2001, 02:59:35 PM »
Me too. I'd rather build a skyscraper than meditate :P

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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2001, 03:34:09 PM »
ok, that's a #### COOL idea! I was wondering how pontifex and bb and whatnot could be expanded and generalized to build skyscrapers, dams, radio towers, whatever... wow, online building..

it would be nice too to see a big online game that is both fun and not centered around killing. (not that I don't play quake heh)

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