BitCoin: Should I Sign Up?

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Re: BitCoin: Should I Sign Up?

Post by EvilYeti » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:28 am

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Surprising since DC Universe Online seems pretty popular. Even I was playing it prior to the break-ins and I generally HATE MMOs. Admittedly, haven't gone back since the attacks, though.
It's not enough to save SOE. They have been hemorrhaging cash for years due to WoW stealing their fan base. Clunkers like Star Wars Galaxies haven't helped matters.

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Re: BitCoin: Should I Sign Up?

Post by DrMatt » Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:34 pm

So Rob, have you signed up yet? How much money have you converted to BitCoins?
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Re: BitCoin: Should I Sign Up?

Post by gnome » Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:57 pm

Is the KOTOR Online an SOE project?
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Re: BitCoin: Should I Sign Up?

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:11 pm

DrMatt wrote:So Rob, have you signed up yet? How much money have you converted to BitCoins?
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I have a balance of 0. I don't intend to buy any but I may put some stuff up for sale.

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Re: BitCoin: Should I Sign Up?

Post by EvilYeti » Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:18 pm

gnome wrote:Is the KOTOR Online an SOE project?
No, its BioWare+LucasArts, so its slightly less likely to suck.

Maybe.

Both of those studios "Golden Days" were 10-15 years ago. I doubt they can bring any of the old "magic" back.

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Re: BitCoin: Should I Sign Up?

Post by gnome » Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:22 pm

I should write them--I've solved the problem of "everyone wants to be a jedi"... have free and paid accounts, and the Jedi classes are only available to paid accounts. Not to be a bastard, but as opposed to having no free accounts at all, this will increase the population of normals without too much fuss.
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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Re: BitCoin: Should I Sign Up?

Post by EvilYeti » Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:48 pm

gnome wrote:I should write them--I've solved the problem of "everyone wants to be a jedi"... have free and paid accounts, and the Jedi classes are only available to paid accounts. Not to be a bastard, but as opposed to having no free accounts at all, this will increase the population of normals without too much fuss.
That's a good idea; might have saved Star Wars Galaxies. Turns out actually "earning" the Jedi class wasn't very popular.

Biggest problem with allowing 'free' users is you end up with lots of griefers.

I suggested to SOE senior management in 1999 that they should make EQ free and then just sell gold/items/real estate. They weren't interested.

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Re: BitCoin: Should I Sign Up?

Post by gnome » Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:52 pm

They seem to have adopted the idea in part, EQ2 now has an Extended server that has both free and subscription memberships. I'm actually quite enjoying the "Silver" level--One time $10. I get access to a good portion of the game, can unlock more of it with one-time payments, and don't have to feel like I'm wasting money if I'm not using it.
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Re: BitCoin: Should I Sign Up?

Post by gnome » Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:53 pm

Griefers haven't been a problem that I've noticed, for free users on EQ2X. I'm not sure what their model is for prevent it but it works pretty well.
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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Re: BitCoin: Should I Sign Up?

Post by EvilYeti » Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:47 am

gnome wrote:Griefers haven't been a problem that I've noticed, for free users on EQ2X. I'm not sure what their model is for prevent it but it works pretty well.
They aren't popular enough to attract the wrath of anonymous.

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Re: BitCoin: Should I Sign Up?

Post by corplinx » Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:24 am

EvilYeti wrote:
Nyarlathotep wrote:
Surprising since DC Universe Online seems pretty popular. Even I was playing it prior to the break-ins and I generally HATE MMOs. Admittedly, haven't gone back since the attacks, though.
It's not enough to save SOE. They have been hemorrhaging cash for years due to WoW stealing their fan base. Clunkers like Star Wars Galaxies haven't helped matters.

I cant believe I played Galaxies at launch. Such a crappy game.

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Re: BitCoin: Should I Sign Up?

Post by WildCat » Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:40 pm

1 bitcoin = 1 Full Tilt Poker play dollar.

AFAIK that is the current exchange rate.
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Re: BitCoin: Should I Sign Up?

Post by Rob Lister » Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:43 pm

WildCat wrote:1 bitcoin = 1 Full Tilt Poker play dollar.

AFAIK that is the current exchange rate.
you're only off by $20.

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Re: BitCoin: Should I Sign Up?

Post by WildCat » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:24 am

Rob Lister wrote:
WildCat wrote:1 bitcoin = 1 Full Tilt Poker play dollar.

AFAIK that is the current exchange rate.
you're only off by $20.
I don't think so.
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Re: BitCoin: Should I Sign Up?

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:47 am

WildCat wrote:
Rob Lister wrote:
WildCat wrote:1 bitcoin = 1 Full Tilt Poker play dollar.

AFAIK that is the current exchange rate.
you're only off by $20.
I don't think so.
now it's 23. it's been hopping around 20 for a while now.
https://mtgox.com/
that's just one exchange but probably the biggest. there are more.

if you don't believe it after I show you evidence, then you're in your own little world.

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Re: BitCoin: Should I Sign Up?

Post by WildCat » Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:41 pm

I remember when beanie babies were worth $20 too. But at least they could be given to the dog as a chew toy after people realized they were actually worthless.
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Re: BitCoin: Should I Sign Up?

Post by DrMatt » Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:58 pm

Rob Lister wrote:
DrMatt wrote:So Rob, have you signed up yet? How much money have you converted to BitCoins?
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I have a balance of 0. I don't intend to buy any but I may put some stuff up for sale.

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Re: BitCoin: Should I Sign Up?

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:11 pm

WildCat wrote:I remember when beanie babies were worth $20 too. But at least they could be given to the dog as a chew toy after people realized they were actually worthless.
Just like baseball cards, rare stamps, old coins and every other collectable. Worthless. I suppose you could consider bitcoins collectables, so, there ya go.

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