Posted on the original Enjin Forums by: "bitok_omalley" on: (Wed, 25 Jan 2017 06:30:35 GMT), F0000578
“Lefou, I’m afraid I’ve been thinking. A dangerous pastime, I know.” Gaston and Lefou Beauty and the Beast
Well, the quote is certainly applicable to my proposal. I am proposing something new for the server that may deal with that nest egg that many of the old players have been building up and have found very little to do with. I am suggesting the possibility to create Lore items.
Now I know that those words were probably never meant to be put together, but I want you to hear me out and then reflect with patience on my idea. Indubitably the Weed Lord and Bad Cop (Phoenix for those of you wondering) will shut it down, but I hope anyone who may be in support of it will comment with alterations, new ideas or criticism.
Now to the details. My idea is that for a hefty sum of for arguments sake $30,000 you can commission the making of a Lore Item to an admin. Each item as far as I know has 2 basic parts: an object and an effect it gives. Never having owned one myself I wouldn’t know what kind of objects are chosen but I assume they are some related object to the item. The object will be procured by the commissioner, in addition to the hefty sum. Then to minimize staff work needed, the onus of creating the idea behind the item lies on the commissioner. They provide a balanced and comparatively weak effect to better Lore Items. However, with an additional sum of $10,000 (again for argument’s sake) the player can commission a more powerful object equal to that of a lore item from an event. The player will then communicate their proposal to an admin who will then accept or deny the proposal. In the case of a denial the player can go back and try again only once a week to prevent spamming of admins and the pounding on of more work. In the case of acceptance, the admin would create the object and then give it to the player after payment is delivered. Then the standard rules of lore items apply.
I wrote up this proposal to create a way for those people who have everything already and just want that last thing to make their dreams complete. Also, it could serve as a way to get the creative juices of the player flowing and allow them to come up with creative new items and share their ideas with others. It could also serve for people to be able to make their ‘favorite’ lore item that they might never get otherwise. The considerable size of the payment will deter anyone but the wealthiest from purchasing them and the costliness of the item in comparison to normal lore items which typically go for from 5k to 10k.
I think that this could be an interesting addition to the server, but again I won’t be surprised if I get shot down. Fire away. 8-)