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    "Beauty" menu choice for FL?

    If you right click someone on your FL, you currently get a "Beauty" choice at the bottom, where you can apparently both decrease and increase the Brush Size (of what? the avatar?).

    How bugs like...
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    Indeed, but that's the only tool they have - and...

    Indeed, but that's the only tool they have - and that's why it took so long.


    Same procedure. they were looking at the accounts "now" (at the time they started investigation). Roll back and...
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    While correct, MA runs a system designed over a...

    While correct, MA runs a system designed over a decade ago. When disk space was expensive, and to get more than a few thousand (if even that) IOPS you'd have to go EMC or similar, or design the...
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    Wow. Now even warping is a lottery.

    Wow. Now even warping is a lottery.
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    - Imagine the amount of storage required, not to...

    - Imagine the amount of storage required, not to mention bandwidth, to log every single shot a user takes to a central database. MA don't even log that on local storage on the area-servers (guess why...
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    [sand king] Nope, quite the opposite. MA...

    [sand king]

    Nope, quite the opposite.

    MA had to walk through the "main" db to see what every participating avatar's inventory was before the event, then after.

    Accept it - area-servers don't...
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    This was a request for me to provide proof that...

    This was a request for me to provide proof that MA's system doesn't log every micro-transaction - f.ex. you shoot, you lose ammo, your gun decays, or the instances you can find here on PCF where a...
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    Perhaps I was unclear. I was referring to the...

    Perhaps I was unclear.

    I was referring to the times the area server *crashes*, or otherwise have no contact with the item/storage/<whateever we should call it> database.

    You logging out, even...
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    I have enough data points to have verified that...

    I have enough data points to have verified that claim.

    EDIT: Not to mention MA "support" themselves claiming they have no logs of such actions. At all.
  10. Tool window rects, and auction "malfunction" annoyance for dead (L) items.

    Requests:
    - Stop asking "Do you want to sell? The item has Tier x.y" for dead (L) items you try to sell to the TT.

    - Stop the rect of the expanded "window" of e.g "TRACKED MISSIONS" conceal all...
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    In addition to Few Scars positive post about...

    In addition to Few Scars positive post about auction, which I agree with (auction currently is almost instant), another thing I noticed is storage. I can't remember last time storage was this...
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    I think it's not very large. From memory, they...

    I think it's not very large. From memory, they only hold transactions for the last six months online.

    None of the "micro transactions" (you shooting a mob, dropping a bomb etc) are logged. Not...
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    Question: EDIT: Sorry for the OT replay. While related to...

    EDIT: Sorry for the OT replay. While related to gfx, it's not nv-only.


    What many fail to consider (seemingly MA itself when they started) is the (almost unbound) large amount of different...
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    Question: Well I be... Still, I think there may be a few...

    Well I be... Still, I think there may be a few hangar owners out there who might have something to say about promised utility. As such, I'm still skeptical that MA will change their ways and...
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    [snip] Right you are. While 4-6 weeks sound a...

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    Right you are. While 4-6 weeks sound a bit much to me, we might be talking about vastly different kind of servers (from half-U to whole rack, from x86 to sparc or power, and so on).

    I also...
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    If NI doesn't even generate revenue to pay for...

    If NI doesn't even generate revenue to pay for that, are you surprised?
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    It indeed sounds strange it would take a whole...

    It indeed sounds strange it would take a whole week for a new server. Realistically, you could get just about any (non-vintage) server delivered within 24 hours if it was important, and probably...
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    Amount of paying users

    While Entropia indeed is quite different from other environments, especially different from games, IIRC I read somewhere that research had established that approx 0.1% (that is, one in ten thousand)...
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    Info: Considering they ended up in arbitration (just...

    Considering they ended up in arbitration (just one step from a court case), I think it's a safe bet it wasn't as clear-cut.

    As to the reason for the CLD's, that's obvious: MA didn't get the 6 mil...
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    No need to get pissed off. Liquidation has been...

    No need to get pissed off. Liquidation has been in the making since... years.
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    Question: Financially I'd expect the stables to work much...

    Financially I'd expect the stables to work much like an LA - with the possible difference that stable owners may not be able to set their own tax rate.

    Considering they are on planets, I'd expect...
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    Question: Those two? Have you seen or heard about any...

    Those two?

    Have you seen or heard about any interest in them? Have you yourself had any interest in them, given the almost complete lack of information from the seller (MA)?


    With the almost...
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    Considering it's now on a "domain parking"...

    Considering it's now on a "domain parking" (sedo), chances are it's indeed gone forever.
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    As I noted, I didn't dig deeper into it. If they...

    As I noted, I didn't dig deeper into it. If they request $15 for the service of one single transfer, it's indeed a ripoff for smaller deposits.
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    Info: I personally prefer to think of it in terms of...

    I personally prefer to think of it in terms of miss-rate only, i.e. the MA tax (it simplifies).

    100% shots. 10% are misses. This is money MA pockets immediately.
    Of the 90% remaining, you get...
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