PlanetCalypsoForum.com :: Entropia Universe Discussion and Resources

View Poll Results: Should MA allow Avatars to be sold

Voters
193. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    123 63.73%
  • No its a horrible, horrible mercenary idea

    53 27.46%
  • I can't quite make my mind up

    17 8.81%
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 27
  1. #1
    Prowler
    This member has helped support PlanetCalypsoForum in the past via donations.
    P-J's Avatar
    Joined
    Aug 2005
    Gender | Ingame
    Male | Male
    Avatar
    PJ
    Society
    Aquarius
    Posts
    1,427
    Images
    9

    Should MA Allow Avatars to be sold?

    Having been left with an avatar which is less than perfect (see:

    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/forums/...mp-my-avi.html )

    I was thinking of investing a few peds in some surgery. After meeting Akbar recently in game and listening to his diplomatic comments (after he had recovered from his fit of hysterical laughter) of ‘you look like a girl’ etc I am now thinking of investing in some really serious surgery. This will mean, however, that the ped's investment in the physical makeup of P-J will be quite significant.

    I was reading somewhere on the forum and other threads (I think posted by Wistrel) about the relative cost of avatars in other games. Apparently as avatars are personalized in other games and players invest money into their avatars they then trade the Avatars (as a side comment its the only place where women's appearance cost's less than males).

    Now I know that officially MA frown on this idea of selling avatars, however, have either allowed the sale of avatars under some circumstances or seem to have ‘turned a blind eye’.

    Given that we are now investing in the physical make-up of the avatars (size etc) – should MA allow us to sell them (to recoup our ‘investment’) or is this a horrible mercenary response.
    Last edited by P-J; 11-25-2007 at 20:15.
    PJ's to be improved signature ...hey but it will do for a start

  2. #2
    Elite Killahbee's Avatar
    Joined
    Aug 2005
    Gender | Ingame
    Male | Male
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Avatar
    Killahbee Killer Bee Killahbee
    Society
    Silly Underground Family
    Posts
    4,183
    Images
    182
    Ma should allow us!
    All I can say about this right now ^^

    -Bee

  3. #3
    Stalker Xander Catman's Avatar
    Joined
    May 2007
    Gender | Ingame
    Male | Male
    Location
    London Ontario Canada
    Avatar
    Xander Zan Catman
    Society
    The Knights of Entropia
    Posts
    1,947
    Blog Entries
    11
    Images
    239
    I personaly don't think you should be able to sell your avatar or buy someone elses... you can already chip out or in... and there is cosmetic surgery avail for those who require it... I dunno... I've just become very attached to my avatar and would never sell myself. That being said, maybe I could rent myself out for a couple of hours LOL (pavement hostess maybe? lol)

    Largest Loot to date 20787 Ped TT Atrox Young
    Second Largest loot to date 18938 Ped TT Atrox Young
    Third Largest Loot to date 16381 Ped TT Atrox Provider

  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by P-J View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Now I know that officially MA frown on this idea of selling avatars
    Ive never seen MA's official stance as frowning on the idea in the least....they only frown on deals made "outside" of the official game parameters. If want to know their "true" stance on the matter, write a support case and tell them you would be willing to do it there in their offices (isnt the first time it has been done), and I think you will be quite surprised at their response.

    Officially, it isnt so much "what" you do, but rather "how" you do it.
    ...a word to the wise
    is sufficient.

  5. #5
    Prowler
    This member has helped support PlanetCalypsoForum in the past via donations.
    P-J's Avatar
    Joined
    Aug 2005
    Gender | Ingame
    Male | Male
    Avatar
    PJ
    Society
    Aquarius
    Posts
    1,427
    Images
    9
    Quote Originally Posted by Morg View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Ive never seen MA's official stance as frowning on the idea in the least....they only frown on deals made "outside" of the official game parameters. If want to know their "true" stance on the matter, write a support case and tell them you would be willing to do it there in their offices (isnt the first time it has been done), and I think you will be quite surprised at their response.

    Officially, it isnt so much "what" you do, but rather "how" you do it.
    Yep MA have allowed a few players to do this, however, the inital response is and always has been that this isn't allowed. An interesting paradox.

    'The practice' is also fairly easy if you live 100 yards from MA's offices, however, kind of difficult if you live in Australia lol.

    I was kind of more interested in the way in which people identify with their avatar. Reading a few people's post on this issue (e.g MS9's temporary or permanent withdrawal (or reduced input) into the forum over this issue of the change to avi's or the post from someone who said 'my avi is me and I am my avi') some people identify closely with their avi while others don't.
    PJ's to be improved signature ...hey but it will do for a start

  6. #6
    Prowler Timbo Witters's Avatar
    Joined
    Dec 2006
    Gender | Ingame
    Male | Female
    Location
    Belgium
    Avatar
    Mit Timbo Witters
    Society
    Dutch Elite Squad
    Posts
    1,763
    Blog Entries
    7
    Images
    187
    I think selling your avatar is a bad thing. An avatar needs to be personal and not soled like a product.
    Also if you sell your avatar you take over someones name and reputation.
    Maybe the only possibility ma must give us to sell all the skills of your avatar.
    The buyer can then create a new avater whit the same skills.
    But MA will never do that because of the $$. By chipping out ma already loos money.
    If you can sell all your skills in one the losses of MA would go up very vast
    That's why I voted NO.
    But you never now EU is dynamic

  7. #7
    Elite BlackHawk's Avatar
    Joined
    Nov 2005
    Gender | Ingame
    Male | Male
    Location
    Bucharest
    Avatar
    Black Hawk Hawk
    Society
    BAHQ
    Posts
    3,867
    Images
    136
    Yes, but there should be a legal contract.
    The buyer and seller should sign it. The price for avatar should go in a trusted account. MA account. And when all papers are in order, MA can transfer all ID to a new person. Eventualy change the name of the avatar to the name choosed by the new owner. EU is virtual economy. We invest in our avatars and is normal to have the ability to sell them or buy them. MA can put a fee for all this job and set a minimum transaction cost to a sum that will not make this procedure very atractive for people that practicaly have nothing to sale.
    When you're dead, you don't know you're dead. Is just hard on the others.
    Same when you're stupid.

  8. #8
    Marauder Mikass's Avatar
    Joined
    Feb 2006
    Gender | Ingame
    Male | Male
    Avatar
    Masak Mikass Keer
    Posts
    5,567
    Blog Entries
    1
    Images
    334
    I voted yes, as the avatar represents a property after all. Also there should be some regulations in case of RL death, where avatar ownership could be transfered to living relatives or according to the owner`s will(think Neverdie also asked for this in the past).

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by BlackHawk View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Yes, but there should be a legal contract.
    The buyer and seller should sign it. The price for avatar should go in a trusted account. MA account. And when all papers are in order, MA can transfer all ID to a new person. Eventualy change the name of the avatar to the name choosed by the new owner. EU is virtual economy. We invest in our avatars and is normal to have the ability to sell them or buy them. MA can put a fee for all this job and set a minimum transaction cost to a sum that will not make this procedure very atractive for people that practicaly have nothing to sale.
    that would be a good way how to do it ...even MA would have something out of it (with avatar transfer fee)

  10. #10
    Old Guga's Avatar
    Joined
    Nov 2007
    Gender | Ingame
    Male | Male
    Location
    EU :)
    Society
    Free all the way
    Posts
    103
    Yes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Follow Planet Calypso on Twitter  Follow Planet Calypso on Facebook