- Jul 3, 2010
- Sheffield UK
- Avatar Name
- Paul Jetman Masters
The impression i got from the sale was you got a style and message of your choice, no shopkeepers, slots for items and no ownership of the statue (MA are adding it as a landmark, not property)I'm just goin g to speak up a little sheepishly on this one. I have no dog in this particular fight and wasn't around when these were sold so I've just been observing on this one.
I was just having "shower thoughts" moment and I wonder if they are working on something (as JBK says "a system") for this.
I mean, as far as I can tell they basically offered a statue of an avatar (there were two or three styles right?) with a name plaque on it.
But somehow there's all this questions about a million things. John you have some great ideas but maybe a little too much for this thing?
Now it seems people havve hopes for so many things it should be an estate with some sort of "manageable" statue where an avatar can equip/dequip actual items and maybe a shopkeeper too if you can't use the area as a proper little estate itself. User equipable/modifiable (PC) signage.
I'm not even sure what else has been posited in these threads and some of the letters to MA. It seems they're really in a bind now. If MA sold you a manageable estate with all this functionality in the middle of twins for 5k ped a lot of people are going to be pissed. None of this was mentioned or even so much as hinted at in anything I saw about this sale or the statues.
That brings us to the problem of MA communications again, this could be cleared up either way. But honestly I wonder at this point if they're not actually working on some sort of compromise solution that will consider this.
I am sort of sorry in an altruistic way that if there isn't some way to manage this nicely these statues will basically be poles covered up in big garish (PC) signs all the time. It would perhaps be wiser to build one in and try to make it tasteful. And as it turns out none of the buyers seem interested in what was basically a simple vanity item but of course (MA has bred this attitude for years) to get some business edge or profit directly from it.
I hear you talking about the deeds like it might be sellable or tradeable. What?
So before this seems personal let me just point out that JBK is very vocal and clear in his interests and how to express them. Plus he has a lot of "interesting" ideas which he presents well. All noted to point out this isn't meant as any attack or even argument really. Much less me defending MA who REALLY NEEDS to just say something, anything at all.
But maybe this is parked while they sort out some sort of middle ground?
Personally I think they should just put up the hunter/miner/whatever avatar that was supposed to be selectable and close the book on this one. They've bungled it along too far. But who knows, maybe they're actually trying to do something nice with it for the few that actually decided to get involved.
Got my fingers crossed that you guys (and the ark land plots, and etc...) start seeing some satisfaction soon.
It's really, really hard to love an abuser.