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PostSubject: Money and Value   Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:06 am

What will be the value in game?

Gold?
Coins?
Thrivedollars?
Thrivebucks?
etc

And speaking of money,will this game be paid? And if so,how many will it cost?
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PostSubject: Re: Money and Value   Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:48 am

I think that resources will be used, such as food, organic materials (wood), metals, and similar. Currency will be used after researching it.

Now, it's a good question how will the currency be done. I vote for using generic currency units (for example 2000 Currency Units/CU, or 2000 credits). Having to make currency for every civilization would be boring, and doing it randomly by computer would get confusing.
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PostSubject: Re: Money and Value   Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:06 am

Currency shouldn't be required to build something in your own civilization, but you can use to trade with other civilizations.
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PostSubject: Re: Money and Value   Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:06 am

But will the game be paid? And if so,how many?
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PostSubject: Re: Money and Value   Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:15 am

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Currency shouldn't be required to build something in your own civilization, but you can use to trade with other civilizations.

Only if you haven't researched it. It's just more efficient to pay a company for delivering X of certain goods. Of course, you could issue direct orders to goverment-owned manufacturers, but it's easier and faster to just order it.


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But will the game be paid? And if so,how many?

Nope, it will be free.
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PostSubject: Re: Money and Value   Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:17 am

Commander Keen wrote:
Darkov wrote:
Currency shouldn't be required to build something in your own civilization, but you can use to trade with other civilizations.

Only if you haven't researched it. It's just more efficient to pay a company for delivering X of certain goods. Of course, you could issue direct orders to goverment-owned manufacturers, but it's easier and faster to just order it.


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But will the game be paid? And if so,how many?

Nope, it will be free.
omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomg!!!!!

It looks so much like a real game and its very complicated but then its free?! I saw games that suck bullb**** and i had to pay 10 euro's for that! OMG! I thank the whole team for making this game free!!
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PostSubject: Re: Money and Value   Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:46 pm

zotobom wrote:
Commander Keen wrote:
Darkov wrote:
Currency shouldn't be required to build something in your own civilization, but you can use to trade with other civilizations.

Only if you haven't researched it. It's just more efficient to pay a company for delivering X of certain goods. Of course, you could issue direct orders to goverment-owned manufacturers, but it's easier and faster to just order it.


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But will the game be paid? And if so,how many?

Nope, it will be free.
omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomg!!!!!

It looks so much like a real game and its very complicated but then its free?! I saw games that suck bullb**** and i had to pay 10 euro's for that! OMG! I thank the whole team for making this game free!!

You're getting confused with the actual price of the game, and the currency in game.
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PostSubject: Re: Money and Value   Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:47 pm

roadkillguy wrote:
zotobom wrote:
Commander Keen wrote:
Darkov wrote:
Currency shouldn't be required to build something in your own civilization, but you can use to trade with other civilizations.

Only if you haven't researched it. It's just more efficient to pay a company for delivering X of certain goods. Of course, you could issue direct orders to goverment-owned manufacturers, but it's easier and faster to just order it.


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But will the game be paid? And if so,how many?

Nope, it will be free.
omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomg!!!!!

It looks so much like a real game and its very complicated but then its free?! I saw games that suck bullb**** and i had to pay 10 euro's for that! OMG! I thank the whole team for making this game free!!

You're getting confused with the actual price of the game, and the currency in game.
I dont get you. He sais ''Nope, it will be free.''. I think its pretty self-axplanority that the ingame currency will be free. But what the heck,dont matter what,even if it costs 50 euros im gonna buy it.
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PostSubject: Re: Money and Value   Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:49 pm

..He's talking about goods and trade in-game, you're talking about the price OF the game.

With any luck, the game will be free.
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PostSubject: Re: Money and Value   Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:52 pm

roadkillguy wrote:
..He's talking about goods and trade in-game, you're talking about the price OF the game.

With any luck, the game will be free.

Then,if so,i quote:


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omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomg!!!!!

It looks so much like a real game and its very complicated but then its free?! I saw games that suck bullb**** and i had to pay 10 euro's for that! OMG! I thank the whole team for making this game free!!
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PostSubject: Re: Money and Value   Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:35 pm

You've got me slightly confused, but I'll try and make some things clear:

-The game will be free to play and download.

-Currency will be researchable. At first, you will likely use trading and bartering. Eventually, after researching Currency, you can either choose an object or material to be the currency. It would be wise to choose something that is rare, but not too rare- like gold. Other things could be used, too, but the value of a single unit of the thing would decrease based on how readily available said thing is.
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PostSubject: Re: Money and Value   Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:39 pm

InvaderZim wrote:


-Currency will be researchable. At first, you will likely use trading and bartering. Eventually, after researching Currency, you can either choose an object or material to be the currency. It would be wise to choose something that is rare, but not too rare- like gold. Other things could be used, too, but the value of a single unit of the thing would decrease based on how readily available said thing is.

Well I think that ends that then?
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PostSubject: Re: Money and Value   Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:20 pm

Currency would definitely be a good addition to the tech tree.

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PostSubject: Re: Money and Value   Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:54 am

~sciocont wrote:
Currency would definitely be a good addition to the tech tree.

I think Alaska already did add it to his Tech tree concept, didn't he?
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PostSubject: Re: Money and Value   Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:03 am

I posted something about it on the thread, which evaded me on my search for it. But my main point in it was that currency could be anything on extra-terrestrial planets: The creatures prey, string, food, music, fast food, dirt, some sort of ketchup, spit, desserts, brains... The list is eternal!
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PostSubject: Re: Money and Value   Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:06 pm

The Uteen wrote:
I posted something about it on the thread, which evaded me on my search for it. But my main point in it was that currency could be anything on extra-terrestrial planets: The creatures prey, string, food, music, fast food, dirt, some sort of ketchup, spit, desserts, brains... The list is eternal!
I laughed by brains out at ''some sort of ketchu['' and ''brains''
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PostSubject: Re: Money and Value   Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:35 pm

Currency has to be something rare enough to be valuable, but common enough to allow many people to obtain it. Gold or other rare metals is a good choice, but it can also be food and similar.
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PostSubject: Re: Money and Value   Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:15 pm

But wont something you can just 'create' cause economic problems?
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PostSubject: Re: Money and Value   Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:45 am

It works. Not as good as rare materials, but works. Some ancient civilizations were using it to good effect, but later they replaced it with coins (more valuable).
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PostSubject: Re: Money and Value   Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:03 am

And what is rare and what isn't will change planet to planet. So coinage like Earth's could be worth much less on other planets.
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PostSubject: Re: Money and Value   Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:57 pm

The Uteen wrote:
And what is rare and what isn't will change planet to planet. So coinage like Earth's could be worth much less on other planets.

Of course.
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PostSubject: Re: Money and Value   Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:01 pm

Just realized that this doesn't go in the visual section. moving...

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