I’d like to lower (or preferably remove altogether) the beecoin requirements for most items on display in the beecoin shop.
This would be the first part of my new project, along with making the selections character-based (as opposed to client based) and adding more items and clothes to the selection (if i manage to even cardigans and blazers and all that).
This is my thought process:
The price on the items is absolutely dumb and completely arbitrary
The median cost of items is between 1,000 and 5,000 beecoins.
You get around 30 beecoins at the end of each shift (now that greentexting doesn’t provide 300 anymore).
Let’s say that you get 30 coins per hour. This would mean you require more than 160 hours to get a shirt. Is this really necessary?
let’s see how much do items cost on another roleplay server.
I’ll pick Aurora, since it’s my most played:
oh, it’s 0.
This limits character customisation (for no apparent reason)
I’m in full support of limiting many items to the patron donators, since it provides more incentive to donate.
But what do we gain from locking away this content? nothing.
Player freedom (through self expression) on the other end is severely limited. Isn’t having more customisation good?
Well, yes: you could just buy/hack a vending machine for most clothes after the round starts. But would that make any sense? Why shouldn’t your character start with their favorite shirt, or a waller?
Let’s say I wanted to play a character with an eyepatch (my character Joseph Alexander Willey): why should they not start with it? What good comes from needing to get that from a vendor instead?
I don’t like this form of metaprogression
I personally believe you should want to play on this server because you enjoy doing it in and of itself. This isn’t a gacha game.
These forms of incentives are not needed to keep players engaged with the server.
I’d like to lower the cost of most items to 0, as they do in other RP servers.
At the same time I’d be in favor of keeping the beecoin requirement on some dumb items like the swag outfit.
Please tell me what you think about these ideas!