Donation "Item Shop"

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Donation "Item Shop"

Postby forwardslashN » 29 Mar 2016, 22:45

Summary (a quick, 2-3 sentence summary): Since donations are up only for a limited time due to the heavy request traffic, and because some people are now using their own sprites for donor stuff, it got me thinking how that can be resolved faster and maybe even improved. Maybe it would help to have some more pre-set options to choose from for the entire soldier look, given that there are many options already available. You can already get things like camo armor, Omega/Sanctum armor, and other things, but only if you already know about them. So the basic suggestion is, create a number special armor sets, helmets, uniforms, and some other things, only available to donators but still in the spirit of Aliens movie/CM in addition to the current stuff. All of these items would be clearly listed and priced, so people donating would already know what they can get and how much it would cost. So if you drop say $40, you can pick out which item you want from a few categories of special donor stuff, then put it together for a unique look, and you're good to go.

Benefits (How this will benefit the server and game as a whole): Faster donator tag, less headache from the spriting team, more donations.

Details (Description of how you think this would work, the benefits, etc): Keep a list of pre-made items somewhere readily available, priced accordingly (probably $10 per item or whatever), with maybe discounts for purchasing a full set of something. For example, getting a full set of insert_something_here gear would only be $30 instead of $40. This will give people a clear idea of how they can customize their character with a unique identity ahead of time without compromising visual fidelity, and probably speeding up the whole process considerably. Spriting new items for $10 works in theory, but the demand is obviously fairly large, and new players wouldn't exactly know the difference between a donor item and a UNIQUE donor item. Meaning, donor items are likely remain unique right now regardless of how many are made. I think it makes sense to list them somewhere accessible so people know what's out there. And maybe give the option to people who commission UNIQUE donor items to make them available for others.

TLDR: No more new custom items for $10, list and price everything already created specifically for the server, create a few unique item sets for people to mix and match in the spirit of CM, make this readily accessible information for people who donate, give the option for $15 donors to make their item(s) available to other donors.

Implementation (Optional, if you have an idea how to implement it): Topic upkeep. And obviously sprites/implementation as usual.
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Re: Donation "Item Shop"

Postby monkeysfist101 » 12 Sep 2016, 13:20

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Re: Donation "Item Shop"

Postby Boltersam » 12 Sep 2016, 13:21

This'll take a lot of pressure off of the spriting team. And hey, Donations will be opened again! Rejoice!
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