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[AG3 idea] Deleted Username Lottery

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Posted Oct 5, '10 at 4:20pm

cormyn

cormyn

2,863 posts

Knight

Larry and I just discussed the idea of having a "lottery" system for usernames which are freed up through an eventual user deletion system for dropping inactive users -- if we even build such a thing.

I told Larry I wanted to build it auction-style, but Larry's not keen on the idea of turning AP into a "currency" to spend on things, and instead came up with the idea of a lottery where we let 100 qualifying users put their account into a pool to "win" a new username. Qualifying, of course, would depend on when you last changed your username, etc.

Thoughts?

 

Posted Oct 5, '10 at 4:24pm

Cenere

Cenere

12,941 posts

Knight

Totally unrelated, but: This reminds me of the "Wheel of Moderation" somehow.

Could work, as long as people are able to get the one they want.
I sense at least a few wanting to have "1337" > >...

 

Posted Oct 5, '10 at 4:27pm

cormyn

cormyn

2,863 posts

Knight

Yeah, I have a feeling that some of those names we might have to hold a week-long lottery, or at least lots of notice.

 

Posted Oct 5, '10 at 4:27pm

Avorne

Avorne

3,224 posts

It could work but I'd prefer a 'auction' system over the lottery one. That might just be me though and if Larry is against it then it doesn't matter.

 

Posted Oct 5, '10 at 4:34pm

1337Player

1337Player

1,773 posts

I sense at least a few wanting to have "1337" > >...

*Cough cough* Mhm Cenere.

week-long lottery

Hum... Maybe instead of one lottery for one name, multiple ones so whoever has the most would get the name. But the chances of people getting their name drawn more than once are unlikely.

It could work but I'd prefer a 'auction' system over the lottery one.

So do I except I don't want to auction Armor Points, something else maybe.

 

Posted Oct 5, '10 at 5:00pm

knight_34

knight_34

11,455 posts

An auction system? We don't even have a form of currency yet.. Hmm.. I don't really remember anyone wanting my desired username, Knight.. Oh well.

but Larry's not keen on the idea of turning AP into a "currency"

Most of us aren't really keen on that either.. I'd personally prefer a separate system.

 

Posted Oct 5, '10 at 5:03pm

Freakenstein

Freakenstein

8,144 posts

Moderator

I'm a little confused on how you guys came up with this, to be honest XD

I mean...why go though the trouble of just changing names? Either way, others will be confused as to the sudden change of their usernames. At least with the mentioned-earlier concept of a display name and an account name, you still retain your original account, but can freely change your display name.

Sounds a bit too much of an effort to me :-/

 

Posted Oct 5, '10 at 5:29pm

delossantosj

delossantosj

5,311 posts

i actually think this is a great idea, i think it should be less people though. cause im sure people want to change there name, but not THAT many people.

 

Posted Oct 5, '10 at 6:15pm

Avorne

Avorne

3,224 posts

You could auction certain usernames off for AP (Which is a potential currency (although Larry doesn't want it to become this for obvious reasons)) - whoever puts the highest AP bid in gets the username. This would keep out the people who seek to change username every few days.

 

Posted Oct 5, '10 at 6:17pm

knight_34

knight_34

11,455 posts

I am strongly against the use of AP for currency. I prefer a special currency is created.