Looney Labs Rabbits Mailing list Archive

Re: [Rabbits] Rabbit Only Items in Dangling Carrot (was Re: Gray 'mids?)

  • FromMarc Hartstein <marc.hartstein@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateFri, 26 Jan 2007 17:02:10 -0500
On Fri, Jan 26, 2007 at 09:25:26PM +0000, kerry_and_ryan@xxxxxxx wrote:
> My thoughts:
> If you don't have enough rabbit points to allocate even one to grey
> pyramids, go do another demo or whathaveyou.  It's fine to just BE a
> rabbit and not DO anything, but the Rabbit Point system was designed
> specifically to get you to DO things.  The Dangling Carrot is exactly
> that -- a reward that's shown to you to get you DO something.  If you
> don't have even one one rabbit point, then you don't deserve the
> "exclusive" stash of grey pyramids.

I completely disagree with this.  If the number of points spent on an
item were a fixed amount, I would completely agree with you, but it's
not, so a weird game has been introduced, and it's not a fair one.  I'm
trying to make a distinction between the points you get which mean
you've done enough to "deserve" to own the item, and the points which
give you a cost reduction.

> I like the system pretty much the way it is.  Heck, I would even
> suggest INCREASING the rabbit point requirements for some things in
> the Dangling Carrot.

This I could see.  I assume it was pretty thoroughly hashed out when the
decision was made to make the minimum number of points spent on a rabbit
exclusive item one, however.  My goal right now is to come up with a
structure which removes the incentive to game the system.  Once that's
in place it should be easier to modify some of the specifics to achieve
the desired effects.

> BUT...  It's not that big of a deal to me one way or the other.  I'm
> not a Rabbit because it'll get me cool collector's items.

I agree with you there.  In fact, I should get around to requesting
points for Origins and GenCon.  It's not about the money for me.  It's
really about observing a system which is broken and wanting to fix it.
Although the fact that there's money involved in the brokenness does
make me aware that it's a potential hot-button, and suggests that it's
even more important that it be fixed.


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