Sunday, March 25, 2012

Proposal: Mutual Fund

Reaches quorum and passes 8-3 ~ southpointingchariot

Adminned at 26 Mar 2012 19:30:01 UTC

In the rule titled “Institutions”, replace

The Bank: When a player influences the Bank, they gain twice the usual number of credits during the restocking that occurs immediately afterward.

with

The Bank: In the restocking that follows each Cycle, all credits Directed at the Bank are returned to the players who Directed them. Additionally, the player who influenced the Bank during that Cycle receives 1 credit for every full 10 credits Directed at the Bank by any player during that Cycle. Additionally, any player who Directed credits at the Bank but did not influence it receives 1 credit for every full 5 credits they Directed at the Bank during that Cycle.

Adding some interest to the Bank, as well as an alternate means of passive credit accumulation. Controlling a popular Bank can be profitable, but an unpopular Bank less so.

Comments

southpointingchariot:

03-26-2012 00:20:53 UTC

against The current income system is part of the game design to me - take out the “returned to the players” part, and i think this is a good upgrade in general.

Yonah:

03-26-2012 00:32:43 UTC

If that is done, the interest calculations will have to be changed such that it is actually possible to earn a net gain in credits from this.

southpointingchariot:

03-26-2012 01:08:33 UTC

@Yonah, agreed - my point is that I’m not interested in abolishing the current income system, but I think your concept for the Bank is good.

Cpt_Koen:

03-26-2012 01:20:27 UTC

for

Patrick:

03-26-2012 01:34:47 UTC

for

scshunt:

03-26-2012 03:29:28 UTC

for

Doctor29:

03-26-2012 05:09:16 UTC

for

Clucky: HE/HIM

03-26-2012 07:05:24 UTC

against

Josh: HE/HIM

03-26-2012 07:11:50 UTC

for

Kevan: HE/HIM

03-26-2012 09:19:04 UTC

for

Soviet Brendon:

03-26-2012 12:58:12 UTC

imperial

southpointingchariot:

03-26-2012 15:28:56 UTC

As Kevan’s proposal has failed, I feel strongly this should be modified to avoid massive inflation - thoughts?

ChronosPhaenon:

03-26-2012 19:16:28 UTC

for

Yonah:

03-26-2012 20:33:25 UTC

As regards inflation, currently directing 1 credit at a random institution has a payoff of 100%, while this only has a payoff of 20%. I doubt anyone will have enough credits for this to be worthwhile for at least a couple more cycles, so we have some time to fix inflation issues.