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Archived Post 10-15-2011 11:29 AM

Idea to incorporate "Self-character trading"
 
I know that there is a current way to do this but its a pain in the butt.
My suggestion is to create the "Federation Cargo Authority".
Give them a booth at all the Federation Starbases, like on ESD build a booth on to the current booth that has the Fleet Ambassador in it.

Next players can go up to the "FCA" and when they want to transfer loot to another one of "their" characters they can pay a combination of EC's and Dilithium, or EC's and collected resources like those entertainment provisions ( basically EC's no matter what but a secondary "Trade" of resources) but no C-points. Depending on how much you want to send depends on how much it will cost you to send it.
Once you log on to your other character you get a notification that you got a "package" you then look into your inventory and see a clickable package that unzips giving you all the sent items.

This unique system would also offer a service were you could send "rare" and "uncommon" for an additional fee. And during certain "breaks in the war" would be willing to accept "very rare" items fro transfer.

This in a way would make the "FCA' like Fedex of the 25th century for the Federation anyway.

For the KDF the Ferengi could run a similar operation, call it "Nagus Express" lol

Anyway I think this system would be interesting to see in-game I also think that it should not be allowed to be purchased with C-points since this could help create a "sink" for EC's and other resources.

Archived Post 10-15-2011 11:42 AM

I thought the FCA was the Ferengi Commerce Authority.

Archived Post 10-15-2011 12:04 PM

True, I guess the Federation side could be named the "Earth Cargo Authority or Earth Cargo Service" since that was introduced in Enterprise. Or call it the "Gallamite Parcel Service" and it ran by Gallamites on the Federation side. :)

Also wanted to add that you would only been able to send so many "types" of items a day.
And the payment structure would go like this...maybe.

For example:

Common items
You could send up to 20 "common" items a day max.
You could send them in increments of 5.
The cost to send them would be each of the items worth plus 6% in EC's and a collected Resource for each items sent.

UnCommon items
You could send up to 15 "Uncommom" items a day max.
You could send them in increments of 5.
The cost to send them would be each of the items worth plus 8% in EC's and 2 collected Resources for each one item sent.
Also if the "Uncommon" item is "Bound" its worth is doubled.

Rare items
You could send up to 10 "Rare" items a day max.
You could send them in increments of 5.
The cost to send them would be each of the items worth plus 10% in EC's, 4 collected Resources for each one item sent and 20 units of Dilithuim for each item sent.
Also if the "Rare" item is "Bound" its worth is tripled.

Very Rare items
You coud send up to 5 "Very Rare" items when made available.
You send them in one increment of 5.
The cost to send them would be each of the items worth plus 12% in EC's, 8 collected Resources for each one items sent and 40 units of Dilithuim for each item sent.
Also if the "Very Rare" item is "Bound" its worth is tripled ( Not Quadrupled ).

Also....
You could send money to your other Alts.
To send EC's you would have to give the "FCA or ECA" a percentage of the EC's being sent.
The "Cap" to send EC's would be set at 1,000,000 EC's a day.


And all of the above services would only be available to "Gold Accounts / Life Accounts".

Archived Post 10-15-2011 01:28 PM

So other then the option to mail EC's, the fee, and the extra limits here, this is different then the current mail system how?

And the fee's and limits you've added make it less of a "pain in the butt" ????

Archived Post 10-15-2011 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by openair (Post 3812385)
So other then the option to mail EC's, the fee, and the extra limits here, this is different then the current mail system how?

And the fee's and limits you've added make it less of a "pain in the butt" ????

The current mail system won't let you mail "bound" items and appears to be under renovation so that the items sent from one character will not be accessible by another. So the days of using the mail system to send items to yourself so that they can be used by other characters may be at an end. ( Unless this is a bug )

As for the fee's and limits, the fee's are there to create another "sink" for the dev's ( who have been looking for them to help with the EC problem ). And the limits are there to help keep the system from being abused.

Archived Post 10-15-2011 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Nikola_Tesla
The current mail system won't let you mail "bound" items and appears to be under renovation so that the items sent from one character will not be accessible by another. So the days of using the mail system to send items to yourself so that they can be used by other characters may be at an end. ( Unless this is a bug )

Items are bound for a reason... And it is a bug. Think about it... If you can mail items to other accounts, but not your own, all you need is somone you can trust to get around that limit... Which accomplishes NOTHING but punishing people who dont have a friend and/or dont want to cheese the system.

Archived Post 10-15-2011 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by openair (Post 3812406)
Items are bound for a reason... And it is a bug. Think about it... If you can mail items to other accounts, but not your own, all you need is somone you can trust to get around that limit... Which accomplishes NOTHING but punishing people who dont have a friend and/or dont want to cheese the system.

If its not a bug then the mail system will be stripped of not only the ability to mail items to yourself but others as well.

So it will just be a "text" based system.

But if its not then we could just make it were its the Ferengi on both ESD and in the First City and have them require you to pay them some GPL to send EC's to other accounts instead of a percentage.

Which would be interesting and make more use of the Ferengi.

Archived Post 10-15-2011 01:56 PM

Then people would just use the exchange to cheese. And mail the EC's used to cheese back and forth.

Archived Post 10-15-2011 01:58 PM

I like this idea

Archived Post 10-15-2011 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by openair (Post 3812420)
Then people would just use the exchange to cheese. And mail the EC's used to cheese back and forth.

They are watching the economy must closer now since its going F2P so people who buy EC's from external sources will be banned. And those who use the exchange to "cheese" will be addressed.

The days of putting up a tribble for a 1,000,000EC so that you can buy that tribble with another alt to transfer EC's will soon be over as those transactions will be recorded and followed up on.


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