Interordi.com:

Interordi.com Message Board
Login:
Username: Password:
User options:

New topic Reply

Topic: April's Fools Day 2014: the results!!, Pay 50 credits to unlock this topic

Pages: 1

Doctacosa
Admin
SciLab Official
Ship Captain


Status: Offline
Posts: 7239
Badges: Princess Celestia Unity.EXE emblem Zenny Squid beaker Lilly Satou ... and 25 more
Stream: Season's Greetings!

NetNavi:
Unity.EXE
SSS-license
Status: Jacked-in
Level: 32 [What's this?]
Posted on April 2, 2014 at 14:16:44 [Post link]
Quote

Microtransactions! Free-to-play! We all love spending money, right?

... what do you mean, you don't?

This year's prank involved the fake addition of transactions based on donations, to "help support the server's costs". The idea came to me after seeing how well the donations have been working to support the Minecraft server, although that kind of contributions isn't really needed here. For the record, don't worry about this web server: the fees are minimal compared to the Minecraft server and have been stable for quite some time now. I have no need to ask for money to keep things running, nor do I need to add Paypal, advertising or anything of the sort. :)

The past few years often involved adding a semi-joke feature that became permanent; this isn't the case this year as the code to support said transactions has already been purged from the codebase. Back to normal operations!

And now, for this year's fun numbers:

  • 4 players unlocked all the board's features and earned a permanent badge!
  • 122 transactions (credits + unlocks) were done through the day!
  • The most popular topic for unlocking was "Optifine for 1.7.2 available", with 5 unlocks!
  • Right behind was "Expansion: Project Central", opened 4 times!
  • 11 people unlocked the board's posting ability!
  • 4891 registered members proudly wore a powerless "Admin" rank!


I've been accused by some of pulling a weak April's Fools Day gag on the forums this year. Fair enough. :) However, with only 30 people visiting on this April 1st, I didn't feel justified in sinking a ton of time making something very complex that would be lost after 24 hours. Instead, I'm focusing my energy on larger scale projects, such as Cyber Grid which is one year old as of yesterday!

Besides, players on the Creeper's Lab had it good, with 46 players being swept into the End. That'll be explained on another topic later today!

Edited by Dr. Cossack on April 2, 2014 at 13:47:03


The admin formerly known as Dr. Cossack.

I post musings, images and nonsense on Tumblr! I play games on Steam! Add me on either/both, and don't hesitate to ask if you want to play something with me!

"There are only three things certain in life: Death, taxes, and Teej's obsessions." ~ RisingDragon (still true in 2017!)

MediaKlepto
Super moderator
Minecraft op
Contributor
Super moderator


Status: Offline
Posts: 345
Badges: Zenny Squid beaker 150 credits 100 credits 100 credits ... and 1 more

NetNavi:
Sweet.EXE
Z-license
Status: Jacked-in
Level: 20 [What's this?]
Posted on April 2, 2014 at 17:07:06 [Post link]
Quote

I actually quite enjoyed the forum-side game, regardless of how obvious it was that it was a gag. :P Proud to say I'm one of the 4 with the badge, heehee~


Image

Magic
Contributor
Marker-Sensei


Status: Offline
Posts: 109
Badges: 100 credits

NetNavi:
Neku.EXE
Z-license
Status: Jacked-in
Level: 21 [What's this?]
Posted on April 2, 2014 at 19:37:18 [Post link]
Quote

I actually epicly failed the forum games... Somehow I got -100 credits... Although I did get one badge, which is just fine with me! I thought this was actually quite fun and I will definitely do this next year. Thanks for the smile!

Edited by DAELENXD on April 2, 2014 at 20:44:32


~Magic

RisingDragon
Goat Herder


Status: Offline
Posts: 2123
Badges: Lilly Satou Emi Ibarazaki Pyro Heavy Demoman ... and 18 more
Stream: College and education can go straight to hell n...

NetNavi:
WhiteGlint.EXE
Z-license
Status: Jacked-in
Level: 63 [What's this?]
Posted on April 3, 2014 at 4:44:16 [Post link]
Quote

I sadly never got around to trying the functions out; by the time I got to IO it was already over.


"Why do you care that I care that you care enough to care that I care for caring?" "Conversation isn't your strong point, is it?"
"I worship the supreme comrade Cossack!"
"OugharagarraaahhHHH: When 'Ow' just won't cut it."
ImageImage
Image

CAPCOM: We put the "No" in Innovation.

 

Pages: 1

New topic Reply