Let's make TF2M some money: avatar hats

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by ardysqrrl, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. ardysqrrl

    ardysqrrl L4: Comfortable Member

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    Right now, sponsorship is the solution for members who want to financially assist tf2maps. For their effort, they get the ability to upload maps, as well as some limited privileges on the server. They also get larger avatars.

    Many, I expect, don't care about server privileges, but everybody likes to look shiny in front of other people. With that spirit in mind I suggest micro-transactional avatar hats. Hats would be superimposed in their own <div> above avatars, scaled and positioned according to user preference. Here's a sample:

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    The majority of hats could be priced the same, perhaps less than 5 dollars; those with javascript particle effects could cost quadruple or more the cost.
     
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  2. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    I like the idea of hats. I don't like the idea of micro-transactions, though monthly subs I'm okay with... also, would they be kinda limited to your avatar? Like with mine, there isn't really a defined head...
     
  3. Bermuda Cake

    Bermuda Cake L9: Fashionable Member

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    It's a cool idea, but most people who can afford it probably donate for the privileges of uploading maps or simply because they want to support the community. That's my personal reasons, anyway - I can't really talk for others but I'm not sure if more motives are needed.
     
  4. REEJ

    REEJ L7: Fancy Member

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    This will make thousands of $$$
     
  5. Mr.Blob

    Mr.Blob L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Or I could just edit my avatar..... and have any hat I want? :3
     
  6. Moose

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    Maybe we could finally get good servers!
     
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  7. ardysqrrl

    ardysqrrl L4: Comfortable Member

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    Did you read my post / look at the pictures? the hats go outside of normal avatar space.
     
  8. Jimmy Nicholls

    Jimmy Nicholls L2: Junior Member

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    Still I think he has a point. I think offering this as a reward for detonators is a good idea. Microtransactions not so much.
     
  9. jpr

    aa jpr

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    tf2hats.net.... I like it!
     
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  10. Mr.Blob

    Mr.Blob L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Accept 90% of you are all poor. :D
     
  11. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Only if you can pay for multiple hats and stack them into a grand pillar that reaches up to the avatar above you.
     
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  12. Sergis

    aa Sergis L666: ])oo]v[

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    Only if we can trade the hats too.
     
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  13. Jeremy

    Jeremy L11: Posh Member

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    No Unusual hats please. I don't want to read posts and be distracted by flying hearts ;_;
     
  14. Trotim

    aa Trotim

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    You're kidding right?
     
  15. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    I will trade you my avatar's Unusual Map Hat with stamp particles for your avatar's Unusual Furry Hat with yiff particles.
     
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  16. Rexy

    aa Rexy The Kwisatz Haderach

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    FYI I'm planning on donating some cash as soon as the stamp money rolls in. Whenever that happens...
     
  17. nik

    nik L12: Fabulous Member

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    NOPE.

    really, no
     
  18. ardysqrrl

    ardysqrrl L4: Comfortable Member

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    ok let's pretend it's the exact same idea except I didn't use the word "micro-transaction" because that's a scary word that frightens people
     
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  19. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    I got it. The TF2 Maps "Gift shop"
     
  20. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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