Let's make TF2M some money: purchasable emoticons

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by ardysqrrl, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. ardysqrrl

    ardysqrrl L4: Comfortable Member

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    I've had this idea for a while but it really hit home when I wanted to post [​IMG] on the void's stories thread

    so this is a pretty simple idea: submit a png of some maximum size along with a cash donation (10-15 dollars is probably sufficient) and then the emoticon is added to the forums!

    I'm aware that the forums support inline images but using emoticon codes is far more snazzy.
     
  2. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    I'm not down for this, basically because I barely use emoticons... also I now notice that the forums have advertisments now inbetween some posts... which bugs me a little.
     
  3. Bermuda Cake

    Bermuda Cake L9: Fashionable Member

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    uh
     
  4. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    ...does it?

    edit: nvm im dumb i figured out why i dont see them
     
  5. ardysqrrl

    ardysqrrl L4: Comfortable Member

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    maybe if you bought more emoticons the forums wouldn't need to have ads
     
  6. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    Or I could do what people normally do, which is get veep...

    I think more perks for veep besides just upload/no adverts/server/veep would be better than micro transactions. Even though this is a TF2 community, lets not become TF2.
     
  7. drp

    aa drp

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    yep 2 more ad banners after 1st and last. sorry guys, but the servers need to be paid for.
     
  8. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    I will get Veep soon... I have more money than I expected (*yay*) so another month or 2 will be in order....

    I still think that more veep exclusive/alluring perks would be more benificial than micro-transactions in the TF2Maps.net Gift shop (see previous thread on avatar hats). Maybe make the expanded emoticons and avatar hats part of being a VIP... I think that with drp and the lotteries, those potentially will be good ways to get people to want to get VIP. It looks like we have a lot of newer mappers coming in now, so thats also good.
     
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  9. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    I'm pretty sure both of these suggestions by ardy have been tongue-in-cheek and not exactly serious. In case that has gone over some heads.
     
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  10. Vincent

    aa Vincent 🔨 Grandmaster Lizard Wizard Jedi 🔨

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    Can't really believe people don't notice him trolling.
     
  11. ardysqrrl

    ardysqrrl L4: Comfortable Member

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    it's not trolling :(
     
  12. Vincent

    aa Vincent 🔨 Grandmaster Lizard Wizard Jedi 🔨

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    A very bad joke sounds a bit less harsh I suppose.
     
  13. ardysqrrl

    ardysqrrl L4: Comfortable Member

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    okay I admit this one wasn't funny but I think people got a good laugh out of avatar hats
     
  14. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    I did laugh at the hats...

    Though, with the addition of the new adverts, it is hard to tell if this is or is not a joke.
     
  15. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    I was thinking more of Something Awful's forum, which I don't believe charges extra for emoticons but charges for damn near everything else forum users usually take for granted.
     
  16. Wilson

    aa Wilson Burial by Sleep

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    We need hats for all these smileys, that is ALL we need, nothing more, nothing less.
     
  17. ardysqrrl

    ardysqrrl L4: Comfortable Member

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    SA charges 30 bucks if anybody wants to add a new emote and they're doing just fine

    I think the greatest feature of SA though is the ability to purchase new avatars and title text for other people
     
  18. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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  19. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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  20. ardysqrrl

    ardysqrrl L4: Comfortable Member

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    is it that you don't have a credit card