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Old 02-24-2005, 07:44 PM   #1
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Check this out. One of our players did this. Very... odd. In the words of the site:

"Soul Mates is an on-line character dating service* for Achaea, Dreams of Divine LandsŪ. Soul Mates 1.0 is available for download below and is free to use. Soul Mates uses a Token system to conduct transactions, so it doesn't cost money to use. It does cost Achaean gold, however, to purchase Tokens from Marc of Achaea using the free Soul Mates client (comes with download). Tokens cost 1 gold sovereign each (1000 Tokens = 1000 gold). "

http://www.tsecom.net/mcblackwelder/soulmate/

Note that it's specifically only to be used for character dating, not players hooking up. Heh. *bemused*

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Old 02-24-2005, 09:02 PM   #2
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Old 02-25-2005, 01:55 AM   #3
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Very bizarre. I'll bookmark it and see if it takes off.

Are there any other player-operated "services" external to the mud they play? How do the mud owners feel about it? Were they asked if it would be okay? I can see the logos loving it as it increases people trading, which increases the likelihood of spending dollars, with no effort on his part. Having Achaean gold for tokens only and not RL dollars for tokens made it so the logos would still get any possible money from the service
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Old 02-25-2005, 02:57 AM   #4
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Very bizarre.  I'll bookmark it and see if it takes off.

Are there any other player-operated "services" external to the mud they play? How do the mud owners feel about it? Were they asked if it would be okay? I can see the logos loving it as it increases people trading, which increases the likelihood of spending dollars, with no effort on his part. Having Achaean gold for tokens only and not RL dollars for tokens made it so the logos would still get any possible money from the service
Oh, I'm pretty sure it won't take off. In fact, I'd bet on it. I think it's an interesting little concept and told him it was ok when he asked (mainly because I don't have any right to stop that kind of thing, and also because it's not going to have any real effect on anything), but Achaea's not large enough to require a third party matching service. Lots of people are also afraid (probably without cause but I can't say for sure, of course) that it may be logging keystrokes or something. There's no real reason to suspect that aside from paranoia, but people are suspicious anyway. I have to admit that I won't be installing the program to check it out until lots of others have without reported problems.

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Old 02-25-2005, 10:16 PM   #5
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So, I'm a level 14 mercenary looking for a level 12 druid to share my plus four mace of disruption. I like walks in the Mortania Mountains and forays into mysterious dungeons by torchlight.  (Sorry, I'm not familiar with Achaean game mechanics.)
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Old 02-25-2005, 10:23 PM   #6
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I wish admins on the muds I play would purvey problematic products that caused paranoia among the playerbase.
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Old 02-25-2005, 11:28 PM   #7
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So, I'm a level 14 mercenary looking for a level 12 druid to share my plus four mace of disruption.  I like walks in the Mortania Mountains and forays into mysterious dungeons by torchlight.  (Sorry, I'm not familiar with Achaean game mechanics.)
Ahh, man, that's ALMOST what I'm looking for! It's just that I'm partial to morningstars instead of maces. Sigh.
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Old 02-26-2005, 05:29 PM   #8
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You know, one day it's just a player matchup program, the next it's a stalker selling Logo's bathwater on ebay.

Just plain creepy.
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Old 02-26-2005, 06:27 PM   #9
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So, I'm a level 14 mercenary looking for a level 12 druid to share my plus four mace of disruption.  I like walks in the Mortania Mountains and forays into mysterious dungeons by torchlight.  (Sorry, I'm not familiar with Achaean game mechanics.)
Ahh, man, that's ALMOST what I'm looking for! It's just that I'm partial to morningstars instead of maces. Sigh.
Sigh indeed. It seems as if Kaltor will have to search other places for a half-elf druid.
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Old 02-26-2005, 07:14 PM   #10
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You know, one day it's just a player matchup program, the next it's a stalker selling Logo's bathwater on ebay.

Just plain creepy.
*shifty* Too late.

Anyways, I thought about signing up at the site, just for kicks and giggles but yes, the paranoia got a little too much for me... oh, and the completely lame aspect of it too.

I doubt it would last. There is already a "dating" clan in Achaea, and last I checked Achaeans weren't having any troubles hooking up.
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Old 03-20-2005, 05:31 PM   #11
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Mildly disturbing, if kind of cool. I suppose it beats seeing people advertise for dates on Market, newbie or city channels. And a little nicer than the usual 'I r n00b, mudsexx me.' junk that crops up.
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Get that much in Kinsarmar?
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Old 04-09-2005, 09:02 PM   #13
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Not to be rude but considering that everything within the mud runs together like an accumulation of road debrie on a downhill slope caught in a rain storm, it's no wonder someone developed software.. It's prolly the only way to see or find someone.

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