<pre>From: Ilyos, the Arbiter
Subject: August's Collectible Cards.
As we announced previously, this month's promo is all about Entertainment. So what you can expect to see is a lot of music, performance, gambling and show-stuff! However, we're going to put you in the center of the action, rather than have you be a member of the audience.
Let's talk promotion first! Every 100 credits you purchase from the website, you will receive a 'premium card packet'. You can open this card packet and receive a COLLECTIBLE card. In addition, premium card packets will also contain one of the following:
- a robotic skulf puppy
- a robotic feracht kitten
- a snowglobe display case
- a three-eyed rosewing
- a violet-antlered lapine bunny
- an aerosol can of smartpaint
- a silver microphone - TOUCH this microphone to activate it and it will make your voice resound in the area you in!
- a personal augmentation casket
- a self-regulating autofeeder - For all your fishtank feeding needs
- a clear nanoplastic baggie - Open this baggie and get a random fish
Okay, but what are these collectible cards? You may now use the COLLECTIBLE command and learn more about this system. These new cards offer insight about some of the bigger bands in Starmourn and their members. We currently have collectible cards for 6 bands and each of the band sets contains 5 cards, detailing their different members. If you collect all 5 cards that belong to a band, you may COLLECTIBLE COMPLETE [cards in set that you own] a set and get a cool reward for doing so.
Whenever you open a card packet and get a card, there is a chance that the card you get is a premium version (a foil version). If you manage to complete a set of foiled cards, the reward you get is even better and it also includes the base reward. If luck isn't on your side, you may always COLLECTIBLE UPGRADE 4 cards with the same name into a foil version of that card.
Since these are collectible cards, you may, of course trade them. There is a special COLLECTIBLE MARKET where you can COLLECTIBLE SELL and COLLECTIBLE BUY cards for Marks or Credits. You will be using Unbound Credits to purchase cards from other players.
In a break from tradition, you may also buy cards directly in game with your Bound Credits. A random card costs 20 credits and a premium card packet (that includes one of the toys above and has double chance for a foil card) is 40 credits. Simply use COLLECTIBLE PURCHASE [PREMIUM].
Ok, now what do you get for completing these sets? You can always refer in game to COLLECTIBLE SETS INFO and see the list, but here is a breakdown:
1(Talking Tukkav) - Normal - Doubles your caloric intake. Stacks with the Bushraki Digestion.
1(Talking Tukkav) - Foil - Grants use of CALORIES MIN/MAX to set your daily calorie count to 0 or 60000
2(Elen and the Elgans) - Normal - Reduces the time it takes to reach a new elevation by 30%.
2(Elen and the Elgans) - Foil - Increases your movespeed by 1.
3(Song City Hippies) - Normal - Informs you when your mutual allies login or logout.
3(Song City Hippies) - Foil - Informs you when your mutual allies are attacked by another player.
4(Space Rogues) - Normal - Reduces rejuvenation costs to 1/3 of their value.
4(Space Rogues) - Foil - Reduces cloning times by ~20%.
5(Daughters of Ur) - Normal - Allows you to use more words when you CUSTOMIZE GAIT.
5(Daughters of Ur) - Foil - Changes the login and logout messages that others see in the room (this is predefined).
6(Lithium Alleys) - Normal - A rainbow-feathered malaca minipet.
6(Lithium Alleys) - Foil - A robot butler minipet that can prepare 2 drinks per day for you.
If you COMPLETE a set, be warned that the set is permanently yours. You can no longer trade a away a card in a completed set!
As always, let us know your thoughts and happy card hunting!
Oh...and before I forget, stay tuned for the next bit of content that will come in just a few. We heard that all this talk of music has stirred up the aspirant musician in some of you...</pre>