Announcements post #310: Auction Bidness...

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From: Fiendish Damiel, Pew Pew Pew
Subject: Auction Bidness...

Roll up, roll up to the auction of a lifetime!

We have ships and creatures, housing and shops, food trucks and fishies galore! Feast your eyes (and your currency readers) on the goodies we have on offer this fine Ascension!

(Well... after a few hefty credit boons for you all, I figured you'd want something to spend it all on, right?)

WITHOUT FURTHER ADO...

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CREDITS AUCTIONS:
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Historic Jin Ship - Huo'zha
It would be reasonable to presume that Huo'zha was named after the traditional Jin Ir-Vothiam position, which translates as, 'held comet', but it was in fact the other way around. The Jin that we know in Starmourn today are all descended from a large alliance known as The Departed, who fled a mad Godking ruling their far-off home system, Ijzala. The Departed seized the Blood Ark - one of the three huge worldships constructed by the Jin at enormous expense to someday carry the over-populated Jin to new systems en masse - as well as a fleet of warships, and they fled the Ijzala system, forever. In 212 A.E. they finally made their way into the Starmourn system for the first time, the Ark and her fleet having wandered the galaxy for around 150 years. This is one of the warships they brought with them - beautifully refurbished and restored (some may say repurposed) to fight another day.
This historic ship is a cruiser with the same spec as previous auction ships (so it will be fair). It comes with 10 thematic rooms with interactive items, and also includes customization options for your other ships.

Ship - The Troublemaker
A badass destroyer with the ability to summon trouble wherever it goes. Can send out a bad luck beacon once every 4 hours to call a random hard incursion to itself. Great stats, basic design (no additional rooms or progged items included so you can redecorate or not, that's up to you!). Built in trouble magnet. Also includes customization options for your other ships."

Starmourn's very first player hab!!!
HABS ARE COMING! Pay upfront to guarantee you get the first one. The entrance to your new home can be located wherever you want, (not on a ship, obvs) and will include up to 10 rooms (depending on lore appropriateness - we can probably work most things, but you can't build a 10 room hab in a hotel room or whatever. Was going to say you can't build a ten room hab off a service tunnel or in the rootsnarl or whatever - but actually those might be pretty cool... like a bunker or a hobbit hole. Not redeemable until December 2021.

Custom design type
Are you roleplaying being a weapons manufacturer and want to be able to actually craft special guns? A tech specialist who wants to produce triangulation devices or jetpacks? Do you want to be able to produce functional masks or costumes? Bath bombs or perfume or nail polish? With this verrry special prize, you can! This very special license will grant you ONE mechanical item type, which you can then replicate with your own designs. You will be able to apply your own designs to a template object, which you can then sell in your shops throughout the sector!

Your very own food truck
Ever coveted Kiru Ano's zippa stand? Ever wanted a noodle stall like that Tukkav dude (or Wes Watanabe, you weirdo) or a sashtar wagon like Norsitya? Here's your chance! If you've seen Syzygy's flower wagon around the place, this will work exactly the same way. Stock up to 50 of your designs in a food truck, emblazoned with your branding and designed to your specifications! Placeable anywhere that isn't already an NPC shop.

Portable festival rig
With this kit you can convert any outside room into a festival space, with a built in shop to stock merch and drinks. When placed, this item converts the room into a performance venue. Immovable once dropped and resets to your inventory in 25 hours, so be sure to book your show right away once placed!

A nanite compression cube
A rly big bag with sorting function (255 capacity), can hold promo items and set them to reset to the cube whilst in there. Free customization to look and be worn however you like. (ISSUE to request description change after the auction ends).

Custom ship zine
A full set of bespoke ship customizations just for you. Work with one of the admin team to create a set of unique appearance options for your ship. Comes with one unique hull color, one unique hull pattern, one unique hull shape, one unique wing shape, one unique finish, and one unique decal. ISSUE yourself after the auction ends to request your customizations.

Custom infusion capsule
A luxurious infusion capsule of your own design! You will receive a dispenser that will produce 3 of these per RL day, so that you and your friends may have an infusion made especially for you at the spa!

Custom pet
You will work with the admin team to create a custom pet for you, complete with reactions. This has to be a lore-appropriate pet, and must either be a robotic construction or a small/pet version of a creature type that already exists in the game. No sentient creatures, no fantastic/magical beings, no new races. ISSUE yourself after the auction ends to request.

Custom NPC
You will work with the admin team to create a custom NPC that can reside on your ship, in your shop or in your hab (once we have those!).
This should be limited to either a crew member, butler, servant or something similar. No important, existing, fantastic, unrealistic characters. ISSUE yourself after the auction ends to request.

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MARKS AUCTIONS:
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2nd player hab
HABS ARE COMING! Pay upfront to guarantee you get the second one. Starmourn's second player hab Like the first one, but the second one. Habs will be purchaseable with credits, so this is a rare chance to buy one with marks! The entrance to your new home can be located wherever you want, (not on a ship, obvs) and will include up to 10 rooms (depending on lore appropriateness - we can probably work most things, but you can't build a 10 room hab in a hotel room or whatever. Was going to say you can't build a ten room hab off a service tunnel or in the rootsnarl or whatever - but actually those might be pretty cool... like a bunker or a hobbit hole. Not redeemable until December 2021. ISSUE yourself after the auction has ended to request.

Player shop
This player shop links to your trade terminal shop, and includes a 1 room extension (a second room, which can link to a second trade terminal shop) and a special function interactive item, as well as ONE special room flag (performance, water, fridge etc). Can be placed wherever you like, as long as it's approved by producers. Room descs and names to be written by you (you can use an in-room panel to change these whenever you like!) ISSUE yourself after the auction has ended to request your location and special items.

Private perma-wormhole
Want to set up a permanent portal between two places just for you? Okie doke! Obviously this needs to be approved by producers. No wormholing into a faction you're enemied to, no wormholing onto someone else's ship etc etc... be reasonable please. ISSUE yourself after the auction has ended to request your locations.

Custom pet
You will work with the admin team to create a custom pet for you, complete with reactions. This has to be a lore-appropriate pet, and must either be a robotic construction or a small/pet version of a creature type that already exists in the game. No sentient creatures, no fantastic/magical beings, no new races. ISSUE yourself after the auction ends to request.

Custom NPC
You will work with the admin team to create a custom NPC that can reside on your ship, in your shop or in your hab (once we have those!).
This should be limited to either a crew member, butler, servant or something similar. No important, existing, fantastic, unrealistic characters. ISSUE yourself after the auction ends to request.

Custom zine
A full set of bespoke customizations just for you. Work with the admin team to create a full suite of customized appearance settings dispensed by a special 'zine, unique to your character. ISSUE yourself after the auction has ended to request your options.

Custom fish
A custom fishie like no other in the game! It will have its own xenozoo entry and will be created to your specifications!

A Crafter's Omnipass

Custom epic weapon
An epic weapon with a custom design to your specifications. Permanent, sturdy and big ol' stats, just like Damiel... who is also a weapon.

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AUCTION INFO:
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***HARDCORE PLAYERS*** are not allowed to bid on auctions unless their current character is more than 30 days old. Admin will remove your bid if we see this happening. This is to stop people from dying purposefully to have a big pile of credits to spend. Also... a lot of these things would die with you, so there's probably little point in buying them if you're HC, sadly.

AUCTIONS Lists all auctions you can bid on.
AUCTION INFO <#> Tells you more about that one auction.
BID <#> ON <#> Bid on an item. The amount will instantly be deducted from your account - it is safe!
BID INCREASE <#> on <#> Increases your maximum bid on a specified auction.
(The amount you are increasing is ADDED to your previous bid; it does not replace it.)
AUCTION ESCROW BUILD Calculates the trade-in value of your current artefacts as 'escrow credits'
which you can also use to bid with.
Note: You do not have to bind credits until after the auction is finished, escrow build will
count them).
AUCTION CREDITS Reports on bound credits, and escrow credits.
Note: Escrow credits aren't real credits! They just help you bid on things without having
all the bound credits on hand ahead of time. If you win the auction, you will be expected
to buy credits, or trade in artifacts, or do something to raise your bound credits level to
high enough to resolve the auction.
AUCTION <#> RESOLVE If you have enough bound credits at the time the auction ends, they will automatically come
out of your account. If not, you can use this command to pay once you've realised the amount required.

At the end of the auction, either the credits or marks will be taken away, and the item/artefact/special-prize will be awarded. If you need to get more credits, then it'll all wait till you RESOLVE the auction (see above).

If there were any unused bid monies, you'll get them back at this point.

General Notes
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Bids CANNOT be retracted. You bid, you're stuck. If you're outbid, then and only then do you get your marks/credits/whatever back. PAY CAREFUL ATTENTION TO YOUR BID SYNTAX. If you enter the wrong amount, you are still responsible for that.

When an auction appears, everyone in the game is notified.

Items won in credit auctions are generally NOT transferrable to anyone else. Bound credits are used for credit auctions, so whatever you win is bound to your character. Artefacts won in marks auctions are similarly non-transferrable. Any other items won in marks auctions where you would need staff intervention to transfer it to someone else should be assumed as non-transferrable unless otherwise noted in the auction description. Items that could be freely transferrable on the promo market may still be considered free to transfer via the promo market.

For more info, see HELP AUCTIONS!

Happy bidding, beautiful spacers!

Damiel <3
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