Twersie wrote:A way to get rid of gold quickly and effectively would be to introduce a new shop where one can buy STREAMBORN creatures - with prices dependent on rarity.
Allow this to happen until gold is phased out.
Though i simply do not see how introducing a new currency (silver) is going to help at all, as you will have the exact same problems in the end with inflation, unless you do something to greatly limit the way silver is earned.
That could work if you perhaps made it so only unfrozen eggs and hatchlings generated currency (this would also give people incentive to actually CLICK your creatures), and stop giving coins for forum posts all together.
With the whole shop idea stated above, you would, of course, wait until the craze for newly added stream creatures to die down BEFORE adding them to any stream shop.
If you put the SB creatures in a shop, what would be the whole point of the Stream?
What would be the point of releasing creatures that are meant to be streamcaught but only get bought? To me, the stream would pretty much be dead, with everyone getting what they want from the shops. And prices dependent on rarity, too. You can catch creatures from the Stream for free; what's the point in spending your gold on them? Yeah, I know some creatures are harder to catch than others, and with the shops, they would be easier to get, but that's my whole point. The prices would have to change a lot because with people buying Stream creatures, they'll get more common, so the prices will drop.
Gold also will not be gone easily; there's that whole "mining" concept which brings more gold into the system every day. If you stop allowing mining, the whole community would be in an uproar, and I don't think Tristan really wants that. Also, that "taking gold away from forum posts" will make gold-earning slower, making it extremely hard for people like me who earn gold by posting to scrape by. The MS community wouldn't be happy about that, either.