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Poll Discussion: Capped Dogs in Admin Updates
ZJ (#1511)
(08-7-2013 at 2:19 PM)


Please remember if you cannot use respectful language, your post will be edited and you will be written up.

Before you speak here, please be sure to read the news post on 7Aug2013.

We're looking for honest opinions about the options in the polls, and are specifically looking to hear what people with over the capped dogs prefer as their choice.

Edit: Please remember there is no "Just don't do this" option. We will be changing things regarding the Aviator caps, so come up with a solution that isn't one we listed. But please don't just say "Don't do this" as we will not be considering that.

Edit 2: In accordance with admin discussion: Aviator caps will no longer be stackable no matter what, this is not up for debate, but the solution for over the cap dogs is what we are discussing here.
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edited on 2013-08-08 14:39:18 by #1511


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Brickwall (#32118)
(10-7-2013 at 7:37 PM)


I like Thylacine2's Idea, I also like Starboard Aussies' Idea, but I like Thylacine2's better, however Thylacine2's idea could cause lag, and it would probably be difficult or complex to code... I'm not sure though.

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Saxon | German Shepherd Breeder (#31634)
(09-30-2013 at 10:06 AM)


Oh, I see.
Sorry for being dumb. I do that often.

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Larthan (#8598)
(09-13-2013 at 10:09 AM)


Saxon, we do not see it as anyone has "cheated" - the base trial system was simply not designed to accommodate TPs above cap. This has made it very unfair because we let it get so far, because we didn't see it hurting that much... when it really has started to.

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Starboard Aussies (#29935)
(09-12-2013 at 4:33 PM)


There are a lot of people with aviator caps who were simply carried away with the race for the highest tp. Is taking advantage of the circumstances cheating? If so, then almost everyone has cheated except maybe the hermit who lives by himself on a mountain somewhere and only eats beans and rice. You know what I mean! I just think that the whole thing got too out of hand. I don't think anyone cheated.

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Saxon | German Shepherd Breeder (#31634)
(09-12-2013 at 12:12 PM)


People with Aviator Caps kind of cheated from what I know.

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Starboard Aussies (#29935)
(09-7-2013 at 8:32 AM)


What if the tp was lowered to the cap, however, to repay users for the effort of raising a dog's tp to, say, 22000, like Rosencrown, for every 1000 tp that the dog lost when lowered the user would recieve 1 bone. Obviously the details can change, it could be $100k for each 100 tp, or $1 for 1 tp, but the important part is the idea. Users with over the cap dogs would be payed in return for all the effort that was wasted.

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edited on 2013-09-07 08:33:33 by #29935

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tollerphyllis (#24489)
(08-25-2013 at 6:43 PM)


Are TPs the main thing that matters? If so, I think that you should up the influence of things like drive, speed and personality factors.

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Thylacine2 (#1777)
(08-22-2013 at 11:17 PM)


As I think about this more... Yeah, the entire goal of alacrity for probably the majority of players is to breed the highest TP possible. When the cap was put in place, people reached it almost immediately. Now, the majority of the player base has 'won' the game, by owning one or more maxed capped dogs. Maybe the answer is not to get rid of OTC dogs, but to remove the cap entirely, but tweak the way that TP and breeding work. Perhaps a system in which TP gets exponentially harder and harder to gain per point (instead of how it is now, where the more points you have, the more you get.) So that in theory, there is no cap, but in practice, the TP of a dog is equal to the effort put into it, but dogs in general are not too far apart. Also perhaps make the TP of 'lazy' dogs slide backwards, so that it not only requires the time to train, but constant effort to keep up an impressive TP. Dogs that don't trial, or 'practice' their skills would loose their skills. I think this would make the game fair again, more effort=more TP, instead of more time=more TP.

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nellyŠÉ¶ (#24)
(08-21-2013 at 7:54 PM)


Cap raised ? No...thanks. That'd probably create more problems than fix most. Clever idea though, never would have though of that.


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Starboard Aussies (#29935)
(08-16-2013 at 2:57 PM)


What if the cap was raised instead of the TP lowered? The new cap could be 9999.99, then those people with dogs that are over the current cap could keep them and still get to trial them and breed them. No dog could ever get past the new cap because the aviator caps would be recoded, and a new generation of breeding would be introduced for those who breed for high tp. Everyone would win.

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