We're using the standard Holiday Shop interface for this and it is a one-day sale where it's like a "Black Friday" or "Cyber Monday" thing with discounted prices.
We need to decide what items we are discounting so that I can get started in the database - luckily I DO NOT have to make new IDs for everything as I originally thought! Korin asked me to post here in the General Discussion forum to find out what you would like to see in the sale shop.
Korin's cool with bringing back rares (but keep in mind that we've promised some stuff will NEVER come back, so we'll need to be careful)
can be items and mechs, both - what do you think would be popular?
needs to be a quantity of items I can reasonably calculate the re-price and list within a few days - let's not try to do 100 weapons and 50 mechs, for example - because everything needs a price change in the database for this on release day (Probably Friday). While this will go fairly quickly once I have it pre-set, it'll still be time-consuming because the price changes go Live instantly. I can't enter any changes before release. Then I have to change them back to normal when the sale is over.
Korin suggested maybe we bring out a new level or 2 of an existing item and discount just those new levels, or just a particular existing level or 2 instead of a whole series. New levels are slightly more time-consuming for me in terms of work but I do think this is a great way to bring in a few new levels of existing items. (Will need a new entry, a note of regular price for when the sale is over, and new names, along with the other normal stuff that goes with making a new level of an existing thing)
-I figure we could do a little of both - discount new, higher levels of some old stuff, and pick some newer stuff at lower levels to discount (just need to decide what)
What do you want to see in the shop?
Not going to be in the sale shop at all: final decision
AvP Eagle (not in any version at all, no Eagle, no)
April Fool / Maypril Fool / 4th of July
Couple more decisions regarding rares:
We have decided that as the Eagle is off-limits, the Raider is as well. So AvP mechas are not going to be in this shop.
For this shop, the Crystal Asteroid rares will not be included.
Maybes, regarding rares:
Tiny selection of the AvP weapons. Possibly NG-only, and definitely not higher-level versions.
Satellites ("orbitals") - if included, will be the original levels - no new levels.
Added Mae's List of what will not be considered at all for re-release. ~Ein
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