Black Market Voting Guide (BMVG) - July (in General)

someone[onabreak] July 6 2011 4:46 AM EDT

Rune of Solitude 15 48 68.8%

someone[onabreak] July 6 2011 4:17 PM EDT

Quoting Admin Dudemus:

the black market is a way for the community to come together in order to spawn items. usually one player will volunteer his time, and patience, for the black market vote guide. there is nothing official about the guide and it is just that, a guide. you may follow it or not as you please.

Quoting KnightWarrior:

if you do not think the black market serves a purpose any longer, the bmvg (black market vote guide) is not the place to pursue that stance. the devs would love to hear from you and you can take that matter up with them. lodging protest votes for any reason is also perfectly acceptable. advertising those in the bmvg is not, due to the fact that it is meant to be a community building experience. the bmvg is not here to tell you how to vote. it is here simply for those wanting to contribute to the community in one of the few ways we have to do so. please do not bump the bmvg too often! i feel that once a day is sufficient. to be clear that is once a day by anyone, so if someone else has posted that today they voted for the item, that is the bump for the day. if you have any questions please cm Dudemus. also, i really don't like the idea of of sending messages to people to get them to vote a certain way. the bmvg should be enough of a reminder and if people aren't voting they may have a reason.

I personally feel that the BMVG is a great way to get more items to spawn. We've gotten a lot of tats out there lately. I'd like to go for one of the big-ticket items, like an AoJ :) 96 votes may seem like a lot, but keep in mind the votes don't expire for 2 weeks, so each person can vote 2 or possibly even 3 times on a single item.

Guardian July 6 2011 4:23 PM EDT

we've tried before and we could suceed to achieve more ta 70 votes.
than it expires and people donᄡt persist in keep voting.

so for now we should spawn ros, and than choose next tatoo to spawn. robf , hal, toa are good options.

Rune of Solitude 21 48 56.2%

Xenogard [Chaotic Serenity] July 6 2011 4:26 PM EDT

Based on the current player base, votes should stay for 1 month, and you should get a reminder that you voted on something when you can vote again.

But then again I think the entire BM needs to be redone, but I digress.

someone[onabreak] July 7 2011 9:48 AM EDT

Agreed; having static numbers doesn't account for the ebb and flow of player interest.

Here's a possible solution: Every Sunday when the votes reset, have the number of votes required for a particular item correspond to the number of fights served for the previous week. That way the number of votes required is directly tied to the active player population. So the math would look something like this:

v = k * f / x

Where v is the number of votes required, k is an item-specific constant, f is the number of fights in the previous week, and x is a constant to make the numbers make sense.

Guardian July 7 2011 4:55 PM EDT

Rune of Solitude 31 48 35.4%

Phoenix [The Forgehood] July 7 2011 8:50 PM EDT

A lot of forgers don't fight. Just saying :P
Maybe it should be based on BA spent or something?

Guardian July 9 2011 7:44 AM EDT

Rune of Solitude 35 48 27.1%


someone[onabreak] July 10 2011 6:41 AM EDT

Good point, MP :)

Rune of Solitude 36 48 25.0%

12 more votes to go.

Guardian July 10 2011 2:05 PM EDT

Rune of Solitude 38 48 20.8%

someone[onabreak] July 11 2011 7:30 AM EDT

40 / 48! Don't forget to vote today! Hal is next.

Guardian July 11 2011 3:10 PM EDT

Rune of Solitude 44 48 8.3%

4 bloody votes

please spawn it today,
so we can proceed to next target

someone[onabreak] July 11 2011 8:04 PM EDT

2 more! I accidentally clicked ice familiar :(

AdminTal Destra July 11 2011 8:17 PM EDT

From: auctioneer (8:17 PM EDT)
The Rune of Solitude you voted for in the Black Market is now in Auctions

someone[onabreak] July 11 2011 8:38 PM EDT

Next up:

A Halidon Familiar

IPoop July 11 2011 9:37 PM EDT

was about to vote for the haldon and noticed no one has voted for it yet and the SF already has 3 votes ... still voting for the hal?

Guardian July 11 2011 10:28 PM EDT

When i make bmvg thread usually i wait a few days, see what gets more votes and support it.

We are at monday, i think we should wait till wednesday at least so we can see what people want/need.


someone[onabreak] July 13 2011 8:15 AM EDT

So, the people who vote against the BMVG get to decide which items we spawn? Sounds brilliant.

someone[onabreak] July 13 2011 8:16 AM EDT

Steel Familiar 4 48 91.7%
Have at it!

Guardian July 13 2011 8:40 AM EDT

why u mad?

we have 2 SFS on sale, 1 balrog, we've spawned ros.

Indeed we should vote for Hal, long time no see

Guardian July 13 2011 8:45 AM EDT

u fotgot we dont only consider votes, but recent tatoo auctions too.

A Lesser AR of 15 [Red Permanent Assurance] July 13 2011 4:36 PM EDT

That's a convenient lie. You mad, bra.

Vote SF!

IPoop July 13 2011 5:20 PM EDT

voted for the SF (would have rather voted for the HAL but SF made sense)

someone[onabreak] July 18 2011 9:32 AM EDT

The masses have spoken. SF it is.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] July 18 2011 3:36 PM EDT

Huzzah, job well done guys!

Guardian July 18 2011 4:05 PM EDT

Steel Familiar 17 48 64.6%

A Lesser AR of 15 [Red Permanent Assurance] July 26 2011 2:24 AM EDT

Steel Familiar 28 48 41.7%

Guardian July 26 2011 3:12 PM EDT

Steel Familiar 34 48 29.2%

Guardian July 27 2011 1:47 PM EDT

Steel Familiar 46 48 4.2%

2 votes left

Guardian July 28 2011 8:47 PM EDT

Steel Familiar 46 48 4.2%

yet 2 votes?

Guardian July 29 2011 2:13 PM EDT

Steel Familiar 47 48 2.1%

1 vote dude

someone[onabreak] July 29 2011 6:17 PM EDT

From: auctioneer (6:14 PM EDT)
The Steel Familiar you voted for in the Black Market is now in Auctions

Guardian July 29 2011 7:57 PM EDT

up next:

Halidon Familiar 2 48 95.8%

Guardian August 1 2011 7:51 AM EDT

Halidon Familiar 3 48 93.8%

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