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About the Parkour diamonds

Discussion in 'Pending Prioritization' started by Vexena, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. Vexena

    Vexena St★rGazer

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    As we all should know by now, completing a parkour with the new Plugin gives us a diamond, having a recent chat with staff I've found out the diamonds have no use apart from 'fanciness' (?) so my suggestion is to add a little more appreciation to the diamonds by making them unlock something, this would help make parkour a little less boring if you've completed them a bazillion times, what I was thinking of is that it would give you access to some player made parkour maps possibly?

    I was thinking, alongside with the player maps, there could be a creative like Warp, at which there are three options of sizes, a chunk, and blah blah, you can unlock these plots with diamonds, to which you can build your own little map (I'm not sure how it'll all work I'm letting my mind spill) you can then set your parkour map to open and people can play it, after completing a player made parkour you win an emerald (1 emerald per course beaten, dependent on plot size bought) and with those emeralds you can save up and trade them for meebles, and like parkour you get 5d before you win another emerald.

    But hey idk what'll be fun.
     
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  2. riri30

    riri30 Professional Napper Staff Member Mod

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    I’m not sure I want to log on and see what some players have created on their plots...
    This idea is a good, but another one I think would be more Meep-friendly is to just make levels, meaning that there are several maps, and the more diamonds you have, the more maps, new maps perhaps, you can play on. This idea isn’t entirely mine, I can’t remember where I’ve heard of this but I think this would be a better alternative to making use of these fancy diamonds.
     
  3. LordInateur

    LordInateur Resident Plugin-Breaker Staff Member Administrator

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    Yeah the diamonds are a config bug (the fix hasn't really been top-priority since the parkour inventory isn't cross-server). Although, the notion is an interesting one for sure.
     
  4. FamousZAmos

    FamousZAmos Popular Meeper

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    maybe make one map that's extraordinarily difficult and you need all 7 other diamonds to "unlock" that course? Have someone who knows parkour stuff make it so it can be really really hard but still fun and have a variety of good jumps. Maybe even have the current top players like creepers playtest the map to make sure it's good. This system makes a lot of hype for players to unlock the course, there would actually be a reason to beat chillroom and countryside, plus harder is *always* better.
    *inconsistent and harder are different*
     
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  5. LordInateur

    LordInateur Resident Plugin-Breaker Staff Member Administrator

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  6. EllieEllie

    EllieEllie Staff Member Mod

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    I'd support unlocking a map with diamonds, that's a great idea :) they're pretty useless at the moment so this would be nice.
     
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  7. Midnight_Galaxy

    Midnight_Galaxy *:・゚✧Hybrid Time Lord Fallen Angel*:・゚✧ Staff Member Super Mod

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    i like the idea of using them for something, i definitely think it will be something for the parkour team to think about.
     
  8. FamousZAmos

    FamousZAmos Popular Meeper

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    As a top GD player, it's kinda my job to point out people would rather unlock courses with their total (if you have 5+ diamonds you can play Stronghold, if you have 8+ diamonds you can play Hushed Halls or whatever) than "spend" them. It's more fun to show off your 8 diamonds than your 2 unlocked courses. As long as the courses were fun I'd love this, an ultimate challenge to show who's the best. maybe a community contest to see who could design the greatest course to be added? :D (and maybe stronghold since it's a blast to play)
     
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  9. alex77034

    alex77034 Hey baby, I hear the blues a-callin'

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    Like mentioned, I think it’d be really cool if having diamonds could unlock additional maps/prizes. Maybe around the parkour spawn there could be treasure chests that say “Requires 3 diamonds to open” or something along those lines. Opening the treasure chests could open small bonus maps or prizes such as
    • Additional Meebles
    • Buffs
    • Cosmetic Prizes
    I think this is a really good idea and would especially make meep’s parkour truly out of the ordinary.

    Those are just some of my ideas and I’m excited to read others. ;)
     
  10. alex77034

    alex77034 Hey baby, I hear the blues a-callin'

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    Maybe a leaderboard with the players with the most diamonds would be cool. Like, even if you would spend them it would still show how many you had/have.
     
  11. FamousZAmos

    FamousZAmos Popular Meeper

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    but it's more work to do "spending" and just generally a worse way to go about it (explained below) (also since there's 7 courses, the leaderboard toppers would all have 7 so sorry but that won't really work out) but what do I know?

    as far as cosmetics/buffs/additional meebles, these would be cool! a unique idea that makes me think of is this:
    you beat all the current courses, get 7 diamonds, unlock stronghold and whatever other course gets added, beat stronghold and get 8, then beat the new insanely hard course (worth 2 diamonds?) and maybe get a gold helmet to wear in parkour world (like a crown because you have 10 diamonds maybe) this is just an example, but this way you don't feel like you're wasting money on cosmetics instead of courses, you just naturally get goodies as you beat courses. Maybe if you got 1 diamond you'd get leather boots? this is an example, but I truly do think this is the best way to go about it. @creepersareokay what's your opinion on this as the #1 parkour player right now?
     
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  12. creepersareokay

    creepersareokay Celebrity Meeper

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    Of course, the idea of using the diamonds (or really anything earned from completing courses) to unlock something is great, but I don't really agree with having to unlock player-made courses. Ideally, I'd support the idea of a completely open "Parkour Creative" with no restrictions of any kind, and perhaps some "approved maps" designated to their own area of the player-made world after being confirmed by staff (to avoid any too short/low quality maps giving a reward). Maybe some of these maps which receive praise from the playerbase or whose quality matches the standards of maps in the normal world could be added to the parkour hub world, with a real meeble prize, checkpoint system, etc.
    bring back planet parkour
    However, in reality, I can't see anything above being added due to lack of interest and the amount of effort that would need to be put in to a "low priority" area of the server by the staff and techs.

    A better, and more realistic idea, in my opinion, is Zamos' first suggestion,
    This could reward effort and encourage players to go through all the maps, with the big challenging course acting as a sort of "boss", giving a sense of accomplishment and completion. Obviously, it'd have a pretty big prize for increased incentive, but honestly, it'd just be really cool to see a portal labeled with, "You must obtain X diamonds in order to advance!" or something along those lines, it almost invokes a sense mystery or wonder. However, I would prefer having the diamonds spent rather than a certain number unlocking the map permanently (no, Zamos, you don't max out at 7 diamonds, you get one every time the timer refreshes and you get the prize). I think after paying 7 (or however many) diamonds, the map should be available to the player either on a timer or until that player dies a certain amount of times. After this, the map is locked again until the player reaches the specified amount of diamonds.
    (I use)( ((parentheses( too) m(uch()))
    Spending the diamonds instead of keeping them also leaves room to incorporate Alex's suggestion,
    I do disagree with "buffs" though, since people who had been playing for a longer time would accumulate more diamonds and they shouldn't be given an easier time because of that.
     
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  13. alex77034

    alex77034 Hey baby, I hear the blues a-callin'

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    Yeah, agreed now.
     
  14. EllieEllie

    EllieEllie Staff Member Mod

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    Get this person on the parkour team
     
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  15. FamousZAmos

    FamousZAmos Popular Meeper

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    D:
     
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  16. EllieEllie

    EllieEllie Staff Member Mod

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    <3
     
  17. LordInateur

    LordInateur Resident Plugin-Breaker Staff Member Administrator

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    Thank you for making this suggestion :) we will be accepting it to a degree. Meaning, we will be doing something with the diamonds, and it may go along your line of thinking, but we aren't quite sure of the entire game plan just yet.
     
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