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Posted by: Perry Nov 9 2004, 05:45 PM
We are integrating a new system with the forums. It's called IBS 3.0.2 (Invision Board Store). The store enables members buy items with points they earn by playing games; answering questions in quizzes; posting in threads ... etc. It's a quite new concept to most of the members here, so I thought I'd write up a tutorial about this new store system.


Accessing The Store
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The Bank
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The store's currentcy is DP (DPoint). The best and safest place to put your DPs is the bank. You earn interest by putting money in bank. Here's the catch, everytime you deposit DPs into the bank, they charge you 1% of what you are putting in. (i.e. - you are putting in 100 DPs, they'll charge you 1 DP.) Likewise, when you withdraw DPs from the bank, they'll charge you 2% of what you are withdrawing. (i.e. - you are withdrawing 100 DPs, they'll charge you 2 DPs.) Interest rate is 2% by default and it pays you every 24 hours. However, you must collect the interests manually by clicking the Collect The Interest button. If you don't, you won't get any interests and it'll just stay the same. There are two ways to boost your interest rate. 1.) Buy the Increase Interest Rate item. 2.) Get a credit card.


Credit Card
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As of now, there are three (3) type of credit card you can buy. Interest Boost and the Price should be self-explanatory. The Using Fee is the fee it'll cost you when you are buying items with credit card in percentage. (i.e. - you are buying an item which cost 100 DPs with a Basic Standard Card, the bank will then charge you 6% of the item you are buying. In other word, 6 DPs.)


The Shop
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With the DPs you earned, you can buy stuff at the shop. Let's analyze the situation where you are going to buy a custom title. So the price for a custom title is 200 DPs, and the stock is 30. The stock value just means the number of that item is still available before it runs out. When it does run out, it'll re-stock by itself. Re-stocking period is 24 hours. Click the On hand link if you are buying the item with cash. If you are buying the item with credit card, then click the Credit link.


The Lottery System
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As of now, the only way to earn DPs is by playing lottery. There are three (3) types of lottery. 1.) One Ball [1 ~ 20]; 2.) Two Balls [1 ~ 9]; and 3.) Three Balls [1 ~ 9]. All these three lottery draw once every 24 hours. There are only 100 tickets for each lottery. If they all sold out, you'll have to wait for the next lottery. All tickets are free, you can play even if you have no DPs. However the only requirement is post count. You'll need certain number of post count before playing a lottery. (i.e. - to play the Two Balls lottery, you'll need 25 post count.) The draw time, number of remaining tickets and the status of the lottery are all listed in that page. To buy a ticket for a lottery, simply click on the name of the lottery and then click on Buy Ticket. You can also check the probabilities of winning by clicking on the Check Winnings link. When you win, you'll receive a PM from the Lottery.


The Poker System
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Playing Poker is another way to get DPs. Payoffs Table - This is the table for payoff. (i.e. - If you have a Royal Flush, the system will pay you 100x of what you bet. If you bet 1 DP, you'll get 100 DPs; if you bet 5 DPs, you'll get 500 DPs ... and so on.) Bonus - You'll win 1500 DPs if you spell BONUS. (read below for more info.) On the right side, it's the play window for poker.


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Here's how you play it. We have 5 cards facing down as default. The Play Window shows the current amount of DPs you have on hand. To play poker, you must make your bet first, therefore you must have money on hand. There are five different amount of bet you can make. (1, 5, 10, 15, and 20 DPs and Max Bet = 20 DPs.) After you make your bet, click on the Deal button.


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You get 5 cards. To keep the cards you want, simply left-click on the card itself. To win the BONUS jackpot, you have to spell out the BONUS with your card. (See the little N and U letter on the bottom left corner of the card ?) The probability to getting the BONUS is 1 out of 106,777. Also, the BONUS jackpot accumulate any DPs you lose to it. (So it increases !!) After you have decided which card to keep (Hold), proceed to click on the Draw button and finish the game.


The Arcade System
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Arcade is another great way to earn DPs. It features lots of classic games like Pac Man, Asteroids, Tetris ... etc. Have fun while earning DPs. =)


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Make sure you have at least 10 posts and 10 DPs on hand or you won't see any of these games. To see all the games, you need 150 Posts and 200 DPs on hand.



The rest are self-explanatory. And yes, I'll be adding more items in the Shop and more ways of earning DPs will be added soon as well.



Please post any questions regarding this new store system in the designated http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=9639 in Community Forums. Thanks for supporting IDW.

Posted by: Alex Nov 9 2004, 07:12 PM
So at this moment- the shop is nearly pointless for a moderator, lol.

Posted by: darthchilli Nov 15 2004, 02:46 AM
initial-d.com had something like this
but it takes alot of maintenance

nvm..reading again
initial-d.com had an RPG like game
where u battle with other members n such
hehe

Posted by: Knee Grow Nov 18 2004, 12:18 AM
points are hard to get with this lotto thing

Posted by: [ Mizerok ] Nov 21 2004, 10:41 PM
I just won the lottery laugh.gif

Posted by: Knee Grow Nov 22 2004, 02:18 AM
HOLY CRAP, I WON IT TOO!!!

Posted by: Knee Grow Nov 26 2004, 01:10 PM
I just won the freaking BONUS b*tches! Better luck next time!

Posted by: Ben Dec 1 2004, 09:45 PM
I have 500 without doing anything, HA!

Posted by: Knee Grow Dec 1 2004, 10:03 PM
cause you're a global mod man!

Posted by: Ben Dec 1 2004, 10:07 PM
Hahaha, it is, I want to win the lottery though. sad.gif

Posted by: Knee Grow Dec 1 2004, 10:36 PM
yeah, cause Poker is stupid hard now.

Posted by: Ben Dec 2 2004, 01:45 AM
Poker? I want to play poker!!!

Posted by: Knee Grow Dec 2 2004, 01:59 AM
Go to the store...it's right below Lottery!

Posted by: Ben Dec 3 2004, 11:36 AM
Hahaha. I banked all my money and I don't want to get it out. I'll play in a week or so!!

Posted by: Kamui Dec 3 2004, 02:02 PM
im the god of poker

Posted by: Ben Dec 3 2004, 04:25 PM
I bet i could beat you!!

Posted by: Knee Grow Dec 3 2004, 04:33 PM
if you think so then put your DP's where your mouth is.....

Posted by: Ben Dec 3 2004, 04:39 PM
Shall do!!

Posted by: Knee Grow Dec 3 2004, 09:32 PM
And Dre wins the Bonus again!!!! 2976!!!

Posted by: razorsuKe Jun 4 2007, 12:05 PM
damn, stealing was an awesome quick way to make some points.

I stole from every mod on the list until I hit...

eightsixdrifter9

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instead I lost everything except 800 points, how the hell does that work? LoL!

I owned myself sad.gif

Posted by: Möbius Jun 4 2007, 12:22 PM
I never had a steal item that worked... sad.gif

Posted by: Alex Jun 4 2007, 03:08 PM
QUOTE (razorsuKe @ Today at 4:05 PM)
damn, stealing was an awesome quick way to make some points.

I stole from every mod on the list until I hit...

eightsixdrifter9

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instead I lost everything except 800 points, how the hell does that work? LoL!

I owned myself sad.gif

laugh.gif Ohh yeaaahh!! I win!

Posted by: razorsuKe Jun 5 2007, 12:43 AM
There aren't enough details on stealing...
had I known the consequences, I would never have tried.

To me it was just either it worked or it didn't.
And everytime it worked for me, I paid 1000 and got 2000, double up everytime.

So I tried it on you, but I tried 3000 and instead it took all my money? o_O makes no sense lol

Posted by: InitialDRulz Jun 5 2007, 03:11 PM
Bank Stealing:

its best if you don't try it because you have a 1/3 chance of a sucessful steal (or 1/4 or 1/5). If you suceed. then you get their money. if you fail however, the amount you tried to steal gets doubled and then deducted from your total. Thats why its not safe just stealing the points because it like taking a gamble that you have a 2/3 chance of failing. i noticed this like a year ago and then i was like >.<

Posted by: razorsuKe Jun 5 2007, 07:06 PM
OH! I see.
I was looking everywhere for a more in depth account of what it actually did.

Wow I must be really lucky cause seriously I stole from 7 members and 100% up to that point.

.... one of them was you IDRulz LOL!!! hahahaa I took 2000 from you.

Uuumm... thanks for sending me 50000 btw, that was very generous biggrin.gif LoL!!



ok, what if you bought a bank steal but you have put all your money in the bank.
And you use the bank steal and lose, does the money get taken away from your bank account or just what is on hand?

Posted by: InitialDRulz Jul 3 2007, 05:16 AM
Haha. maybe i should give an in-depth detail of each item.

Auto Collect Interest - This baby is the best thing you can buy on the store if your a DP's user. This will collect your interest automatically so that you don't have to click Collect interest every month because someday you will forget. Once you activated and you say, nah, i want to manual collect it, you goto re-buy it.

Bank Steal (750 - 3,000) (2,000 - 20,000) (10,000 - 100,000) - This item has a probability of chance of stealing. its very slim, so i wouldn't risk it. You enter the name of who you want to steal, then you enter the amount of course. If you succeed, you will gain that much, however if you shall fail, you lose the amount you tried to steal AND the same amount you tried to grab (so if you tried to steal 750DP's and you failed, you will have to pay 1500DP's (750DP's x 2 = 1500DP's). This can only work if they have DP's in the bank.
RazorsuKe - To answer your question, it only deducts what you have on hand, not your bank if you fail.

Bypass Flood Control - Every post you make, you have to wait 60 seconds (1 minute) till you can post again. Heavy posters is a must have, but its slim that your gonna post 60 seconds after another post. This does not effect the search function, there is Flood Control for 20 seconds.

Change Other Users Title - This item can be awesome if you know how to use it properly smile.gif. You can change their User Title to something you like smile.gif. Type in the User Name and a title name and then boom, their custom title is changed.
NOTE!!:. Change the lower rank posters. They are not allowed to change their Custom Title until 300 posts. So you have control until they hit 300 posts or someone else changes it tongue.gif
WARNING!!: Changing other peoples custom titles with language/abuse/not complying with the rules WILL result in an Actual Warning. Perry has installed a script on showing who changed who's custom title onto his Admin Database.

Change Username - This will change your User Name to anything you may like. But you can also notify an admin IF YOU HAVE A GOOD REASON which is slim unless you are a long time serving member, then the chances will be high.

Custom Title - If you see Under your Display Picture on your profile, you have a custom title, you can customize that to anything you want if you buy this item. Its only good if you have below 300 posts. 300+ posts, you are allowed to PM the great Perry to change your Custom Title. 800+ posts, and you will become an advanced member where you can change it by yourself. Please read the forum guidelines for more infomation. Note that this is only allowed to be used once and it will be discarded. So make sure you type it right.

Increase Interest Rate - Interest Rate boost is only effective if you are using your bank. This will rise your interest rate by 1% (hey, 1% is alot). This is already explained on Perry's post about how the bank. I would also like to note that Perry made a mistake on the description where he wrote 6% interest is the max, where it is 8%. I have 10% because i bought the interest rate boost with the additional credit card which had a 3% bonus but a 20% using fee. (Titanium Card - 15,000DP's)

View Others Warning Level - This shows the warning level of other members. It does not show what they were warned for, it only shows what percentage they have (Example: if i choose to look at InitialDRulz's Warning Level, i would just see a bar and it would say what percentage. So that would be 0%)

InitialDRulz's Tip's
If you are:
Basic user (doesn't check the store that much) - just buy the Auto Collect Interest and activate it. then afterwards. Deposit your money and just leave it there. Even though you can't be bothered checking it, you may never know, it could just boost up into 1 million DP's and then you can buy the Bypass Flood Control....YIPPEE

Advanced user (plays the arcades mostly) - Buy the Auto Collect Interest. Deposit that you have 5,000DP's spare. Keep on buying the Interest Rate Boost. You will build up moar and moar and moar.

I know this is too late for your answering, but it might help in the future smile.gif

Note: i will be handing out contributing awards from now on, it could be a custom title change, it could be a auto collect interest, it could be a interest rate boost. It could be anything (except the Change UserName, NO WAY).

Poker

People are still trying to figure out how to get your cards highlighted (as in combo) so i will be explaining it.

Jacks or Better - To get the minimum, you need a pair Jacks or better, so either get a pair or J's (Jacks), Q's (Queens), K's (Kings) or A's (Aces). A pairs with numbers do not count

2 Pairs - You need to get 2 pairs. So a Pair of numbers or a pair of letters is acceptable. (Example: so you can have a pair of 3's AND a pair of J's (Jacks)

3 of a Kind - 3 Cards of the same number/type. So basically, you have 3 J's (Jacks) or 3 A's (Aces) or 3 8's.

Straight - A Straight is 5 numbers consecutively. (so 3,4,5,6,7 or 10,J,Q,K,A) (Must be 5 cards, not 4). it does not have to be in order (so you can have 4,6,7,3,5. Re-Arrange them to make 3,4,5,6,7)

Flush - All 5 cards in the same suit (so you have all 5 cards and all of them are Diamonds or Hearts or Spades, or ......i forgot the fourth one xD)

Full House - This only works if you have a 3 of a kind AND a pair to make a full house (so you can have 3 J's (Jacks) and have 2 4's)

4 of a Kind - 4 Cards of the same number/type. So basically, you have 4 8's or 4 2's or 4 A's (Aces)

Straight Flush - You need a Straight and a Flush to do this. so you have 3,4,5,6,7 but ALL at the same suit. (example: 3,4,5,6,7 All Diamonds)

Royal Flush - You HAVE to have 10,J,Q,K,A all in the same suit (so 10,J,Q,K,A all in diamonds or hearts)

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Thats how you win smile.gif

Posted by: razorsuKe Jul 15 2007, 03:02 AM
Does this thing even give interest anymore? Ever since I started, I haven't seen the button activate once. Plus I bought auto collect and it hasn't collected once, I've had it on for 3 months, almost 4?

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