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Land Division / Re: Ventopia [Voting]
« Last post by Bla on 2019 01 20, 11:33:15 »
What are the plans for developing the region?
Land Division / Re: Ventopia [Voting]
« Last post by AeriOwl on 2019 01 19, 23:35:55 »
Ventopia in context to existing nether infrastructure (see top part of image):

Land Division / Ventopia [Voting]
« Last post by AeriOwl on 2019 01 19, 23:34:29 »

Ventopia contains an end portal that generated in the new 1.13 terrain. I wish to claim this as a formal region. Naru and Tuto would have free building privileges here.
Blacraft General / Re: blacraft insurance company
« Last post by Komrage on 2019 01 17, 02:16:46 »
that's true most of the time, but there are often things which don't get properly fixed like a new build gets rolled back due to a server crash: admins can spawn the items back in, but they can't compensate for the time + effort lost
Blacraft General / Re: blacraft insurance company
« Last post by Bla on 2019 01 16, 22:11:39 »
If glitches, crashes and griefing cause problems people are already entitled to help such as rollbacks and compensation by admins
Blacraft General / blacraft insurance company
« Last post by Komrage on 2019 01 16, 00:27:07 »
i am starting the blacraft insurance company BIC, so let's do this Q and A format

Q: why would i want this?
A: have you ever died and lost all your items, then had the server crash and wipe out an hour of your build, but since it's a build it's not like an admin can just spawn it back in? and then because safecreeper stopped working a creeper comes in and blows up your farm? well if you were insured by BIC, you could just file a claim and get paid in s$, and then use all of your newfound cash to buy back everything you lost, or at least just to feel better.

Q: how does insurance work?
A: You pay BIC a fixed amount of money per unit time. in return, if something bad happens, BIC compensates you in s$ (shimaodollars)

Q: what qualifies as something bad?
A: you fall into the void/lava with all your items. a chunk glitch / server crash causes you to lose 1 hour of progress. lightning strikes your mansion and it burns down

Q: how much do i get compensated for one of these bad events?
A: either, we can pre-agree on a fixed compensation -- say 10 s$ for each death in which you lose all items, regardless of how much or little you were carrying. OR, the default method is that after some bad thing happens and you file a claim, BIC makes an appraisal as to how value was lost, and then BIC pays you that much

Q: how can i be sure BIC will conduct a fair appraisal in the latter case and not scam me? also how can i be sure the insurance rates set by BIC are fair?
A: when you buy insurance with BIC, you have the option to post the sha3 hash of a string which has as it's first characters either "yes" or "no". at the end of the insurance period, you are obligated to reveal the preimage string (at the penalty of having all payouts revoked). if the string is "no", then nothing happens. if the string is "yes", then something called "reverse insurance" happens, where the insurance company refunds you 2x what you paid for insurance, and you pay the insurance company 1.5x of what you were paid out in claims, in addition to refunding your payouts.

example: suppose you think BIC is overcharging for insurance, so you buy insurance for 10 s$, and you get back 6s$ in payouts. if you put "yes" in this string, what happens is that BIC refunds you $20, and you refund BIC the 6s$ and pay an additional 9s$, so you have gained a net of 1s$ instead of losing 4s$. essentially, this reverse insurance clause ensures that if i'm charging too high, you have an opportunity to make profit. note that you can also lose a lot of money if you were wrong about me overcharging, so be very careful with this.

Q: what is the scope of coverage?
A: currently, just personal injury insurance (losing items due to death), and comprehensive insurance (losing items, losing progress due to glitch / server crashes, griefing, etc)

Q: what are the degrees of coverage?
tier 1: total coverage
tier 2: 75% coverage (aka i only pay out 75% of appraised loss),
tier 3: 1 s$ copay, 75% coverage on the rest, 20 s$ monthly maximum

you should expect tier 2 to be less than 75% expensive than tier 1, since the fact that BIC is not totally covering the risk will make the player more risk averse.
you should expect tier 3 to be also significantly less than tier 2 for similar reasons and the fact that tail risk is eliminated

Q: what is the payment cycle?
A: monthly, although if you don't play in a given month and let me know about it, you don't have to pay for that month.

Q: how can i sign up?
A: post below with your desired coverage scope and tier, and i'll give you a quote. if you accept then you'll be insured immediately, with the cost of the first month prorated.
Blacraft General / opening konisshi job board and shop!
« Last post by Komrage on 2018 12 31, 19:31:14 »
hello fellow blacrafters, today i'm opening konisshi job board and shop, a place where you can get paid to do things i want you to do, and then spend that $$$ on things you want to buy

the url to the job board is here, but there is also an in game board, which will be kept up to date with this sheet

some quick notation first
i = item, s = stack, dc = double chest
sc = "shimaocents"

so for example if you wanted to cover your region in beacons, you could simply first build me a sorter for a fish farm, and then buy 50 beacons afterwards

if none of these trades interests you, you can always trade 100sc for 1 hour of my time -- subject to my own availability ofc. you can also ask for a quote on anything you might want to buy or sell.
Blacraft General / Re: Blacraft New Year 2019
« Last post by Bla on 2018 11 12, 23:49:07 »
Alteus will host the New Year event of 2019!
Blacraft General / Re: Blacraft New Year 2019
« Last post by Bla on 2018 10 18, 21:45:15 »
The New Year location poll is up in Blacraft Voting Center! Vote for a candidate of Alteus, Kaktolake in Kaktoland or Laplaya!

Make sure to vote before the end of November 1st!
Blacraft General / Re: Blacraft Voting Center
« Last post by Bla on 2018 10 18, 21:44:16 »
The poll for the 2019 New Year location is now up!

Vote before November 1st in Blacraft Voting Center in Spawntown!
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