One idea that came up at a recent meeting was to build an ItemBuildr site similar to ForumBuildr. I wanted to run it by you guys:
The idea is a contest where people build items for the game. The winning items are automatically put into the economy and can be purchased.
The reasoning for this is that ForumBuildr remains popular after all this time. Also, when we ran the Junk contest it was also insanely popular. People just love the idea of their items becoming part of the game universe.
Here’s how I was thinking it could work:
Rounds would last a couple of days. The site would predetermine the stats, category and price, say something like:
Price: 1,000 Flezz
Stats: +3 charisma
Then people have to submit the rest. That would be: the name, the description and the image.
Right now I was thinking that all three of those could be submitted by one person. We would have to make sure the image is creative commons or something, so there might be an additional field where you provide a link to the source image you used.
Then, people would vote on the various items. The winning item automatically gets put into the game, and the winner gets one.
What do you think?