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Post Monday, 22nd August 2016, 08:38

optimal play

The shop at my work has products priced with half and quarter units of currency rather than full units. This means I often get change that includes annoying and largely unusable small denomination coins. I'd much rather they just put their prices up so everything was in full units. Obviously I could just throw them away immediately and achieve the same effect, but once I have them optimal play demands that I keep them and so now my desk at work always has a pile of ridiculous almost valueless coins on it.

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Post Monday, 22nd August 2016, 08:56

Re: optimal play

Well, once you get enough of them, you can pay your next purchase with them.
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Post Monday, 22nd August 2016, 09:17

Re: optimal play

Sprucery wrote:Well, once you get enough of them, you can pay your next purchase with them.


Yes, optimal play demands that I keep them because once every few months it's convenient for me to gather a handful of them and carry them to the shop to buy myself a small chocolate bar

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Post Monday, 22nd August 2016, 09:27

Re: optimal play

It depends on whether you value time or money more.

If your time is precious to you there are many options. You could just leave the coins in the shop, give them to charity, throw them into a coin-counting machine (that takes a cut), etc.

If you money is more important to you, then get a 'coin purse' that you carry with you. All coins go in there, periodically when making small purchases, or to round off bigger purchases, dig around in it for the correct change.

Bizarrely, I do the latter, even though I don't much care about the money. Maybe I'm ill.
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Post Monday, 22nd August 2016, 09:36

Re: optimal play

It also depends on how much you value chocolate.
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Post Monday, 22nd August 2016, 11:27

Re: optimal play

my local convenience store chain has a jerrys kids donation box so you can at least feel good about the extremely marginal effect your $0.11 has on someone elses life. Taking your mental health and sense of self-worth into account, that rly seems more optimal than just taking your $20 of change to the coinstar machine every couple weeks or whatever
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Post Monday, 22nd August 2016, 11:35

Re: optimal play

I also usually throw coins into my desk and when a huge amount is accumulated, like once per month, I go and spend them.
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Post Monday, 22nd August 2016, 12:57

Re: optimal play

I use coins and hot glue to weigh down wooden dice towers so they don't tilt over when someone pours a whole bin of dice down them. That's the only use I've found for coins in recent years. One day Chinese coin collectors will be digging through landfills, hoping to see a balsa-wood castle parapet sticking out of the rubble and claim the dinero within.
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Post Monday, 22nd August 2016, 20:31

Re: optimal play

Hands wrote:
Sprucery wrote:Well, once you get enough of them, you can pay your next purchase with them.


Yes, optimal play demands that I keep them because once every few months it's convenient for me to gather a handful of them and carry them to the shop to buy myself a small chocolate bar


Its actually more like 60 bucks every 3 months for me. Thats a grocery trip or dinner for me and the wife. Damn now i want to go check my piggy bank

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Post Monday, 22nd August 2016, 20:38

Re: optimal play

We should introduce more currency into crawl besides just "gold".

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Post Monday, 22nd August 2016, 20:44

Re: optimal play

I had a ton of coins in a jar for the longest time, I just kept putting them in there as I got them. I keep the quarters so I can buy a soda or a snack at work out of the vending machine, but I have no use for the other coins. Or so I thought.

For christmas, my wife got me a little DIY trebuchet. With the crappy little weights it came with, it didn't do much. But when I loaded the little wooden box with coins, it really threw the little ball hard.

So... coins can be used for siege weaponry, if nothing else.

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Post Monday, 22nd August 2016, 21:37

Re: optimal play

moocowmoocow wrote:We should introduce more currency into crawl besides just "gold".

very early versions of crawl had an enum for "OBJ_GEMS" (never implemented...)
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Post Monday, 22nd August 2016, 22:25

Re: optimal play

moocowmoocow wrote:We should introduce more currency into crawl besides just "gold".


In my new pay-to-win crawl fork you can pay $49.99 for the new Ultra Deluxe Platinum Nemelex Box, containing up to 10000 zotmids AND a chance to unlock 6-star gods like Trog or Fedhas!
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Post Monday, 22nd August 2016, 22:43

Re: optimal play

Throw in a pony race, and someone will bite.
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Post Monday, 22nd August 2016, 23:15

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Post Monday, 22nd August 2016, 23:37

Re: optimal play

The devs should introduce microtransactions to crawl. When you play online, you can pay $4.99 to buy any unrand. Or pay $19.99 for good RNG (good armour/damage rolls until the end of the game).

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