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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby orangedragonfire » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:53 pm UTC

Not much of a gamble, as buying all remaining Ravens should guarantee at least a set, probably two, if I've been following this thread correctly. Price of $2000 far outweighs cost of less than $1000.

Similarly, at the start, if you had enough money, buying all the coffee would be worth it. Prizes are worth more than the total cost of the coffee.

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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Deva » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:12 am UTC

Nods.

Interesting notes:
- Summed up all Birds of Paradise. Totals $1028 this game, excluding unsellable prizes.
- Ran 10000 simulations of buying only Birds of Paradise with $100. Sold set pieces, if incomplete. (Did not allow it to buy missing pieces, also.) Completed the set in 397 games. Never bought all Birds of Paradise. Averaged 67.69 Birds of Paradise versus 55.06 among all games.
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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Deva » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:12 pm UTC

Sold thirty-three Ravens (numbers 346-378) and twenty-five Birds of Paradise (numbers 204-228) to a well-read crowd. Discussed poetry and literature from nineteenth century authors. May have been related to a college class. Entertained tattoos as well, due to two vouchers for permanent tattoos.

Remaining Ravens: 422
Remaining Birds of Paradise: 72
Remaining Silver Starbirds Logos: 3
Remaining Gold Starbirds Logos: 1
Remaining Raven Set Piece 'A's: 2
Remaining Bird of Paradise Set Piece 'A's: 0
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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Sabrar » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:25 am UTC

Buying 22 Ravens for kicks and giggles.

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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Deva » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:46 pm UTC

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        379        Starbirds Bird Food   0.20
        380          Raven Set Piece D   3.00
        381        Starbirds Bird Food   0.20
        382 Starbirds Temporary Tattoo   0.10
        383            Starbits Coupon   0.60
        384  Starbirds Perfume/Cologne   7.80
        385        Starbirds Bird Food   0.20
        386           Starbagel Coupon   1.80
        387 Starbirds Temporary Tattoo   0.10
        388 Starbirds Temporary Tattoo   0.10
        389              Green Feather   0.01
        390 Starbirds Temporary Tattoo   0.10
        391              Green Feather   0.01
        392 Starbirds Temporary Tattoo   0.10
        393            Starbits Coupon   0.60
        394    Starbirds Hair Ornament   0.15
        395              Green Feather   0.01
        396              Green Feather   0.01
        397    Starbirds Hair Ornament   0.15
        398 Starbirds Temporary Tattoo   0.10
        399 Starbirds Temporary Tattoo   0.10
        400    Starbirds Hair Ornament   0.15

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New item:
- Raven Set Piece D: The fourth of four and the most common. Appears only on Raven coffee. Collect all four for $1000.
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Current money: 44.52 – 44 + 12.59 = $13.11 (plus $1500 and $3 Raven Set Piece D)
(Automatically sold the Perfume/Cologne. Cut down on information.)

Remaining Ravens: 400
Remaining Birds of Paradise: 72
Remaining Silver Starbirds Logos: 3
Remaining Gold Starbirds Logos: 1
Remaining Raven Set Piece 'A's: 2
Remaining Bird of Paradise Set Piece 'A's: 0
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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby timrem » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:49 pm UTC

I purchase 20 Ravens for myself, and a Bird of Paradise for Deva (or whomever it is behind the counter selling these drinks).

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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Deva » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:12 pm UTC

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        401            Starbirds Kazoo   0.45
        402    Starbirds Hair Ornament   0.15
        403              Green Feather   0.01
        404 Starbirds Temporary Tattoo   0.10
        405            Starbirds Kazoo   0.45
        406               Raven Coupon   2.00
        407              Green Feather   0.01
        408            Starbirds Kazoo   0.45
        409            Starbits Coupon   0.60
        410        Starbirds Bird Food   0.20
        411            Starbits Coupon   0.60
        412              Green Feather   0.01
        413    Starbirds Hair Ornament   0.15
        414    Starbirds Caffeine Soap   3.80
        415    Starbirds Hair Ornament   0.15
        416 Starbirds Temporary Tattoo   0.10
        417 Starbirds Temporary Tattoo   0.10
        418 Starbirds Temporary Tattoo   0.10
        419    Starbirds Hair Ornament   0.15
        420              Green Feather   0.01

Gave number 421 to the barista. Asks another employee if employees can receive prizes. Replies affirmatively. Peels off the sticker. Sighs. Grabs a green feather out of a large box of them. Thanks you, regardless.

Current money: 48.49 – 42 + 9.59 = $16.08 (plus $2000).
(Will continue selling non-set pieces automatically until requested otherwise.)

New item:
- Starbirds Caffeine Soap: Tired of lathering your insides with caffeine? Experience this soap for your outsides. Infused it with caffeine for a jolt like a cold shower.
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Sold sixty-seven Ravens (numbers 422-488) and twenty-two Birds of Paradise (numbers 229-250) to an absentminded crowd. Failed to notice their turn to order multiple times. Won more expensive rare prizes, but not the big name ones.

Remaining Ravens: 322
Remaining Birds of Paradise: 50
Remaining Silver Starbirds Logos: 3
Remaining Gold Starbirds Logos: 1
Remaining Raven Set Piece 'A's: 2
Remaining Bird of Paradise Set Piece 'A's: 0
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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Deva » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:30 pm UTC

Sold forty-three Ravens (numbers 489-531) and thirty Birds of Paradise (numbers 251-280) to a reminiscing crowd. Reflected on how good last week’s plans were. Moaned about poor weather in the forecast too. Splurged a bit more on Birds of Paradise, consequently. Proved profitable for both sets of customers.
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Remaining Ravens: 279
Remaining Birds of Paradise: 20
Remaining Silver Starbirds Logos: 3
Remaining Gold Starbirds Logos: 0
Remaining Raven Set Piece 'A's: 1
Remaining Bird of Paradise Set Piece 'A's: 0
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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby heuristically_alone » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:13 pm UTC

Buy 18 birds of paradise for $90.
Bow gifted by adnapemit.

You can learn to levitate with just a little help.

:idea: = Surprised Cyclops

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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Deva » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:21 pm UTC

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        281          Starbirds Bird Food    0.20
        282   Starbirds Temporary Tattoo    0.10
        283      Starbirds Delivery Card    9.50
        284                Starbirds Pen    0.90
        285                Extras Coupon    1.65
        286          Starbirds Bird Food    0.20
        287              Starbits Coupon    0.60
        288              Starbits Coupon    0.60
        289     Starbirds Bumper Sticker    1.30
        290     Starbirds Bumper Sticker    1.30
        291              Starbits Coupon    0.60
        292             Starbagel Coupon    1.80
        293      Bag of Starbirds Coffee    8.25
        294      Starbirds Hair Ornament    0.15
        295      Starbirds Hair Ornament    0.15
        296          Starbirds Bird Food    0.20
        297                Starbirds Pen    0.90
        298      Starbirds Drinking Bird    8.00

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Current money: 90.70 – 90 + 36.40 = 37.10

New item:
- Bag of Starbirds Coffee: Do you not feel like walking to the end of the street? No problem. Brew a cup of Starbirds premium coffee at home.
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Remaining Ravens: 279
Remaining Birds of Paradise: 2
Remaining Silver Starbirds Logos: 3
Remaining Gold Starbirds Logos: 0
Remaining Raven Set Piece 'A's: 1
Remaining Bird of Paradise Set Piece 'A's: 0
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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Deva » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:26 am UTC

Sold eighty-five Ravens (numbers 532-616) and the remaining two Birds of Paradise (numbers 299-300) to a late-night crowd. Intended to stay up even later. Spoke of watching streams through the night. Ended up with more money leaving than coming, thanks to two Silver Starbirds Logos.
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Remaining Ravens: 184
Remaining Birds of Paradise: 0
Remaining Silver Starbirds Logos: 1
Remaining Gold Starbirds Logos: 0
Remaining Raven Set Piece 'A's: 1
Remaining Bird of Paradise Set Piece 'A's: 0


Note: Wrote the wrong number of remaining Ravens previously. Should have been 269.
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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Deva » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:23 pm UTC

Sold sixty-two Ravens (numbers 617-678) and twenty-seven unmarked Birds of Paradise to a well-dressed crowd. Presumably came straight from religious services. Chatted about plans for the rest of the day. Reported some set pieces, but no major prizes.

Remaining Ravens: 122
Remaining Birds of Paradise: 0
Remaining Silver Starbirds Logos: 1
Remaining Gold Starbirds Logos: 0
Remaining Raven Set Piece 'A's: 1
Remaining Bird of Paradise Set Piece 'A's: 0
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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Lavender Manna » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:14 am UTC

I buy 46 Ravens

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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Deva » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:59 pm UTC

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        679              Green Feather   0.01
        680    Starbirds Hair Ornament   0.15
        681          Raven Set Piece B  50.00
        682    Starbirds Hair Ornament   0.15
        683   Starbirds Challenge Flag  10.00
        684 Starbirds Temporary Tattoo   0.10
        685              Green Feather   0.01
        686    Starbirds Hair Ornament   0.15
        687           Starbagel Coupon   1.80
        688               Raven Coupon   2.00
        689              Extras Coupon   1.65
        690              Green Feather   0.01

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        691          Raven Set Piece A 800.00
        692 Starbirds Temporary Tattoo   0.10
        693              Extras Coupon   1.65
        694              Green Feather   0.01
        695        Starbirds Bird Food   0.20
        696               Raven Coupon   2.00
        697        Starbirds Bird Food   0.20
        698           Starbagel Coupon   1.80
        699        Starbirds Bird Food   0.20
        700              Extras Coupon   1.65
        701    Starbirds Hair Ornament   0.15
        702    Starbirds Hair Ornament   0.15
        703            Starbirds Kazoo   0.45
        704 Starbirds Temporary Tattoo   0.10
        705              Green Feather   0.01
        706              Green Feather   0.01
        707        Starbirds Bird Food   0.20
        708            Starbits Coupon   0.60
        709    Starbirds Hair Ornament   0.15
        710              Green Feather   0.01
        711           Starbagel Coupon   1.80
        712 Starbirds Temporary Tattoo   0.10
        713   Starbirds Challenge Flag  10.00
        714            Starbirds Kazoo   0.45
        715    Starbirds Hair Ornament   0.15
        716              Green Feather   0.01
        717            Starbits Coupon   0.60
        718           Starbagel Coupon   1.80
        719           Starbagel Coupon   1.80
        720    Starbirds Hair Ornament   0.15
        721              Green Feather   0.01
        722            Starbirds Kazoo   0.45
        723               Raven Coupon   2.00
        724    Starbirds Hair Ornament   0.15

Current money: 93.10 – 92 + 25.14 = $26.24 (plus $7.80 in sellable prizes, $800 Raven Set Piece A, $50 Raven Set Piece B, and two $10 Starbirds Challenge Flags.)

New items:
- Starbirds Challenge Flag: Permits one free chance at the Starbirds Challenge. Involves drinking an oversized coffee with extras and three Starbits in two minutes. Estimates a 20% chance of victory. Wins $100 and your picture on a wall for a month if successful. Limit one challenge per player.
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(Note: Actual usable item.)

- Raven Set Piece A: The first of four and the rarest. Appears only on Raven coffee. Collect all four for $1000.
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- Raven Set Piece B: The second of four. Appears only on Raven coffee. Collect all four for $1000.
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(Note: Costs $15 for Raven Set Piece C and $3 for Raven Set Piece D. May purchase them directly whenever.)

Remaining Ravens: 76
Remaining Birds of Paradise: 0
Remaining Silver Starbirds Logos: 1
Remaining Gold Starbirds Logos: 0
Remaining Raven Set Piece 'A's: 0
Remaining Bird of Paradise Set Piece 'A's: 0
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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Deva » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:18 pm UTC

Sold the remaining seventy-six Ravens (plus eleven more unmarked) and twenty-three unmarked Birds of Paradise to an interested crowd. Ran a new Starbirds commercial. Flocked to stores. Scored the final Silver Starbirds Logo, unsurprisingly.
________________________

Announced the end of the Starbirds Energy Games promotion. Processed special prize paperwork. Sent out the money. Raked in a lot of cash from Starbirds. Appears to have been mutual, though. Reached new customers through people buying too much coffee for themselves alone. Increased profit projections for the next quarter. Yay capitalism.

(Gave Lavender Manna the remaining Raven set at cost. Expected sufficient time to do it manually. Rolled high on Ravens (25-75 range). Hit the 10% chance for more (13-38 range) again. Figures.)
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Ending totals:
- timrem: $2016.08
- orangedragonfire: $1541.13
- Sabrar: $1516.11
- Lavender Manna: $1036.04
- heuristically_alone: $37.10

Thanks for playing.

Additional information for fun

Raven odds
Spoiler:
Ran 10000 simulations. Bought solely Raven coffee. Did not program a crowd in. Sold all Challenge Flags. Traded set pieces for cash if necessary and not yet complete. Never bought set pieces directly.

Averaged 112.88 Ravens. Acquired a mean of 0.99 unsellable prizes. Completed the set in 277 games. Scooped up 120.77 Ravens and 1.81 unsellable prizes in those games. Failed to purchase all 800 Ravens in all games.

Unseen items
Spoiler:
- Starbirds Delivery Coupon: Eliminates the delivery charge for one delivery. Does not affect the normal product price. Must live within twenty miles of a Starbirds for a delivery. Value: $1.90.
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- Starbirds Permanent Tattoo Voucher: Covers the cost of a three inch (approximately 7.5 centimeter) permanent tattoo. Includes the official Starbirds logo for the artist to follow. Sells for relatively little due to low demand. Value: $22.00.
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- Raven Set Piece C: The third of four. Appears only on Raven coffee. Collect all four for $1000. Value: $15.00.
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Item Breakdown
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Populated the list with common items first. Specified amounts of rare items. Replaced common items.

Raven
30% Green Feather (Raven-exclusive)
10% Starbirds Bird Food
15% Starbirds Hair Ornament
15% Starbirds Temporary Tattoo
10% Starbirds Kazoo (Raven-exclusive)
5% Starbits Coupon
5% Extras Coupon
5% Starbagel Coupon
3% Raven Coupon
2% Bird of Paradise Coupon

5 Bag of Starbirds Coffee
9 Starbirds Delivery Coupon (Raven-exclusive)
3 Starbirds Delivery Card
5 Starbirds Perfume/Cologne (Raven-exclusive)
6 Starbirds Caffeine Soap (Raven-exclusive)
7 Starbirds Challenge Flag (Raven-exclusive)
2 Starbirds Drinking Bird
1 Starbirds Thermos Mug
3 Silver Starbirds Logo (Raven-exclusive)
1 Golden Starbirds Logo
2 Raven Set Piece A (Raven-exclusive)
4 Raven Set Piece B (Raven-exclusive)
6 Raven Set Piece C (Raven-exclusive)
8 Raven Set Piece D (Raven-exclusive)

Bird of Paradise
20% Starbirds Bird Food
15% Starbirds Hair Ornament
11% Starbirds Bumper Sticker (Bird of Paradise exclusive)
10% Starbirds Temporary Tattoo
10% Starbirds Pen (Bird of Paradise exclusive)
13% Starbits Coupon
8% Extras Coupon
6% Starbagel Coupon
3% Raven Coupon
3% Bird of Paradise Coupon

5 Starbirds Priority Badge (Bird of Paradise exclusive)
3 Permanent Tattoo Voucher (Bird of Paradise exclusive)
7 Starbirds Drinking Bird
5 Starbirds Thermos Mug
7 Starbirds Delivery Card
3 Starbirds Alarm Clock (Bird of Paradise exclusive)
3 Bag of Starbirds Coffee
2 Golden Starbirds Logo (Bird of Paradise exclusive)
1 Bird of Paradise Set Piece A (Bird of Paradise exclusive)
3 Bird of Paradise Set Piece B (Bird of Paradise exclusive)
5 Bird of Paradise Set Piece C (Bird of Paradise exclusive)
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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Lavender Manna » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:26 am UTC

I guess my strategy paid off, but not as much as teamwork does

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Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Postby Sabrar » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:35 am UTC

Thanks for running the game Deva!


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