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Discussion in 'Virtual Pet Information' started by Lewis, Jul 30, 2012.

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    How many items should you have on your site before opening? If you have human avatars or something like them, how many clothes should there be available?
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    I'm a fan of items that do things and serve a purpose over random items for restockers/questers. Then again, I've never much cared for restocking. ^^

    For a start-up avatar system, I'd be happy with:
    • Selection of 5 top styles (several recolors each)
    • Selection of 5 bottom styles (several recolors each)
    • Selection of 3 pieces that cover top and bottom (ex: Dresses, kimono, sari, robes) (a couple recolors/patterns each)
    • Selection of 5 pieces of footware (a couple recolors each)
    • Selection of 5 pieces of headware
    • Selection of 5 accessories (ex: Belt, necklace, gloves, socks, wands, ect.)

    It would give you a good amount of combinations to play around with and you can add more specialized items after you're live.
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    Each npc shop should have at least 15 items that they stock each. So that would depend on how many shops you have.
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    Please, don't forget to add SHOES to the Human Avatar system, I can name at least 2 sites that have HAs but don't have any shoe item.
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    I think a good amount of items to open up with is at least 50-100. That way you can cover the HAs, and shops.
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    I think 15 unique items (+recolors if you want them) for reach shop as well as what Undel said is a perfect amount to start with. It sounds like just enough in my opinion :)
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    But if your site doesn't have HAs... you don't need to worry about HAs. xD
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    100-150 items for good restock fodder.

    With HA's I would make sure you have at least 10 styles to wear that can be mixed and matched.
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    For the item amount, I'm in between the 100-200 range. 100 would be good, in order for members to get familiar more rapidly with the item selection, while 200 would provide a larger variety of items and the users would be unlikely to stumble upon the same item all the time. Either would be a good choice in my opinion.

    As for the clothing, I believe pretty much all has been already said.
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    :wacko: oh at least 15 items. at least. :rolleyes:

    Pshh yeah right, you better have at least like 100 or 200 by the time you open.. haha!
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    I think 100 is a good number to start with (for beta). For alpha, just 1 of each intended item type is enough I think.

    I guess I am crazy in that for my own project I set the number to 1k (haha). At least I am about a quarter of the way there. :- )
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