Vast Horizon Help Files
We will be using the dollar system for this game. There is a blurb in the timeline which you can find on our website or in the help files. This will explain when the dollar became commonly used by the Farolds.
While the Farold government may be wealthy, we are working to build a thriving human economy here at Vast Horizon. This means that while pilots will get paid well, it will gradually increase as time goes on. There will be no earning ten million dollars a day here as we start this game.
You will have access to a debit card issued by the bank. This card will be connected to your bank account. As it is in real life, these cards can be stolen so be careful with them or you may lose a bunch of money.
Players will be given a loan so that they can afford their first ship. This loan process will extend to players who are not new as well. However, you can only obtain one loan in the cavern loan office. All other loans would need to be role played through the bank.
Alternatively, you can also receive a credit card from the bank, which will need to be paid back. Warning, these cards do have interest rates. You may also set up an appointment with a banker to increase your credit card limit.
Since 1989 a great push to have everyone on the same buy, sell, and trade network was done. When shopping out of communication range, it is best to know that the chip in your credit or debit card can remove funds from your account very quickly. Any moon, planet, or station using a cash register has, at the very least, joined up with the shopping network mainly to increase their trade with various entities. Just because Oria may not know these homeworlds does not mean other traders around the galaxy do not. Also, a place of dwelling's status between good or evil would not discount them from being able to trade and sell, not even a Kiohn operated one. If you ever run across a shop that does not allow you to buy items, roleplay.
Since pilots will be paid well, expect inflated prices. The reasons for this could be that the Farolds charge such high prices in certain pilot visited areas because they like wealth and it costs tons of money to create new ships. For example, if you pay $2000,000 for a ship, know that the OH subsidizes 75% of that cost and higher taxes help offset the cost of the subsidy. Below is a simple equation for the Voyager ship.
6,000,000 / 0.25 = 24,000,000.
You pay 6 million but they paid 24 million to build the ship.
Wallets are a convenient item used to put credit and debit cards in. We have three types, your basic wallet that you put in a purse or pocket is one. Then we have the neck wallet, which is worn around the neck. This cuts out a bit of text and you just need to type rem wallet, insert wallet in cash, and then wear wallet.
Lastly, we have the card holder. This one can be worn around the neck. It is expensive to buy but, once worn, you only need to type insert wallet in cash or whatever the register is named.
Donation vouchers are referred to as rare coins in game. They can be sold at the bank for a fee which may fluctuate by times. They can also be purchased in game from the bank once you shed your newbie flag and have a hundred productivity points. The price for purchasing these will always be marked up because there are things to consider. The bank would have to pay taxes on these coins and/or be able to make a few bucks on them because they can be used for trade both by the government and pilots. While we do provide a way for those who cannot afford to donate to us, if it were extremely cheap to purchase these in game, the likelyhood of any donations coming in would be ziltch and we do have to pay the server bills. Thus, those who cannot donate will have to work for their in game cash to buy these vouchers but the opportunity is there to do so.
Once you qualify, you can also sell your rare coins out at Zion station.
Two things to note here. We have many expensive items in this game but it goes with the game's lore. Being traders by nature, the farolds will drive up prices on luxury items such as RoboChefs, bikes, and card holders. These items are both luxury and considered high tech, thus will be more costly.
The last note. Giving large sums of money to new pilots to purchase bikes for them, and these expensive wallets is considered a work around. Other items such as RoboChefs and showers would be included in that. We strongly advise you let people work for a few things or we will have to make alterations that we really don't want to make.
The really last note.
You may obtain a large loan through an appointment with the banker. This is done by role playing but a few things will be considered here.
1. If you are a frequent reroller, you will not get a loan.
2. If you have not established your character by being active and role playing for several months, you will not get a loan.
3. Randy does check your debts so this would affect chances of loan approval also.
4. You cannot delete your character before speaking to staff if you owe a large loan.
5. If you take out a large loan and don't show up for six months to a year, we will likely have repossessed ships and so on to repay as much of the loan as we can. This holds true regardless of your character's active status. This being an RPI, a communication trail as to why you need more time would need to be established in order to be provided more time.
This help file was last modified: 04/21/23 at 9:16 p.m.
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