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  1. Amethyst Jetaime wrote: If what you say is true then why did the maker of Greedy update his products and remove the pay option then give them for free to anyone that has a Greedy Table? He is not licensed and has no intention of making skill games that fall under the policy. You answered your own question. " He is not licensed and has no intention of making skill games that fall under the policy" Exactly. Karsten has no intention on going through the skill game creator process. For him to continue to selling his games he can not have his games require or permit pay in and win options
  2. Amethyst Jetaime wrote: Phil Deakins wrote: Just a curiosity... Unless you've left a bit out of the LL quote, it's wrong. It says that "Any game of skill that offers a Linden Dollar payout is subject to this policy.", but that's not true. Such a game would also need to be capable of accepting payment to play. Nothing was left out. That was an exact cut and paste from the FAQ. Your confusion is understandable. The FAQ and policies were clearly written VERY poorly and for me to elborate further will only sound like a direct insult to the writers. But you have to your quote's context.
  3. irihapeti wrote: for a game to fall under this policy it must meet all 4 criteria in your case it dont meet no. 3) + just on games where is pay to play and get no pay from the win. As a option then: leaderboards are good. Like can play for free. But if want to enter your high score on the public leaderboard then that be 1?L please. Pay or not as you like This would not work. This is exactly why the policy says payment is required or permited. Paying leader boards will not work or last as a work around for the policy.
  4. firebug77 wrote: Hi everyone. My question is if I decide to open an Arcade, where someone has to pay to use the games, but does not win anything, in return, is that still considered a "Skilled Game"? If I understand the definistion, as listed in http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Linden_Lab_Official:Second_Life_Skill_Gaming_Policy, " “Skill Game” or “Skill Gaming” shall mean a game, implemented through an Inworld object: 1) whose outcome is determined by skill and is not contingent, in whole or in material part, upon chance; 2) requires or permits the payment of Linden Dollars to play; 3)
  5. Rae Bluxome wrote: And thank you very much Dillon for looking into this! Pentadee is a lot of fun, it is exactly like Yahtzee. There are other Yahtzee-like games in SL, but Pentadee is the best. If you like dice games but want something that offers more player choices check out Can't Stop
  6. "If the table has an option to pay to play, even if you have it set for free to play, it is illegal even though it is in a private home" That is false but you already knew that.
  7. Perrie Juran wrote: Pay to play and pay to start are not exactly the same thing. You are correct, pay to play, which is really pay to start is ok as long as the starting fee is (instantly?) Returned. It is a nominal fee (ie L$1) which is refunded immediately. Only games that were made to pay to play have this pay and refund to start the game option to avoid making additional game start routines. "Freeplay games, in which the sole payment required or permitted is a nominal Linden Dollar payment for the sole purpose of triggering gameplay and is immediately and automatically refunded w
  8. Amethyst Jetaime wrote: If the table does NOT have a pay to play option you are legal. If the table has an option to pay to play, even if you have it set for free to play, it is illegal even though it is in a private home. The creator must be licensed to create skill games, the game itself must be licensed and located on a gaming sim and the owner must be licensed as an operator. On November 1, LL will start enforcing the policy. They may remove it, and possibly suspend or ban your account if your game is illegal and you are not a licensed operator. No one knows how they will go abou
  9. Perrie Juran wrote: The more I read complaints the more befudled I am getting. What is so difficult for people to understand that there are laws LL has to comply with? And that because of the complexity and variety of the laws they need a Policy that may in some cases appear to be stricter than the Laws. What is so hard about this? Most of the laws LL has to "comply with" are 7 years or older. Also LL has games that pushed way to far into chance approved on their approved game list. Any game on that list gives the impression that it has Linden Lab's blessing. A couple of the game that
  10. irihapeti wrote: which law in your country do you think it would be appropriate for LL to break so that you can gamble ?? If your saying Linden Labs would be breaking laws so someone can "gamble" then what about the last seven years that they allowed skill games and permitted games that pushed way too far into the area of chance to grow forcing competition to get those as well. And what about some of those games such as PI games which becaues they put the word Tournament after the name on games where you get 20k in points pretty much randomly (many times its not even there). A game tha
  11. jimmythesaint wrote: people have a lot to learn about what the meaning of skill gaming is A game of skill is a game where the outcome is determined mainly by mental or physical skill, rather than by chance. A game of skillgenerally has an element of chance, but skill plays a greater role in determining the outcome. .but this ios not true in sl guess someone needs to come up with another dictonary with what the meanings of words r in sl because they r not the same as they r in rl A game of skill skill can have chance elements BUT the skill has to be the predominant factor. My
  12. irihapeti wrote: i have a inworld friend who plays (now used to play) NoDevil i ask him why. He says is just something to do when he is not making and putting stuff in his shops i ask him how is that working out. He said pretty good. Sometimes I win 20,000L I go: annnnd?? and he laugh and go: and sometimes I lose 30,000L and I go: how often do that happen ?? and he goes: more times than I win 20,000 I tell him he need get a life. He laugh even more and say true I get a IM from him yesterday. He wants to know where he can get belly dance animations I go" waaah!! what for ?? and he
  13. Dillon Levenque wrote: I've had enough of this thread. The dealer in a game of Blackjack played by the rules followed in the US always wins in the long run. Guaranteed. The players that actually win at Blackjack (as opposed to claiming they win, mostly by ignoring the fact they've lost sixteen bundles over the last month in favor of admiring the bundle they won today) do so by various strategies almost all of which are based on counting cards. Most casinos watch for those people and toss them as fast as they can. Anyone who enters a gambling casino* expecting to win is an idiot. Every ca
  14. irihapeti wrote: Sorina Garrigus wrote: If the dealer had choices it wouldn't be effectively AI, it would just be I. He is following a script/rules. Here is one example of "program" they follow If DEALERHAND < or =16 then hit else If Dealer has Soft 17 then hit If Dealer has 17 then Stay End Program A computer programed opponent would be the same exact thing. It is programed to respond based on conditions it encounters. is nothing intelligent about these kinds of programs as wrote. Is no more intelligent than print "Red" then "Green" then "Blue" if was writ
  15. Dresden Ceriano wrote: I'm surprised that people seem so surprised that LL botched the implementation of this policy. Botching implementations is one of LL's most consistent of abilities. In the almost seven years I've been dealing with them, only once have I seen LL implement something competently from the outset. ...Dres I seen botching before but this time it has pretty much been just about every step of the way. I have never seen LL act in such a extreme keystone cops kind of way. But your right because we have had how many years of chat lag and they take their time to add new thi
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