I've been reading up on how some features of dream maker are held back due to potential abuse. (PayDimes(), reading client settings, setting mouse cursor for shooters/autolock, etc.)
And I thought of something. It's because the maker's free, so that anyone can use it, even those with the "wrong hands", so-to-speak.
So I propose a sold version of Dream Maker with enhanced features, idk, 29.99$ (one-time purchase) or something. One purchase is valid for ONE BYOND ACCOUNT. Meaning you have to be logged into BYOND in order to access the 'Plus' features of the Maker. This way, if someone abuses the system, they can easily get their maker revoked and they just ended up wasting 30 dollars or whatever the cost is.
Additionally, in order to make the purchase, you could sign a binding agreement; or supply contact information. (So it's a 18 year or older deal, unless parents do it for their children which would mean they're actually supervising what they're doing anyway, so..)
Possible Cost: 29.99$ ~ 49.99$ ?
Valid for: 1 BYOND Account, you must be signed in to byond account that bought it to access the extra features of the Maker
~Read some client-side information: If someone tries to abuse this, it can easily be revoked from you and you ended up wasting money. This should be clarified in the purchase agreement
~Set things like mouse-cursor positions for systems like auto-lock for shooters/rpgs, and some cursor minigames.
~Some better map editor features? Symmetry, Flip Selection Horizontal/Vertically, Creating objects directly on the map maybe, without using code?
~Some better icon editor features? Scale and Gradient could be some
Nov 11 2009, 10:29 am