Thursday, June 19, 2008

The many faces of Toad

Dear Fellow Toad-Gamers,

Ok, a couple of quick things and then it's back to coding. I want to make sure everyone hears about two programs we're starting, Referrals and Power Levels.

First, the referrals. It's pretty simple, for every ten people that you refer who sign up for an annual subscription, you get a one-year extension to your subscription. Easy, peasey, no fuss, no muss. We're going to make it simple to refer people by having an "Email to a friend" function. It'll send a coded link to the user that will keep track of the fact that you referred them. Rack up 10 and you're golden for 12 more fun-filled months. Send 100 like-minded individuals with the requisite cabbage our way and your entertainment needs are met until nearly 2020. Send a 1000 people and I personally guarantee that Dan and Chris will come to your house, stand on your front lawn and sing "Endless Love" while holding hands. Pure magic.

We're also going to open up the referral process to non-subscription members. So if you want a subscription and can't quite swing one, here's your chance to turn a bit of sweat equity into a bona-fide membership.

To qualify, the person you referred must sign up for a one-year membership. And this only applies to new members, no renewals. And in the event of a conflict over the referral with another member, you'll duke it out, Thunderdome-style. Chainsaws and chains, two go in, one comes out.

Wait a sec... What? We can't have people fight to the death? Really? Ok, Chris just said that we can't legally have members fight. So in the event of a dispute, the judges (us) will make some capricious and arbitrary decision. Let's just hope it doesn't come to that.

And while you're feverishly combing your old high school year books for people your can refer, a curious thing is happening to your account. It's called Power Levels and it's the greatest thing since square plastic mayonnaise jars. Each confirmed referral also gives you a bump in your token multiplier. Everyone starts out at 1x. Play a game, earn 100 tokens and 100 tokens get dropped into your account. For every referral, that number will go up by .05. Play another game, earn 100 tokens and 105 tokens get dropped into your account. See the beauty? It's all about the math, we worked it out with NASA. They're going to use it on the space station, I think. Of course, it can't go on forever, that would be chaos. The Power Levels top out at 2x but by then you're racking up double what the hoi polloi is pulling down.

So there you have it, two more facets of that jewel we call Toad Games. Be there or be square. Until next time....



williejo said...

"square plastic mayonnaise jars"

are rectangle

so come on to my house and
and sing cum by i

let me see i am 70 and soon to be 71
think i will just pay

sounds good guys

grannytoad said...

At my age, most of the people in my high school yearbook are among the "dearly departed"...LOL So I am with williejo.. and will just pay:)

smokepole said...

I'm with Willie and Granny since I'm getting on in age and will pay.
Be sides I'm to old to duke it out. lol

williejo said...

hey just thought of something
maybe we could get a seniors discount with our medicare cards ahahahhahhahhahhhah

Anonymous said...

So what will we be able to do with the tokens that it even matters how many we have?

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't mind shooting for the incentive of Dan and Chris singing and holding hands, but... Can you guarantee they can hold a note? Will I be allowed to take photos and sell them to all the gossip magazines? Will they be expected to be fed and given drinks while on their visit to my front door?

Hmm... I think their hand holding would be enough to make me giggle.

The incentive program sounds like a nice idea, though I won't be looking through my yearbook ...

I'm aiming higher... I'm going to start with the phone book... in all 50 states.

Signed: gonnareferlikeanutcutie ;)