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Here's the big announcement you have all been waiting for - what PsyBucks are all about!


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PSYBUCKS
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Psybucks have been introduced to encourage people to participate in competitions and get more involved in the community.
The rewards from collecting PsyBucks are what you can spend them on - things on the forums you normally couldn't get.
Please read through all of the following before asking any questions. Questions which are asked which are answered in this guide will be deleted.


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There are a number of ways you can get PsyBucks:
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1) You will automatically get 50 PsyBucks when you sign up to the forums. Those which have already signed up will receive 50 PsyBucks.
2) If you join a Team, or are a member of a Team before December 31st 2005, you will get 25 PsyBucks on Dec 31st.
3) If the Admins spot you helping out other users, they will reward you with some PsyBucks as a reward. They will NOT reward back seat moderating.
4) If you compete in the Art Competitions, you will earn some PsyBucks for competing, and PsyBuck prizes will be rewarded. These will be outlined in the competiton threads.
5) If you compete in the Song Games, you will earn some PsyBucks for competing, and PsyBuck prizes will be rewarded. These will be outlined in the competiton threads.
6) Psypoke Trivia - When trivia is held, PsyBucks will be up for grabs.
7) Certain site competitions which will be announced in the future will involve PsyBucks being rewarded.
8) Submitting Guides for the site or forums will earn you PsyBucks, which will be determined by the Admin's discretion.
9) Getting Donations from other Psypokes!
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And here are the thing which you can currently spend your PsyBucks on:
NB: This list will grow as we add more exciting things
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1) Items from individual shops. People can start up their own shops in Slateport Market - please adhere to the Slateport Rules. The maximum amount anyone can charge for ANY item is 100 PsyBucks. People don't have to charge anything in shops if they don't wish to. Real items cannot be sold in shops.
2) Trainer Card/Team Alteration - 20 PsyBucks. Those who already have their order in will get theirs.
3) Trainer Card Rank Update/PsyQuest Update - 5 PsyBucks
4) Custom Rank* - Previously Made - 2000 PsyBucks. See below for details.
5) Name Change - 2500 PsyBucks.
6) Custom Rank* - Make a New One - 5000 PsyBucks. See below for details.
7) Unique Rank* - Only you may use - 10,000 PsyBucks. See below for details.
8 ) Donate them to a friend!

The new ranks are as follows:
The 'Unique Rank' can be purchased uniquely for you - only you are able to use it and nobody can buy the 'Custom Rank - Previously Made' to use it.
The 'Custom rank - Make a New One' can be purchased and you get that rank. However others can pay 2000 PsyBucks to use this rank. This is good when a group of people want a rank - they can split the 5000 PsyBucks between them, and just spend 2000 PsyBucks each to all get the rank.
The 'Custom Rank - Previously Made' is where you choose a rank someone has made in the 'Custom rank - Make a New One' option.
With these ranks, you obviously cannot make a rank which makes you look like an Elite, a Frontier Brain, or a Gym Leader in any way. You also cannot use any ranks which make you look like you are on Probation, like you are a Team leader, or like you are banned. You also can't use any of the post count ranks to make you look like you have a higher post count than you actually do.
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A few points:
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- Team entry is free, and always will be - the teams cannot charge people an entry or membership fee.
- Forum sign up is, and always will be free - you get 50 PsyBucks when you sign up.
- Don't bother donating to the Elites - for us, we can already get any of the things up to buy for nothing, and also give ourselves PsyBucks to give away.
- PsyBucks cannot be exchanged for any real currency, are not legal tender, and cannot be used to purchase anything of material value. People caught doing this will be punished.
- PsyBucks cannot be sold for anything of material value. People caught doing this will be punished.
- People caught signing up multiple times and giving PsyBucks to one account will be banned, so don't do it.
- Any other dodgy dealings with PsyBucks will also be stopped :P
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We plan to set all the above up very soon, however not all of this is ready yet. When it is ready, everyone will be given 50 PsyBucks, and any Team PsyBucks. We have not set a date for it's full implementation yet.
For now, the only way you can get PsyBucks is through donations and receiving them from the Gym Leaders, Frontier Brains and Elites for doing good things. There isn't much you can spend them on.
You can charge in your shops from now on, however it isn't advised, as not many people have enough PsyBucks to do anything, so my advice is to wait until the full PsyBucks system comes in to effect.


If you have any questions, (make sure you've read all of the above) please reply! I hope you all enjoy earning and using your PsyBucks!


Sun Nov 27, 2005 1:45 am
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Hey Amphy, can I personally injure whoever comes up with a stupid question that can be easily answered in the big annoucement?

- Yes, you may

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This Announcement is as clear as crystal. Please read it carefully and as many times you need to understand before replying with a question.

Just a few points I would like to emphasize.

Amphy wrote:

3) If the Admins spot you helping out other users, they will reward you with some PsyBucks as a reward. They will NOT reward back seat moderating.


I never wanted to say this, but excessive backseat moderating annoy us Gym Leaders and Frontier Brains, if you've never figured it out by yourself. Besides, backseat moderating implies raising your post count with "fake spam", which is also pretty irritating.

Beat me to it Galar. Again do not do this.

~MrM


There is a very large edge between helping people and backseat moderating. I trully hope you can view it and live with it.

Amphy wrote:
With these ranks, you obviously cannot make a rank which makes you look like an Elite, a Frontier Brain, or a Gym Leader in any way. You also cannot use any ranks which make you look like you are on Probation, like you are a Team leader, or like you are banned. You also can't use any of the post count ranks to make you look like you have a higher post count than you actually do.


If you try to be funny asking for a "Probation" or "Fails at Life" rank you won't even need to spend your precious PsyBucks, as we can arrange it for you free of charge.

Amphy wrote:
- PsyBucks cannot be exchanged for any real currency, are not legal tender, and cannot be used to purchase anything of material value. People caught doing this will be punished.


:?

You wouldn't even bother trying to exchange PsyBucks for real Dollars, would you? You wouldn't be that naive and silly, right?

Right?

Amphy wrote:
- PsyBucks cannot be sold for anything of material value. People caught doing this will be punished.


And they also cannot be used for selling accounts in other Forums, online games or any other internet community. Psybucks' main purpose is entertainment, and it's only worthy inside Psypoke Forums. Besides, this is not Ebay.

Amphy wrote:
- People caught signing up multiple times and giving PsyBucks to one account will be banned, so don't do it.


We already have way too many problems with Users and their Accounts, and their Passwords, and etc. So please don't do this. We can easily identify the member by using our ultimate psychic power, and the member with lots of accounts will be awarded with the special rank "Fails at Life" (and we can even arrange a "name and shame" policy especially for that user, we won't even bother to ask what they think of it).

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1)*sarcastic*What is a psybuck?(Run from S_S, He's gonna KILL me!!!)
2)Seriously though, what is backseat modding?
3)BYE :)
*EDIT*Thanks Galar, Noone else post to answer me, question completely answered*

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1) LOL
2) Backseat moderating is when members excessively help people with the thought that, by doing so they will call the Admins' attention and they'll make them a real moderator some day, or, in the worst case, to raise their post count. They act like a way-too-much-available Gym Leader, and they have the ability to reach the level of annoyiance. You may call them 24/7 help providers as well.
3) Bye to you too. :)

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1) *Kills Birdlover*
2) I can easily think of a few people who backseat mod, and I kindly wish for them to stop, you know who you are.
3) KTHXBAI! :D :D

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Water~Phantom wrote:
how come i don't have any psybucks?
Amphy hasen't gotten around to giving every body Psybucks yet just wait a while ;)


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sounds good but why havent i got mmine for joining a team or sighning up?

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Magus wrote:
Amphy hasen't gotten around to giving every body Psybucks yet just wait a while ;)


Thats why. Not being mean or anything.


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madman wrote:
sounds good but why havent i got mmine for joining a team or sighning up?


Amphy wrote:
We plan to set all the above up very soon, however not all of this is ready yet. When it is ready, everyone will be given 50 PsyBucks, and any Team PsyBucks. We have not set a date for it's full implementation yet.


Amphy wrote:
2) If you join a Team, or are a member of a Team before December 31st 2005, you will get 25 PsyBucks on Dec 31st.

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Can you "reserve" a unique rank so noone else takes it while you work up the money?

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Water~Phantom wrote:
Amphy wrote:
And here are the thing which you can currently spend your PsyBucks on:
7) Unique Rank* - Only you may use - 10,000 PsyBucks. See below for details.
The new ranks are as follows:
The 'Unique Rank' can be purchased uniquely for you - only you are able to use it and nobody can buy the 'Custom Rank - Previously Made' to use it.


If you read it. . . .

If you read it, it shows your stupidity, seeing as it doesn't answer my question, which is why I asked a question. The Unique Rank costs alot of Psybucks. So I'm asking if I can ask an admin to set a certain name to the side, so noone else takes it while I work up the money. I didn't think I could be much clearer, but I see illiteracy abounds.</rant>

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He Means can he pay for a Custom Rank then reserve it while he works up the money for a Unique rank. Then add the payment together

and my Question:
Can Someone Turn a Custom Rank into a Unique rank by paying the extra even if they are not the creator of that rank?

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sanctuary wrote:
He Means can he pay for a Custom Rank then reserve it while he works up the money for a Unique rank. Then add the payment together

Really? I thought he meant telling Amphy that he wants "blahblahblah" rank and to hold it for him so no one else can buy it for themselves while he works up the money to actually buy the rank.

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Umm, yeah, what FW said. Although Sanctuary's idea would work too. Sorry I was so rude earlier.

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Sneaky_Sneasel wrote:

2) I can easily think of a few people who backseat mod, and I kindly wish for them to stop, you know who you are.


...*paranoid* i hope your not talking about me
...*minimizes this window to help someone else on psypoke*
...its just being friendly is just so darn addictive

o how i kid, one day i wish to be a famous (or well payed) comdian.

but seriously, this is a great idea. i heart psybucks. i give my props to whoevers idea this was, it will certainly spice up this little community of ours. once again, brilliant.


...btw, here is some info on porygon2

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Ferrari wrote:
...btw, here is some info on porygon2


Why thank you! I didn't know we had info on Porygon 2 on Psypoke's main site! This will most certainly help me in the future.

BTW, here is some info on Pikachu, in case anyone needs it! :o

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=02:47:08= <pop10> probably means your staff or soethingwich in that case i could getyou fired or i could report to nintendo how bad of website you run because you dont follow your own rules on the chats


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I never got any Psybucks when I joined!!!!

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Magus wrote:
Water~Phantom wrote:
how come i don't have any psybucks?
Amphy hasen't gotten around to giving every body Psybucks yet just wait a while ;)
That would be why, I ever got any either, see me complaining?


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Cloud_Strife wrote:
Magus wrote:
Water~Phantom wrote:
how come i don't have any psybucks?
Amphy hasen't gotten around to giving every body Psybucks yet just wait a while ;)
That would be why, I ever got any either, see me complaining?
She beat me too it! But anyway how many times must my post be quoted to awnser the "Y don't I have PsyBucks?" question? :roll:


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Would he know who he has given them out to? Because I earned all my $$ from scratch.

(and I want 50 extra) :lol: 8)

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Yes. Organization is one things the admins are really good at.

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I need psybucks please. Can someone donate theirs to me? If you dont want to, thats okay.


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People will only donate Psybucks to you if you've contributed in one way or another, either by helping out other users actively, writing guides, winning competitions, getting your movesets into the Creative Movesets Hall of Fame and so on. So do these and you will be rewarded with Psybucks naturally. Otherwise, please wait for the whole Psybucks system to be set up, and you will receive 50 Psybucks to start with.

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...hey,i've been here a few months,and i haven't any either...don't know what the holdup is,but they say they'll get it done soon enough. its not like we can run out and use it for Christmas shopping,now,is it?

...i'm thinking the reason why the high rankers have PsyBucks now is because they are figuring out how we all can play with it-a learning process,like.

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