A little buisness lesson for those that are crying about the double plat idea...
Look at the players that buy the plat as stock holders. The reason why OTM is able to provide us with an ever-improving amazing MMO is because of the people that buy the plat. So if people did not buy plat, this would not be a free game and there would never be any cool updated content.
So in a buisness sense, a double plat idea is an outstanding one. I think the players that pay so WE can play should be rewarded a little and doing a sale on plat is not too much to ask. For the staff of OTM, this is how they provide an income for themselves. A double plat idea would be an excellent source for an increase in revenue for their company.
Disclaimer : I am not one to buy a lot of plat. I might buy 150 plat every once in a while. However, I do benefit from the "high-rollers" that do purchase a lot of plat on my server because I still get to buy plat items for gold. So, I wouldn't benefit directly from a double-plat sale.
HOWEVER, I also think that the people that aren't able to buy plat and people that do buy it should also be rewarded for their loyalty to the game. They should be rewarded with some sort of free in-game item (ie, party hat,etc..) or a chance to get a rare dropped item from a birthday type quest.
Just keep in mind that OTM just launched a huge update. They are also develping more content to give us. So, we need to reasonable in our requests and ideas for a "Birthday Celebration Event". Here are the ideas that I like :
2) a festive fashion birthday type of hat
3) maybe a short chained type quest that would reward the player with a class specific type of off-hand
4) I think the tavern should be involved in the birthday event in someway
5) double XP for a short time
I also like the idea of magic carpets and killing a dragon in Lairs as the Admin already suggested.
Clan : Eternal Sin
DrStrange lvl 139 Mage