Suggestion:20110427 Atlas Shrugged

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20110427 Atlas Shrugged

Capt Schwartz 00:49, 28 April 2011 (BST)

Suggestion type
Findable item

Suggestion scope
Survivors, zombies

Suggestion description
When searching in a library, it is possible to find a new item: the book Atlas Shrugged, described as: a tattered copy of Ayn Rand's Magnus Opus, Atlas Shrugged. Its pages have been worn from being read, and there is a suspicious stain on the back cover which could be fluids from striking a zombie.

Having a copy of Atlas Shrugged in your inventory gives the holder a "bootstraps" buff: a 5% increase in search rates. At the same time, other people in the same building have their search rates lowered by 5%. This bootstraps effect emulates the way that in a free market those who search first get better pickings than those who search later, thus rewarding the early adopters.

When used as a melee weapon, it has a 20% hit rate and deals no damage other than the text flavor of "an ugly bruise". It also removes a skill from whoever it hits. After a successful hit, the book is automatically dropped.

A tertiary ability as a zombie is to have the ability to recite lines from John Galt's speech without costing AP, however this would cause the book to disintegrate in much the same way as a spray can runs out.

As a zombie with this in your possession you will have the ability to say "Free Market Paradihzzzz" added to your speech list.

Voting Section

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Votes that do not conform to the above may be struck by any user.

The only valid votes are Keep, Kill, Spam or Dupe. If you wish to abstain from voting, do not vote.


Keep Votes

  1. Keep - Best. Suggestion. Evar. --EmPathetic Bill 00:50, 28 April 2011 (BST)
  2. Keep - Let me be amongst the first to suggest that my own idea, through virtue of its multiple references to literature of the 1960s, be introduced into the game. I think it brings with it a charming game mechanic that many will find familiar in the politics of the United States of America: the tea party and their ilk often refer to bootstraps. --Capt Schwartz 00:57, 28 April 2011 (BST) (FIRST CLASS)
  3. Keep - Hilarious, adds charm to the game. I would s/removes a skill from/adds brainrot to/ as a matter of balance, but otherwise perfect. --grk 01:04, 28 April 2011 (BST)
  4. Keep - Better late than never, Malton. --SprCobra 01:11, 28 April 2011 (BST)
  5. Keep - Especially like the "Free Market Paradihzzzz" option --Zombie Washington 01:13, 28 April 2011 (BST)
  6. Keep - I am also in favor of bringing the Gold Standard to Malton. --عبد الريحم بن حسين بن عبد الرحمن العراقي المصري‎ 01:20, 28 April 2011 (BST)
  7. Keep - Cannot stress enough how genius this idea is. An absolute must. Perhaps when hit with a copy of Atlas Shrugged, the victim would receive - instead of a bruise - the skill "Bootstraps" in exchange for another, randomly selected skill. The Bootstraps skill doesn't actually do anything - that's the beauty of it. All it does is maintain the victim's level, so they aren't losing experience by being hit. --Blagomatic 01:21, 28 April 2011 (BST)
  8. Keep - this is not a filibuster vote – Nubis NWO 01:50, 28 April 2011 (BST)
  9. Keep - How on Earth has this shitty game lasted this long without this suggestion? Add it right now! --カシュー, ザ ゾンビ クィーン (ビープ ビープ) ;x You rated this wiki '1'! Great job, go hog wild! @ 03:19, 28 April 2011 (BST)
  10. Keep - This is in my best interests as a rational actor. --Riseabove 03:32, 28 April 2011 (BST)
  11. Keep - Who is John Galt? (NB but make Paddy's suggested changes, and allow additional works to be added later, eg Finnegans Wake, Remembrance of Things Past, the complete works of Jilly Cooper etc). --Mallrat The Spanish Inquisition TSI The Kilt Store TKS Clubbed to Death CTD 04:20, 28 April 2011 (BST)
  12. Keep - Just because Ayn Rand is an easy target doesn't mean she's not a good target. Absolutely keep. --Djohariah 04:53, 28 April 2011 (BST)
  13. Keep - with two provisos, include Paddy's edit to the description and drop the deskilling effect when using it as a weapon. Not much of a problem for long-term players, but a bit of a killer for beginners. Heneage 08:12, 28 April 2011 (BST)
  14. Keep - Can't see any balance issues here at all, I'm all for it! --モッズはホモです Sykicsig.gif 11:36, 28 April 2011 (BST)
  15. Keep - the free market will balance it. --Karloth Vois ¯\(°_o)/¯ 12:33, 28 April 2011 (BST)
  16. Keep This is good reading, and also could explain what happened to Malton Teehee McGee CFT 21:35, 28 April 2011 (BST)
  17. This is a good suggestion. --underisk| 01:13, 1 May 2011 (BST)

Kill Votes

  1. Kill - Making fun of Ayn Rand is too easy. It's like beating up a 2 year old. Try harder.-- | T | BALLS! | 03:36 28 April 2011(UTC)
  2. Kill - i agree exactly with what zombie loed said: survivors are too faggot to have any buffs and levan is a turd. -- ϑanceϑanceevolution 08:33, 28 April 2011 (BST)

Spam/Dupe Votes

  1. ha hah --Boobs.sh.siggie.gif   bitch  00:50, 28 April 2011 (utc)
  2. You, sir, are no John Galt. ᚱᛖᚢᛖᚾᚨᚾ 02:13, 28 April 2011 (BST)
  3. If you change the text to read--a tattered copy of Ayn Rand's execrably written novel of juvenile philosophy, Atlas Shrugged. Its pages have been worn from being urinated on, and there is a suspicious stain on the back cover which could be fluids from striking a zombie--then I'll vote Keep. --Paddy DignamIS DEAD 03:03, 28 April 2011 (BST)
  4. LOL He said "Ayn Rand" ROFL Have never seen before such a joke on teh internets -- Spiderzed 04:16, 28 April 2011 (BST)
    tee hee —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Sexualharrison (talkcontribs) 12:09, 28 April 2011.
  5. Sorta loving, kinea caring, kinda tried to fuck my lazy boy. ~Vsig.png 04:22, 28 April 2011
  6. As Nubis.--Yonnua Koponen T G P ^^^ 08:56, 28 April 2011 (BST)
  7. This should be moved to humorous suggestions. -- Cat Pic.png Thadeous Oakley Talk 14:57, 28 April 2011 (BST)
  8. Weren't humorous suggestions on the main page categorised as vandalism under the Suggestions rules?--The General T Sys U! P! F! 16:54, 28 April 2011 (BST)
  9. Not even funny. --AORDMOPRI ! T 23:11, 28 April 2011 (BST)


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