Here’s some follow up to some comments and questions from my last post:
SamSyn has tested a change which will make the “Hotspot” not show up when no one is in a location or event on the map. It seems to work nicely.
However, he did note that when “Zephyr” appears as a Hot Spot, no one was there, but found that people had built something high up in Zephyr, so they showed up as Hot Spot, but, of course, when you went there, no one was there. Not sure what we can do about that, other the the usual suggestion of “Nuke it from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure”.
Filtering Zero-Attendee events
We agreed we can do this. There will be some issue that when the filter is used, Events where the host hasn’t shown up won’t appear, but we view that as a feature, not a problem.
I asked SamSyn to gather some data on where rental income comes from. Here’s a slightly edited version of the response:
RENTALS: (next due between 2013-01-01 and 2013-12-31) 92 days of data found
Total Rentals: 812 <– as in 'places currently rented by someone other than us'
Total Income: 26547000 TB ( $14748 ) <– includes lot income, which goes to landlord
Total Income (minus lots): 13615500 TB ( $7564 ) <– our real income from non-PaZ
Total HoodIncome: 7818000 TB ( $4343 )
Total DevIncome: 0 TB ( $0 )
Total LotIncome: 12931500 TB ( $7184 )
Total DevLotIncome: 141000 TB ( $78 )
Total OtherIncome: 5656500 TB ( $3142 ) (There houses and funzones)
* HOOD income of $4343 (to US) is less than LOT income $7184 (to LANDLORD) which means that, on average, hoods are fairly profitable for their landlords. (and if we lowered rates, landlords would be less profitable in absolute, but the same proportionally)
* OTHER income of $3142 includes all thereHouses and funzones, but no PaZes. None of the above reflects PaZ income.
* and again, this is all real income as I removed zones 'owned by us' (where we are just paying ourselves with no net profit)
* I didn't break down the ThereHouses vs FunZones since I am not convinced our zoneTypes are trustworthy to tell the difference (they all started off as type 0 back in the day and only slowly got assigned to real zoneTypes)
So… our most recent month had income of about $10K from subscriptions and $24K from TB sales. Of those TB sales, $4400 went to real estate rent.
So, if we were to lower real estate prices (hoods and lots) by the same fixed percentage, we can estimate its impact on our income.
For example, say we cut the rates in half (hoods and lots so as not to disturb the landlord balance), our hood income would drop to $2200 and we would lose $2200 from our $24K TB sales. (on average, though possibly not in the same month, depending on when people purchased their therebux)
That’s some of the data we use to think through things like this.