Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Jewels of Truth Quotations & Favorite Quotes Of The Day

Greetings Everyone,

Here are my latest spiritually authored quotes including a couple of favorite quotations written by others.

714) Good intentions & deeds at times may be very: painful, difficult, and especially scary. They are negative emotions that can act as kindling to fuel your progress to a better path. Traveling past such emotions will develop in yourself desire to better oneself. As well as a stamina to endure the tasks of this world. ---Ivan / Atrayo.

715) Good luck is the expression of your divinity within.
---Ivan / Atrayo.

716) Worry is a negative prayer one can do without in there daily life. ---Ivan / Atrayo.

Now for today's "Favorite quote of the Day".

Scary and difficult and painful don't have to stop you. Scary and difficult and painful are the very things that transform you into your best self. ---Sally Hogshead.

Pray for what you want, but work for the things you need.
---Fortune Cookie Message.

You only get a finite number of thoughts. Choose wisely.
---Sally Hogshead. Racial Careering Book, Rule #27.

We came to love not by finding a perfect person but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. ---Sam Keen.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

MMO Game Feature Concept & Prediction: MMO In-game Cable TV

Hi All,

This suggested concept is wrapped into a probable prediction of the future of online games. Right now advertising inside online game worlds is occurring inside Anarchy Online free client version and the paid portion of Planetside. Eventually advertising inside MMOG game worlds will give way from billboards within the context of the game theme. To replacing those billboard channel outlets in-game to cable television outlets. Probably in the same spots where the billboards were placed previously in some cases. Point in fact like the space billboards placed by the stargates in Eve-Online.

Imagine a game publisher entering into a contract with a national cable Tv provider. Where like in busy US airports you see those short Tv spots of news blaring inside the gift shops & food court areas. Now picture inside the game world of Everquest 2 which is a fantasy setting. Where inside a npc tavern there is a magic portal that is actually the outlet of the Cable Tv channel in-game. Typically npc taverns are only used as quest areas and are almost always dead in activity inside.

Now picture Comcast cable Tv providing SOE (Sony Online Entertainment) live cable feeds to selected channels. Perhaps how they have a similar contract with hotel chains & resorts. Where "Headline News" in it's 30 minute spots plays in one locale inside the game world. Another could have a Tv Guide like informercial channel playing all the time.

There could be amphi-theaters inside a game world where certain real world concerts as a special event is showcased. Maybe an exclusive with a certain music concert or sports event to subscribers of this game world.

Do note inside these game worlds there is no "Tivo" (DVR's). So players inside these MMO game worlds can not fast forward past ads or cable Tv programming. They would be a hostage to the cable Tv ads in-game akin to pre-Tivo days. Since the Nielsen rating system is already stating that a lot of 18 to 34 year olds are watching less television and playing more electronic games. This concept & prediction would recapture these demographic groups outright. Ala being lassoed cowboy style as a consumer base that is now stampeding away.

Jewels of Truth Quotations

Hello Everyone,

Here are my two latest "Jewels of Truth" quotations I hope you enjoy them.

712) Those of a good faith are able to tap into the power of God's majesty in their lives. Without works there can be no deeds and without faith there can not be grace. ---Ivan / Atrayo.

713) Worry is a needless task. It is akin to a negatory prayer often reversing any potential good that may be due to you. When you feel like worrying instead choose to give thanks that the issue will resolve itself in time. ---Ivan / Atrayo.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Advertising Concept: Local TV Ads On Scrolling Marquee


This concept is borrowed from the cable news broadcasters. Where they have that horizontal scrolling marquee with text news of the day by category. My spin on the scrolling marquee would include additional advertising space also in text. But for local television ad spots during a commercial break. So whilst the cable provider is displaying national commercial advertising. The marquee would display local TV ads to the audience.

Of course the costs of such advertising would be drastically cheaper than a fully produced studio quality commercial. The marquee ads can include promotional codes for consumers to use to redeem during a purchase.

Emote Icons Concept: Message Acronyms

Hi All,

This suggested concept is to further expand the canon of available emote icons on the Internet forum boards and chat rooms. Instead of comical mood emotes displaying an emotion. To include an additional subset of emote icons to display acronym messages. Such as: Ty, Yw, Gg, Wtg, Hagd, Ttfn, Omg, Lol, etc...

The current emote icons of the Internet and this suggestion could be combined. For instance a emote mood with a sign above its head stating "Gg" (Good going). Or something of the kind to extend the statement of the emote icon.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Jewels of Truth Quotation & Favorite Quote Of The Day


Here is my latest penned spiritual quotation, hope you enjoy it.

711) Those who seek to broaden there intuition abilities. Should first be good listeners to others in what they say before they speak themselves. Although listening is one portion, the other is understanding what is being heard. When one appreciates such a skill in their daily conversations. Then developing one's own intuition is that much smoother.
---Ivan / Atrayo.

Now for today's "Favorite Qoute of the Day".

In the way of God, thoughts count very little. Love does it all.
---Brother Lawerence.

Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than critisize. ---Elizabeth Harrison.

Till next time.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Game Industry Concept: MMO Avatar Rentals

Hello All,

In a recent column of "road to nowhere" in the September 2005 issue of Computer Games magazine writtened by "Cindy Yans". In an article titled "Rent-a-'Tar", discussing the concept of the secondary gamers market of selling or in this case the rental of a avatar game account.

This let sparks in the good sense fly in my minds eye. With admission I do have business tendencies that could classify me in gamers terms as at least a hybrid suit. (part business minded and part gamer) With that disclaimer aside allow me to explain a potentially different presentation of such a rental avatar service than what Cindy Yan spoke of in her column. The link to whom she wrote a partial piece is:

My suggested concept on this spin of MMO avatar game rentals would include the game publisher from the start. And, not such a version as wholly presented by "Gamepal".

Here we go, those of you who may have played UO (Ultima Online) by Origin Systems owned by EA (Electronic Arts). May remember a service they offered of a souped of avatar that isn't a noob in level and skills. Now take for instance a game publisher like SOE (Sony Online Entertainment), which is embracing now the secondary market of game currency, item, and avatar sales in their "Station Exchange". Via their MMORPG of EQ2 (EverQuest 2), where SOE would offer the rental of their game avatars at various price tiers. Whether the avatar is at level 10 or tricked out in class & skills at level 50. (higher rental fee)

So for a casual gamer who isn't interested in their trial version of EQ2. Or a former EQ2 subscriber that cancelled the game a while ago. May wish to return to perhaps sample the game world with their new action pack or expansion. Then there are two routes on how to get the game client installed on the consumer renters computer. One is to go the "NetFlix" way where they rent the game client and return the DVD-ROM afterwards by snail mail. Or have the game client streamed into their PC system for the allotted time of their avatar rental.

The gamer renter of this MMO title can have a on the fly character rolled during their rental period, Including naming it if they so wished. If the renter tried EQ2 and enjoyed it they have the option to upgrade their account to a full subscriber. Or if the renter liked EQ2, but allowed their rental period to elapse their avatar would be their if they ever chose to rent a toon again in EQ2. That's how a game publisher could go about it this way.

Also, let's say that a full subscriber has cancelled their game account. SOE could make the offer to buy their game avatar(s) at a wholesale price. Where they credit the former full subscriber with a gift card, merchandise, or a game title, maybe even cash. Then SOE in turn offers these as avatar rentals to others with all gear on the toon. (at a premium price according to the gear)


Now this is how a EQ2 game subscriber could go about it when SOE would allow such rentals but by the players. Picture the SOE Station Exchange where a full game subscriber can take one of their avatars on a server and rent it out. Whilst still maintaining their account in gameplay. The avatar that is spun off goes into escrow. Where the renter gets a surrogate account for the duration of their rental period. The player that spun off a avatar since full subscribers can have up to 8 avatars per account. Would be the one responsible in it's upkeep in leveling and what not.

SOE gets their regular 10% for the rental fee for each time the toon is rented. Including the listing fee that Station Exchange requires for listing a auction. The renter would get a limited download of the game client much like these limited Mp3 playback sites. Where after a period of time the game client deletes itself or needs an additional activation key for the next rental period.

This would mean a residual income for the full subscriber and the game publisher.

Commentary Prediction: VOD & MOD Concept

Hello All,

Let me go out on a limb here for the first time to state that VOD (Video on Demand) which is right around the corner nationally in the USA. Will also in one to three years include theatrical movie releases in part for this cable TV service. Right now in the media industry there is a term I've heard for the first time called a "Super Release".

Where a movie theater release would happen simultaneously on DVD and perhaps cable TV as pay per view. The reason being that movie box office sales are shrinking due to DVD sales and pirated movie downloads. So my prediction of a VOD super release of movies on cable TV wouldn't be much of a stretch within the time frame of one to three years from now.

Then there would be MOD's (a term I'm making up I guess), which would be like VOD. But, to include it as "Music On Demand" (MOD). Where as the recent "Live 8" concerts that sorta tanked in attracting attention upon release. Could much like a VOD service have a catalog of either music videos (audio's too), including concerts to be pulled up for viewing by the subscriber.

So picture MTV, VH-1, Music Choice having a MOD service for cable TV subscribers. That pull up on demand without any additional fee's a favorite album in audio (or a single track). A music video or concert under various search parameters much like a cable on-screen guide provides today.

That's what I'm predicting with VOD and potentially it's morphed cousin MOD as a concept.

Candy Concept: Booger Yum Yum's

Hi All,

This concept is for a candy directed to children under the age of 12. Demographically to be boy's as a breath mint something like a tic tac. But, in the shape of small pieces of snot (mucus) with either just a plain sugary flavor in a lime green color. Or go with a rainbow effect of colors but with mixed flavors, such as: red hot's, sours, cinnamon, winter fresh, etc... To be packaged similarly to a plastic nose, where the snot candy comes out of the nostrils.

Something similar can be done with the same candy that are "gummy worms". But, in lime green to mimic mucus as a chewy candy.

I know this sounds gross and juvenile, but it's a candy for young kids. :p

Favorite Quote Of The Day

Hello All,

Sorry for the lack of updates here at "Atrayo's Oracle". I'll just share a few of my valued quotations, which as a personal hobby. Are indicators to myself of a roadmap to life in a holistic fashion.

If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self. ---Napoleon Hill.

The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. ---John Ruskin.

Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way. ---Abraham Lincoln.

Here is one of my first quotes written by myself. And, has already previously spread on the Internet if you Google it. Since in the past I shared a PDF file of 200 plus of my spiritual quotes freely. That's how this one got loose, besides women seem to enjoy it more than men.

"The journey of my soul does not end here on this Earth, but continues onward in creation. Enjoy your journey, because it's Infinite." ---Ivan / Atrayo.

Personally this is still one of my all time favorites. Which when my time on this Earth passes in hopefully many decades from now. That this quote would be appreciated to be placed on my tombstone.