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What currency is used in SU, Free Colonies, by Ijad?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:42 am
by ShortenWeaponry
As in subject. I need to know what currency is used. Some kind of credits? or Space Dollars (Euros? :D) maybe the currency is something else like, dunno, adamantium bars or something?

Re: What currency is used in SU, Free Colonies, by Ijad?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:56 am
by Ced23Ric
We agreed that they use Peach Credits and Peaches. Also, we decided to ignore the issue for now and use terms like "money", "a lot of money", "insulting amounts of money", "way too much money".

Re: What currency is used in SU, Free Colonies, by Ijad?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:10 am
by ShortenWeaponry
Ced23Ric wrote:We agreed that they use Peach Credits and Peaches. Also, we decided to ignore the issue for now and use terms like "money", "a lot of money", "insulting amounts of money", "way too much money".

**** it sounds postapocalyptic when peaches are currency :P Okay I understood. Thanks :)

Re: What currency is used in SU, Free Colonies, by Ijad?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:48 am
by Wadmaasi
All of a sudden I'm reminded that in StarSiege one of the Cybrid squadmates' idle chatter lines was, "I could eat peaches for hours."

WTF is it with the gorram peaches?!

Re: What currency is used in SU, Free Colonies, by Ijad?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:50 am
by CrimsonKMR
Wadmaasi wrote:All of a sudden I'm reminded that in StarSiege one of the Cybrid squadmates' idle chatter lines was, "I could eat peaches for hours."

WTF is it with the gorram peaches?!


viewtopic.php?f=9&t=591

the peach explanation

Re: What currency is used in SU, Free Colonies, by Ijad?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:12 am
by Wadmaasi
Oh, never fear, I remember that thread. I just...I don't like peaches much. =(

Re: What currency is used in SU, Free Colonies, by Ijad?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:38 am
by ShortenWeaponry
Wadmaasi wrote:Oh, never fear, I remember that thread. I just...I don't like peaches much. =(

me too :P so i will be spendig them for apples or grapes :P or maybe some guanabana :P

Re: What currency is used in SU, Free Colonies, by Ijad?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:58 am
by Ced23Ric
ALL OBEY THE PEACHES. YOU SHALL NOT HAVE ANY CITRIC FRUIT NEXT TO IT. (Except for limes. Limes are okay.)

Re: What currency is used in SU, Free Colonies, by Ijad?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:10 am
by ShortenWeaponry
Could someone tell me how to fit peaches in wallet? :D (dehydrated peaches? :D)

Re: What currency is used in SU, Free Colonies, by Ijad?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:12 am
by Ced23Ric
Peaches fit in trucks. Trucks break down. And then, you need 'frames to defend them.

Re: What currency is used in SU, Free Colonies, by Ijad?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:24 am
by Zero Revenge
ShortenWeaponry wrote:As in subject. I need to know what currency is used. Some kind of credits? or Space Dollars (Euros? :D) maybe the currency is something else like, dunno, adamantium bars or something?

It's easiest just to say credits.

And let's hope we're not using Space Euros. I heard that Neo-Greece colony is bringing the Solar Economy down...

Or Space Dollars, or any IRL equivalent.

Re: What currency is used in SU, Free Colonies, by Ijad?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:26 am
by Ced23Ric
We got rid of Space-Greece. Remember the valiant sacrifice of the 33rd Planet Cracker detachment. We salute their efforts and the many lives they gave to rid us of this issue. Permanently.

Re: What currency is used in SU, Free Colonies, by Ijad?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:34 pm
by randolph
Ced23Ric wrote:We got rid of Space-Greece. Remember the valiant sacrifice of the 33rd Planet Cracker detachment. We salute their efforts and the many lives they gave to rid us of this issue. Permanently.

Oh, the lengths we go to greece the wheels of galactic commerce.

Re: What currency is used in SU, Free Colonies, by Ijad?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:53 pm
by Joshua A.C. Newman
Solar Wulongs.

I guess, though, it's based on the Peach Standard.

Re: What currency is used in SU, Free Colonies, by Ijad?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:47 pm
by Zero Revenge
Joshua A.C. Newman wrote:Solar Wulongs.

I guess, though, it's based on the Peach Standard.

Cowboy Bebop reference? Awesome.

Re: What currency is used in SU, Free Colonies, by Ijad?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:11 pm
by addking
Completely agreed, Bebop is fantastic.

Re: What currency is used in SU, Free Colonies, by Ijad?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:20 pm
by Joshua A.C. Newman
I can't tell you how happy I was to discover that there really is a ₩ character.

Re: What currency is used in SU, Free Colonies, by Ijad?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:09 am
by Xero010
Out of curiosity, about how many american dollars would a peach cost in the free colonies?

Re: What currency is used in SU, Free Colonies, by Ijad?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:17 pm
by afny
Xero010 wrote:Out of curiosity, about how many american dollars would a peach cost in the free colonies?


I'm not an economist, but I don't think there is a realistic answer to this question (nor do I think any answer would be meaningful). Exchange rates fluctuate heavily even on small timescales; any comparison to a far future currency would be inaccurate. Even assuming an interstellar standard, prices of goods and services will vary wildly depending on availability--for instance, quality food on Earth or Mars will be priced differently than quality food on some corrupt backwater mining colony.

Furthermore, the "free colonies" aren't a discrete state. It's a blanket term (or even a political buzzword) to describe resistance to Solar Union rule. It could be used to describe colonies that have successfully established autonomy, or it could be used as a descriptor of a terrorist cell.

For these reasons, a more useful line of inquiry might be to ask how much stuff that can be related to real world objects costs. How much does a used Conscript cost, or a handgun, or a herd of cattle, depending on location?

Re: What currency is used in SU, Free Colonies, by Ijad?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:43 pm
by Joshua A.C. Newman
I hate to say it, guys, but the official Solar Union currency is the Wulong, abbreviated "₩". (Note that it was the Tael in an earlier draft.) [Edit: Oh, you mean an actual, literal peach? It depends on how much of a rare commodity it is!]

They try to lock its value across all colonies by pinning it to certain commodities necessary for colonial survival. For example, cylinder fluid on Annomer costs $15 wulongs a liter, as the SU says it should (at least in the spaceport city). But in the Gossam outback, it's over 60₩. All the price-locking does is make it so the grey market on Gossam gets rich by cornering and reselling the stuff.

It's probably one of the reasons so many Free Colonies have started using the "Peach".