[-][Game-Help] [SYS-MSG] Autopruner is running... cleaning the MOO up like a boss. Could cause a teeny bit of lag while it's running. [46 karma]
And when it finished it would show a message like this...
[-][Game-Help] [SYS-MSG] Autopruner has finished running and cleaned up 322,047 bytes [46 karma]
I noticed that people were throwing their votes for how much it would prune into game-help or OOC-chat and having a little game. I found this delightful and thus, coded it into a little OOC minigame.
When the autopruner starts (runs on Sunday) you will see an additional message:
[-][Game-Help] [SYS-MSG] Voting for how much the autopruner will shave off the DB is open. Votes and winner will be announced on OOC-CHAT. Use '@vote-auto ' to vote (price is right rules). [46 karma]
You can then use @vote-auto to register your vote! The amount is in bytes, so 300000 is 300k and 1000000 is roughly 1 megabyte. Votes placed will be shown on OOC-Chat and a winner will be announced automatically on OOC-Chat. It'll also track how many times you've won.
If, by some miracle, you guess the EXACT amount, which is like hitting the lottery... you will see something special. :)