I had a student request earlier this semester, to add to my Company Store: a way to convert minutes into XP. He argued, rather eloquently, that there should be a reasonably direct translation between minutes spent working and experience. I'm still thinking about the consequences of this move, but it seems to make sense to me from one perspective: epecially in a classroom (like mine) in which some jobs require substantially more time invested by some students, this might be a way to reward students who spend the extra time. However, when there is also a direct translation between gold and minutes, I have a problem with allowing it, because that means students can essentially buy XP with gold (and I also have students who will spot that in an instant and take advantage of it). At the moment, I'm feeling that it's enough to allow free translation between gold and minutes, with an option to buy honor (and a penalized reverse (honor->gold) transaction). Maybe in the future we could implement tracking minutes such that earned minutes are separately counted from minutes converted from gold, so that XP could be transferrable only with the former (similar to the way a credit card has separate limits on purchases vs. cash withdrawals), but that seems like a lot of coding work for a pretty limited benefit. Any thoughts?