central bank bidding (in General)

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] November 25 2006 11:46 AM EST

Wow, I can't believe I'm making this thread, but I am...I guess I just can't quite take the fact that even items that are hard to find and quiet rare get stolen by the bank, I bid more than what the last AoAC went for, should I have bid higher than they've ever sold for?

I couldn't stay up till 2 am, I just couldn't do it...I've been trying to get ahold of an AoAC for MONTHS...and I still wussed out and fell asleep.

I know what the intent of central bank bidding was supposed to be, but it hasn't had ANY success so far, prices continue to fall, harshly even. Items that we do not need removed continually are...

Please turn it off. Then we can start thinking about how to fix it without a cloud of bitterness hanging over the whole topic...

Brakke Bres [Ow man] November 25 2006 11:53 AM EST

Otherwise check this Thread again

QBRanger November 25 2006 11:58 AM EST


As Jon and others have said:

"You just should have bid more"

But in all reality, the cb bidding really sucks. Esp when it occurs 15 min before the auction ends, and you put what is thought to be a fair bid.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] November 25 2006 12:03 PM EST

How much more ranger? As I asked up higher, I want the math used so I can be sure I don't lose bids on items I need. With something like the AoAC, they are so hard to get ahold of, they sell well above NW, which leaves big questions about base value...I upped the bid to higher than the last one had sold for, figuring that was a decent measurement of what I should be paying...

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] November 25 2006 12:48 PM EST

I still think it's no big deal for an auction to show the maximum Price CB will bid on an item for... At least that way, everyone would know.

When I finally pay off my debts, I'm still gonna try fixing a CB bid by inflating prices on say Exe's. ;)

Xenko November 25 2006 1:25 PM EST

I agree that it should state what the maximum price Central Bank would bid, thus allowing people to at least know what they have to bid before they go to bed/work/real life. Unlike a bot, players can't stay on 24/7, which makes it kind of unfair.

Central Bank is providing a useful service, but the implementation needs some tweaking.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] November 25 2006 1:43 PM EST

What service? The only difference between what we have now and a consignment style shop is the yoink factor. We don't know what the store will sell it for, so we keep guessing until either we luck out or strikeout. It's baffling. At the very least I want an idiot bid button, one that ensures that only another player is going to steal the bid...

AdminNightStrike November 26 2006 11:14 AM EST

In reality, you just shouldn't be able to list a new auction for less than CB's internal minimum. It's relatively the same effect, although it makes it very difficult for prices to drop.

AdminNightStrike November 26 2006 11:14 AM EST

Out of curiosity, how much did CB steal during the day and a half of downtime?

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] November 26 2006 12:07 PM EST

Not quite NS, you can get an item for less than the max central bank will bid, you just have to be up for the last half hour of an auction...

Xenko November 26 2006 12:17 PM EST

*cough*eBay like proxy-bidding would solve these problems*cough*

Sorry...just had something in my throat apparently.

Talion November 26 2006 4:10 PM EST

I just know I lost a SF tattoo because of the cb. Why not just impose a minimum price? Had I known about this automatic thingy, I would have spent a few more BA to gain more gold and make sure I at least bid the minimum.

I say imposing a minimum auction price would be more fair to people who can't wait until the last 30 minutes of an auction to place a bid.
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