Store buying bug? (in General)


QBRanger January 9 2008 3:26 PM EST

QBRanger [t] (Koyaanisqatsi) 66.176.207.231 buy 870 Explosive Shots ($522) 3:24 PM EST
QBRanger [t] (Koyaanisqatsi) 66.176.207.231 buy 1,216 Explosive Shots ($729) 3:24 PM EST
QBRanger [t] (Koyaanisqatsi) 66.176.207.231 buy 1,134 Explosive Shots ($680) 3:24 PM EST
QBRanger [t] (Koyaanisqatsi) 66.176.207.231 buy 1,210 Explosive Shots ($726) 3:24 PM EST
QBRanger [t] (Koyaanisqatsi) 66.176.207.231 buy 969 Explosive Shots ($581) 3:24 PM EST
QBRanger [t] (Koyaanisqatsi) 66.176.207.231 buy 1,222 Explosive Shots ($733) 3:24 PM EST
QBRanger [t] (Koyaanisqatsi) 66.176.207.231 buy 1,255 Explosive Shots ($753) 3:24 PM EST
QBRanger [t] (Koyaanisqatsi) 66.176.207.231 buy 988 Explosive Shots ($593) 3:24 PM EST
QBRanger [t] (Koyaanisqatsi) 66.176.207.231 buy 547 Iron Shots ($109) 3:24 PM EST
QBRanger [t] (Koyaanisqatsi) 66.176.207.231 buy 732 Iron Shots ($146) 3:24 PM EST
QBRanger [t] (Koyaanisqatsi) 66.176.207.231 buy 1,494 Iron Shots ($299) 3:24 PM EST
QBRanger [t] (Koyaanisqatsi) 66.176.207.231 buy 3,344 Iron Shots ($669) 3:24 PM EST

Colonel Custard January 9 2008 3:31 PM EST

Aha! That's why no one can ever catch up to him! He can buy 12 stacks of ammo, while everyone else can only buy less than that!

Yukk January 9 2008 3:32 PM EST

I was going to ask you how you managed that Ranger.
Must be a top 1 exemption.

Xenko January 9 2008 3:39 PM EST

Didn't Jon say that this spawn and buy would be "unnecessary" after the change. If anything, it has just become worse now that it's "legalized". I think ex shots need a higher spawn rate.

And good job on the 12 purchases at once Ranger. I'm impressed. I think we need to change the old saying:
"This gives Ranger an unfair advantage." :D

Colonel Custard January 9 2008 3:55 PM EST

While we're talking about store purchases, how many are you actually *supposed to* be able to make at once? I was under the impression that it was 10, but when I try to buy 14 stacks of ammo, for example, it puts 5 of them back, and shows me a page saying people bought them before me or I exceeded my limit of 8. Most people get 10, I get 9, it's supposed to be 8, and Ranger gets 12?

QBRanger January 9 2008 4:07 PM EST

I bought, merged, and rebought all in the same minute.

Not that hard to do.

QBJohnnywas January 9 2008 4:32 PM EST

I've seen similar results too. I can buy 9 or 10 within a twenty minute period - say 1040 -1100 am, then at 1 minute past the 1100 I can buy some more. It looks like the twenty minute buying period isn't from when you buy the first one, but within a similar time frame to BA refresh.

QBRanger January 9 2008 4:36 PM EST

But how does that explain my example above?

AdminNightStrike January 9 2008 4:38 PM EST

Maybe your purchased bridged the timer threshold, kind of like when you fight someone twice quickly instead of 30 seconds apart.

AdminJonathan January 9 2008 5:02 PM EST

> It looks like the twenty minute buying period isn't from when you buy the first one, but within a similar time frame to BA refresh.

yes, it's way simpler to code that way.

Thraklight Resonance January 9 2008 8:39 PM EST

As XTC might have once said, "please be upstanding for the mayor of simple code."

TheHatchetman January 9 2008 8:41 PM EST

You are only allowed to purchase 8, according to the page that tells you you've bought too many, but it let's you get 9...
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