Central Bank overbidding (in General)


sebidach [The Forgehood] April 14 2010 6:31 AM EDT

Could it be that Central Bank does not bid in "the last second" but before and you can still overbid him and thus bypass?

Would explain this:

http://www.carnageblender.com/gc/view-one.tcl?classified_ad_id=131991
http://www.carnageblender.com/gc/view-one.tcl?classified_ad_id=132036
http://www.carnageblender.com/gc/view-one.tcl?classified_ad_id=132149
http://www.carnageblender.com/gc/view-one.tcl?classified_ad_id=132420

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 14 2010 6:34 AM EDT

Central Bank's bid resets the times to 15 minutes (like any bid with under 15 minutes to go does).

You can always bid after CB (or automatically if you've put a larger amount then necessary in), if you're quick enough.

sebidach [The Forgehood] April 14 2010 6:37 AM EDT

Then Central Bank just doesn't like me. :(

chucktilla gets away with a price of 34k while my 395k aren't enough?

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 14 2010 7:05 AM EDT

CB always bids once, and once only. For he next highest bid (as long as that's under market price).

If a SC went up with only a 1CBD bid on it, then CB would bid the next amount. Possible 1,001CBD. And if no one else bidded after, would win it for that.

sebidach [The Forgehood] April 14 2010 7:38 AM EDT

Ok. That's even worse than I thought. ;)

AdminNightStrike April 14 2010 7:47 AM EDT

We have to take items out of the game somehow. This is how we do it.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 14 2010 8:08 AM EDT

Why's it worse Seb?

At the very least, the seller gets an extra bid on an item they otherwise would never have had, and it's not too hard for a buyer to pre-empt CB and inflate thier own bid to auto cover it.

sebidach [The Forgehood] April 14 2010 8:09 AM EDT

Just curious: Why don't you prevent those items from being spawned? 3 of the 4 above where from auctioneer.

sebidach [The Forgehood] April 14 2010 8:13 AM EDT

I thought CB would bit because of market value, but NS now said it's for item removal. If it would have been for market value it would be a bad approach, which I meant with: "even worse".

AdminNightStrike April 14 2010 8:21 AM EDT

CB only tries to take away items that are selling under what it thinks they should.

AdminNightStrike April 14 2010 8:21 AM EDT

And yes, I'm still dropping the spawn rate slowly every day (when I stretched it out over a week instead of 24 hours, the rate went up a ton).

{DF}malS 'lo emaS [Demon Forging] April 14 2010 8:30 AM EDT

guess that is why i finally got one ...

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 14 2010 8:33 AM EDT

CB only tries to take away items that are selling under what it thinks they should.


Yeah, if the bids are at, or above, market price, Central Bank doesn't bid on it.

And if an item is selling for a pitance, it's just an indicator that no one really wants it.

Zippy April 14 2010 12:30 PM EDT

If central bank has a market watch, then why did this happen?

One, central bank upped the bid to a mere 75k where in my auction it upped it to 300k??? I think Central bank should just come in and bid market price or the auctioneer should put the item for sale starting at market price. It is not really fair when I should have saved 50k granted not much but it adds up.

Thanks

http://www.carnageblender.com/gc/view-one.tcl?classified_ad_id=132305

http://www.carnageblender.com/gc/view-one.tcl?classified_ad_id=132423

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 14 2010 1:02 PM EDT

CB bides once. It bids the next bid in the range (based on the bid beore it, and the increment set by the seller). It does this towards the end of the Auction. Which resets the end time. It only does this if the current bid is below market value.

AdminTitan April 14 2010 1:04 PM EDT

Zippy:
CB always bids once, and once only. For he next highest bid (as long as that's under market price).


That means that he's not going to bid all the way up to market value, just if CB sees a bid under market value he'll bid the next *minimum* bid.
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