Why does DB do this? (in General)

BeanBean April 6 2014 8:52 AM EDT

He artificially increases the items prices in the auction house, for no reason other than to grief. This guy kept raising my bid on the morgul hammer to my max bid. Game is already near death and you have community members like this who troll still.

BeanBean April 6 2014 8:54 AM EDT

I put the bid like 3 hours before it expired and this guy just trolls. He does this to every auction too. Makes me less inclined to play.

Achertontus [Sneezels] April 6 2014 9:13 AM EDT


Unappreciated Misnomer April 6 2014 9:48 AM EDT

Because I can, got a problem with some competition?

[Unrivaled]Twist Of Fate [SeeD] April 6 2014 9:51 AM EDT

Hmm I was just about to give a list of a few valid reasons for this and you come on like a jerk with an attitude. No wonder people don't really want to continue playing. The community we used to have is very dead and is now replaced with stupidity and arrogance.

[Unrivaled]Twist Of Fate [SeeD] April 6 2014 9:57 AM EDT

Seriously, instead of just explaining some of the economical benefits to keeping rares more expensive, you come at him with "Because I can..."

Unappreciated Misnomer April 6 2014 10:01 AM EDT

Yes because I can, because if I want the item more than you I am willing to pay for it. Perhaps I have the same max price ceiling as you or other s in mind. Maybe I dont want to see items go for cheap with all that disposable battle rewards afloat. There is nothing I am doing that is wrong.

You can call me a jerk and bad mouth me to your hearts content, they are just words on the internet.

[Unrivaled]Twist Of Fate [SeeD] April 6 2014 10:04 AM EDT

Like I said ^^^

Unappreciated Misnomer April 6 2014 10:10 AM EDT

Im glad you feel validated from what I said, but you have yet to prove anything other than I have a track record for bidding, buying and reselling. All which are within the terms and service agreement of this game. So all the whining means I should try harder because you think I am being unfair.


Unappreciated Misnomer April 6 2014 10:14 AM EDT

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Achertontus [Sneezels] April 6 2014 10:44 AM EDT

Ye well, seems like you miss the entire point. This game is dying, you've been around here for a very long time. Cut the new players some slack so they stick around. Remember a year ago? You barely sold anything cuz there were no players that needed something. You're killing them of right from the start. And you say "scared of competition"? You're just making sure you dont have competition because you already have the coin to outbid them. Let the game florish again, and then continue with your actions.

Unappreciated Misnomer April 6 2014 10:57 AM EDT

This game will not flourish again unless Jon Elliot, the powers that be make it otherwise. The moment he officially announced his leave was the catalyst, and we the players are only living in the decay of that beautiful time.

BeanBean April 6 2014 11:49 AM EDT

exactly, he does it to grief. Well have fun with your game. I quit.

Unappreciated Misnomer April 6 2014 12:04 PM EDT

That is your point of view, I see you as the grieving party who is complaining about something you cant control.

Wasp April 6 2014 2:08 PM EDT

Sorry to rain on your parade.

It's an open auction house and we can all place a bid up to an amount we are prepared to pay.

Eliteofdelete [Battle Royale] April 6 2014 3:00 PM EDT

Eh...complaining about this seems kinda silly. Money is really easy to get in this game and there are tons of items floating around. If you want something, just making a WTB thread and offer the amount you want to pay. You will probably get several offers in a reasonable amount of time (assuming you are buying at a reasonable price). Shoot, people might even just give you the item for free...

Rubberduck[T] [Hell Blenders] April 6 2014 8:21 PM EDT

To turn a profit, corner the market, manipulate prices etc.

Eliteofdelete [Battle Royale] April 6 2014 9:58 PM EDT

If he wants to go through a LOT of work for tiny profits then he is completely allowed too.

[Unrivaled]Twist Of Fate [SeeD] April 7 2014 12:23 AM EDT

Whether or not you could read the terms of use were not in question. Hindering new players in an already struggling game however, was. I didn't feel validated by you proving my statements, quite the contrary in fact. I find it even more sad that this game has players like you with your attitude still around, especially when there is an effort to revitalize. So, you go ahead, quote what you want to quote and do what you want to do, but, as new players leave just remember that there are things that could be done to keep them here and poking at them for no reason isn't it. Eventually you will run out of auctions to snipe and people to sell to. When that day comes maybe you'll have some ** respect for the people that are still here and were actually trying to do something positive.

John leaving wasn't an end-all so stop trying to pin everything failing on one moment. At one time there were droves of people here, admins, and events, and community. The gradual decline in activity would indicate a gradual change, not a momentous one.

To any new players reading this, there are people out here that will help you out. Post in FS/WTB like stated above and one of us will make sure you get what you need. Underage doesn't own all the rares in the game :)

Wasp April 7 2014 1:43 PM EDT

Jon left?

Achertontus [Sneezels] April 7 2014 2:33 PM EDT

Ye he's doing something with pornsites now

Fishead April 7 2014 2:49 PM EDT

I did something with a porn site last night.

[Quoth]The Raven April 16 2014 8:22 AM EDT

I fully support db's desire to further strengthen the CB economy by encouraging individuals to pay the absolute maximum amount that either of them are willing to part with.
I'm sure all know that middlemen are the vital lubricant that keeps the means of production sliding smoothly beneath the consumer, without regular greasing of this sort the economy as we know it would cease to exist. The ease of acquiring money and particularly the invidious NUB bonus for new accounts would certainly lead to utter chaos or even communism without CONSTANT VIGILANCE. I saw two new accounts this month alone, in a couple of weeks they'll have billions of cb and then where will we be, I ask you?

That said, it does seem inconsistent with this noble goal to do it on player auctions in addition to central bank auctions. That only transfers money between existing players and doesn't support the economy as much as it implies that there is some unstated arbitrary minimum price for any given item.

Zenai [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 17 2014 1:44 PM EDT

Dear lord this crap is STILL going on? Might as well join in the fray right? I hear both sides and we'll both are BS to be honest. There is no Min/Max pricing on any flicking this that sticks with the exception of transfer costs. Prices are on a damned sliding scale in accordance with Xfers, supply and demand. Start doing that absolute max B'S and we might as well say: "Hey NUBs sell your CB at $10-1 5 a Mil!" Seriously this is the round - a - bout logic I am seeing. DB quit being a Fricken jerk. BY complain when you have no other avenue. Go to your corners and play nice. The rest of you have fun playing the game. Stop taking things so seriously it's a GAME. :)

Unappreciated Misnomer April 17 2014 7:51 PM EDT

I thought you left too?

Zenai [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 20 2014 3:36 AM EDT

Just like anyone who at one point loved this game I check in at will. Do I need your permission for that or is this something that is under my Terms of Service and therefore allowable?

Unappreciated Misnomer April 20 2014 5:50 AM EDT

Wow youre still bitter. Is it because your influence on this game made little to no change? That your invested interests are all but memory?

Zenai [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 20 2014 8:19 PM EDT

Not so much as I had to deal with dipsticks like you on a regular basis who tried to make it seem like I need their permission for everything I do. /rebuffed

Cut the Bull crap dude this thread is about you and BB and the crap between the 2 of you. Stick to your subject matter and stop trying to deflect or misdirect. Again I say it's a game and now "Why so serious?"

Unappreciated Misnomer April 20 2014 10:52 PM EDT

It's simple, mind your business. You entered here willingly to dispute.

Zenai [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 21 2014 2:54 AM EDT

Like you said it's public "Bro" so it IS my business and anyone else's who decides to post "Bro". Do note this is specifically about you and BB. Don't want someone to call you out on your BS then stop pulling it.....duh simple really.....right "Bro"? (See being a jerk is not slated to being in only your domain. Don't like it don't do it......simple.)

Unappreciated Misnomer April 21 2014 9:25 AM EDT

The first I hear of BB having an issue with me it was over in 3 hours after this thread was posted. But here we are with you...Why did you feel the need to have your voice heard? What do you think you can accomplish with insults? YOU HAVE NOT LEARNED AND ONE MUST WONDER GUY WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE?

Zenai [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 22 2014 2:21 PM EDT

I voiced my opinion on the issue as is MY right to do so in a public place. Got a problem with it I really don't care as this is within my "Terms of Service". Of note I can be here and not as many times as I like and I don't need your permission to do so "Guy" as again it's in my "Terms of Service". I'm beginning to LOVE that phrase! Seriously dude you can stop perpetuating it by attempting to goad me. I'll continue to respond out of sheer spite because I don't HAVE to be quiet. It a public place and again you are attempting to deflect. This is about you and BBB.My opinion was both of your points were BS and I maintain it. BB had other avenues to pursue and has said nothing in response. You were told by me stop being a JERK and that is because you were, and you usually ARE. Now you have just as much right to tell me to take a long walk off a short pier and if course I can rebut it in kind. Now points have been made. Perpetuate it if you like but keep in mind I'm no the one that is taking it so seriously :-)

Unappreciated Misnomer April 22 2014 5:19 PM EDT


Zenai [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 23 2014 4:42 AM EDT


Obstetric Phantom April 23 2014 9:08 AM EDT

I'm glad you two ended up smiling after all this, but how about we all concentrate our energies on more important things, like my question about Junction! :)

Achertontus [Sneezels] April 23 2014 9:25 AM EDT

You're already junctioning your thread to this one? Cool :)

Unappreciated Misnomer April 23 2014 10:33 AM EDT

Now you're cooking with Diesel. I'm not changing what I do.

Zenai [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 23 2014 1:14 PM EDT

I cook with napalm.....burns cleaner and Nor will I change what I do because I'm stubborn like that yo!

Obstetric Phantom April 24 2014 9:33 AM EDT

Very clever, Achertontus, very clever! :D
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