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gangsta500



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SUGGESTION: Auction Board

Hello Everyone,

I have a suggestion on how we could make buying and selling items in the game more efficient.

Is it possible, for the game developers to create an Auction Board, where we can post items for sale and other players have the option to bid on the item or buy it for whatever price the Seller sets the item for.

Logistics behind the Auction Board:

- All Items posted on the Auction Board will be visible to all players. A search bar should also be added to help players navigate the auction board effectively.

- Players interested in selling an item can post the item on the Auction Board by setting a buy-out price, a starting bid price, and the amount of days until the post expires on the Auction Board.

- Players who post an item for sale on the auction board will be charged a fee based on the starting bid amount of the item and the amount of days the item is put on the auction board for.

Example:

A War Brig is being sold on the Auction Board for 230,000 poe
for a 7 day period.

The starting bid set by the buyer is 15,000 poe

Fee calculation:

15,000 * 1% = 750 poe * 7 (days) = 1,050 poe

OR

The starting bid set by the buyer is 210,000 poe

Fee calculation:

210,000 * 1% = 750 poe * 7 (days) = 14,700 poe

- Once an item is posted on the Auction Board. The item will be removed from the player's booty. The player will receive the item if the order is cancelled or if the item reaches expiration and no bids have been placed.

- Sellers have the right to remove an item from the Auction Board at any time they choose. However, the fee for posting the item on the Auction Board will not be refunded.

- Players who are interested in purchasing an item have the ability to either buy the item at the full buy-out price or place a bid on the item. If the item reaches expiration, The buyer with the highest bid offer will receive the item.

- Once an item is sold, the seller/buyer will be notified that the item is sold/bought and can return to the Auction Board to collect the proceeds/item. Also, a notification could be added when a player logs into the game that they have items on the Auction Board.

- If an item is bought/sold or expires on the auction board, the item or proceeds from the sale will remain on the Auction Board for a period of time (I suggest 15-30 days but this is at the developers discretion). If the item is not collected and the days expire, the item is removed from the game (or the OMs and developers can get creative with how to cycle these items back into the game)

- How the Auction Board is accessed by players can be made at the discretion of the developers. Below are four ideas of how the Auction Board can be accessed.

1) A game interface similar to the doubloon exchange
2) A furniture item, which can be built and purchased from furniture stalls/shoppes, which allows players to place the Auction Board wherever they wish.
3) A new building, called the "Auction House", where players can gather and buy and sell items.
4) A furniture item, which cannot be built or purchased, added to the Inn, Palace, or Market layout.

Overall, I think this idea will help players buy and sell items more effectively, as they can leave items for sale on the Auction Board while they are offline, and pick up the proceeds from the sale of the when they log back into the game.

Please let me know what you guys think about this. If you have any ideas on how we could make this auction board idea better, please post it below.

Best,

Cptjsparrow
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Pplofdaworld



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Re: SUGGESTION: Auction Board

auction board or a better trading forum very necessary. keeps the scammers in check, and more public trade info is nice to know.
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Filthyjake

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Re: SUGGESTION: Auction Board

Agreed we need a system, trade chat is to spammy and will only get worse with more players.

with all the chats now you can either read or play. A system better then the forums would be great.
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Re: SUGGESTION: Auction Board

#modernize YPP

(also another coveted sink. Why are we so happy about sinks in this game? Like geez, aren't you usually at least a little upset over them?)
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Filthyjake

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Re: SUGGESTION: Auction Board

 
(also another coveted sink. Why are we so happy about sinks in this game? Like geez, aren't you usually at least a little upset over them?)


Poe sinks, keep inflation and prices in check. The less money out in our hands (yes it sounds backwords). We all want to be rich but it reality its not great for the game long term.
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Re: SUGGESTION: Auction Board

I like this idea! Additionally it will help to give us an idea as to the actual value of items when we see them being sold at auction for certain prices.
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Re: SUGGESTION: Auction Board

The idea of an auction house is so old that on the testing ocean (Ice), there has been an Auction House building on one of the islands since the original game was in beta testing. There are many threads discussing this idea. There are even people who argue against the idea because it would "kill shopkeeping".

So, even though it is an old idea, I still like it.
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Filthyjake

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Re: SUGGESTION: Auction Board

 
There are even people who argue against the idea because it would "kill shopkeeping".


How in could it even effect shop keeping? That's like saying clothing racks would destroy tailors. The items to be sold have to be produced some where.
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Who would have ever thought there would be a more worthless familiar then the Krackling's? But now we have owls that are farm raised.

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wrs1864b

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Re: SUGGESTION: Auction Board

 
 
There are even people who argue against the idea because it would "kill shopkeeping".

How in could it even effect shop keeping? That's like saying clothing racks would destroy tailors. The items to be sold have to be produced some where.

Just to be clear, I don't agree with that argument, but the thought is that there are so many ships out there that if you had an auction house to sell ships, shipyards would never have any work. (This was before there were so many sinking environments, but I still think it was a bogus argument. ) Also, for some reason, one person argued strongly that it will kill "well run" apothecaries because there they wouldn't be able to sell whisk potions. Instead, people would buy up whisk potions from "poorly run" apoths and put them up for auction.

Anyway, I'm just pointing out that there are MANY long and sometimes interesting threads on the subject that you can try finding if you are interesting. But, this thread is worthless because soon Faulkston will come along and point to one of the many old threads, usually one of the oldest and least interesting threads on the subject. He will then lock this thread and eventually move it to Davey Jones Locker. All discussion here is just for our own amusement.
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Filthyjake

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Re: SUGGESTION: Auction Board

 
Also, for some reason, one person argued strongly that it will kill "well run" apothecaries because there they wouldn't be able to sell whisk potions. Instead, people would buy up whisk potions from "poorly run" apoths and put them up for auction.


there are plenty hear selling below cost people don't know about taxes or dont care.

 
Faulkston will come along and point to one of the many old threads,
I was going to post a request for this in my last post. xD

From what I understand an auction house can only help, I really don't see a down side. Even if it was pawn shops . Where a merch could buy and put there items for sale.
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Who would have ever thought there would be a more worthless familiar then the Krackling's? But now we have owls that are farm raised.

Which ever way the wind blows...
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Re: SUGGESTION: Auction Board

SirEtcetera wrote: 
Originally suggested and coded as a "Consignment Shop".
Cleaver - First Suggested and Cleaver responded

Later said was on the list of additions to be done.
Nemo -
On the list still.

Nemo again suggests Consignment shops will be added but instead be used as Auction Houses because they are faster.
Nemo -
List Part 2


And then Another two threads on the matter

Another

Another
Another
Another

Link to Midnight Pirate auction house referenced a few times throughout the above
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gangsta500



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Re: SUGGESTION: Auction Board

 
SirEtcetera wrote: 
Originally suggested and coded as a "Consignment Shop".
Cleaver - First Suggested and Cleaver responded

Later said was on the list of additions to be done.
Nemo -
On the list still.

Nemo again suggests Consignment shops will be added but instead be used as Auction Houses because they are faster.
Nemo -
List Part 2


And then Another two threads on the matter

Another

Another
Another
Another

Link to Midnight Pirate auction house referenced a few times throughout the above



Hi Jc,

Thanks for the links. It seems ideas similar to this one have been around since 2004. Its unfortunate that nothing has been done about this for around 13 years. Hopefully this thread makes the idea more compelling so that they can start on this again.

Thanks,

Cpt.
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