Collector auction. What do you think of it ? Dr.Ido - Titan - Clint Staff - Monday 10/12/2012, 15:49
We have a simple idea that we hope you'll like. Before moving forward on it, we'd like to know what you think.
Nowadays, we give away Collectors through the DT and the ELO tournament. We'd like to put 5 collector on the auction everyday, with a price starting at 1 clintz and no reserve price.
This way, the price of the Cr (especially of the top 5) would be set by the buyers instead of the sellers.
The number of Collector released in the economy would still be modest (half of what we release through the DT), so the impact on the economy would probably be modest at first.
Hopefully, after a few weeks (months ?) that the prices of the most expensive Cr would start to self regulate and reach more reasonable levels.
You have logic flaw there. Currently the price is not set by sellers, but both seller and buyer. If sellers alone could call the price it wold be 50 terabillions obiviously, but they cant because no-one could afford that.
This is also reason why auctions wont work. If there is no reserve price, then nobody sells their CR's on auction - if there is reserve price it will be exactly the same as market price. Just like the auction tools now pretty much works (or does not work. I rarely put my eyes on it because most of the offers are automatically BS.).
All I can see in these threads is a cry : "Make them cheaper" - in veiled form. CR's need NOT to be cheaper, there is already customer base for current prices. You should not beg for discounts but start thinking ways to make money if you want to be part of that market.
Of all the solutions you have had, I would like to add one, which i have posted on many comment strings of overpriced cards.
The thing you should try to counter is INFLATION. Not just of crs. but of other overpriced cards as well.
There are many ways of that. Put more of the overpriced rare cards into circulation (eg Cortez)
Or increase the influx of clintz. like giving more clintz out for tourneys, or just keeping it simple, more clintz per match.
Instead of getting into too much brainstorming, why dont you just study real world economics a bit and see how they counter INFLATION.
I'm seeing this differently. I think this idea is more of an anti-inflation plan. Every CR sold is less clintz in the game. The CRs then could be sold on the market circulating more money and draining some via tax. If all the cards' values drop that means clintz' value rises.
Maybe they could start this plan with only one Cr a week and see how it goes. Gentle steps into the pool instead of diving right in.
This would be a GREAT idea. It would definitely help keep new players in the game. When I started out, I definitely thought it would be impossibly to get Cr 's. Though I did continue to play and did get some Cr's later on, I still think it is rather ridiculous for new players who are just starting the game to save up and get high end Cr's, even those as low as Tanaereva Cr for example. Say there is an auction for Caelus Cr . The lowest minimum price for him on the market currently is 174999 clintz. The maximum auction bid should go no higher than this, as player's who bid higher than this are losing clintz, as they could simply get the card for cheaper on the market.
This idea is great for the average player and new players to the game, and I suggest UR that you go with it
This is a great idea! Putting more Cr's in the market would definitely help them be accessible to newer players, who have a hard time as it is getting into the game. BUT as one suggestion, regarding the Big 5, I suggest only putting 1 in the auction no more than once a WEEK. What I mean is, if you put 5 Cr's for auction every day, so 35 Cr's every week, 1 of the 35 will be only ONE of the Big 5, so Tessa Cr for example. Next week will be Guru Cr , then DJ Korr Cr the following week, etc.
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