Recently, my internet was really slow so I can't play UR properly. So, I decided to conduct a social experiment.
The aim is to have a conclusion on how many market investors would react if a newbie PM'ed them asking for cards. I recently PM'ed people who sell bulk cards in the market, and trying to "beg" a copy from them. I don't really need the card, I just wanted their feedback. Most of the feedbacks were negative, flaming and cursing me like hell. Some even blacklisted me, which is a funny thing lol. Luckily, some were really generous enough that put cards in my private sales that worth even up to 200k/card (you know yourselves, thank you), but I cancelled those private sales to me because I was just aiming for their feedback.
I will still keep PM-ing people to "give me some cards", and after gathering the results that I wanted, I will immediately cease the study.
After that, I will be conducting a lottery for the cards that "I begged" (I'm making sure that I have copies of the cards that I beg), and I will be mentioning the result of the experiment.
I will post the event link after my experiment is over
edited by UM_AaaBattery tuesday 02/09/2014, 18:06
@TheOPG well, everyone can, but I hate it. I just realized that I may have slightly ruined the study for publicizing it lo. But anyways, I have a strategy up my sleeve to continue this If you really want to share your results, you can send it to me at email@example.com =)
@HarleyxQuinn: Yes, I kinda thought of it. But I already received PM's from over 80+ people (excluding those who didn't replied), which is a pretty astounding stage of development
@Six Nations maybe because I was just pissed at them because they could have just ignored the PM, but they sent cursed words like go to hell and fuck myself lol.
@Others, thanks for your appreciation. I was just bored for not being able to play UR properly (internet connection) lol. I just treat this hobby as "playing" too. I'm too, able to monitor market prices as I search for potential candidates lol
It depends on the situation, sometimes i will say no and other times i will try to negotiate. it depends on my mood and whether i want to quick sell it. i never give too much of a discount but i sold a dregn to a guy i had never met for 3k less than market. when they start begging or offer ridiculous things like 150k caelus when it is 180k i get annoyed and just say no. if they persist you may end up on my bl. i haven't got any on my bl for those reasons but i have been close with a few people. I'm never rude to them or anything.
Don't go spamming my inbox with ridiculous offers now for saying that
I think the thing with people giving rude replies is that they receive PMs like this all the time. Anybody that sells many cards on the market (especially expensive ones) might deal with this everyday. You can understand their frustration, especially when they get the message from an obvious multi or someone who has a fairly large collection. You have to see it from their point of view
Hi, Please could you not post the names of players in your experiment results as this could lead to harassment (if someone posts something rude can you screen shot it and send it to support instead).
The experiment itself is ok aslong as a few rules are followed,
1) Don't spam people, asking them politely for a card is fine but pming them multiple times and being impolite even if they ignore you or say no is against the rules and could lead to a blacklist.
2) If you say to someone your going to use their card in a givaway and they give it to you for this reason it needs to be used in the event or it could be counted as scamming.
Thank you for listening and I wish you luck for your experiment.
To @UM_AaaBattery hi! I just PM then once, and I never PM them a second time around if their response is not that good, I just let them off the hook. And don't worry, I never intended to list such names, I'm just screwing up with a real-world friend lol. And second, I'm not asking for someone to give me cards so that I can use them for my lottery. I will use MY own cards for such event, not anyone else's. But if they're willing, I will personally thank them and will never scam them. I'm not that fraudulent. In fact, before I left the game at 2012, I gave tons of Kolos to my friends and guild mates
Thanks all! Well, thanks for the concern anyway =)) Good luck!
@OC Titan don't worry, I'm not spamming. I just sent people single mail each when I PM'ed them. I'm done with the "beg" thing and I have another "reasonably acceptable" technique up my sleeve right now Anyway, at least you're not one of the hot-headed folks who curse people like hell lol
@bokneehog my point is, they could have just ignored or automatically put the people in the blacklist, why bother flame and curse them first? Anyway, that's their personality so I can't blame them. I just wish that there would still be many people who can be nice and friendly to such newbies even without giving any cards. They can be friends or anything, and tell them how to earn clintz and buy cards eventually for one paragraph.
edited by UM_AaaBattery wednesday 03/09/2014, 14:06
I am very sure even "nice" players will do the same - blacklist beggars, ignore them, be sarcastic to them. We have come across a certain player who has been posting to buy cheap cards in the sales section quite a while ago and the reaction is quite nasty.
It is more likely to give cards to friends than to strangers that they don't know - newbie or not. Those who send cards to your private sale purely wants to help you or know you but that does not mean those who ignore, blacklist, throw sarcastic remarks at you are not willing to help you. I was a newbie and I did receive many help from strangers in the past in the form of advices.
When it comes to money issues, it is better to teach a person to fish rather than giving them fish to eat. Begging for money/cards is sensitive issue. Asking how to make money in this game is a bit different.
I'm interested to see the statistics though.