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
@Famous Falco well, it;'s a matter of perspective. If you're a highly educated person, you'll just tend to ignore those who PM'ed you and not feel anything. Think of you as an owner of Berkshire Hathaway and there's a small company trying to enter into a business proposal with you with a ridiculous reason. As an intellectual person bearing acceptable level of understanding, you'll just ignore the offer or send a "no" message. Well-knowledgeable people will give pieces of advice instead of flaming/bashing for a SINGLE PM sent to you.
@-Despize- different people don't have the same perception towards things. This may be unnecessary for you, but let me share you something. Well, you commenting on this topic is unnecessary. For some people, theoretical physicists' experiments are unnecessary because they just waste money, and provide no actual output for the benefit of the world, just pure theories. But for them, understanding the universe, on how all things began etc., are really important. The point is, every person have their own opinion. It's human nature, having different ways of thinking.
edited by UM_AaaBattery wednesday 03/09/2014, 14:10
@ChangeIsGood good for you During my early days when UR just started (about 2006, was still in the 6th grade lol), I suddenly fell in love with the nightmare clan because I'm a fan of strange creatures lol. I managed to befriend another nightmare fan, and we became good friends. I was a free player since I started (never purchased credits before), and my friend was a rampant credit buyer. Without asking him, he started to give me tons of nightmare cards like Ombre (he was still not a Cr back then), Candy Jack, Estalt, etc. Too bad he already quit maybe at 2008 because he said his job was hard, and has no time for leisure. He gave away all his cards, and I received some. Majority of the players who got some were newbies. Eventually, I was able too, to enlarge my collection and manage to invest to many copies of Kolos, hoping him to be a Cr. As an Accountancy student years later, it was really hard for me to keep playing while studying really hard, and I decided to quit. I started giving all the Kolos I kept, all of them numbering up to 200+. I just started playing UR again months ago lol. You think I'm lying? Check out this link, I uploaded it last 2012
"If you're a highly educated person, you'll just tend to ignore those who PM'ed you and not feel anything."
Trust me. Highly educated or not doesn't matter. Personality, yes. But you can't judge someone just because they flamed at you, etc. When you work in the outside world, you'll know what I mean.
"Well-knowledgeable people will give pieces of advice instead of flaming/bashing for a SINGLE PM sent to you."
Did you ask for advice in the first place? If you don't, hardly anyone will give you.
@Cyber trust me, I know what I'm saying, based on my logical reasoning and personal experience. I'm still a graduating student, and I already passed the CIA licensure exam in NY even though I'm a Japanese. Companies are e-mailing me about thrice a week, asking if I can work for them after I graduate. Some of them offer ¥50k-80k, which is a bit low considering my certification. I'm still in my last year of study, and I plan to take the US CFA exam after I graduate. Not being an airhead, but of them REALLY beg me to work for them, and will immediately make me the risk manager. Considering the work that I'll be working in the future, I need to be professional at all times. I just e-mail them apologizing and such for turning down their offer, stating that I need to take CFA exam first after graduating, and may be looking for alternatives first before accepting their job. Same scenario here in what I'm doing. I'm PM'ing players as professionally as I can, implying if they can give me cards etc. (essentially begging, but in a more professional way lol). Yes, I can judge someone just because they flamed me. It's human nature, to degrade others. You try to level yourself up from others all the times. And it's true that well-knowledgeable people will give pieces of advice instead of saying something rude. It's in their mindset on what response would they give after I PM'ed them. If such person has good logical reasoning, he/she would give an advice instead
edited by UM_AaaBattery wednesday 03/09/2014, 17:34
You can't parallels between a professional career and an online game. By being rude to a potential employer that is OFFERING you something, you can jeopardize your career. By being rude to a stranger on an internet game that is BEGGING for something, you neither lose nor gain anything. The problem is that players work hard for what they have in this game (or buy it, but regardless) they don't want to give it away to a stranger. I know that my sentiment is that I will help where help is asked for but that players should earn their cards the same way I and many others have. I ignored the PM you sent me, and neither of us gained anything. I have had players message me for advice before and I gladly helped and made some good friends along the way.
I remember a while ago i asked bokneehog for some elo advice. i had never met him, i just saw he was doing really well. he set up a practice elo event to see the deck and how i play. he gave me tips and tricks . he was really helpful
This whole thing does seem really unnecessary, I mean what is anybody gaining? Apart from people arguing on the forum? If people asked for advice like others have said the community would be a lot more willing and helpful, but it is because of the beggars and people like you who think they are 'standing up for the little guy' that make the community angry