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
Wow, all this over one guy begging
To be honest, whenever someone begs me for cards or discounted prices, I always turn them down as chances are the reason I am selling those cards is because I need some clintz, but not the stupid amount that people offer. Normally I just ignore them
@0_Levi definitely I'm not that. As of now, I'm not sending English messages lol. I'm done with the English community
@Famous Falco no offense mate. Just think of this as a feasibility study conducted by a graduating student like me. No actual use, but may be used sometime. Just want to show people statistics.
@Six Nations as far as academic requirements are concerned, I believe that most of the theses done by graduating students have no real actual use except just for compliance. Such researches are just stored in a database where people barely see them (based on my experience). Same here. No actual use, just wanted to show people statistics. But it may be helpful to someone in the future.
@0 Jamox goo d for you, I think you have a good level of emotional intelligence.
@bokneehog well different scenario, same feeling/experience. People spend real-world money in this game. You may want to actually call this a "virtual stock-trading game". Complex finance concepts can also be applied here, like predicting the value of a card based on historical value, and what percentage will its price decrease/increase after a significant amount of time. You may also call this game a virtual business. Acting professional while playing in this game molds your personality into a better one, so if you interact with the outside world, the kind of acts you're doing here will probably be the same with the latter. Am I correct?
JUst defending myself, not trying to escalate this to debate
Why did you choose to do an experiment on begging?
It is an odd choice with no positive benefits that can come from it.
What do you hope to gain from this, the best way to ask people for free cards?
Begging is not something that should be promoted in a game or in society, it is the opposite of what is needed.
People should be more giving but not to people that beg for it, why not an experiment on giving free cards to newer players and measuring how greedy they are with set set limitations on how much value they get depending on their response/situation?
It is good that you want to do an experiment and gather data, but you made a poor choice.
All you are measuring is peoples attitudes and responses to something that the majority of people would see as a bad thing and for good reason, begging is a lazy-man's shortcut.
Next time choose an experiment that would benefit our community here on Urban Rivals and goodluck