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    Shady Auction Hall

    Dear Settlers

    With the current version, we are offering an interesting way to get rare items in a bidding system.

    Shady Auction Hall - Explanation

    To use the Shady Auction Hall, you have to open the Trade Office and click on the fourth tab.
    On the first loading, you will not be able to see much and you will need to gather 10,000 Coins to permanently unlock the auction.

    Coins
    Coins can be gathered through various options in the game and can also be collected through the normal trade panel.


    The Bidding
    Bidding will start instance wide.
    You will see the specific and sometimes rare item and everyone on your instance can bid on it.
    The bidding will be with random currencies (Gems, Event currency, Ressources, etc.) and you have to pay the full visible amount.
    The value increase for the next bidder will increase in predefined steps from the last bid.
    Everyone can bid until the last second and only the last visible/system-displayed bidder will receive the item.

    This will offer a wider variety for you to receive rare items, but only 1 player on the server can actually obtain them.


    If you do not win:
    If you're not the winner you will receive your bidding back. Any resources used to bid will be automatically returned to your storage. In case your storage is full or the returned amount exceeds the available storage, the remaining resources will be sent to the star menu.


    If you win:
    The auction winner will receive a notification mail once the auction is over. The auctioned item will be added directly to your storage in case of resources. If the storage is full or the resource amount exceeds the available storage, the remaining resources will be sent to the star menu. All other items such as buffs, specialists, and buildings will be added to the star menu.




    System behaviour:
    When another player outbids the current highest bidder, the outbid player will receive a notification and a system message in chat.



    The timing in which offers will be started is random and there is no fixed setup of what items will be offered.
    If no bidding is active, the system will display a small note. Bidding will not be conducted continuously.

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    Looks like this could be fun
    Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of others.

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    is it a 1 time fee or ongoing each time 10 k?

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    "A one time fee is required to participate in these auctions."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calisto02 View Post
    is it a 1 time fee or ongoing each time 10 k?
    You only pay once to unlock the feature permanently. You don't have to pay 10k every time an auction starts.

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    I was visiting shady only during first day and already stopped - it is designed for top 10 players. Poor guys and gals from lower levels do not belong in auctions halls. As proverb says: the roaring mountain just gave birth to a mouse.
    Auctions should be divided into categories considering player levels: lvl -30 lvl, lvl 30-40, lvl 40-50,...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yghorr View Post
    I was visiting shady only during first day and already stopped - it is designed for top 10 players. Poor guys and gals from lower levels do not belong in auctions halls. As proverb says: the roaring mountain just gave birth to a mouse.
    Auctions should be divided into categories considering player levels: lvl -30 lvl, lvl 30-40, lvl 40-50,...
    I originally thought that but then it would result in the same thing because the high level players would just give those levels the loot to buy anyway.

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    2 day plus turn around time is tedious.. who has time or even wants to check an auction repeatedly for days.. email bids if you start bidding

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    Oust the Storage Wars!

    This idea looked good at first, but when you get an item that is actually desirable (like the Harbor Tower), the auction favors the players with monstrous storage capabilities (Someone in Global even suggested renaming Shady Dealings to 'Storage Wars'). So... younger players or players who may actually have more resources in Star cannot even bid after such point as the bid is above their storage capacity.

    Possible solutions are:


    • Blind bids. This would probably be best if the bidding periods were shorter.
    • Ability to use resources in Star Menu.
    • Chinese Auction? (Essentially a raffle) Players purchase a ticket to enter the drawing for the item; players may purchase a number of tickets.
    Just ideas. Oust the Storage Wars.


    On another note it would be nice if when the auction is complete, it shows the final bid as well as the winner.
    Last edited by Raubhautz; 11-13-22 at 09:57 am. Reason: Update Title
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raubhautz View Post
    This idea looked good at first, but when you get an item that is actually desirable (like the Harbor Tower), the auction favors the players with monstrous storage capabilities (Someone in Global even suggested renaming Shady Dealings to 'Storage Wars'). So... younger players or players who may actually have more resources in Star cannot even bid after such point as the bid is above their storage capacity.

    Possible solutions are:


    • Blind bids. This would probably be best if the bidding periods were shorter.
    • Ability to use resources in Star Menu.
    • Chinese Auction? (Essentially a raffle) Players purchase a ticket to enter the drawing for the item; players may purchase a number of tickets.
    Just ideas. Oust the Storage Wars.


    On another note it would be nice if when the auction is complete, it shows the final bid as well as the winner.

    yup - i couldnt bid on the last one as i needed to have 2m storage.... and frankly i don't have SPACE for that much storage.. ya know why bb ?? LABS SPRinG Parks, scouts, obs, and every other stupid thing that i have to plant to speed up ...

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