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    An idea that may solve the issue of players racing to be the final bidder, could be to incrementally and dramatically increase the minimum bid with each new bid.
    How much the minimum bid should be raised with each new bid is something that may require a little thought. Increasing it based upon a percentage of the total bid, 10% goes to 15% goes to 20% more etc. may be the least complicated.

    An opinion on the shady auction is that we use words to communicate ideas, shady can imply trees and sunlight, or it may refer to informal dubious dealings.

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    To clarify, the dramatic increase in minimum bid would be for the last and final 1-2 hour of bidding.

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    To make this work for me, I would like to be able to place any bid I want. If I want to bid 500k resources over the minimum bid I should be able to.

    Otherwise why is anybody putting in an early bid at all?
    All you do is push the price up and the somebody else replaces your bid.
    So all you've done.
    Is make it harder to buy what you want to buy because you bid early. So why did you bid early?
    It's the dumbest move. But it is open to public, so there is no shortage of [removed] putting in early bids without actually putting a moments thought into the ramifications.
    Putting a high bid in would weed out a lot of people and make it easier to win that auction because less people will be able to compete near the end. If your goal is to win the auction, bidding early is better than no bid at all.

    I actually am not sure we are even getting our mats back on failed bids though. I bid a couple of times and there was no indication I got the entire amount back.
    Last edited by BB_Trafffer; 12-02-22 at 07:37 am.

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