Stopping script-buying on the Auction House

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Re: Stopping script-buying on the Auction House

Post by Cherek » 10 Mar 2016 04:15

Sykil: I explained how I feel based on my experience. It seems like we have very different opinions about this and that neither will budge, so, I think I will leave it at that. I understand your points, I don't agree, but hey, nothing would be accomplished if everyone always agreed.:) There has been a lot of good ideas in this thread and a lot of arguments and concerns back and forth. Where we go from here of course also depends on if someone is willing to work on implementing any of these ideas.

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Re: Stopping script-buying on the Auction House

Post by Sykil » 10 Mar 2016 04:26

1 line if statement. Done

Is fraction of work of elaborate captcha and timer and new system that who? is going to code. At least for interim. Only 5 min of you life is gone
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Re: Stopping script-buying on the Auction House

Post by gorboth » 10 Mar 2016 07:23

Sykil, you've made your point. Let's continue to explore the topic.

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Re: Stopping script-buying on the Auction House

Post by britanica » 12 Mar 2016 03:48

Great topic with some great ideas.

To start with my view is that there is nothing wrong with scripts buying. I also agree there should be a way to for people with slower connections to have a chance. I am against the captcha as yes, converting ascii lines in a BCD format to a number using javascript is a very simple task.

I really like the D options previous mentioned as it is an easy code and propose a few additions:
  • Once the maximum bid is reached, the auction time would be reduced to 1 hour (if currently longer) and bidding can continue.
  • Rommik will learn how to appraise imbued items instead of treating a rose tint and security feeling as equals in value.
  • Any bids placed over the maximum bid is kept at the bid instead of being reduced to the maximum bid
  • The auction house takes a 10% cut of the bid up to the maximum bid and a 50% cut of the platinum over the maximum bid

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Re: Stopping script-buying on the Auction House

Post by Jar » 12 Mar 2016 22:46

Nice mix of ideas. You've bought my yes :)

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Re: Stopping script-buying on the Auction House

Post by Irk » 12 Mar 2016 23:54

britanica wrote:Great topic with some great ideas.

To start with my view is that there is nothing wrong with scripts buying. I also agree there should be a way to for people with slower connections to have a chance. I am against the captcha as yes, converting ascii lines in a BCD format to a number using javascript is a very simple task.

I really like the D options previous mentioned as it is an easy code and propose a few additions:
  • Once the maximum bid is reached, the auction time would be reduced to 1 hour (if currently longer) and bidding can continue.
  • Rommik will learn how to appraise imbued items instead of treating a rose tint and security feeling as equals in value.
  • Any bids placed over the maximum bid is kept at the bid instead of being reduced to the maximum bid
  • The auction house takes a 10% cut of the bid up to the maximum bid and a 50% cut of the platinum over the maximum bid
gooodie, but the last point is SICK, it is robbery daylight for seller.

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Re: Stopping script-buying on the Auction House

Post by Kitriana » 12 Mar 2016 23:58

but the seller didn't even expect plats over their max bid...
or he would have set a higher max bid to start with..
if anything.. they would see it as extra cash

I rather like it because it encourages sellers to try to set prices at realistic levels that they think people will actually pay .. and not try to undercut with a low max bid.. trying to create a bidding war.
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Re: Stopping script-buying on the Auction House

Post by Val » 13 Mar 2016 01:41

Britanica: looks like great solutions for me, just go for it and code it please :)


ps. Just MUST add it:
britanica wrote:yes, converting ascii lines in a BCD format to a number using javascript is a very simple task.
Respect. I feel really stupid ;)

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Re: Stopping script-buying on the Auction House

Post by gorboth » 13 Mar 2016 03:32

I've been thinking of creating a much more robust captcha. This might be the needed excuse for me to do it.

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Re: Stopping script-buying on the Auction House

Post by Melarec » 13 Mar 2016 09:25

Could run several RNG sequences to determine not only the numbers/letters, but the form as well..
Perhaps: 5233

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 ___  '^^\  88888
|        /      88   _
|__    /__    888    _|
   |            88   _|
__/         88888
Make it a bit more tedious to code around..

Just a thought

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