These two is opposite. Is like to say There is nothing wrong with taking steroid to lift weight competition, but I also agree there should be a way for people with no steroid to compete. You can't have in balance.britanica wrote: 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.
This idea to make instant buy not instant but 1 hour continue to be better for 24/7 player who can always wait the time. More casual cannot just stay and bid all the time against a bot instantly fix their bid again and again on script (without even pay attention).
I like the instant buy because you can use item right away and create for seller dynamic of sale if you prefer. I ask for more if item avail to use now not 72 hour for some item is best. 1 hour extra is inconvenience for more casual player. This is bad direction.
Two thing about me: I am pragmatis. I do not like to accommodate bot style play. If you make player come to auction for max bid, you have two benefit. 1 is 5 min to code. 2 is not favor scripter not even in small way. Bot scripter must decide to stop grind and come to sparkle just like everyone else (and you already have to go for pick up item anyway).
Britannica you are really going to spend you free time to make elaborate (likely breakable) captcha and additional complex system in auction? Just for portion of bid which is max buyout option? If so, you make as you like I guess is how it works. Please try for option which is not favor scripter though? and 24/7 gamer?