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Auction Houses ruin every game ever

Posted by Rajai Sunday March 16 2008 at 1:00PM
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There used to be a time when Auction houses were valuable tools for the speed of obtaining items without having to search hundreds of player bazaars, people could compete on prices and undercut and really wouldn't have to leave their character on overnight to sell something
I used to think they were great too, back when people sold something, someone would buy it, put it on, sell their old junk.. be happy and move on..

but nowadays Auction houses rarely have buyers, mostly they're full of people trying to make a quick dime buying everything they can think of and marking it up heavily

I've seen it on WoW, final fantasy(to a lesser extent, final fantasy's auction houses are great) rappelz runescape... pretty much any game that has an auction house is full of profiteers nowadays.
In fact you can almost guarantee your items aren't going to be bought by someone that will use them.. more like sell them back marked up..
which happens in the real world and its cool and all

but sometimes you'll find one player buys money online and pretty much buys everything in the auction house he can find
Marked up double he'll double his investments minus auction costs.. if they sell..
and it ruins the economy
Sure maybe other people wont be so greedy and it happens all the time as well, you see people undercutting this one person out of sheer spite, I've done it. i hate merchant characters.

but back when there weren't auction houses you didnt have the luxury of finding the best price, you'd spend hours looking for that piece of gear that suits you perfectly from player-made shops. Those were the fun days.

Some of the things that limit profiteering are auction houses showing a list of what the last 20 people paid for an item.. silent auctions which dont tell you what they cost(a la FFXI)
making an item bind on equip if you buy it at the AH
charging exponentially more for each time a person uses the AH to sell something
yada yada

Comment if you want but if you're one of those people don't assume that I'll give a crap about your opinion or even waste my time reading it.

I'm just sitting here

Posted by Rajai Sunday March 9 2008 at 2:27PM
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I'm just sitting here waiting on my awesome new ideazon gaming keyboard and reaper edge mouse i won on february 11th
...
I wonder if it takes them 4-6 weeks to ship and process an order
haha
seriously.
Hurry up pl0x
getting my hopes up and whatnot

<Rant>

So I quit Mabinogi today, I've been waiting months to play it or a month and a week, i don't remember- It's been on my mind for a while
Just the game needs some serious... thought put into it.. from all of the newbie quests combined you'll make about 12k right.. that's barely enough to buy a shield... and when you die it'll end up dropping from your character and you'll have to pay 6k to get it back
<expletive deleted>
Easily enough, the game pretty much gives you level 15- if you decide to be an archer- god help you- you'll probably get tossed around like the new guy in prison when you fight. I know I did. It wasn't fun, I can't solo any of the quests as an archer.. so I used my sword.
If you decide to be a melee hallelujah you'll have a cake time killing stuff but all of the good armor costs a newborn child, one arm, and a leg.
Magesdon't fare any easier as far as i can tell, the magic spells are expensive.. healing is 9xxx gold..
unreasonable
it's impossible to click right.. if you don't click on a moving object while its running you don't attack it..
and you end up running to him and giving him an easy time having his way with you
potions are unreasonably expensive as well

I don't know who was smoking what when they decided to stop the quests making all the money cause if they had a few dozen more of those..
the game would be alright.. instead the game forces you to hunt fomors(monster scrolls) to turn in for money..
they're a royal pain to get

job hunting is alright but impractical.. I end up having to do the church volunteer work for the holy water so i can bless my stuff to not drop when i die
cause with my luck it all drops when i die
4 of my blessings are removed from my items when i am KOed
and you don't make that much money..
</rant>

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