Allow all players to bid in Supporter Auctions

Discussion in 'The Suggestion Box' started by HazardousCode, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. I would like to propose allowing all players to bid in the Supporter Auctions. This would promote more activity, and allow supporters who host auctions to benefit from greater participation.

    At the time of this posting, the first page of the Support Auctions forum looks like this:

    Notice that (without including last week's auction) there hasn't been an auction for 6 months. This is a fairly regular pattern.

    I myself would host more auctions if this section of the forums were more active. At the moment, most threads only get three or less participants. This lack of participation makes the forum obsolete; there's no point, because the items don't go for as high as they would in the general auctions.

    I'd also find myself participating in more auctions. I'm sure other members of the community will agree that they would host more auctions simultaneously if the supporter auctions weren't so dried up.

    I've had this thought for a while, but haven't until recently been a supporter to be able to support the theory.

    Do your thing EMC, and discuss!
  2. I think that the supporter auctions should be removed entirely. It's just not needed and in the end, you will loose money to the lesser exposure of your auction thread. If your only going for a demographic of just supporters, it might just be best to have a trade sale.
  3. I agree. If you allowed all players to bid on supporter auctions, then there would basically be two auction houses, and that'd be weird. I believe that the support auction houses be removed entirely due to inactivity.
  4. Less publicity for supporter auctions get rid of them all together and just have 1 auction section
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  5. That moment when you are literally 2 seconds away from hitting "post reply" and your browser suddenly closes, and instead of keeping the text like it normally does, it removes everything.... >.< Anyways...

    I like this idea. :) You could also just change the rules so that supporters can host 5 or 6 auctions in the regular auction section, but I think that that'd require more moderation to make players understand than just changing the permission settings for "view" and "reply" on the supporter auction section. :)

    EDIT: perhaps, following my idea, we could rename the section to "Supporter hosted auctions" to reduce confusion.
  6. Good idea, but I think 5 or 6 is too much. I think 2 or 3 would be good though.
    So yeah, I think we should get rid of the supporter auctions, due to inactivity, and instead, have supporters be able to post 2 or 3 auctions at a time in the normal auction section:D
  7. But I like the idea of hosting an auction where less people can see it. :p
    I'm afraid that this will get removed now... I think I should start an auction soon. :D
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  8. I like this extension- it creates less confusion (for the most part), brings the participation, and puts everything in one easy to access spot.

    Per the current rules:

    • You may hold a maximum of 1 auction at a time in the Auctions section.
    • You may hold a maximum of 5 auctions at a time in the Supporter Auctions section.

    I believe this is where the 5 or 6 suggestion came from.
    Personally, I like the idea of 5 or 6. I'd LOVE to see that. I would be able to make use of that many auction slots. May I ask why you see that as too many?
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  9. Yeah, so I think that having that many auctions at the same time would be a little crazy, and I think it'd be a lot auctions at the same time. It'd be a little unfair for the "non-supporters" I think. It would be a lot of auctions going on at the same time. Guess that is what I am trying to say :) Sure, it would be great to have that many auctions, but i just think it'd be a lot :)
    607 likes this.
  10. BUMP

    No official "+1"s or "-1"s yet. What do you guys think? Now's your chance to weigh in!
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  12. Supporter Auctions have never been too popular from what I can remember-- granted I could be incorrect
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  13. Nope, you're right. :) Yea, they have been pretty slow movin
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  14. I didn't know there was such a thing as supporter auctions :eek:
  15. But you have been a supporter many times! :p
  16. Yessssss to the idea that supporters can host multiple auctions in the regular auction section. That'd be perfect!
  17. I feel this is something that I have been hoping that would change because they don't get much attention and it leaves out the player part for it leaves a vast majority out of auctions. If they did this however I believe not only would this be used anymore but it brings back a little more attention to auctions.

    so +1
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  18. Here's my two cents on the subject... (running with what others have already said)

    Yes I agree that the supporter auctions don't get as much exposure, so removing them wouldn't really change much other than supporters loosing their ability to post multiple auctions. As a counter-balance to that, I would say possibly increasing the amount of active auctions for ALL players to either 2 or 3 would be a good middle ground. :D

    Disclaimer: No, you don't have to agree with me entirely, or at all for that matter, this is just a personal opinion.
  19. why not just remove supporter auctions all together? idk just an idea :)
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  20. I agree with this suggestion. This idea stays true to the fact that it is a supporter perk, while it also makes it so we don't have a parallel market because the demand and supply within the supporter community might be different than that of the regular auctions.
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