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11/17/2012 04:22 AMPosted by InstantOceanI'm so tired of these threads made by frustrated people that lost an auction to the highest bidder. There is no such thing as a SNIPER. That is bull. It's simply called using your BRAIN and being CLEVER and also bidding the MAXIMUM YOU are willing to pay for that item. Plain and simple. If you win, be happy. If you lose, then someone was willing to PAY MORE than you... so what's the problem?
11/17/2012 04:58 AMPosted by AlecI'm so tired of these threads made by frustrated people that lost an auction to the highest bidder. There is no such thing as a SNIPER. That is bull. It's simply called using your BRAIN and being CLEVER and also bidding the MAXIMUM YOU are willing to pay for that item. Plain and simple. If you win, be happy. If you lose, then someone was willing to PAY MORE than you... so what's the problem?
according to this scenario i need to wait until 1min left in order to put as max bid as i can, right? I need to search desired item every time in order to check it, as I stated there could be a feature either "mark item" without making a bid to see it in lot tab, either feature "increase your bid"
The ENTIRE point of an auction is to NOT pay the maximum your willing to pay but pay as little as possible. As soon as two people follow the genius advice of our forum's 'financial advisors', the price of the item right and then there goes through the roof.
The 'maximum that people are willing to pay' is what the BUYOUT option is for. The entire point of an auction is to get a deal and hopefully pay as little as possible. Bidding 'the maximum your willing to pay' is entirely in favor of the seller and basically makes all of the bidders out to be complete jack a**es. If everyone bids the maximum they're willing to pay, the price of the item immediately jumps to those prices. An auction is supposed to slowly increase and give each bidder the option to continue to raise their bid until there is only one bidder left. Nine times out of ten that last bid is going to be waaaaay lower than what the maximum that person wanted to pay was.
More and more people make bids when 1-5 secs left before auction ends. As result you dont have a time to make a higher bid - the auction is ended.
Let me show you how to exploit it:
1. find your lot in AH
2. click on search every second and watch your clocks with seconds, when the time is changed from f.e. 30mins to 29mins before the end, mark the seconds on your clock when it changed.
3. click make a bid
4. put there max gold value you are ready to bid.
5. press CTRL+C
6. click cancel the bid
7. watch your clocks with marked seconds
8. when ~5sec left before the end, click on make a bid
9. press CTRL+V
10. click OK
The solution: as in real auction: if lot leader was changed less than 60 seconds before the end, reset the timer to 60sec again.
lot: sword, current price - 100k , buyout - no.
player1 is the leader on this lot and made 500k bid.
30secs left before the end:
player2 makes a bid 200k - current price grows up to 200k, player1 - still the leader (timer is not reset)
player2 makes a bid 600k - current price grows up to 600k, player2 - is the new leader (timer should be reset here to 60sec).
now player1 has a time to make higher bid or disregard this lot.
the main Idea: Auction timer should be reset to 60sec every time when lot leader is changed.
11/16/2012 06:21 AMPosted by PureLaineMan, this is the same auction system as eBay. Go tell eBay that his Auction System is flawed 1st.
11/17/2012 07:40 AMPosted by MorogothMan, this is the same auction system as eBay. Go tell eBay that his Auction System is flawed 1st.
maybe he should. just because the other ppl use the system doesnt make it right. that kind of logic is called bandwagoning.
tbh i dont see why they wouldnt want a system as described by the OP. blizz takes a cut of the profit for themselves. so the longer the auction goes the more they get. it would also make the seller happier for the same reason because they would get more as well.
basically it just ends the problem of auction sniping and allows ppl to continuously bid for it.
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