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  • MaajidaMaajida Member Posts: 10
    edited July 31
    If you bid on a lot and lose, does your gold get mailed back to you? Is this just a big goldsink? 

    Edit: I guess this discourages people from bidding unless they really want it but... without any metric to go on, people trying to get their stuff back are going to lose more than its worth and people who want it (the thieves) will lose more trying to overpay to ensure the owner doesn't get it. There has to be a better way. 

    So if I'm a third party, trying to bid, and the owner is notified that someone other than the thief won and decide to buy it out, does that person get their gold back? I can't see any valid reason to bid, in any case, unless you are super rich and gold means nothing to you.

    BTW: Seems like only Profit is taking part so far. 

  • SobriquetSobriquet Member Posts: 2,442 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Why on earth would you not get your gold back on a losing bid?
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  • CooperCooper Member Posts: 5,322 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Maajida said:
    If you bid on a lot and lose, does your gold get mailed back to you? Is this just a big goldsink? 

    Edit: I guess this discourages people from bidding unless they really want it but... without any metric to go on, people trying to get their stuff back are going to lose more than its worth and people who want it (the thieves) will lose more trying to overpay to ensure the owner doesn't get it. There has to be a better way. 

    So if I'm a third party, trying to bid, and the owner is notified that someone other than the thief won and decide to buy it out, does that person get their gold back? I can't see any valid reason to bid, in any case, unless you are super rich and gold means nothing to you.

    BTW: Seems like only Profit is taking part so far. 
    Why would you assume that your gold doesn't get returned to you? I'd like to know your thought process on how you arrived at that conclusion.

  • MaajidaMaajida Member Posts: 10
    I overlooked a line that says it will be returned to you. I don't understand the responses to my question, I'm just trying to get answers. The wording for the whole win and lose scenarios was a bit confusing in the post.

  • CooperCooper Member Posts: 5,322 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Okay, but why would you assume that gold wouldn't be returned to you even if that line wasn't there?

    The wording was not confusing to others, and there is no precedent for not having gold returned.

  • CooperCooper Member Posts: 5,322 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I'm asking questions on their reasoning so that I can coach them why that thought process was wrong.

    If I don't know their reasoning it is hard to explain outside of "no reasonable person would assume you would lose gold on a bid".

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  • CooperCooper Member Posts: 5,322 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I'm asking questions so I can help this person, everyone giving me shit for that can fuck off.

  • SilasSilas Member Posts: 2,549 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I really like the changes, but I think that uninvolved third parties should lose their gold regardless of whether or not their bid is successful. Letting people steal someone's shit risk-free by being richer than the mark seems counter-productive to this system.

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  • CooperCooper Member Posts: 5,322 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    All that would do is make the chance for them to get their important items back worse, as the rich would just make sure they overbid and had no chance of losing the gold.

    Would probably help get less valuable items back though. 

  • SilasSilas Member Posts: 2,549 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    But that's the thing. You can pick up items literally risk free now by overbidding because if the thief or the mark still outbids you you don't lose anything, and it won't even be considered theft if you do win so there are absolutely 0 consequences for doing so. At least this way you're risking whatever gold you put up for any given item.

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  • SophiSophi Rally PointMember Posts: 115 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Also prevents potential griefing of the original owner via bid inflation
  • TahquilTahquil Member Posts: 4,402 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited August 2
    Isn't bid inflation only possible if you are allowed to make mutliple bids on one thing? My interpretation of the fence was you offer your highest price and that's it. No second bids in case you lose out.

    Edit : If you want to be that dick that bids 100,000g on an item to make sure you win it you're on the hook for the entire 100,000g, not the 10,005g (5g over the second highest bid).
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  • SophiSophi Rally PointMember Posts: 115 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    That's what friends are for
  • TvistorTvistor Member Posts: 2,900 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I want everyone to lose their bid if even if they aren't the highest bidder so we see dollar auction scenarios.
  • KresslackKresslack Florida, United StatesMember Posts: 6,312 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Silas said:
    But that's the thing. You can pick up items literally risk free now by overbidding because if the thief or the mark still outbids you you don't lose anything, and it won't even be considered theft if you do win so there are absolutely 0 consequences for doing so. At least this way you're risking whatever gold you put up for any given item.
    It's an auction. Why would you lose your bid if you don't win? There shouldn't be any risk involved in bidding on stolen items. The risk was in getting them stolen to begin with. What you're suggesting would likely end up with people not only losing their items, but their gold on top of it when trying to get it back. That sounds horrible.


  • ShirszaeShirszae Santo DomingoMember Posts: 3,272 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Kresslack said:
    Silas said:
    But that's the thing. You can pick up items literally risk free now by overbidding because if the thief or the mark still outbids you you don't lose anything, and it won't even be considered theft if you do win so there are absolutely 0 consequences for doing so. At least this way you're risking whatever gold you put up for any given item.
    It's an auction. Why would you lose your bid if you don't win? There shouldn't be any risk involved in bidding on stolen items. The risk was in getting them stolen to begin with. What you're suggesting would likely end up with people not only losing their items, but their gold on top of it when trying to get it back. That sounds horrible.
    From what I understood, he means third parties bidding should lose their gold, not the mark itself who lost the item.

    And you won't understand the cause of your grief...


    ...But you'll always follow the voices beneath.

  • KresslackKresslack Florida, United StatesMember Posts: 6,312 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Yeah, that still doesn't sound like a good idea.


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  • AsmodronAsmodron Member Posts: 3,071 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Kresslack said:
    Yeah, that still doesn't sound like a good idea.
    A lot of it doesnt
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  • AsmodronAsmodron Member Posts: 3,071 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Recently I've been inquiring and testing with casing to see just how it works, in order to give a valid opinion of it.

    - When someone cases you, the 'case' lasts for about 1 RL day from the last time the case was done. As there is a cooldown of 50 mins between casing someone, this means the thief is required to target individuals that are often around and not on guards. This would make hunters a primary target.

    - The first case (level 1) cannot be seen (unsure if vigilance shows it), and so you wont know if you are already being 'added to someone's list' for future casing. It takes other applications of casing before a name is even shown.


    Once again, protection from theft is gained by sitting on guard stacks or avoiding to be around.  The only other option is to 'kill' the thief...yet let's be real here...any thief that knows what they are doing knows how to avoid being touched.

    I understand this system was placed to supply some form of 'counter-measure' to theft of items but  as it stands, it doesnt provide much. You cant find the thief to kill them, nor can you avoid being cased while hunting. You basically need to wait for the timer to tick down...or hope you have enough to afford what they swiped.

  • IllarionIllarion Member Posts: 88 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished

    Huh, I never in a million years thought the admin would put effort into bringing theft back, even in a limited way.  That's intriguing (from a game direction standpoint if nothing else).  Also so weird to see @Profit, @Silas and @Cooper arguing on the forums about theft mechanics.  Did I fall asleep and wake up in 2012?  Anyway, is this good?

    I want someone who's opinion I trust to tell me if it's any good.  It looks... interesting anyway.  Also, there's an RP NPC theft org now?  I'm going to have to log in and read the news.  Hmph.

    Mathonwy
  • ProfitProfit Member Posts: 22 ✭✭ - Stalwart
    edited August 5
    Asmodron said:
    As there is a cooldown of 50 mins between casing someone, this means the thief is required to target individuals that are often around and not on guards. This would make hunters a primary target.
    Yes, the purpose of case is to target people who play the game.
    - The first case (level 1) cannot be seen (unsure if vigilance shows it), and so you wont know if you are already being 'added to someone's list' for future casing. It takes other applications of casing before a name is even shown.
    The first case can be seen if you have Vigilance up. Even after the first case, though, the percentage chance of success on a targeted pickpocket is below the original percentage chance prior to the change.
    Once again, protection from theft is gained by sitting on guard stacks or avoiding to be around.  The only other option is to 'kill' the thief...yet let's be real here...any thief that knows what they are doing knows how to avoid being touched.
    Protection comes in the form of awareness and alertness. It's no longer possible to simply roll up on someone and steal something incredibly valuable without providing them with some chance to avoid it. There are now three layers of security between the thief and their target's items, as opposed to the two that there were previously.
    You basically need to wait for the timer to tick down...or hope you have enough to afford what they swiped.
    Yes, a thief can build cases on you if you're out and about. Cases aren't theft, though, they're an early warning system. They exist to tell you, "Hey, Thief is interested in something that you have." You can take those signals and act on them in any number of ways to thwart future attempts. You can stash your valuables in a house, you can purchase extra backpacks to confuse the thief, you can create selfishness and rewear triggers, you can trigger snaps to run home, you can trigger snaps to stay off balance to avoid generosity, you can trigger snaps to paralyze the thief, or - yes - you can stay home and wait for the case timers to tick down.

    There are a lot of solutions and approaches that exist now that didn't exist in the prior system. Complaining about casing is complaining about a system that benefits the victims... it's like throwing away your smoke detector because you don't like fires.
  • KhelKhel Member Posts: 262 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    I don't like that case doesn't respect paralysis, there was only one way I could  find to actually stop it. Otherwise I'm pretty fine with these changes, other than the obvious "killing the thief" not being particularly viable.
  • SophiSophi Rally PointMember Posts: 115 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Why would case respect para, your eyeballs still work just fine. Does anyone have numbers on % success per casing? Or a comparison of how many casings it takes to have an  equivalent chance to pick before the change?
  • KhelKhel Member Posts: 262 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    edited August 5
    Because case is a channel, and most - not all - are stopped by certain afflictions, such as paralysis.

    Also to be equally nitpicky:
    A shadowy figure circles you, taking inventory of your possessions.

    EDIT: Also, it means that you can't really be proactive. If you catch the thief walking in, you have 5 seconds to kill them or lock them, because they can just unpause/shrug affs/duanathar out, and increment their case counter with no counter (ha) play available to you.

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  • SophiSophi Rally PointMember Posts: 115 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    I guess I just dont understand why being cased is the worst thing in the world in everyone's eyes. People hide from bounties/contracts for literal days but a couple hours for casing and it's now it's a problem. 

    I'm not saying it's a perfect system either but nothing will ever be good enough for this playerbase. 
  • KhelKhel Member Posts: 262 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Sophi said:
    I guess I just dont understand why being cased is the worst thing in the world in everyone's eyes. People hide from bounties/contracts for literal days but a couple hours for casing and it's now it's a problem. 

    I'm not saying it's a perfect system either but nothing will ever be good enough for this playerbase. 
    I can kill the person with the bounty/contract on me. I mean, I can't, but the theoretical me can? I think it's mostly fine, just the ability to actually stop someone from doing it- you can stop behead, I don't think paralysis stopping case is going to be game-breaking, and otherwise it seems like a pretty fair system. You get a warning (if you're paying attention, like you should be) that someone wants your junk, and you can either take (violent) steps to correct that, or hide on guards.

    But right now I could just olive branch, walk into you on guards, case and tank guards for 5 seconds, then as long as you don't get the killing blow I got another case on you, and I guess that feels kind of weird? If you're not sneaky, or they're paying attention, you shouldn't get cases.
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