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Looking for the public's opinion...

Postby MysteryMan » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:22 pm

You all asked for lower prices per card and a way for newbies to spend a small amount of cash to get a deck of low-rarity cards. I figured an auction house would help move towards that request.

In order to add the auction house without breaking the game we'll need to re-work a couple things first. The biggest prerequisite in making an auction house viable is increasing the worth of fight money. For example, a Beginners Pack would cost either 500G or 500FM.

This means the whole reward system would have to be revamped. The old FM rewards would be killed and the gran rewards would be replaced with FM rewards. For example, winning a battle would give a FM reward instead of a gran reward. Newbies would be given FM for completing a tutorial instead of gran.

Gran would only be able to obtained via USD (and can be easily converted to FM).

Old fight money would be converted to point cards (rounded up).

The reason for this is simple - in order to make the auction house not break the game all virtual currency that goes through the auction house will have to have originated via USD. If we don't do this we open up exploits.

Example: User's main puts up a one star rarity card for 300 gran. User makes an alt and finishes the tutorial. User's alt purchase the card for well over its worth. User then makes a bot to automate this and get infinite gran.

Would anyone have a problem with this change so that we can make the auction house possible?
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Re: Looking for the public's opinion...

Postby MysteryMan » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:30 pm

Note that this is currently only an interest check. If people hate this idea or think it's confusing I wont' do it.
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Re: Looking for the public's opinion...

Postby Icyman2 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:54 pm

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Re: Looking for the public's opinion...

Postby GonFreeces31 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:54 pm

Could you state exactly how the auction house would work first? Just for the sake of clarity.
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Re: Looking for the public's opinion...

Postby Icyman2 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:59 pm

Yeah wait.
So user purchases using 300 gran a 4 star card let's say. End user receives 300 fm? Then he can use that 300 fm to buy a pack?
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Re: Looking for the public's opinion...

Postby Ropey » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:00 pm

How would this affect pt cards? Would they still be obtainable with FM? and if so at what rate? Also could you still get pt cards via UD? (Which btw needs an overhaul!)
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Re: Looking for the public's opinion...

Postby ICAC123 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:04 pm

Icyman2 wrote:Yeah wait.
So user purchases using 300 gran a 4 star card let's say. End user receives 300 fm? Then he can use that 300 fm to buy a pack?


This would mean, that ONLY paying players will be able to use the auction house and nothing would change for the F2P players: the AH would be useless this way. It won't increase the playerbase, actually the opposite would happen and the playerbase will get even smaller as the game will be even more geared towards the "cash warriors".
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Re: Looking for the public's opinion...

Postby Icyman2 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:08 pm

ICAC123 wrote:
Icyman2 wrote:Yeah wait.
So user purchases using 300 gran a 4 star card let's say. End user receives 300 fm? Then he can use that 300 fm to buy a pack?


This would mean, that ONLY paying players will be able to use the auction house and nothing would change for the F2P players: the AH would be useless this way. It won't increase the playerbase, actually the opposite would happen and the playerbase will get even smaller as the game will be even more geared towards the "cash warriors".

No you're completely wrong. This will drive down the cost of cards and will benefit the ppl who only want to spend $10. Idc if it does nothing for the free players. It will benefit the low spenders which is a step in the right direction.
And you know what? If you actually grind for a while and learn how to play the game, you can still get all the cards in the game. Now that we have adequate starters (the falkow one beats most meta with skill), this shouldn't be a problem.
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Re: Looking for the public's opinion...

Postby Ropey » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:15 pm

ICAC123 wrote:
Icyman2 wrote:Yeah wait.
So user purchases using 300 gran a 4 star card let's say. End user receives 300 fm? Then he can use that 300 fm to buy a pack?


This would mean, that ONLY paying players will be able to use the auction house and nothing would change for the F2P players: the AH would be useless this way. It won't increase the playerbase, actually the opposite would happen and the playerbase will get even smaller as the game will be even more geared towards the "cash warriors".


F2P gets lucky on lotto, gets 5*, sells for good price and gets card he whats. atm if a F2P gets a 5* they don't what all they can do is recycle and go back to more randomness. Also they should be able to buy cards with FM at a better rate than pt cards. Or lets at least hope that is the case.
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Re: Looking for the public's opinion...

Postby Shinu3 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:24 pm

so what will gran be use for?
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