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Forged Metal Tool becomes An Auctions Site.

Discussion in 'UHall' started by RavenWinterHawk, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. SHOULD of course read An Auction Site.

    Okay for $10 bucks now you can 100% enhance an item.

    EA is getting some cash. I do wonder with my desire for the journey vs destination if this is a sign, I over stayed my game play.

    But lets say UO can take any path. One path the above pixel and item selling. Buy what you need so to speak. Buy what you CANT EVEN get in game.

    If the bottom line for EA and UO is profit. Which is fine.....

    Why not open up virtual auctions where all players can sell their items for cash.

    EA implements the site and gets a profit on the sales.

    Seriously, let the game take the plunge to profit. Do that and you would see lots of accounts opening to play and profit.

    Why not charge $4.99 a month to use EA's auction site as a seller.
    Secure the site. Create secure trade windows. BLAH BLAH.

    If EA wants profit that is one way. Let our greed to sell become EA's profit.

    Then maybe jut maybe the extra revenue can be turned back into creating adventure and exploration for the players.

    Hell if you could go to an EA auction site you make the other illegal sites obsolete. Sure they could still sell and make money on EA's auctions but now EA gets a chunk of it.

    What the heck.
  2. Merion

    Merion Lore Master
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    Dec 1, 2009
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    That's actually a rather good idea!
  3. chuckoatl

    chuckoatl Guest

    Then gold would be worthless....... I like my fake wealth.
  4. I dont know. I think the way to go is to take the plunge.

    Might as well make money of the selling of the game, EA and players.

    Who would go to other sites if EA sponsored one?

    Might as well break new ground or follow some of the XboX stuff they already do with auctions.

    What is the difference.

    Revenue generation is revenue generation.

    I know I would open another account for auction management.

    HELL or HECk, and make cost 10 million gold a month too to auction on their site. Now you have a gold sink.
  5. I think you gold could become real cash.
    Especially if they figure out how to stop duping and farming.
  6. Xalan Dementia

    Xalan Dementia Slightly Crazed
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    Jul 1, 2008
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    hmm interesting but I figure if EA is too cheap/ignorant to make thier own vendor search tool/site then I doubt theyd try this. But still a good idea for a MMo.
  7. Warpig Inc

    Warpig Inc Babbling Loonie
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    Jul 2, 2008
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    That was the first thing that came to mind is GMs with balls. Squeeze that goose for the first golden egg you better buy some damn feed. Well one the biggest thread pull keywords are scripting and farming right after classic.

    Take other E sales sight with their hands on the reins of a secure money trasfer site. You pay them to use the site and they gleem little more transfering money with the linked money transfers.

    If they ever get the gold abuse under control and some worthy gold sinks ingame then THEIR site could give sellers the option to sell for gold and/or cash. And I'll say it again, the game needs to be policed with an iron fist to cure load of issues. Not depend on the code mages to create a safe abuse/cheat controler.

    Also would make a great little auction site money gubbers pocket lining. X shard sales. I sell something but someone wants it on another shard. The buyer can option for a cost for the auctioned item to be X sharded or the seller could roll the x shard cost in the sales. The auction site would be linked to your account. Seller drops item in a special cross shard container and picks targeted shard. Window pops up if ready to recieve random generated keycode. Items in container are locked untill that code is plugged in by seller to retrieve failed transaction or the buyer pays and enters code (given by seller) to recieve item on their shard. Sorta a transfer / game code combo action. This shard transfer could also be limited to the SP type shards item X sharding between themselves.

    10 mil to use the auction site could work if the farming and what not is in check at the start. At current gold sales rates that comes to 5-10 US depending on what hack site you go to. After time with less gold and the sales changing the gold to dollar exchange 10 mil maybe excessive. Ahh the good old day when a million gold floated around $11.

    As a top seller on the auction site an account locked/used visual item could be rewarded. Kind of a bank sitter "ya it is I from the auction site" and I've earned your trust. Could be something as simple as a Merchant's Robe with pouches from shoulders to thighes and a big gold buckle.

    But do really think thay have the vision or nerve to wait out such a thing to become self supporting and then turn a profit. NOT. We are talking EA with their NES, PS mentality of get it out make a profit and get something new out just as what is current gets old. EA has no clue or understanding of a game system that has 60+ month old accounts. EA was dikking around with games we now play on our cell phones when UO came out. And like a child with a gun, noone was their to slap their hands when they reached for it.
  8. Cloak&Dagger

    Cloak&Dagger Guest

    Gold would be worth as much as it is now.....I don't know why people think things like this or f2p would impact the economy when the "buy what you need for real money" Model has been in play in uo for a decade, You have been able to buy cash, accounts, items, anything you want for years now....the impact on the in game economy is over, doesn't matter what they do from here aside from finding a way to shut down such activity, and of course removing it from their own sites, everything else they do will have no greater an impact than the current situation.
  9. Im just thinking it is time to get off the fence for EA.

    Take a leap and go down the road of an EA auction site. Sell EA items. Let it happen.

    Might as well make it all legal and profitable for the company. As someone said above it wont hurt the gold value or the game. Just move the income to them and it would be shared by any player wanting to auction.

    All would have equal advantage. Since they arent going to shut down other sites and cant stop hacks. Time to move on. Do the next best thing and make it their own.

    Maybe with the extra time and money the could build up the game play to also have an exploration and journey component.
  10. Ox AO

    Ox AO Grand Poobah
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    Apr 7, 2003
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    "Why not open up virtual auctions where all players can sell their items for cash."

    I have always wondered about this.

    Why not put the servers in international territory or Indian reservations for legal reasons...
    Then open up gambling in game of all types.
    From card games to horse races....

    They already have the system nearly set up to do this.
    None of the MMO's games do this I been wondering why not?
  11. GreekHero

    GreekHero Guest

    This is so true. There would be legal implications if EA would open a website like the one the OP suggested right away. The game would become 18+ only and probably not allowed to be played in the States. Also you would have problems collecting you money from any US bank (same way it works with European betting websites that we cannot have an account here in the states). Also, the whole creation of this "official" EA website would actually give a boost to the secondary market imo because for sure they would sell you the gold for less than the one being sold to the EA website.
  12. I dont think that is true. Your not betting or gambling. Ebay did it a long time.
    The problem with ebay came with scamming.

    It might be a legal gray area but selling virtual items is perfectly legal and aok.

    It just might be a pain in the but. But check out some of the xbox auctions etc that are around.

    Paypal is worldwide.