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What happened to UO auction?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by athlon, May 20, 2008.

  1. athlon

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    that had been my favorite place to buy/sell for years!
     
  2. Gem

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  3. Hanna

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    http://uo-auction2.com/
    Looks like they were hit withthe same database bug stratics was and at the exact same time. Which I found interesting.
     
  4. Zofinur

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    No idea what happened to uoa2, but the other site mentioned before doesnt even seem to sell uo-items yet.

    If u r looking for a working auction-site try out ingameauctions.com
    There´s an increased activity during the past days.
     
  5. Richwarf

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    all 4 websites no longer work :(

    Is there a 5th one I might not know about?

    *edit*
    Forgot to look at the date stamp before I posted... But my question still stands :)
    P.S. You cant say I did not look back for this question :p
     
  6. Theo_GL

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    YES that site was fabulous back in the day.

    Like any auction site though as the playerbase dwindled, so did the use of the site and once the spiral started it died quickly.

    No one wants to put items up for auction if there aren't many people bidding as the prices they sell for are too low. Thus, with people disuaded from selling, the buyers also stopped comming to the site.

    The auctions were FREE to list and FREE to purchase. There was no transaction fee.

    Also stratics would tend to lock or delete threads promoting it so it died hard and stratics really has nothing to compare.

    The site had things listed in nice categories, was searchable and run just like an ebay auction. There was no cost to use the site and even if someone listed an item to sell to you and never showed up - you weren't out any money. All transactions were handled via normal UO trade windows.

    It was a GREAT way to match up sellers and buyers without using the UO Vendor system that takes your money in fees.
     
  7. Spiritless

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    Erm, sorry Theo but all the reasons you've listed for it "dying" are essentially nonsense.

    It didn't die over time. One day it was online, next the database had crashed. That simple, really. In fact, you can see just how many auctions were active at the time by going there. It seems to remain in a frozen in time state. It wasn't as active as it used to be, but it was far from dead.

    So yeah, it has remained unfixed for years. Guess the owner couldn't be bothered to bring it back online. Was a good idea anyway but the site in question was poorly implemented and easily exploited. That may explain why, in actual fact, it ended as it did.

    Cheers.
     
  8. Hobo Sapien

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    There are many reason's it is gone, has been for years. None of which are worth mentioning really.
     
  9. Richwarf

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    If some one made a new one (supported by ads) do you think it would kick off?
     
  10. They should bring something like uoauction2 back, i loved that site for selling and buying :sad4:
     
  11. Richwarf

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    I am going to star a new topic with a poll.

    I really like to see if people will use a auction website again :)
     
  12. Theo_GL

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    No because the on-line search engines (which I can't name here or a mod with lock the thread) have replaced UO auction where you could 'find' people selling the item you needed quickly/easily.

    Why EA doesn't implement a shard wide vendor search is beyond me. Very few people think wandering the vast uninhabited countryside in search of some item or trinket they need to play the game is very fun.

    Make it quick and simple to find, locate, and buy from any vendor in game.

    The people who want to wander can wander. The rest of us can get our stuff quickly and easily.

    THIS is what Dev time should be spend on - additions to the game that make playing it more fun.

    Not developing some poor graphics of new pixel crack to be sold for $1.99. Lets increase subs and stop trying to mine your ever decreasing customer base for $2, $3 and $4 non-sense items.
     
  13. Viquire

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    It died.

    We said a nice word or two, lowered it into the ground, and then covered it with the earth from which it came. RIP
     
  14. More "fun" for you ... but less for them ...

    :thumbsup: got it! :danceb:
     
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    Hmm. Was it the UO-Auction site owner who was accused of UO wrongdoing and when no one would listen or check into the evidence of his innocence, he wound up taking his own life? Or was that another person altogether? My memory really is going.
     
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    I copied that link into a new tab. Damn that thing is a long mess. Must be 3 or 4 wide screen widths long. I'll pass on using it.
     
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    strange.. When I click it, or copy and paste the link it works fine... If you are experiencing problems please let us know the site is just over a week old to public use so there might be things we still need to sort...

    Don't pass it up right away..

    Anyone can PM, Email: [email protected] or ICQ:266197618 any issues you have with the site and we will look into it asap :)

    We reincarnated this old concept for the community and will do everything we can to make it work :)
     
  19. Petra Fyde

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    That was the rumour about Zofinur LadyNico, but I'm not convinced it's the truth. Ending your life over a video game is a little extreme. He did cut himself off from his Stratics account by the simple method of putting in an email address that he didn't actually own, making it impossible to follow the re-activation link.

    I've had a look around Rupert's site, and while so far I've found no need for its services myself, not being a big trader in game these days, I'd have no hesitation in using it should I find something there I wanted.
     
  20. EvilPixieWorks

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    Old thread from 05-20-2008? Good lord! :blushing:

    Oh wow! It's still around! Shocking beyond shocking!

    Goodness… how long ago it was? That first hack/sabotage or whatever that killed that site… then it took them entirely too long to repair/reestablish (that really killed it). The Atlantic section never recovered. I was shocked just now to see a few items listed on Atlantic, high priced or not. I can't even begin to list all the stuff I bought and sold on that site. Selling all those higher end items that make your teeth grind looking at the vendor fees.

    Wonder if the new auction site will work better for Atlantic. Loony-town vendors are for the birds. :loser:
     
  21. Rupert Avery

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    have a look :) and find out also on a side not answer your PM i need to get you sorted for Establishment of the week your shop should run next week :)
     
  22. dupapa

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    looks fine to me rupert,

    might actually list some items im too lazy to have a vendor for, aside from the fact my house is not a prime traffic destination,

    wish it and you all the best in success
     
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    How tragic. I pray this isn't true.
     
  24. Rupert Avery

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    As do I a sad and tragic story if it is true :(

    Thank you Dupapa :) please do list some items It is after all created for you all to use :)
     
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