Sign in to follow this  
sflittle

People abusing bid system to over bid for an item then quit to avoid paying

Recommended Posts

sflittle   

There is a common strategy where people are sneaking in 1 gold bids for items hoping someone will hit the bid button without noticing.

The problem is that when they fail their strategy and get stuck with the 1 gold bid, they leave party.

When this happens, the player no longer has to pay their high bid, the current bid is stuck over priced, and the item winds up being destroyed since no one is willing to bid higher than the ridiculous price the scammer put up.

I've attached a picture blow that shows a person doing this and leaving when no one out bid him.

I accidentally closed the bid window so it doesn't show that the auction resulted in "bid failed", but you can see that he bid 1 gold higher than the current bid and left when he lost.

 

ScammerWhoLostAndQuit.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jinjii   

Urgh I fell victim to this and before I was able to leave after I made the bid (we were bidding mere silvers until someone upped it to 1.7g for 2 tears) everyone else left so I auto won!  Bastards...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sflittle   

Best counter strategy to the gold scam is to only put in your bids manually. Do not click the bid button for an auto up bid.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ominas   

I fell victim to this because sometimes I press "Y" too quickly. We were at a dungeon and this shitty item drops, one of those super shitty items that most people wont even pick up --but I needed it for a breakthrough. Ended up paying 1g for an item thats like 1 bronze maybe.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this