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change the gbt price gouging system

#1 2018-10-01 02:00:50
I believe that the gbt should give strikes based on how far away from the market price you are trying to sell at, not how far away some arbitrary number is. the current model is giving people a hard time when they are selling at market price, which has happened to me before. the most recent example was when the average price of obsidian was around 1m(900000 to be exact), so I rounded up to 1 million and tried to sell my obsidian, but it turned out that any price above 300k was too high so my account was given a strike. in order to fix this, we need a system where any price that is way above or below the market price is banned, rather than a system based on a secondary price other than the market price. this will still prevent price gouging because there will still be a limit to the amount of money a person can charge, but it also allows for flexibility in the markets, which gives incentives for producers to sell when there is high demand.
Edited by username on 2018-10-01 02:02:28
#2 2018-10-01 02:01:43
everyone should take the poll so we can fix the issue sooner if that is what the majority of us want
#3 2018-10-01 02:46:02
The system is in place to keep people from using it like a storage bank. If you list it for too high, it will just sit there and then go back to the poster thus the GBT has acted like a storage bank.
#4 2018-10-01 04:33:29
misteddawn said:The system is in place to keep people from using it like a storage bank. If you list it for too high, it will just sit there and then go back to the poster thus the GBT has acted like a storage bank.
I am not saying we should remove the system, just to fix it so we don't have to deal with unnecessary strikes. my idea is to make the price gouging system work based on the market price, so let's say we have 100 ore at a market price of 100 coins, my system would have let's say maybe anything over 200 coins would be banned, as it is twice the market price.
#5 2018-10-01 09:07:04
it needs some tweaks.
I tried to sell 100 obsidian at the market suggested price and it said i was price gouging.
meanwhile i see another colony selling 300,000 alien artifacts at 275,000,000.

i needed that cash badly because i was running out of cash and i couldn't export nor get new colonists due to motherland tax hitting me hard because as usual i explain too quickly. :P
its all good now but that was really the last thing i needed.

www.ape-apps.com/viewpage.php?p=25107
Edited by Forcedminer on 2018-10-01 09:07:51
#6 2018-10-01 13:50:02
Forcedminer said:it needs some tweaks.
I tried to sell 100 obsidian at the market suggested price and it said i was price gouging.
meanwhile i see another colony selling 300,000 alien artifacts at 275,000,000.

i needed that cash badly because i was running out of cash and i couldn't export nor get new colonists due to motherland tax hitting me hard because as usual i explain too quickly. :P
its all good now but that was really the last thing i needed.

www.ape-apps.com/viewpage.php?p=25107
right now obsidian is being capped at 320K, so even if you are just selling at market price, it will still be considered price gouging. the only way to fix this is if we change the way price gouging is calculated. it should be the market price times a certain number decided by the developer equals the price limit. also to prevent people from price gouging they should be told the maximum and minimum prices that will be accepted.

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