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Offline Shanthi

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« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2005, 12:47:54 pm »
I don't mind entertaining the idea of only allowing open bids that total up to the spending limit, since this does make logical sense (don't bid what you can't afford).

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« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2005, 02:03:24 pm »
Andy,

No auction is ever going to go perfectly smoothly and make everyone happy.  We used to "live" auctions in the chat room, but that made people who couldn't make the time upset.

So, we've got the best we can going and we've got about 20 projects that are ahead of auction overhaul on our to-do list, especially since the auction's already been overhauled at least once.

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« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2005, 02:20:03 pm »
I personally enjoy the way the auction is set up. Yes it's frustrating when you can't get the horse you have your eyes on. Yes it's frustrating when you're new(re) and can't afford as much as other people. However, the way the auction is set up, it's fair (more so than real live auctions) and it's easy to use. I think we should be glad for even the opportunity to purchase a new horse.

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« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2005, 05:48:55 pm »
What about the stables that got all the horses they bid on spending over 100K?  Just curious, I got the horses that I wanted, but there is one stable that bought 4 horses for $111,500.  The auction has already ended on them and they are at the bottom with the sold horses.  I don't want to post a name,  but I can pm you.  I don't want to be rude or sticking my nose where it doesnt belong.

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« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2005, 06:16:35 pm »
I looked at the auction  and the stable that it happened to I'm sure did not intend for that to happen. A couple of the horses would have been processed very close together. And The Lit De Justice mare was sporaticly being pushed during the bidding Sunday.

Shanthi has  asked us to be careful because she has to fix these by hand. so I'm sure when she gets time she'll fix it.

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« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2005, 06:23:28 pm »
I didn't think it was intentional cause it is barely over the limit.  I didn't know if the rule was hard and fast, or a little flexible when on accident and it is close to the maximum amount.  Really I think the auctions are extremely fair.  The limit set on two of the sales really help the small stables. :)

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« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2005, 06:28:47 pm »
I strongly suggest that if people are happy about the auction you all stop whining about it ;).  No, most of you aren't so everyone doesn't need to chime in with the "we love Shanthi" posts unless you think Shanthi is feeling unloved ;).  But whining about stuff like this is what killed the newbie auction and we'll just nix the rest of them as well and everybody can do stuff through the for sale page/forum auctions if people act like 5yos about everything.

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« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2005, 06:32:06 pm »
Quote from: grljck13
I didn't know if the rule was hard and fast, or a little flexible when on accident and it is close to the maximum amount.


No, because then it wouldn't be a "rule".  In the future, assuming I don't have time/desire to change the code to "force" people to behave, if I have to go in and unsell horses by hand because people are too lazy to figure out how many horses they're buying or for how much money, I will take away the horse and fine the stable as well.

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« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2005, 07:10:53 pm »
Andrea - Live auctions would be great (I've been involved on other forums with similar) but with the game being global  :shock:  it would make it very hard across all our different time zones  :lol:

By and large I feel the auction (and the game in general) works really well, just the odd little glitch :p here and there. Nothing to stress about
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« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2005, 09:04:59 pm »
Guys,

The last thing u need to be worrying about is a minor glitch in the auctions.  Auctions are a privelege, not a right, and as seen before, if there are way too many complaints, they will discontinue the auction.  If I were u, I would just be glad that you had the oppurtunity to place bids on ANY horses.  It would be a shame to lose yet another auction because some people aren't happy with every aspect of it.  I have no complaints whatsoever, and am very glad I had a shot at getting a new horse or two. :D   Thanks.

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« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2005, 09:54:26 pm »
Ha ha ha Sange you out bid me on the main horses I wanted...  But the auction seems to work fine, I can see how people can over bid as you also must plan for loosing the ones you want.

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« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2005, 10:04:32 pm »
lol, im sorry about that, i had some horses picked out months ago, and a couple of them i really wanted.  Perhaps down the line, if possible, i can offer you a foal from one of the females i bought.  That would be a long time off though.  But, I'll make a note about it if u were interested.  Anyways, you brought up a good point in regard to the overspending issue.  I had expected to lose a couple of horses as there was lots of interest in them.  So, at one point I may have been past the spending limit, but was outbid before the purchase went through.  It is a little difficult to estimate what ur max bid should be when u are bidding on multiple horses.  I just decided to place a higher max on the horses that I really wanted and thought were a decent price.  Good luck with your stable, and I hope that you get a horse that you like from the auction. :)

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« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2005, 10:37:30 pm »
Aw it's ok.  and thank you for the offer.

So we'll see how the rest of the auction pans out.

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« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2005, 10:38:07 pm »
Well I actually totally forgot about the weanling/yearling auction until the other day and forgot to put in some of my weanlign fillies, so they will likely be sold next year instead ;)

I did manage to steal a nice weanling colt away from Cat though ;) hehe

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« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2005, 02:50:10 am »
Shanthi / Andrea

I'm sorry. I have fat fingers on my calculator and I have made an error. I have over committed, and honestly, I have gone over budget and need to pull out of bidding for a horse. If possible, could I be scratched of Misty Morning please?? :oops:  :oops:

I am sooo sorry for this as I know how frustrating it is. :oops:  :cry:
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