How do people feel about having a forum for Trading?

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Would you like a sub-forum dedicated to just trading customs & official fish?

Poll ended at 21 Dec 2008, 15:33

Yes
13
72%
No
5
28%
 
Total votes : 18

Re: How do people feel about having a forum for Trading?

Postby Darius Draken » 22 Dec 2008, 05:41

The reason why many people design custom fish is to entice people to come and fish in there area.
I definitly woudn't be too happy to see someone sell an Ultra Extreme Rare on which I invested my time to make fishing in my area worthwhile.
It would prompt me to put less design in rare fish as they could possibly end up making money for someone else :(
All in all, take great considderation on how this will not only affect the fishers (sure, you get to collect them all) but also the reasons why people make custom fish in the first place :idea:
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Re: How do people feel about having a forum for Trading?

Postby 7Seas Sass » 22 Dec 2008, 09:33

This is a bit off topic, but Darius, if you want to stop people from selling your fish you can do one of two things.
1) Add to the pop-up description in the fish menu that the fish is not to be sold, only given as a gift or trade. That will stop people who notice the description in the pop-up and also choose to care.
2) Turn off transfer-OK for your fish. That's more extreme, but it would work!

As for the OT, we'll definitely consider adding a trading section if it seems this existing section is overrun with trading messages and burying other topics. We'll see. :)
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Re: How do people feel about having a forum for Trading?

Postby Darius Draken » 22 Dec 2008, 11:14

Thanks Sass, will keep that in mind.

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Re: How do people feel about having a forum for Trading?

Postby Amara Twilight » 28 Dec 2008, 21:18

Darius Draken wrote:The reason why many people design custom fish is to entice people to come and fish in there area.
I definitly woudn't be too happy to see someone sell an Ultra Extreme Rare on which I invested my time to make fishing in my area worthwhile.
It would prompt me to put less design in rare fish as they could possibly end up making money for someone else :(
All in all, take great considderation on how this will not only affect the fishers (sure, you get to collect them all) but also the reasons why people make custom fish in the first place :idea:


If you don't do what Jen suggested above then people will trade/sell your fish/items. If you make them copy only people are less likely to fish in your area because many times it is enjoyable to help someone out who is having bad luck and can't catch that one fish/item they need for their collection. Many times they have ones you don't so it works out well.

As a creator I take pleasure watching people trade my mermaids back and forth, It shows me that they're just as interested in getting them whether its fishing or trading and that lets me know that they feel they're worth keeping. Being +trans also lets your creations make great gifts. I know I've given away customs from others and standard 7seas catches too, to people as gifts and they loved them.

On that point i also notice that not many people are fishing at Fallen now as used to and I think its due to the -trans setting on the fish there. After all once you've caught your 7th purple racer fairy that you can't trade and can't seem to get that blue one, frustration sets in and people move on.

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Re: How do people feel about having a forum for Trading?

Postby Mayli Nirpaw » 01 Jan 2009, 09:50

7Seas Sass wrote:This is a bit off topic, but Darius, if you want to stop people from selling your fish you can do one of two things.
1) Add to the pop-up description in the fish menu that the fish is not to be sold, only given as a gift or trade. That will stop people who notice the description in the pop-up and also choose to care.
2) Turn off transfer-OK for your fish. That's more extreme, but it would work!

As for the OT, we'll definitely consider adding a trading section if it seems this existing section is overrun with trading messages and burying other topics. We'll see. :)



ok I would like help in how to do a pop up as in number one above. That is something I have learned to do yet in my building and can't seem to grasp on my own.
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Re: How do people feel about having a forum for Trading?

Postby 7Seas Sass » 01 Jan 2009, 11:36

Since this is going further and further off-topic, I made a new thread over in the OpenSeas section about how to request that people not sell your custom fish:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=52

Please go there to reply to that topic!

(Amara, since we haven't seen anything new here about trading and we've already established the criteria for making a new forum, I'm thinking of locking this thread. OK?)
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Re: How do people feel about having a forum for Trading?

Postby Amara Twilight » 02 Jan 2009, 19:46

Sounds good. not many people are posting trade requests as it is so... :D
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Re: How do people feel about having a forum for Trading?

Postby Alpha Vargas » 03 Jan 2009, 23:37

I'd say.... mostly yes.
Mostly, because imo, being able to trade for all your fish makes the challenge of catching them all less rewarding, but that's just how I generally feel about games. =P

What others have said about needing the board - I think if word about it gets around in the 7S groups, it'll be a hit. The forums seem very small and young still, so... how many people in the groups even know about the forums at all? >_>

Think we need to be respectful, though, if some Areas with custom catches want to opt-out of their customs being easily traded on the forums (for whatever reason, even if they permit trading elsewhere), that should be respected and enforced.
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Re: How do people feel about having a forum for Trading?

Postby 7Seas Sass » 04 Jan 2009, 20:37

OK, thanks for the feedback, everybody! And thanks for broaching the topic, Amara. Locking now as noted above. :)
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