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  1. 2 points
    Kafuuka

    What annoys me in MD

    [quote name='Udgard' timestamp='1307609527' post='85987'] To be honest I'm still confused what the thread is really about. Is it the shooting down of ideas, or general rudeness when doing so? I'm not doing irony or anything, I'm honestly getting confused on which one is the issue here. Can someone please explain to me? Thx [/quote] Going by rep, there's at least six people who think it is about rudeness. Going by content of other posters seems to indicate shooting down ideas and 'how tough it is to become elite'. I have no idea which logic people use to arrive at the conclusion they ought to explain sharpwind about how to become 'elite'. There is no such recipe. What worked for Curiosa, our beloved example here, won't work for someone else. Trying to worship another tree is definitely not going to work either. I am pretty certain that someone who's been around long enough would realise it already and the topic starter is not brand new at all. If not, there's little hope telling it outright will suddenly work. If I am right, those who're ranting about how to become elite/powerful are doing exactly what is considered the problem: they shoot down a topic without even thinking about what is being said. There are dozens of ways to disrespect somebody. One is to be rude directly. Another to be haughty. Or to be subtle, provoking and relentless at that. One is to refuse to listen (read) what people say and keep talking yourself. It is a tricky thing to discern between genuine mistakes and brutal lack of effort to understand. Yet if it keeps being repeated, the end result will be the same: either you assume people are lazy bums or they are incompetent fools calling themselves elites. I'm still trying to figure out which is worse, but I am positive this is the 'attitude' which is being talked about in the original post. One of the things that drives new people away. Another example of things which can be often read on the forum.
  2. 2 points
    Kafuuka

    What annoys me in MD

    [quote name='TTLexceeded' timestamp='1307468069' post='85900'] I would like to see examples as well but I think you are exaggerating a bit. They dont have god powers, they do abide to the same rules you and I have to abide to. And they do get punished big time when they break the rules. The same way me and you will get punished. [/quote] I think you're reading the post wrong. It is not the question whether people have or don't have godlike powers, it is whether they act like they have godlike powers and are the official elite. It's a bloody old debate that resurfaces all the time: MD is a 'special game' that is 'not for everybody to understand or even like'. Should we be proud? Should we be haughty? Should we be disrespectful to those who try to get the game but have spent only a day or only a month on trying to get it? Do we even understand the game? It is not about the time it takes to become accepted as elite, if such a thing even should exist or be debated. As with all subjective things, it depends on the person in question and the people regarding a person whether they're considered elite. I for one have a distinctly low opinion of some people who in all likelihood are self proclaimed or publicly heralded elite. It is not about new people posting the same old ideas... or even about telling them they're the same old ideas. It is about telling them nicely that, unfortunately, the idea has been shot down before and then explain why. Not just say 'you don't get it because you're a noob'. And no I don't claim everybody does that all the time. Some people do, which is more than would be ideal. I am also under the impression it is not a MD only thing. The word noob wasn't created here.
  3. 1 point
    (Zl-eye-f)-nea

    MD Calendar

    I do not want to step on anyone's toes, but Aysun started this and now after months of inactivity on it her original thread is closed. I do not know what Aysun did or didn't submit, what she did or didn't acquire - but I intend to complete what has been left unfinished. Aysun - if you want to contact me to get this finished, please do so...as I have stated to you previously. If you can head it up again, all the better. Everyone else - this is everyone's project, I'm just making this thread for the sake of saying what I intend and hopefully then anyone with input can contact me just so we have a hub. I don't know about anyone else but I want to see it finished, and someone has to get off their butt and make it happen, so it might as well be me. Lets do it. I've already finished October. Anyone with input on Sept, Nov and Dec send me the shizzle. Hopefully we can finally get it done. I know people have been trying to do this for a long time, but please don't give up hope, we will get it sorted as a big ol MD team - I'm not going anywhere, and I will make sure it gets submitted in full - unless Aysun appears to take hold of the project again, which I hope she does. Z
  4. 1 point
    Rumi

    Types of sale threads, Auctions vs Offers

    [quote name='Mighty Pirate' timestamp='1307711466' post='86029'] [s]11 gc from GG[/s] Sorry, I withdraw my bid. I just want it to stay within GG - there is no need for a GG internal bid contest. [/quote] [quote name='Juni0r' timestamp='1307708891' post='86027'] [s]Fine 11gcs[/s] On second thought I sold this item to you, so it would just be counter productive so rejoice GG you can have it. [/quote] Just an example... No surprise there is confusion as to who is currently the top bidder for the GG glaive. I've been somewhat involved in the central market for the past few weeks (with little success buying or selling anything, I might add ) and I notice pretty frequently people are withdrawing their offers on threads where the creatures or items are sold in an auction format. Anyone who has ever been to a real auction knows that you cannot withdraw your bid after making it. When you make a bid, you commit on the spot to making a purchase. The only way you're off the hook is if someone else bids higher. From time to time, people bid prices up and then withdraw their offers when they're the top slot. To me, this says that bidder was never interested in making the purchase in the first place. I'd like to see WTS threads elaborated as one of two types of sales, an auction sale or an offer sale. In an auction sale, when you make a bid, you are committed to the purchase and the seller is committed to the sale, so long as there is not an unmet reserve. There should be very few if any edited posts in an auction besides the initial sale post. If a person makes a bid on multiple creatures, expecting to win one of them, they need to have the gold to back up their bids. Auctions would go for a certain length of time, and could have the possibility of an early sale at the sellers discretion (similar to ebay's 'buy it now' or 'make offer'). Highest bids would be added to the initial post. In an offer sale, the seller lists what is for sale and can list a desired sale price if they so choose. People can make offers and withdraw them as they so choose. There is no commitment to purchase until the final deal is struck and the trade has begun. A seller can choose to list the best offers on the initial post, and sell to the highest offer, or can choose not to sell at all. Advantages to seller: Auction - ensures a sale, requires little time and energy other than listing bid updates, buyers can't back out Offer - gives more opportunity for negotiation, option not to sell Advantages to buyer: Auction - opportunity for bargain purchase Offer - option to back out, easier to negotiate non-cash payments I know this would make a simple working system more complicated, but it would also give the seller an option to remove all the back and forth bidding and withdrawing. Basically, the offer sale would be the status quo and the auction sale would be a new market form that seller could use at their discretion. Open to comments. Note of admission: I have myself withdrawn a winning offer from a sale. I'm not pointing any fingers, just suggesting a way to improve the system.
  5. 1 point
    Also, in a true auction, there should be a reserve or minimum bid set, and there should be some mention of time of closing so a bid doesn't just hang in limbo forever with no action. There are other sorts of offers that can be used, we should not try to restrict it to these two, but the person offering something for sale NEEDS to explain the terms of their offer - whatever they might be.
  6. 1 point
    Fyrd Argentus

    wts GG Glaive

    [quote name='Juni0r' timestamp='1307737026' post='86042'] However when I bid anon you released that I was non gg -grammar edit [/quote] No, you bid by forum PM but did not request anonymity. I chose to reveal what you saw above, which is less than I could have.
  7. 1 point
    Sharpwind

    What annoys me in MD

    Hmm... I'm not really sure what I should explain and why (though I guess it seems my post was not clear enough for most) It was never my intention to offended any of you, nor was it to tell you what you expect to hear As I said before this is how I feel, some understand others don't Should I have posted how I felt and why ? That was exactly what I was thinking at the time... !
  8. 1 point
    - Jason Vorhees -

    Selling various creatures

    [size="5"][color="#FF0000"][b]Bid Closed[/b][/color][/size] [b]Current bidders, you can find me at the Willow's walk as soon as you ready.[/b]
  9. 1 point
    Curiose

    What annoys me in MD

    Mr. Bun Buns, you make my head hurt.... Edit: I would also like to point out, that people don't regularly get away with alt abuse, or bug abuse, or whatever abuse that's available to them. MD is NOT fair, yes, that is correct-- HOWEVER... MD is also an equal opportunity for EVERYONE. The only reason why it is not fair, is because people deem it so because they did not get a shiny new badge, or a playful little toy item that they need for their role. The only person whose way is the high way is Mur's. Clean cut and simple. That, and the LHOs, but that is dependent on them enforcing the rules, not anything else.
  10. 1 point
    Curiose

    What annoys me in MD

    I will tell you how I got my job, or role as a secretary. I posted on the forums that I will work for Christmas gifts. My influence over the land is because I DOVE myself straight into the fires. Yes, I got burned, yes, I faced criticism and still do. Yes, I abide by the rules to the best of my judgment. I have no 'super' powers. All I have are my wits, my knowledge, and my friends. There is no 'elite,' only those who can be trusted to do the right thing, and respectively do so. They are considered 'elite' in some eyes, because they have proven that they are worthy of the things they do. MD is how you make it. If you whine and cry about it, and sit around twiddling your thumbs about how many things annoy you, then sure. You won't get far. I personally have a few qualms about a few things in the means of how MD is structured [socially], but do I often sit around, making a forum post with lists of how many things are wrong, and how I hate what certain people do? No. I suck it up, and I do what I need to do. Why? because people count on me to do the things that I need done, and for that, that gives me the drive to get up out of my bed, and help MD. I am not even a year old. Yet, look how far I have gone. You, as a player, should have known that this is no ordinary game. Why do you think Mur let's people make choices in story mode? Or why there are no ordinary 'classes' that originate in every other game? It is because this is MagicDuel. You are, what you are. It is, what you make of it.
  11. 1 point
    Seigheart

    What annoys me in MD

    There is a reason why the elite of MD have all the powers. They have shown dedication and loyalty to the game. They have given a lot to the game. They have shown that they can handle "power" and "responsibility." If you want these same priveledges, strive for it, but never ask for it.
  12. 1 point
    TTLexceeded

    What annoys me in MD

    I would like to see examples as well but I think you are exaggerating a bit. They dont have god powers, they do abide to the same rules you and I have to abide to. And they do get punished big time when they break the rules. The same way me and you will get punished.
  13. 1 point
    Junior

    Selling various creatures

    I offer 3gc for santa 5gc for colorless joker
  14. -1 points
    TTLexceeded

    WTS/WTT Drachorns+ SharpShooter

    Rusty 1: 4 gc and 5 silver
  15. -1 points
    Metal Bunny

    What annoys me in MD

    Would it be considered adding fuel to the fire, if I, in a very 'ironic' or 'negatively criticising' manner of speaking, were to say that this kind of topic has been brought up a couple of times before? Or would that be some kind of meta-meta comment? (with this line clearly transcending the theoretical boundary of 2 meta's and into the triple metasphere? To boldly go where none has gone before?)
  16. -1 points
    No one

    What annoys me in MD

    As Indira said : do it "in a constructive way"! And to give an example for Pipstick : GGG ( if don't know that it means ... don't look it up) I hated it from the first time I heard about it and in the end ... success came ... like ... 2 years after ?? So, even bad ideas come to life and even the strongest support can be broken if the time / events are meant for it. Just keep in mind: Even if this is JUST A GAME, this is our game. It is not about personal gain (inside & outside) as many have tried. All improvements should be the good of all, all abuses WILL be caught, judged & punished sooner or later.
  17. -1 points
    Udgard

    What annoys me in MD

    To be honest I'm still confused what the thread is really about. Is it the shooting down of ideas, or general rudeness when doing so? I'm not doing irony or anything, I'm honestly getting confused on which one is the issue here. Can someone please explain to me? Thx
  18. -1 points
    TTLexceeded

    WTS/WTT Drachorns+ SharpShooter

    Rusty 2 4gc 2 silver
  19. -1 points
    Mighty Pirate

    wts GG Glaive

    [s]11 gc from GG[/s] Sorry, I withdraw my bid. I just want it to stay within GG - there is no need for a GG internal bid contest.
  20. -2 points
    Pipstickz

    wts GG Glaive

    5 gold + 1 gold, 12 silver
  21. -2 points
    Pipstickz

    wts GG Glaive

    Seig is a Tribunal citizen. It was fun raising your price, Jason, nothing personal
  22. -2 points
    Junior

    Selling various creatures

    i withdrew both bids
  23. -2 points
    Junior

    wts GG Glaive

    9gc
  24. -2 points
    Junior

    wts GG Glaive

    I wonder how many coins gg have... Could a gg person tell me how high you would go?
  25. -2 points
    Junior

    wts GG Glaive

    [s]Fine 11gcs[/s] On second thought I sold this item to you, so it would just be counter productive so rejoice GG you can have it.
  26. -2 points
    Junior

    wts GG Glaive

    However when I bid anon you released that I was non gg -grammar edit
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