Posted by tufft on 10/17/2012 2:32:00 AM (view original):
(2) eBay model of determining the winner.
tecwrg - OK, YOU play in great worlds with stable GMs who know the game. Good on you. You've put in your time & you deserve that.
Do you understand that every world is not full of GMs like that. That some worlds have newer GMs who will not now and maybe ever reach your personal high standards?
Do you understand that in those worlds, it seems pretty common or a new GM, or a someone whose just a dick, to pay a FA way too much for too many years. Sometimes more than one FA. And then that GM realizes what they've done, they either quit the game or drop that team & pick up another. Leaving a team that's hard to get another GM to take over.
Do you think abandoned team with highly over paid players are good for the overall health of HBD? Should there be as many of them as possible, or should there be as few of them as possible?
If I was pulling the eBay model out of my *** & saying, trust me, I'd get the hard resistance.
But eBay has worked for years. In large part because of the way they run the auctions. They have outlasted hundreds of other auction sites that tried different models.
There's a lot of research on why that models works the best, all round, for everybody involved. The founders of eBay didn't make it up.
One of the reasons it works is it prevents one idiot from hurting themselves and from that one idiot from setting the market price or appearing to be a market. So overall, auction after auction, you get a more active & more fair market for everyone.
And, it take less time to take part in an eBay style auction than it does to take part in an HBD FA auction. Which goes back to the question in my last post. Do you thing it's good for HBD if the game takes as many hours as possible to play & compete, or would it be better if the game had better or similar strategy and could be played in a competitive way with less of a time commitment?
I'm not saying that the eBay model doesn't work. Of course it does. It works great, For eBay.
HBD is not eBay, nor is it intended to be. FA bidding in HBD is intended to model real life, at least in the best way that it can within the confines of a programmed computer simulation. Is it perfect? No. As I stated in my previous response, the advantage is tilted towards the people who can more time and opportunity to stay on top of their bids.
Insisting that the eBay model of proxy bidding would somehow make HBD FA bidding better is ludicrous. It makes no sense to me how a system in which I can make a bid of, for example, $20m on a player, and end up signing him for $7.1m, makes the game better. That REMOVES strategy, not improves strategy. It takes away risk. Without risk, there is little to no strategy.