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GM Finros reveals that one of the items in the auction next weekend will be for an item that the winner designs. With *significant* mechanical aspects. Start planning. Oh, and you ARE saving your silvers, right?? This one is going to cost you.

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Category: World Events, Festivals, and Storylines
Topic: The Great Auction of 5116

Date: 11/23/2016 09:30 PM CST
From: SIMU-WYROM
Subj: Mostly Complete Auction Information
Here is (most of) the long-awaited information on the Q4 Auction.

Dates and Time

We are still working out the details of the dates. December 17th and 18th are still the dates that the auction will occur. But a schedule will be available closer to the auction. There are two possible scenarios where plans may change here. We may run Prime on the 17th and Platinum on the 18th. This will only occur if we can get through the auction in a single day. If we cannot, then both instances will run at the same time on both the 17th and 18th.

Location

We will announce the location of the auction as we get closer to the dates.

Participation

We will have two tents, one for Premium subscribers and one for all paid subscribers. Premium (and Platinum) can go into either tent, but Prime (Basic) can only go into the tent for all paid subscribers. F2P will need to upgrade to a paid subscription to participate.

We will not be holding this specific auction in Shattered, but the items will be made available through another venue.

Character Creation and Premium Subscription

There will be a cut off to character creation and Premium subscription to enter the auction. Character creation will encompass rerolling/starting over. The exact date for both of these will not be supplied, but there is time as of this post to get things straightened out. I’d not wait too long.

Bidding

You will need all the silver and/or notes on your person at the time of BIDing. The bidding mechanics validate the silvers on your character at the time you type BID [amount]. Coin hands, pouches, banks, gambling kits, and any other silver storing item do not get accounted for when checking your silver amounts.

Limitations

Each account will be limited to one win.

Passed Items

Items that do not receive any bids will not be returning for another round of bidding during the Q4 auctions.

Item Details: Pre-Auction

The items we post about are teasers. We will not be giving detailed listings of items before the event.

Item Details: In-Auction

We will give you as much information as we can about the items — our goal is not to trick you. Some items may have properties that have a bit of discovery though, so everything may not be spelled out. An item list will be available in the auction rooms.

Item Details: Post-Auction

You are welcome to post about your auction item soon after you pick up your newfound treasure. You can post questions about your item, if you’re having trouble, but try to discover the properties of an item as best as you can before seeking answers from the creators.


Wyrom, PM


Date: 11/23/2016 09:45 PM CST
From: KITHUS
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
Nothing exactly surprising here. Thanks for the info Wyrom.

Keith/Brinret/Shiun

Keith is correct

Wyrom, APM

http://forums.play.net/forums/GemStone%20IV/Help%20for%20Players/Policy%20Discussions/view/246


Date: 11/23/2016 10:12 PM CST
From: CHUCK3B
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
These rules seem entirely reasonable and appropriate.


Date: 11/23/2016 10:14 PM CST
From: DOUG
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
Nice!

Now. . . to hogtie Ardwen and leave him on the steps.

Doug


Date: 11/23/2016 10:34 PM CST
From: JOEKUPS
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
The premium vs regular tent – is there different items that go up for sale or just to split people up a bit more but bid on the same items?


Date: 11/23/2016 10:44 PM CST
From: SVEN2010
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information

If we can’t make it to the first half of the auction, is it okay to show up late?


Date: 11/24/2016 12:38 AM CST
From: DRUNKTANK
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
Historically, these multi-tent auctions don’t have the same items per tent. They do display the next handful of items that are going to be auctioned so you can position yourself accordingly. If you’re after a particular item, you will likely be swamping between tents often seeing what is in the hopper to come up for auction.

Glurph

>wtrick tslice
You try to stuff your razern morning star in your ear.


Date: 11/24/2016 12:38 AM CST
From: DRUNKTANK
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
I’ve never seen an auction where you couldn’t come and go as you please. Seeing it now would greatly surprise me.

Glurph

>wtrick tslice
You try to stuff your razern morning star in your ear.


Date: 11/24/2016 06:42 AM CST
From: ASPEN
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information

Wyrom,

Do you have a current ballpark estimate for total number of items?


Date: 11/24/2016 10:11 AM CST
From: CANDIDE
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
I am failing to understand the workings of the two tents. There will be two different auctions going on at the same time? Will the premium tent see the same items as the prime tent? Will they alternate?

GBB


Date: 11/24/2016 10:15 AM CST
From: ALUVIUS
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information

I’d like to ask for a split Sat/Sun auction if at all possible. I have a family Christmas event on the 17th and I’m sure I’m not alone. It would be nice if something this big and rare were spread across both dates to give more people a chance to participate.

Thanks!


Date: 11/24/2016 11:25 AM CST
From: SIMU-WYROM
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
>>The premium vs regular tent – is there different items that go up for sale or just to split people up a bit more but bid on the same items?

The items will be split between the two tents. The nature of this auction has a lot of unique one-of-a-kind items for sale, so each tent will be seeing items that are “one and done.”

>>If we can’t make it to the first half of the auction, is it okay to show up late?

Yes. You can come and go as you please. We’ll have a loose schedule posted closer to the auction dates.

>>Do you have a current ballpark estimate for total number of items?

Yes, but I’m waiting for QC to wrap up before talking about this. Unfortunately, QC has until December 15th, so the numbers won’t really be revealed until auction time.

>>I’d like to ask for a split Sat/Sun auction if at all possible.

Scheduling is going to boil down to auctioneers availability and getting the auction mechanics time down a little better.


Wyrom, PM


Date: 11/24/2016 11:49 AM CST
From: JOEKUPS
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
Thank you to Wyrom and Drunktank for explaining the tale of two tents!


Date: 11/24/2016 06:02 PM CST
From: AXEMAN
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information

now now Doug, They are just going to save time and have the auction on the porch , or better yet in my garden.

Ardwen


Date: 11/24/2016 07:14 PM CST
From: GS4-SLEKEN
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
<<Unfortunately, QC has until December 15th, so the numbers won’t really be revealed until auction time.>>

I’ve got all kinds of time to procrastinate. Niiice.


Date: 11/24/2016 08:21 PM CST
From: CHUCK3B
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
And I’m completely out of the 18th-step daughter’s college graduation. Let’s leave it on the 17th! I’m sure I’m not alone…we all have things…nothing’s perfect. Myself, I’m actually leaving a day early so I’m not driving on the 17th just for this auction.

๐Ÿ˜‰


Date: 11/24/2016 10:36 PM CST
From: KITHUS
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
Yes I concur. Do all of Prime’s auction on the 17th and Plats on the 18th…

Keith/Brinret/Shiun

Keith is correct

Wyrom, APM

http://forums.play.net/forums/GemStone%20IV/Help%20for%20Players/Policy%20Discussions/view/246


Date: 11/25/2016 10:40 PM CST
From: COSTELLOK
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
>And I’m completely out of the 18th-step daughter’s college graduation. Let’s leave it on the 17th! I’m sure I’m not alone…we all have things…nothing’s perfect.

Plenty of people can’t make it on the 18th. Plenty of people can’t make it on the 17th. The nice thing about splitting the auction between two days would be that both of those plenties of people could still participate in (part of) the auction.


Fyonn’s player


Date: 11/26/2016 11:47 AM CST
From: CHUCK3B
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
That’s my point. No matter what you do you’ll come up with problems for someone. Including splitting it across two days where it does nothing if the item(s) you’re interested in aren’t auctioned on the day you can attend. Splitting it doesn’t solve the issue.


Date: 11/27/2016 09:54 AM CST
From: GALADOS
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information

You DO know that you can log in through the web browser client on most smartphones these days, right?


Date: 11/27/2016 09:59 AM CST
From: LUXELLE
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
> You DO know that you can log in through the web browser client on most smartphones these days, right?

But ohmygosh, it is not pretty at all…


Rohese: “… the TownCrier (tune in if you havenโ€™t, itโ€™s without doubt the best thing to ever happen on LNet)


Date: 11/27/2016 05:28 PM CST
From: COSTELLOK
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
>You DO know that you can log in through the web browser client on most smartphones these days, right?

On my phone the game is unworkable, since the window doesn’t scroll properly. I can’t see anything beyond the first room and a couple lines of chat unless I reload the game every 15 seconds.


Fyonn’s player


Date: 11/27/2016 05:56 PM CST
From: VANKRASN39
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
>you can log in through the web browser client on most smartphones these days, right?

the web browser client is a complete joke and embarrassment.


Date: 11/27/2016 07:26 PM CST
From: COSTELLOK
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
It’s fine on a laptop — not fancy, but I use it sometimes when I’m traveling and don’t want to install anything on the computer I’m using. The game wasn’t really meant to be played on mobile though, so it’s not a big deal for me that the web client doesn’t work for that.


Fyonn’s player


Date: 12/08/2016 04:16 PM CST
From: DMAC188
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
Can we have a better idea on the specific timing of the auction? We’re almost a week out now and my wife is tired of me blocking the entire weekend.


Date: 12/09/2016 06:52 AM CST
From: KITHUS
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
Agreed. Personally I would rather see Prime and Plat each given a day so I don’t have to set aside the whole weekend this close to Christmas. Eitehr way it would be nice to know sooner rather than later.

Keith/Brinret/Shiun

Keith is correct

Wyrom, APM

http://forums.play.net/forums/GemStone%20IV/Help%20for%20Players/Policy%20Discussions/view/246


Date: 12/09/2016 11:47 AM CST
From: SIMU-WYROM
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
We are pretty much leaning toward December 17th being Prime’s auction and December 18th being Platinum’s auction. This will mean it will be an all-day affair. We aren’t going to have a specific list of what’s going up when. We’ll post a start time. It will end when it ends. Probably start around 11am or noon ET. Sorry Star Wars fans.


Wyrom, PM


Date: 12/09/2016 12:12 PM CST
From: KITHUS
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
WOOT!!!!!!

Keith/Brinret/Shiun

Keith is correct

Wyrom, APM

http://forums.play.net/forums/GemStone%20IV/Help%20for%20Players/Policy%20Discussions/view/246


Date: 12/09/2016 12:34 PM CST
From: KRAKII
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
Which I read as, “NON-Star Wars fans get a leg up, since those other guys may be distracted….”


Date: 12/09/2016 12:36 PM CST
From: GS4-KONACON
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
> Which I read as, “NON-Star Wars fans get a leg up, since those other guys may be distracted….”

No excuse! There are things to buy!

~ Konacon


Date: 12/09/2016 12:49 PM CST
From: AGONY42
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
>>Sorry Star Wars fans.

Real Star Wars fans are seeing the movie on the 15th. ๐Ÿ˜‰

~Issalya

You see High Inquisitor Brinret Ithillote the Executor of Vengeance.
She appears to be of elven descent.
He is very tall and appears to be full grown.
You whisper aloud, “I’m so confused right now.”


Date: 12/09/2016 12:51 PM CST
From: SIMU-WYROM
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
Well yeah. I figured anyone hardcore enough are going the 15th and 16th. But I know some people want to go on Saturday.


Wyrom, PM


Date: 12/09/2016 01:39 PM CST
From: KRAKII
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
Well, sure, for the third viewing when they catch all the subtle nuances and humour…


Date: 12/09/2016 02:22 PM CST
From: HAMBLINW1
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
The later in the day the better. Is there an estimate on how long it will take to get through all the items for premium? Hoping to get home from work in time to catch the tail end at least.

Sagoth


Date: 12/09/2016 03:39 PM CST
From: KRAKII
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
You could probably still get a good price on a Win10 Surface/tablet type thing, and login from there.

Just carry it around in a big enough file folder, they’ll thing it’s work related….


Date: 12/09/2016 10:52 PM CST
From: COSTELLOK
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
>The later in the day the better. Is there an estimate on how long it will take to get through all the items for premium? Hoping to get home from work in time to catch the tail end at least.

Whereas for me it’s just the opposite…on Saturday I’m only free before 12:30 Eastern and am hoping to at least catch some of the auction. I guess it’s always going to be a bad time for someone.


Fyonn’s player


Date: 12/09/2016 11:03 PM CST
From: SVEN2010
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
Given the number of items they’re likely to have, later in the day probably isn’t realistic.


Date: 12/09/2016 11:56 PM CST
From: SIMU-WYROM
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
It’s tough to determine pace, because bids can be drawn out, each item has various information to share, we’re going to need breaks, there might be fires, and so on. We’re over 100 items but below 200 items. An exact count will be made available after the 15th. But it’s a pretty big number to do in 1 day, split between 2 tents. I’d be surprised if we’re done before 7pm ET. If everyone is quick and things are smooth… But yeah right!


Wyrom, PM


Date: 12/09/2016 11:59 PM CST
From: KRAKII
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
Just… please, god… both ‘silence’ the room [except for staff, I know I’ve seen Hosts arrive to answer Assists in an Auction tent, which then obviously went on in whispers], and spell-strip on the way in.


Date: 12/10/2016 04:41 PM CST
From: GOAT
Subj: Re: Mostly Complete Auction Information
> Just… please, god… both ‘silence’ the room [except for staff, I know I’ve seen Hosts arrive to answer Assists in an Auction tent, which then obviously went on in whispers], and spell-strip on the way in.

Spell strip, yes. Keep the pets outside. Maybe squash ambients. But for an 8 hour event, I hope there will be some RP misbehavior and comments from the peanut gallery.

Also, on behalf of the west-coasters, I vote for noon ET rather than 11 AM start time ๐Ÿ™‚