Over the past few weeks of playing, I've noticed something wonderful happening in the Community Marketplace, and I'm curious if others have noticed it.
At any given moment, there are dozens upon dozens of Buy orders placed by individuals who have no sense of respect for anyone else, at least as applied to this particular Marketplace. I'm referring here to the people who place Buy orders which rob their fellow players of Stubs, from a few at a time to as many as 555 at a time.
A common example of this appears in the Common area of the Marketplace in the form of Buy orders placed @ 5 Stubs, in the hope that when someone is selling a Common card they'll use the 'Sell Now' instead of 'Quick Sell', thereby missing out on 20% of the Stubs they should be getting for ditching a Common card right after receiving it. As the value category of card increases, the number of sleazy Buy orders becomes legion, taking advantage of far too many inexperienced players.
Having said all of that, this year I've noticed something wonderful. It seems that we have a load of experienced players who have spotted this behavior and decided to do something about it, basically by dumping a tsunami of Buy orders at the minimum Stubs value which will ensure that the seller is at least getting what they would by using Quick Sell. Throughout the Marketplace there are hundreds and thousands of sleazy Buy orders buried under avalanches of legitimate orders.
It's great to see! Hopefully it won't be necessary for too much longer... e.g. hopefully SDS will fix the loophole which allows players without honor to take advantage of other unsuspecting players.
After reading replies to this post, I checked out the Sell orders for 5 Stubs and saw that The Show is indeed preventing players from getting back only 4 Stubs when they sell a Common card for 5. That's good to see!