New TG Features

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We are very excited to announce some new quality-of-life improvements for the trading community.



New Auction Rules



First and foremost, we have updated the terms of use. New rules have been implemented in order to improve the trading experience for everyone, aimed primarily at making auctions more transparent. Make sure to read them thoroughly to avoid any issues.
Link: info.php#auction-rules



Pinned Auctions



Auctions that you own, as well as auctions where you have a bid on (not necessarily the highest one!) will now be pinned to the top of the auction list. This will make the auctions you're most interested in harder to miss.

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Auction Cancelling



The most recurring problems were people double-posting auctions, misspelling as well as putting the wrong image. Now, as soon as you post an auction, you have 10 minutes to remove it, and the fee will be refunded so you can post it again correctly. If by the time you delete it someone already bid, he will be refunded properly too.

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Dynamic Auction Fee



The auction fee was in place to limit the amount of auctions and force people to post relevant items that don't have already a set low price (like 20). However, changing the fee from 5 to 10 made a lot of sense on the sigma release prime, but it had the undesired side-effects of auctions not being worth using off-season. Eventually, the less amount of auctions there were, the less people would check them, and it would make the problem even worse.

For this reason, we have modified the auction fee to be dynamic. This fee is calculated by the amount of auctions posted in the last 48 hours. As season progresses, there will be less auctions, and the new dynamic fee may drop as low as 2 TG to create an auction.



Scheduled Auctions



For years now we have struggled to provide solid benefits for our patreon supporters. We have the private discord, which is great, but also dependant on the state of the development cycle, in other words, it's usually great about a month prior to a release, but commonly there aren't a lot of sneak peeks in the two months prior to that, which is something we have been struggling with and are looking solutions for.

Then again, not everyone uses discord, so we wanted to bring a new patron-only feature that makes the subscription worth for everyone. Auction scheduling, a self-explainatory feature, will allow you to get much better results from the auction system by having auctions be posted at an interval which you specify. This way, you can make sure your auctions are timed to finish by the time the most people are online.

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Armory Links



As shown in the new auction rules, the pseudo-random auctions are now prohibited for being misleading. This is because they aren't really *random* when the person creating these packs knows exactly the rarity/stat rolls are, it's pretty much a fancy way of selling signets. However we understand that a lot of people might have a legitimate interest in buying bulk non-meta items, or interest in selling more than one item at a time, such as cycles or jewels. This is the feature you should be looking to use.

So now, you have a picklist of all your characters which you can select and their NotArmory link will be provided. This character should contain all and only the items you intend to sell in this "pack", and people that are interested can check the items. Just keep in mind to keep the character public.

Additionally, this picklist can detect other accounts (mules) you logged in with your PC, which means you can have more characters listed than only those you have in your primary account linked to the TG center. For this to properly work, make sure to use either a matching email-address on TSW registration or matching passwords.

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Linked Mule



This new experimental feature enables you to specify an username/password when creating an auction. It essentially allows you to provide credentials for a mule account (where you place the auction item), and the credentials will be shipped to the winner instantly, as soon as an auction ends.

Using this feature allows you to publish an auction and go for a 3 day trip if you want, and have zero to worry about.
Buyers will get their auction reward immediatly, which will make the auction more attractive for them as well.

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Misc Changes


- Auctions in the transaction log will now display the amount of bids & the image for reference
- Users need to be registered for over 24 hours to create auctions
- Colored members will now display as regular ones
- Disabled autocomplete on the input fields
- New security measures and transaction tracking
- New admin backend to moderate auctions & issue warnings
- Fixed patreon badges 2 & 3
- New TG Center temp-banning mechanism & account strikes

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sincrowly
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having these when i'm checking my previous tg transfers.
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sincrowly wrote:(pic)
having these when i'm checking my previous tg transfers.


Thank you, this and other issues have been fixed now.

For people seeing "undefined" trades, do CTRL + F5, it's a javascript issue caused by cache settings, I'll do a forced propagation later.
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Tasidon
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These are much needed, and much appreciated changes. Great to see :cheers:
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is the "latest transaction" supposed to be broken? just says "undefined" everywhere
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JetJet
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is selling endgame full gear "pack" allowed?
Shiki
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JetJet wrote:is selling endgame full gear "pack" allowed?

With a link to the mule.

"- Selling ""random"" item packs is forbidden. For example: "Cube full of SU/SSU". To do this, a reference to an armory character/mule is required."

All auctions, need to have all items explicitly known.
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Im_a_ninja
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Dynamic Auction Fee - ,, would 10 still be max ?
GsusXL
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Great changes, thank you! :clap:
Milkshake
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ty for adding my idea of a linked mule (:

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