I often write to you to report bugs, cheats and problems with the game but this time I am writing to file a protest/complaint with the new changes made to the auction house. I will be honest with you and I apologize for being blunt and straightforward but I was so appalled to see the changes brought that I could not just let it go without doing nothing. In this case, I think the word GREED is appropriate to describe the changes brought, all I see is a huge Money Grab on your behalf and at the players detriment or interest. If your goal is to make more money off the players then it's a good idea, THEN AGAIN, maybe not such a good idea at all... Right now there is a huge influx of new players coming from Kongregate because of the badges offered. When these new players come in, want more cards , they will see the ridiculous amount of tokens needed to bid (ONCE) and will be turned off right away !
I have bought tokens and gold myself in the past, but right now, I am seriously turned off by such ridiculous, exaggerated numbers in required tokens !
When I first started this game, I found that needing one token for every single bid was already exaggerated and a bit of a money grab but now, it's mind-boggling, it's a pretty cheap blow to your players and it really translates to: PAY TO WIN ! even more so now !
Right now, you are encouraging people who have lots of real life money to spend for a few tokens which will only permit them to bid on a few auctions, if not only one....
Spending tokens is NOT bidding btw, and it is and has never Been an AUCTION, it has always been about spending tokens.... Real auctions don't involve spending money until the item is BOUGHT, not spending money on every single bid, just imagine this system in real life and you' would cause everything to drop in value because just bidding would bankrupt any interested parties... Makes no sense, unless you want to make money off the players...
Now it takes 5 tokens to just BID on a legendary, 3 on epics, etc... like seriously... I was wondering , a few days ago, what was the point in posting cards in the auction house since barely no one buys them, it's a waste of time and tokens and now I can understand why, even more so now... The person with lots of real life money won't care, he will get all the cards he/she wants while the regular Joe will get NOTHING. It's simply not fair !
Right now , any packs you offer in the game has WAY too many stones, people are sick and tired of stones and stones and yet more stones... (except maybe the legendary ones). People will buy tons of packs with gold and get a low chance of getting legendaries. Before they had the auction house option, now.... Way too friggin expensive ! forget that idae, rely on packs... then leave the game because they will be tired of getting nothing good.
PLEASE, revert back to the old (usual) bidding costs because right now, it's downright insulting, kinda low, misguided and extremely frustrating and disappointing for pretty much everyone !
I Honestly think, you guys are shooting yourselves in the foot with thee changes, raising the token cost is NOT helping at all !
On the other hand, thank you for fixing the constant auction house bugs that made the auctions end prematurely, it's much appreciated and will stop cheaters from always getting way with their cards !
I know you guys have a lot to do, have many ideas and this proves that you;re trying to do something about yoor game but in this case, PLEASE, reconsider what you have done, it's making matters worse !
I cannot speak for others but I can speak for myself and right now, with such ridiculous token costs, I have ZERO intentions on buying anything or bidding, it's a total waste of tokens and resources; I'm sure I'm not alone on this way of thinking/feeling !
PLZ revert !
Thank you for your time , consideration and understanding !
Hikaru Midomiya a.k.a Foxgirl1337 and now Vulpes_Astra