Curio Trading and Selling

XenthosXenthos Shadow LordMember Posts: 5,821 Transcendent
edited June 2013 in Common Grounds
So, at this point it is not possible to sell a complete curio.

At all.

The only way to get rid of a curio is to trade it to someone else for another complete curio.

To me, this seems more than a little strange.  Part of the whole charm of collectibles is being able to collect, build, trade, and sell them on to others.  Or, heck, even to help build and share the collector's spirit with others!

Further, let's say you have all of the enchantment curios, all of the travel curios, and all of the DMP weakness / resistance curios.  If you've made a duplicate (because, you know, you did not know you couldn't actually get rid of it), you are forever more stuck with that duplicate.  You cannot break it down, you can't give it away, you can't sell it... so you will always have two of one of the curios.

I just don't get the reasoning here.  Once upon a time you could sell pieces and complete curios both, but that was taken away due to an exploit with curio pieces.  However, such an exploit is just not possible with complete curios.  You can't break them back down again into component parts.  They will forever be complete, so, what's the harm?

Let us sell complete curios!
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  • SsalissSsaliss Member Posts: 3,575 Transcendent
    What was the exploit, if I may ask? I can't really think of any exploit, other than sharing curio pieces between alts (which, of course, isn't allowed), but I'd hate to see the ability to sell or give away curio pieces based on that...
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  • XenthosXenthos Shadow Lord Member Posts: 5,821 Transcendent
    Let's just say it was pretty absurd and completely stupid that anyone would even go to that extent to abuse a few good things in tandem; I'm not sure posting it here (even though it's been fixed) is acceptable.
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  • EventruEventru Member, Gods Posts: 719 Divine
    Let's not post it. Let's just say that after a couple of instances of different types of abuse involving rubbing curio pieces, we just got rid of the ability to sell pieces. A side effect was whole ones can no longer be sold, either.

    I don't know if we are open to allowing whole curios to be sold or not.
  • XenthosXenthos Shadow Lord Member Posts: 5,821 Transcendent
    edited November 2012
    I completely understand, after the abuse, just excising trading pieces entirely.

    Where completed curios are concerned, there is no such abuse possible, though... so I'd really like to have that ability reinstated.
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  • SvoraiSvorai Member Posts: 321 Fabled
    Same... I didn't realise that we weren't able to give people whole curios. I made one for that specific reason.
  • XenthosXenthos Shadow Lord Member Posts: 5,821 Transcendent
    (Market): Tetra says, "Selling a completed clockwork pendulum."

    No you are not.

    :(
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  • SorayaSoraya Member Posts: 36 Apprentice
    Why would selling a curios be different than transferring anything else?
  • XenthosXenthos Shadow Lord Member Posts: 5,821 Transcendent
    I don't have any clue; there's no abuse possible for completed curios.
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  • XenthosXenthos Shadow Lord Member Posts: 5,821 Transcendent
    (Market): Eria says, "Looking to trade ikons for curios."

    Nope!

    Eria tells you, "I can trade Ikon for free, you can trade curio for free??"

    Still nope.

    :(
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  • TullyTully Member Posts: 170 Capable
    Selling completed curios might make it less likely for people to spend on getting individual pieces, thereby devaluing the collectors market aspect of them.
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  • XenthosXenthos Shadow Lord Member Posts: 5,821 Transcendent
    Selling completed curios does not magically create more; the same number exist in the game either way. In order to complete it, someone had to purchase the curio bits to begin with.

    I do not see how that is a problem. Not being able to sell them would seem to make others less likely to buy bits (fewer options available as far as dealing with what you purchased) rather than more...

    Not being able to sell the things is decidedly not an incentive to buy bits!
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  • EritheylEritheyl ** Trigger Warning ** Member Posts: 1,670 Transcendent
    I would still like to be able to trade pieces for credits. Finally finding people who have the pieces I want, but then finding out they don't want anything I have, is a pain in the ass. Shut up and take my credits :(
  • XenthosXenthos Shadow Lord Member Posts: 5,821 Transcendent
    Trade them a piece + credits.
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  • EritheylEritheyl ** Trigger Warning ** Member Posts: 1,670 Transcendent
    Problem being, though, I didn't have enough pieces to give!
  • XenthosXenthos Shadow Lord Member Posts: 5,821 Transcendent
    That's what curio packs are for!
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  • EritheylEritheyl ** Trigger Warning ** Member Posts: 1,670 Transcendent
    Oh, silly me :P
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