It is curious to me that self proclaimed traders are protesting the idea the most. They claim that shorting the shelf life for 0 star trades to a day or less, or even just 10 minutes will have no effect on this problem. They even claim there is no problem. But yes, it is a problem judging by to amount of attention this post generated.
My question then becomes, "Why protest so vigorously?"
Answer - It will have an effect, they don't want to constantly re-post their trades, and it may actually solve the problem.
First of all I am no trader, never was, never will, it just ain't my thing.
But I did try to confirm my statement by testing the waters myself, instead of relying on the information of others, even if they are very trustworthy.
I am agains cosmetic changes that are pointless. changes just for the sake of changes is always bad no matter what.
If they would make this change and nothing changes, what then? they just gave a stick to those who complain and have there personal vedetta.
You have given them the stick and carrot and they will get worse, and there is not much you can do anymore to keep them at bay, you pretty much have to respond to all of there demands. as a developer you are no longer in control.
You get so much response because there is a small group of players who have made it there personal vendetta to kill/eliminate/castrate ect traders at all costs.
Whatever your idea is to limit there options, currently any trade stays on the market for about 5 days (unfortunately the countdown timer is no longer visible or I could not find it)
As long as all trades are taken within hours to 24h, limiting those trades to be only 2 days viable instead of 5 days what would change?
What do you expect? whats the problem of just ignoring the people you do not want to buy from?
I mean a year ago they finally changed star rates to be more fair, this means there are no "good" 1* trades anymore and there are no bad 3* trades anymore.
So that spoilage of the market is already solved, once you reach 1* trades you can just close down the trader post your own trades and ignore them.
So what are you trying to achieve with this change?
Because in my vieuw there is no change, and it makes no sense to change.
I do not give a $ about traders in this game, as said once I see 1* trades I just close down the search menu, why would I whip myself up into a useless frenzy about it?
That only hurts me and make my day bad, it's so much easier to ignore them and go on with your happy life.