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Kyoubai: The Forumwarz Auction House

We’re getting pretty close to launching our first major feature since Episode 2 was introduced back in October. It’s called Kyoubai, and it’s an auction house that allows player to auction their items to each other for Flezz.

The name Kyoubai was chosen by the horrible denizens of Flamebate in a series of polls. It is one of several Japanese translations for auction, but it also sounds a lot like Ok, you buy!.

The mascot of Kyoubai will be BidSquid (a cartoon squid with a cowboy hat and a gavel). He’ll be the one who corresponds with you when you are outbid or when you win an auction. He’s going to be designed by the talented artists at Dooomcat. They’re the ones who designed the awesome homepage for Forumwarz, as well as the player class portraits you get when choosing your class.

How the auction house will work:

  • You can select virtually any unequipped item from your inventory and put it up for auction.
  • You set the starting price, as well as a length of time to run your auction (12, 24 or 72 hours).
  • Optionally, you can set a buyout price or a reserve price.
  • The auction house will charge you a listing fee based on the parameters of your auction. Generally speaking: the longer the auction, the higher the fee.
  • Other players can then bid on items. There is a minimum bid amount based on the current bid on an item. However, you can choose a maximum bid that is much higher than the minimum. In this case, your maximum price remains hidden, but you will automatically outbid any bids that are less than your maximum.
  • At the end of the auction, the highest bidder wins the item. If the item does not sell, it is returned via tubmail.

New Items to Trade

  • We plan to introduce new and rare items via the auction house. So keep an eye on it from time to time to see if there’s something you’ve never seen before. You’ll never know what you might find.
  • We are going to be introducing more rare .MOAR files soon. For those with lots of excess flezz but no patience to grind for Pink Floyd type of files, the auction house will be a great tool!
  • We are planning to introduce ItemBuildr in the future, as a way to get a constant feed of new and awesome items into the economy.

When’s it coming out? What’s next on the Forumwarz agenda?

Most of the coding is done. We are mainly waiting on the artwork. If things go well, it will launch by the end of the week. If not, next week for sure!

Afterwards, we’re going to focus on enhancing Forumwarz Domination. There are plenty of discussions going on in the Domination Forum, and we plan to go a long way to address the major issues as well as to make Domination much more fun and open to all players.


Written by eviltrout

January 6, 2009 at 5:23 PM

8 Responses

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  1. Yes!
    Better news than pretty much anything in MacWorld!


    January 6, 2009 at 5:23 PM

  2. Disappointing


    January 6, 2009 at 5:23 PM

  3. Way to copy the WoW AH 😀


    January 6, 2009 at 5:23 PM

  4. was is a jerk


    January 6, 2009 at 5:23 PM

  5. is was a jerk 😀


    January 6, 2009 at 5:23 PM

  6. This is actually incredibly awesome!

    Looking forward to seeing moar awesome items and .moars soon. An auction house is a wonderful idea as well, and it will probably draw in loads of page hits. Epic!

    Bro Fist

    January 6, 2009 at 5:23 PM

  7. It better be up soon! I’m impatient.


    January 6, 2009 at 5:23 PM

  8. I think was is simply pointing out that they’re wasting time on improving Domination next instead of something more useful like continuing to bolster Forumbuildr or releasing Itembuildr. It could be worse though, they could be wasting time on INCIT or more peen crap. Man, that’d be disheartening. Unless they released an eCastrate prank. That’d be entertaining.


    January 6, 2009 at 5:23 PM

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