Skyblock Timed Trade Shops

Discussion in 'Server Gameplay Suggestions' started by Nikoshka, Aug 6, 2018.

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This a good idea?

  1. Yay

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  2. Ney

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  3. With alterations

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  1. Nikoshka
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    Basically, on the last line of the trade shop, you can add something like t:5 meaning that you can only purchase once from this trade shop once every 5 minutes.
    The t stands for time and all you need to do is have a number beside it. You can also do t:0 if you wish for the player to be able to purchase from the tradeshop only ONCE without any time reset.

    Why?
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    To stop players abusing free food machines that a lot of people create on their island.
    2) When you are "giving away" an item at a certain price, making it really really cheap, but you don't want some donor400 to just come and clear your entire stock. You want everyone to have a fair chance at redeeming the deal.
    3) I've currently got a bow shop with bows that have infinity on it. I want to give away free arrows in a chest shop but I don't want some rando coming in and taking the whole arrow stock.

    I'm sure there are other reasons if players are creative with their ideas.

    The error message will be as follows:
    "This is a timed shop! You must wait 5 minutes before you can purchase from this trade shop again!"

    That's all,
    Thanks!
     
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    Support, it would prevent these trolls who love to buy out the whole free items, for example some player kept on buying all Cyk753 's guide books and it just kept on getting annoying. So maybe at the end of the line either sell/s: (minutes) or buy/b: (minutes) or trade/t: (minutes) so ye
     
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    Support.
    I've wanted to give items away but thought people would just abuse the trade shop and take the whole lot, being greedy. This would help prevent that. Nice suggestion.
     
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    Support!
    I was selling full enchanted swords cheap at my skele grinder so all people was able to kill skeles efficient and fast, but i had to remove it due to someone bought it up time after time. Was sad cous i was doing it to be kind. Non proffit bearly
     
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  5. Nikoshka
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    Vitorsis Reasons for not supporting it in the poll?
    Creepingdeath9 MissPandas astro_will Suggested alterations?

    If you're going to vote on the poll as to why not to include this or what to change, an explanation would be appreciated since we can't really improve SkyBlock unless we collaborate and build on ideas. :p
     
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    I support but maybe with some alernations to make it bulletproff, but sence i cant come up with any alterations im gona change my poll =p
     
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    i support, as people buy all my iron at once without giving a change for others to buy
     
  8. Creepingdeath9
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    How about also Th: if you kinda whant to set it to hours for some rarer items
    Example th:24 = 24 hours instead of typing that t:1440 (min) to set to 24hours

    Just a fast suggestion....
     
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    Support it would help people who are trying to give out free stuff from people spamming the shops
     
  10. Mikrokosmos
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    or make it so you can only buy it once for like the books so you can't buy more :p for things like that, when people only need 1
     
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    This is a great idea!


    Would be nice to be able to regulate shops, especially if you’re giving away something for free.

    Good suggestion! :)
     
  12. Nikoshka
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    I added this into my thread earlier on:
    :)
     
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    Bump! :)
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    Support this is an excellent idea. It stops people from buying out all your stock >: (
     
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    if you can make it work it’s a brilliant idea
     
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    I love this idea, definite support! Would help people abusing free items and give all players a chance at buying items
     
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    Neutral. Here’s why:

    - I am not no support because I agree with preventing “free food” abusers aswell as others.
    - To me, someone buying out my whole shop is helpful. If I am having trouble selling diamonds, for example, and someone buys out all of my diamonds, I extremely appreciate that. Even if I’m not having trouble, someone like this just makes my job easier.
    - I could be overdoing it, but another plugin could make the server lag more.

    Suggestion: Only involve a cool down if the trade chest/dropper is giving you items for free.
     
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  18. Nikoshka
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    Tartaruga I don't think you've read the full post properly or you've misunderstood.
    It isn't compulsory to have a time on the shop. It's completely optional. :)
    Trade shops will still work the same way meaning that a player can still buy out everything in the shop if there is no timing system added on the bottom line of the sign.

    Ehh, I don't quite think that would be an issue tbh. Good developers would find a way to make this addition quite efficient without causing any lag to the server.

    Also, it would be part of the same Tradeshop plugin rather than a separate plugin (either way, it won't matter even if it is a separate plugin or part of the same plugin).

    The whole point is that a player can choose whether their trade shop has a cooldown.
    Maybe some people may not want to set a cooldown for a free shop and that's fine.



    Anyways, thanks for the support y'all :)
    (What I kinda find amusing is how the people who didn't support the suggestion or voted 'With alterations' didn't bother giving any feedback. I have a slight feeling they may be the people who are abusing the free food machines and no supporting because they want to continue abusing them. Whatever lol)
     
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    I apologize for the misunderstanding. For it being optional, I’m switching to full support. :)
     
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    Support only if time is completely optional. Meaning you don’t have to put t:0 if you want an untimed shop as that could confuse people.
    Time could be implemented with t:1h5m eg which players can define time better than just in minutes.
     
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