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Fixing trade window Scams

keyes Talvanen
Capsuleer Legion of New Eden
#1 - 2012-11-02 21:04:59 UTC
Im a recent victim to the "Trade Window Scam" now i understand technically its my fault for falling for such a thing then i thought about it some more and figured "Hey ill try and petition it" only to be told that they dont consider it an exploit and that it cant be reimbursed and that they encourage ppl not to trade with ppl with the trade window but through contracts...SO WHY HAVE IT THERE!!!!!!!! i lost my mind "so im being told by the GM's not to use a function in game because it can be "exploited" but wait its not an exploit my apologies its a coding error it has to be right? nope apparently its not that either ...... still not able to wrap my head around it. if im trading something for say 100 mil isk and is read 100 mil isk in game ....THEN THATS WHAT IM GETTING IN GAME!...... but again apparently its not an exploit when i find only 100 isk not 100mil isk in my wallet its like me writing 2 zero's on a 100 dollar bill and calling it a 100 dallar bill .......ive read many places that dont trade with ppl you dont trust in game using the trade window it wasnt the person i was trading with i needed to trust it was the trade window stating i was getting the money i agreed to now how the in the world can i trust anything in the game if a simple trade window reads 100 mil isk and i get 100 isk......still for the love of god cant wrap my head around how this is ok in their eyes....i understand other scams i wouldnt be so angry had i fallen for those i would just be an idiot but trusting in a game mechanic only to have it "Exploited" on me then be told its not an exploit and sorry for your loss blows my mind .......when i play a FPS i have to trust that when i press a button my weapon will fire in eve when i see in a trade window the amount of money i agreed with and press accept i need to trust thats the amount im getting .....END of Story dont know how this hasnt been resolved sooner
Danika Princip
Goonswarm Federation
#2 - 2012-11-02 21:39:59 UTC


admiral root
Red Galaxy
#3 - 2012-11-02 22:42:39 UTC
Fix broken paragraphing. Walls of text are bad, mmmkay?

No, your rights end in optimal+2*falloff

keyes Talvanen
Capsuleer Legion of New Eden
#4 - 2012-11-03 01:31:03 UTC
facepalm* how about we stick to the topic at hand here
Corina Jarr
en Welle Shipping Inc.
#5 - 2012-11-03 17:43:40 UTC
I use the trade window all the time and not once have been scammed (including trades with well known scammers in Amarr and Jita).
Jint Hikaru
OffWorld Exploration Inc
#6 - 2012-11-04 09:24:43 UTC
Ok, despite the OPs splurge post, I am inclined to agree with him. The trade window would be much better if it canceled the whole trade if someone makes a change to what they put in it originally.

Jint Hikaru - Miner / Salvager / Explorer / SpaceBum In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

Noble Sentiments
Second Empire.
#7 - 2012-11-04 15:25:57 UTC
1) Working as intended, you can't nerf stupid.

2) Good lord man, learn to use the enter key and make clear, concise thoughts!

Lykouleon > CYNO ME CLOSER so I can hit them with my sword