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MadMagus
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Trade request blocking, and informations screen

Post by MadMagus » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:18 am

I know I'm probably wasting my time here.... but I've always said an idea not shared is as good as one not had...

I propose a new command for trade filter that mirrors the chat filter
ex.
/tradefilter global resets the trade filter to normal, to allow all trade requests
/tradefilter friends only allows friends to send you trade requests
/tradefilter clan only allows clanmates to send you trade requests
/tradefilter disallows all trade requests

This would be something that would actually help the good players of FT enjoy the game and also set back the scammers quite a bit
(btw, scamming at start map is simply ridiculous... mostly players trying to abuse the known trade bug to scam for gold... this will work as a pacifier until that's fixed, at least)

And let's not forget about the under-used Informations screen in the handshake menu
I propose that the current chat filter setting be listed there (i.e. by default it would say global), and if this above command is added to the game, add it to the informations screen too please ;)
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Re: Trade request blocking, and informations screen

Post by Leone » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:37 am

Fantastic idea. I don't know how easy it will be to implement...not my forte. I avoid 0, 0 now (except when sent there- ha) for the very reasons you suggest.

I guess my one slight issue is that you can only be in one clan and you can only have so many players on your friends list. I *know* there are good players out there (in some cases, we've known each other for quite some time) who I happily trade with, but we just don't happen to be on the friends list. Your proposal (if I've read it right) would stop such transactions.

Nevertheless, that is perhaps a small price to pay? The current system - unfortunately- allows widespread scamming.

So in summary, good idea and gets my vote.
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Re: Trade request blocking, and informations screen

Post by Humble_M » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:50 am

Great idea!

I suggest modifying /tradefilter clan to include alliances. Also, I'd add one more filter:

/Tradefilter x (where x is minimum level to receive trade request). I wouldn't allow any level, maybe only options include 50, 500, 1000
This should eliminate some low level scammer alts
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Re: Trade request blocking, and informations screen

Post by Leone » Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:14 pm

Another thought.

Why not merge tradefilter clan and tradefilter friends together to be called something like tradefilter trusted?

This removes the either/or disadvantage.
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Re: Trade request blocking, and informations screen

Post by SellSword » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:13 pm

Something would be better than nothing. The current system is so broken and abused you can't even try to be nice and give gifts without people mistrusting you.

Absent any FT holiday event/caring I spent days gathering and crafting items that would be hard to get and tried to give them away for a little holiday cheer. I suppose my mistake was creating an alt (Xmas themed), but even saying I would give items for free resulted in me being called a scammer more than once. I tried, but best not to bother.
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Re: Trade request blocking, and informations screen

Post by LostKnight » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:48 pm

↑↑ Me too ↑↑

90% of the actions were either "no response" or "Trade Cancelled"
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