Teebling wrote: 5 months agoYes, you're right. I'm probably being overly defensive, sorry.sonnytai331 wrote: 5 months ago I sense that you're defensive because you've put a lot of blood and sweat into building this site.
I get so many complaints every single day from people that sometimes it can seem like everyone is against the site and what was created here. When I see the 4th/5th topic about 'my trades won't sell' I get angry because in general people associate that with the platform and not the game.
If this wasn't your intention then I apologise for not picking up on that sooner - regardless though, I have to make it quite clear to people here on the public forum that they must separate what the site is able to do for them, and what the economy can offer for them - two different things that I see confused all too often.
I can't just stand by idly and allow people to come to conclusions like that.
Since I strongly feel that that sort of negativity reaching you needs to be counterbalanced, let me just go ahead and say two things here:
Firstly and related to this thread, despite some items not selling quickly (which isn't the site's fault ), I have to say that after ... errrm ... 20ish? years (god I'm getting old) of D2 history, this is actually the most enjoyable and even more so the most useful trading environment I for one have seen. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that short of functioning in-game auction houses, this is actually the top trading environment I've seen for any game I've played.
Second and maybe even more importantly, you have somehow managed to create an environment that not only works very well and have continued to improve upon it (significantly) but you have somehow actually managed to create an environment that drew in a community that seems to be genuinely, surprisingly "good". Looking at most gaming communities and even looking very specifically at the constant ripoff-games in D2's history (trade window swaps, corpse popping, dupe scams, ...), the mere fact that you actually see threads along the lines of "we screwed up, can someone help us with our last uber here?!" not only get responded to within minutes but actually get resolved and getting them the help they need, rather than some jackass jumping in and stealing their torch in the end, honestly took me by very positive surprise.
So in short: When it comes down to it...kudos to you and this community in general.