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Diamond Ticket Scams!

Hey staff of EME!

I am seeing an increasing number of unethical players who are trying to 'abuse' the system and victimize other players for their own benefits.
Numerous people have been trying to "Sell" diamond ticket for the price of diamond. They are not the same in case someone who doesn't know the difference.
One is worth 10g which you can purchase through Baharama NPC and another one is worth minimum 10,000g which can either be crafted or dropped from dungeons. So many people have been victim of this stupid scam.

-Suggestion-
Can we change the name for Baharama tickets? For example, for currently gold ticket, change it to silver ticket and current diamond ticket to gold ticket. And just change the value and images of it (it's really changing the name and flipping current ones around).

P.S.
I have no clue as to what the staff of EME do on daily basis. Must be really busy which I don't doubt. But if you have thoughts, interests, and respects to players in game at least log in and see what is actually going on yourselves instead of relying completely on players and player reports. Please.

Comments

  • SoyKupoSoyKupo ✭✭✭
    It's your own fault for not paying attention. Last time what happened to me, I listed an item with 1-2 less 0's behind it and lost a lot of gold. I put in a ticket and they said they can do nothing about it. I presume the same applies for if you buy the wrong item.
  • allofspaceandtimeallofspaceandtime ✭✭✭✭✭
    you learn lessons pretty quick in tera when it costs a lot of gold. you will learn to read something and then re-read it before confirming.
  • admonituadmonitu ✭✭✭
    edited January 9
    SoyKupo wrote: »
    It's your own fault for not paying attention. Last time what happened to me, I listed an item with 1-2 less 0's behind it and lost a lot of gold. I put in a ticket and they said they can do nothing about it. I presume the same applies for if you buy the wrong item.

    Its different. In this case, someone unethical is intentionally trying to trick other players into buying things that are pretty much worthless. No one really tricked you into listing an item with less zeros. Even if EME does not actually change the item name this thread can at keast raise awareness.

    it's mind boggling how people just blame the victims and not the perpetrators. These are the same people that will blame the rape victims for how they look or dress rather than blaming the rapist. Simply disgusting.
  • VinyltailsVinyltails ✭✭✭✭
    I mean the Item icon is entirely different as well...how lazy/not paying attention do you have to be to not see it tbh...Maybe people got to broke they couldn't afford to pay attention after "accidently" buying tickets
  • PartyblastPartyblast ✭✭✭
    You can list any item for any price you want, the item name AND icon are both different so it isn't a scam or trick in any way. You can clearly look at the item description and see what you are purchasing.

    An Item scam is when you use two very similar items to trick someone into paying a lot of money for something near worthless, in this case the only thing similar is the fact a diamond ticket has the word "diamond", just pay attention to what you buy.
  • xodn0804xodn0804
    edited January 9
    Alright,

    Lets clear things up a little:

    1. I, the one who posted this, am not the victim of this scam
    2. I wrote this to catch EME's attention with on going issues
    3. Raise awareness to player community to prevent future victimization to such petty scam

    With that being said, I would like to make few additional comments to this post (and to those who commented)

    Main focus of this post was based on idea of "how to make the gaming environment more fair and clean". Everyone who commented on this post seem to understand the existing threats among player community involving players with negative intention and their motivation of certain behaviors have caused and impacted many players to become victim. So, on that note, it's working the way I intended (to an extend). I originally wanted an open forum post debate where all the players in the community can talk and share ideas of certain subjects and possibly EME can see it and reflect it on the future updates to slowly but surely improve the game. Yet, you are all here being salty and throwing salts at each other... This post is definitely not an "Made In Tera" Salt product advertisement but rather an open debate.

    Also, I wrote this in hope that players can play more safely and with alert when they are using Trade-Broker system. Many of you already mentioned, paraphrasing, "It is your fault because you were careless". This is also true and I completely agree with you as well. However, if you flip that side of a coin over, you will see the other side of the argument. 'Well, shouldn't the perpetrator, one who 'intended' to creating delusion using similar name of an item and price set up to 'personally benefit', be punished at least mildly but with fairness and firmness so that lesson can be learned. Pretty much, all i wanted from this post was to raise complete awareness and as well as put a shame to those who abuses this. Nevertheless, notifying the game publisher in order to create either prevention measures or remediation measures. Thus, I suggested that, why not change the name of the items so clarify things for players. On that note, I do not have much of knowledge of how many times in game are similar to a point where players often get into some issues with. However, if it presents probable cause and inevitable threats to players in financial ways, please list them below and i will use 3rd party communication applications such as Teamspeak3 and Discord channels to properly distribute the list for EVERYONE to be familiar with the issues with item names.

    So ! enough with the salt fight, but let's be more productive as a collective whole and possibly come up with some decent solution to help EME to fix such petty scams from ever happening in the future. Such scam is definitely unnecessary. I don't even know why I have to even spend extra effort of be 'careless' for such petty scam (although never was victim of it) when we can just simply prevent it as a collective whole. And this goes to you to EME staff who is reading this!

    Before closing this up,
    I would like to take this time to show my appreciation to everyone to viewed this post and commented on this post! Despite my disagreement with few comments, all feed-backs were well voiced and I sincerely thank you for your time and your effort in commenting. It at least that shows your interest and respect to this game and the community in many different ways that we need.
    Thank you very much !
  • StitchedSoulStitchedSoul ✭✭✭✭
    Have to look what youre buying out. This stuff works in real life too. And many of those smart guys even do it legally. I agree its frustrating to victim, cruel and infair but world isnt perfect. Many people live on the rich soil called "trust" and "not attentive" using it. People can set any price to stuff they have.

    Thanks for the topic to op, good way to save some people from this trap! :+1:
  • Partyblast wrote: »
    You can list any item for any price you want, the item name AND icon are both different so it isn't a scam or trick in any way. You can clearly look at the item description and see what you are purchasing.

    An Item scam is when you use two very similar items to trick someone into paying a lot of money for something near worthless, in this case the only thing similar is the fact a diamond ticket has the word "diamond", just pay attention to what you buy.

    Actually,

    When people search, their intention is clearly based on 'item' and 'price'. When general population price of an item "A" is usually 14k and your intend was to buy that item "A" for lowest value as possible (and it does help that item "A" is absolutely needed for gear progression), most people with same intend are literally racing.

    With that being said, most people, when using Trade-broker, uses search bar and in there they will type in letters or words as close as possible to your intended item you wished to find. So, if person wanted to, for some reason, buy diamond ticket, they will type diamond and omit ticket part. And it does populate, for the most part, words with diamonds in the front. Than next thing you know is mix listing of two different icons in such manner:

    A 13,999
    B 12,999
    A 13,499
    A 13,499
    B 12,499
    B 13,499
    A 13,499
    A 13,499

    Person opinion, if I want something so i can quickly get on with the gear progression that i've been working towards so long and hard for and this is only piece of puzzle i need, I would be in rush as well. I could be completely wrong too for I've never been scammed such way but I think this could be the one of the many reasons why people fall for it.
  • Have to look what youre buying out. This stuff works in real life too. And many of those smart guys even do it legally. I agree its frustrating to victim, cruel and infair but world isnt perfect. Many people live on the rich soil called "trust" and "not attentive" using it. People can set any price to stuff they have.

    Thanks for the topic to op, good way to save some people from this trap! :+1:

    Thanks mate!

    It is unfortunate but reality. Hopefully collective whole can work together to at least reduce the amount of petty scam/scheme from rising!
  • ElinLoveElinLove ✭✭✭✭✭
    Scam or not: This is another of those "Quality of Life" enhancements that can be done without much effort.
    It also helps cleaning up the trash when you're looking for the actual diamond on the broker, no crap listings trying to fool you or just plain bothering you. Very similar names or icons on items is an annoyance for anyone, experienced or not, specially if they vary wildly in price.

    Anyone experienced can see the difference, but it's no reason why it would be bad to change it. QoL, keep that one in mind. Same goes for the confirmation button to delete an item, you may say it's not necessary at all and bothers while cleaning up inventory. But trash items may stay close to good and expensive items on the inventory and end up getting mixed up in the trash cleanups, and the confirmation gives one more step to help avoid this.
    By the way does the confirmation button have an icon of the item you're discarding? If not then yet another simple and useful QoL improvement.
  • Some content has been removed from this thread because it contained callouts, namecalling, discussion of pre-existing player moderation, or served to spread misinformation within the forums.

    It's good to raise issues like this, but in the future a more effective thing to do is create a customer support ticket if you think a player is behaving unethically or in a was intended to scam others.
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