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A Different Way to Bid for Corps (Kebir Blue)

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Solaris (Kebir Blue)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 07:42 pm Click here to edit this post
When more than one player is bidding for a C3 corporation, or a GM corporation for that matter, the system offers each player the opportunity to bid more if their most recent bid has been improved upon by a rival.

Instead of bidding more and more in increments of 0.01B each time until the deadline is reached, how about a sealed bidding process after a set number of bids or time has passed?

For example:

Two players are bidding for a C3 FMU corp valued at 30B. When each of them has submitted their first bid, the option becomes available to submit a sealed bid which won't be known by the other bidder, either confirmation of the bid or for how much. When the 4 month period since the opening bid is reached, the player who has submitted the highest bid takes control of the corporation. In the event of a tie, the process restarts.

This is how it [sometimes] works in RL and it also negates any possible advantage gained by timezones and access to the game.

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