I decided to give something a go.
After expanding my Red Roof Shop on Finata (Ultima HQ), I created a basement with 3 storage units, where I will hide certain goods and put them up for sale in an auction style event. Instead of bidding for a single known item from a list, people will bid for the right to enter a storage unit and claim unknown items waiting inside.
On an announced day a bidding battle will start for all interested individuals, starting with 100c for the first storage unit, and moving on to the other two units (with the same starting bid of 100c) after the previous one is sold.
After first participant offers to pay initial 100c, subsequent bids need to add:
- 100c up until 1,000c is offered,
- 200c up until 3,000c,
- 500c up until 8,000c,
- 1,000c up until 18,000c,
Offers higher than 18,000 won’t be accepted. I hope the event to be fun and exciting but not ruining experience.
There is a limit of total coin spent per person as well to prevent one person taking all three storages (and so a reach player can’t ruin fun for participants with less coin). The limit is currently set to 30,000.
Participants will be informed about the value of the cheapest and the dearest shop stand available to win during the event, but they will not know which units they are placed in and what is the total value of shop stands in each of the storage units.
The value given to participants will be based on sale prices of the Omni Shop (as shown on their website on the event day). In case Omni Shop doesn’t list used items, other shops prices will be used.
Winner of each single storage bidding battle will get items placed inside (after paying the final bid in coins to the organizer of course). Items will be found in 3 shop stands placed inside the storage.
NOTE: objects other than items in shop stands, are just a decoration and are not part of the prize.
Let me know what you think of it and how likely you find yourself to take part.
If there is enough interest, I will be ready to move with it this week and repeat the event on a regular basis (maybe every 2 weeks or so).
I hope some shops could sponsor the event and offer some items for the event (as an addition to what I produce for it myself). If that happens, I will place a big sign inside the storage basement listing all sponsors.
I will definitely create a series of videos showing the event episodes, should it prove to be successful.