UG Math Trade (was: UG in January)
- Jeff writes:
> I'd be willing to run it again, however Joe also mentioned last time thatIt results in a small number fewer trades - 10% or fewer less - but a
> I think he'd like to try running it this time, possibly using 2-tiered want
> lists (though I think they have proven to reduce the number of overall trades
significant (~50%) increase in the number of people receiving items
from their top tier.
> In addition, this time instead of one person running the trade finder (TradeGenie),Actually, even a single individual can be more effective by starting
> since then it's been shown the best way is to have as many folks as possible be
> running it with random-start mode. Last time we had more than enough items
> that it was impossible to run the trade finder to completion (which would
> guarantee that the absolute most trades have been found).
lots of times, and then rerunning the best runs for longer periods.
This applies with TradeResolver as well - the more runs, whether by a
single individual or multiple individuals, the better the results.
Unfortunately, the version of TradeResolver that works well with
multiple tiers (v5) doesn't allow for rerunning the case.
All this said - much as I'd like to run a 2-tier trade, as I like the
fact that people get items of more interest - I'll be more than happy
to run a standard one instead if that's what people would prefer.
> In any case, I think it's still way too early to be running a math trade. I thinkAgreed. I'm more than happy to run whichever form of math trade is
> some folks may get games for the Holidays that they may want to try trading
> away, and the interest level is higher as UG is closer to the horizon. We don't
> want to be having the math trade run for a month either because folks don't want
> to lock there games into a long running math trade, because they want to use
> the same games in other math trades that will be starting and ending over the
> next month.
preferred, starting in January.
> Agreed. I'm more than happy to run whichever form of math trade isWOOHOO! January is TOMORROW! When does the Math Trade start? I'm
> preferred, starting in January.
happy with any type of trade- just let me know when and where to sign up!
-chomping at the bit
- --- In Unity_Games@yahoogroups.com, "Tami" <yatcher@...> wrote:
> > Agreed. I'm more than happy to run whichever form of math trade is
> > preferred, starting in January.
> WOOHOO! January is TOMORROW! When does the Math Trade start? I'm
> happy with any type of trade- just let me know when and where to sign
>I'm very interested in a math trade too!
> -chomping at the bit