After a few discussions on the forum, of which this one was the most recent, I decided to implement the ‘Instant-Buy-Price-feature’. Of course it will be tested by our Beta-panel before releasing it, and I’m interested to know their reactions.
Comparing all suggestions made to prevent managers to make false promises of selling a player for a certain price, I think this will be the best solution :
- Extending the 2-day period you cannot sell a player in, to 3 days.
- After 3 days, the seller will have an option to set a ‘Instant-Buy-Price’ which has to be at least 20% higher than the current highest bid. The ‘Instant-Buy-Price’ cannot be changed nor deleted afterwards.
- All current bidders will be notified of this ‘Instant-Buy-Price’.
- If any manager bids this ‘Instant-Buy-Price’, the player will be sold immediately.
It’s an option nobody has to use, but when negotiating a direct transfer, it can come in handy. I don’t see any downsides at this time, but maybe you guys can think of some. Don’t hesitate to mention them before I start implementing …
Coincidentally e-Bay had some issues with this kind of feature as well today. Apparently they were sued over this, let’s hope that won’t happen to us …