I like this… basically its similar to trading, but as an automated auction house. Probably a lot of work thoughdboyleon commented
Spiral Knights has a system just like this where you can set a value on units of 100 energy to buy at a certain amount of crowns. if you've never played SK, the equivalent would be you could put in 10 units of 1 plat, each unit selling for X amount of gold, while the players wanting to buy the plat would offer to buy each plat for Y amount of gold. If a player just wants to buy outright without waiting for plat sellers to move on prices, there could be an option for that. It doesn't have to be as complex as everyone makes it out to be, a simple market that allows the trade of currency without waiting around for an actual seller to be online is really all we need. Selling non-plat items seems like an unnecessary step.
This is a pretty good idea — planned for the next newsletter weekend (probably around Easter sometime)
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Are these actually legit? Whenever I hear of these, they seem super scammy to me… but I haven’t looked into it much.dboyleon commented
There are lots of legitimate companies that make profit using third parties like this. Mostly third parties hoping to find people to complete surveys, watch ads and possibly answer a question about the ad, and other types of advertiser's targeting techniques. Basically, people need exposure to sell their product, and the bigger companies are willing to pay you to help them achieve that. Peanut Labs is a big name among these third parties, and it CAN be a pain for the users sometimes when you are constantly rejected from surveys even after going through a large portion of it and then not receiving any payment since you didn't finish; besides the surveys though there are many ways to earn, including many companies that will pay you for actual work, such as finding hotel phone numbers and addresses for online references, helping to filter nudity on social media sites(which is uber fun btw), and lots of other boring, repetitive stuff that pays out in the form of whatever currency, in this case it would be platinum, while you, the developer, would get your pay from the third parties that promote the offers.