I just felt that this needed it's own thread to really discuss the pros, cons and potential for abuse. Many thanks to Ulthor, whose text I have plagiarised The Problem Many, many people are crying out for trade to be implemented, as a way of being able to buy items off other players and sell unwanted items to other players. Other Ideas There have been many ideas about trade on here, but none that sufficiently solve the abuse aspect. Hopefully, this one will. The Proposal That an 'Auction House' be implemented, allowing players to purchase items off other players. The Set Up The initial set up could be one of two ways: 1) It is just an inbuilt system that everyone has access to at all times or 2) It is a new building and must be built by a town to allow members to use the auction house. It would be very difficult for this to work if you have to visit a specific town, so the idea is that this 'Auction House' would link to a central system that is accessible from anywhere. Anyone wishing to sell anything would drag and drop the item into the 'auction house' in their town. The item would then go into a central pool of items, visible to anyone. Anyone can then bid on any item. Those wishing to buy would then be able to see those items and be able to place a maximum bid on them [just like ebay] The money would be taken from their account. If they were unsuccessful it would be returned. The Auction Rules No 'groups' of items, or multiple items. Each item must be an individual lot. The auction would not show the name of either the seller nor the bidders. Each person would just see what the current bid was, and be able to put their own bid in. Each item would have to be in the auction for 24 hours. At the end of this time (and there would be a timer for each item, to allow for last minute out-bidding) the item goes to the highest bidder. Every auction would have a minimum starting price of it's sell price. Ok guys, tear it to shreds!