For those of you who don't know what WEA is, click here for rules, and here for the current auction.
This week I've changed the rules to encourage a greater variety of chips being bid. The two changes really add to the complexity of the auction, so I'm going to keep a close eye on things. I worry that new members of the forum will be intimidated by the ever-lengthening rules and not participate. If anyone doesn't 'get' the auction, please let me know. I know I had one person ask me about it and I didn't take the time to explain it, and I'm pretty sure they've not bid yet. Big mistake on my part.
The changes alone are pretty simple: You can't bid a chip that's currently up for auction. If a Sepis Keep, Pallimus the Ranger, and a Sinkhole are up, you can't bid Sepis Keep and Sinkhole hoping to win Pallimus for effectively nothing. That just defeats the purpose of the auction, so I made that sort of thing illegal.
The other change limits the number of promo chips to one of each, per auction. Most of the auction bids are 2 (the old maximum) of each of the most common Promo chips. Since promo chips are worth 2 rares each, that meant players with a lot of promos were the only ones who could compete in the auctions. I'd rather lower the value of promos to 1 rare each, but I took a poll and the current system seems to be more popular (with a very few voters.) As new players come on board, the promos will become more valuable again and the problem will take care of itself. We'll see.
Thanks, and good bidding!