Personally I like flat prices better because they are done with quickly. I don't like having to wait for an auction to end to find out if I can buy something or not, because it also means I want to hold off on spending money on other things until I know for sure if I've won the auction or not.
The problem with auction is that it can make prices scalate quickly, auction with autobuy option or leave it as currently, because is a nice method, but as usual, give advantage to those with money (but that is also good for you if it go beyond the original price) all in all, but types have their advantages ^_-
I don't kind either or but business wise it's first come first serve. The auction allows too many with deeper pockets to scoop up adopts easily. (Happened to me way too many times for my own liking...)
indeed , well both of them have their flaws , one is because ppl have too much time to keep an eye on the page the other is because they have too much money to bid for their character XD i know that we cant please everyone . but its good to see if people are still interested in whats happening here. or not.
The pros and cons of an auction system are that, yes, it gives more time for people to see a new adopt. But then, the people with more money can get them, leaving the rest with less chances. I suppose you could try both: some adopts will be FCFS, others could be auction, like before.
indeed i guess you're right , a good idea is to create a schedule for posting auctions and FCFS , like Monday Wednesday Friday will be posted FCFS and the other days are auctions or something like that. maybe that would be nice ^^ what you think?
I'm gonna say auction, just because there's more time for people to see it. Yes, I know you have your system in place which makes an announcement, and a few hours later it goes on sale, which is totally cool, but that's still a small window for MANY people. Average work days, even for part time, are like 6 hours a day, and it's totally easy to miss both the announcement and the sale while at work. I vote for a 24 hour auction system, or maybe even 48 hours on bigger pieces, and then like a half hour snipe guard. Might not help still with people at work, but they'd still have a chance.
Also, fixed increment amounts. Maybe start auctions like 25% lower than they would otherwise be, but for the lowest tier, you'd have like .50c increments, and then the top tier would be like $2.50 increments per bid, no nickel and diming the auctions.
Another option would be to have BINs as well, maybe 25% higher than they typically are. I forgot to mention that as well. Maybe someone doesn't want to continue a bidding war, so they just fork over a few more dollars and claim victory!