Once an item has moved from the auction queue into an auction slot, that item
may be bid upon. In order to bid upon an item, a player must specify which slot
it is in and the bid. Slots are identified by the letters A through E. Rules
of bidding will be listed below.
Note: The money will come out of your bank account. If your bank account
doesn't cover your bid, it will come out of your pocket. You won't be
allowed to spend money that you've already committed to bids.
The following BID commands are available. S is used as a place-holder for the
slot; replace it with the letter of the slot the item is in.
BID S AMOUNT - bids amount on the item in slot S.
Example: bid A 15000000
(OR bid A 15m)
BID S CANCEL - cancels the bid on the item in slot S. This will cost
you gold as follows: For a normal bid, 1% of the bid
price. For an item which is going once, 2.5% of the
bid price. For an item which is going twice, 5% of
the bid price. Note that you cannot quit while you
have an auction pending, either as the seller or the
bidder. When a bid is cancelled, the high bid on the
item reverts to the previous bidder if there was one.
BID S FLAG - toggles whether the item in the specified slot is
BID S ? - shows information for the object in the specified
BID ? - displays a list of all auctions currently taking
place, along with the current bid and bidder. The
red numbers that sometimes show up to the right of
the current bid indicate going once and going twice.
Names in red are of people in the same town as you.
1) You must beat the current bid by 100.
2) Once a bid has been overbid, succeeding bids must be at least that much
Example: The starting bid is 1000 by player A and player B bids
5000. Since the increase from 1000 to 5000 is 4000, the current bid
must be increased by 4000. Thus, the next bid must be at least 9000.
But player A counters with a bid of 15000. Since the difference between
5000 and 15000 is 10000, the next bid must be at least 25000. If the
difference is more than 1,000,000, it's treated as if it were 1,000,000.
3) Once an item is going once, you must beat the current bid by at least
25%. Example, if something was auctioned for 100,000 and then
someone bids 200,000, you must bid 125,000 higher than that bid,
4) Once an item is going twice, you must beat the current bid by at least
50%. Example: if an item was auctioned for 100,000 and then
someone bids 200,000, you must bid 150,000 higher than that bid,
See Also: AUCTION SETAUCTION SETWATCH SETFILTER