What the heck are carats?!


(Joe @ NeonMob) #1

We have renamed the reward system from points to carats … that is all it is, a simple renaming. All functionality remains the same.

Why did we change the name? Because we will be using points in another capacity soon. Carats was chosen as the replacement name because it fits better into the reward system to stick with the diamond / gem theme we have for rarities, milestones, etc.

Questions? Happy to answer :slight_smile:

Joe @ NeonMob


(Sima Seal4) #2

Great, I was going to post and ask about the carats later, but now I don’t have to :upside_down_face:

Any hint on what the points will do in the future? :thinking:


(Joe @ NeonMob) #3

Nope, no hints at the moment … we’ll let everyone know before it rolls out. - Joe @ NeonMob


(Jim Todd) #4

I hope it’s a new system to trade these carats for cards instead of cards4cards because so many traders have a card and they don’t want anything I have so if these carats was like a coin to sell and buy these cards It will be so much easier for trading.

If not, can we have this system anyway in the future even if the system for credits, not carats I will pay for your credits to just have cards from another trader without a hassle


(Peopleschampion) #5

Something like this?


(Jim Todd) #6

YES PLEASE :star_struck::star_struck::star_struck:


(JB) #7

As much as I like this idea, there would definitely need to be some restrictions on it.
Like you can only offer up to “x” amount of carats for a specific rarity.
Otherwise you will have bidding wars or people holding cards for outlandish demands.

This is the same reason why they limited each trade to up to 5 cards each - to keep the system from being abused.

This is good in theory - but needs to be done thoughtfully if actually implemented.


(Sima Seal4) #8

Your idea is also good - in theory. Some cards(IDK, solarisa) would need ridiculous amount of carats to be sold out. A limit would make some cards un-sellable.

What do you mean by bidding wars? Generally people don’t interact with people other than the ones they’re trading with. I think of it as a give an offer, not a bidding situation. We (unless I don’t know about something) don’t bid on cards with other cards usually, we usually just make a trade and are done with it.

I doubt people would hold cards for outlandish demands. Some cards are rare, in that case it’s not “Outlandish”. In other cases, it would be bad for people to sell thing for outrageous prices. Think of it like this. Why would you buy a card for 1,000,000 carats, an outlandish price, when someone else is selling it for 500,000 carats, a significantly reduced price, reasonably if pretty rare. Therefore, it is better for people to keep the price lower, that way they will actually get something.

But I agree that this might be good to moderate in some way, but not by rarity alone.


(Peopleschampion) #9

In the current discarding system, a chase is worth 1000 carats, for the one I was looking, Giant Tortoise in NM WWF Charity set, I could offer 50k easily, An open bidding system is necessary since I don’t think every chase has the same value. Also, points could also lose market value since are easy to hoard.