Last post on Sep 05, 2008 at 9:06 AM
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#14 of 23 Re: This game is like way wrong! [yuant]
Aug 25, 2008 (8:07 am)
Stock prices move when "blocks" of those commodities are traded. So, for every block of shares -- let's say 2,000 for sake of argument -- the stock price moves up or down a certain percentage. If I bought 15 shares of a stock, it may or may not affect the price, depending on whether the overall lot size justifies the stock moving another increment.
It's a little nebulous, but we're ok with that, because we don't want people to game the system too much (although this happens, of course).
We are also diligent about finding cheaters, but you are correct, it isn't full proof. We are dependent on our registration system limitations. I do a thorough scrub of all the leaders, though, so each month, I've had to boot a few people out. I want "real" players to win!
CSX Game Supervisor
Aug 25, 2008 (6:39 pm)
This sounds about right.
For experiments sake, buy alot of a hi-volume stock one day. Your buy price won't be much higher than the current asking price of the CSX stock. But! Buy a thinly-traded CSX stock, and you'll note that your price will be substantially higher.
Key words: Thinly-traded. Hi-volume.
#16 of 23 this sucks
Aug 26, 2008 (9:34 am)
I was waiting for the 10.00 oclock IPO and the website was down from 9.57 till like 10.15 and couldnt trade because it was taking ages for the pages to load. And then the [prices went up so much it wasnt even worth trading anymore. Now i just want to break the computer and never play again. What a waste of time....
#17 of 23 Re: this sucks [bisha]
Aug 26, 2008 (12:56 pm)
I got in and tested the IPO at 10:00am PT.
If you have a problem like this in the future, please get a screen grab (alt key + PrtScn key) of what you see in your browser, what browser you were using (which version of I.E. or Firefox) and whether you are on a PC or Mac.
Those details will help me pinpoint any problems.
CSX Game Supervisor
#18 of 23 Re: this sucks [mikedrud]
Aug 26, 2008 (5:05 pm)
I'll try, hopefully it won't happen again. The screen was just blank and I had to exit and re-open my browser repeatedly in order to open CSX. All other edmunds pages worked fine. I am usin I.E 7 on PC
#19 of 23 Re: this sucks [bisha]
Aug 27, 2008 (8:34 am)
I think I.E. 7 may be the issue. We have been testing against all major browsers, but we have continued to have some problems with I.E. 7.
For now, is it possible to use Firefox when you attempt to get in on the IPO action?
I will also let our developers know about this issue (I have seen it in the past, but not for a little while now). I don't want you to have such an experience again.
Sep 04, 2008 (1:48 pm)
AUDI A4 volume 473,495.
audisguy came up to 3rd rank eventually. You still do this thing? don't?
If you not cheat, tell me your strategy "how to control a stock from $40 to $80 and your net gain is only $147,997" Are you making another id?
and you know you are not qualified anyways with that id.
Thank you for me anyways, I made huge jump with A4.
#22 of 23 Re: HAHA [shin107]
Sep 05, 2008 (8:32 am)
i went back and looked, i made 50K in the A4 frenzy yesterday, I made 180K off the dumps on the gmc hybrid yesterday. theres your strategy
#23 of 23 Re: HAHA [audisguy]
Sep 05, 2008 (9:06 am)
Alright, maybe some1 dumped on A4, not you.
68% up in a day?
You were not on top 50 leader board on IPO day which means you didn't get 180K from IPO stock. 180K is still big regarding your net worth and it should make you jump more than 30%. If you did good IPO.
But you were not on the leaderboard right after IPO. The 3rd ranker got about 15% and it wasn't you. And also there was no huge change on IPO GMC stock yesterday.
so you don't make sense at all.