Virtual world is nothing but a digital transposition of our actions (creative or communication).Real life is for virtual life the first source for everything.
In 9Dragons, at least in Bardo server no day has passed without a roar with scamming message.After XP cards have become non-tradable, Acclaim left open the access to some items in mall from which you can make big money and which are scamming large outbreaks. Some of the items from that category are : scales, tears, Separators Iron or Gold. All these items can be considered top ones because they open access to things that an item mall non user can not have: sloted weapons, sloted clothes, weapons that do not break at refinery. At the same time they are also a weakness.
X player buy from mall scales or tears. Scales or tears can be added to weapon only by X. Y from game wants 1 scale or tear, but don’t have money for mall, yet have in game money to afford one. X roars that sell one or Y that buy one. They pm each other. They find a place to meet. Y must give the weapon to X (in order to add the items ) as a ration of loan for X to add the scale or tear. The weapon of Y can have slots or no, can be high or low refine. X takes the weapons add the scale or tear( waiting for a reward for the performance set) or logs off ( stealing the weapon of Y).
Adding Separtors on weapons/decos
Same case as adding scales/tears, the weapons/decos may already have slots ( 1,2,3).X can be of good faith and end the deal with adding the mall items or not.
Is it true that Acclaim can punished X for misleading you ( if you provide evidences -ss), but at the same time is true that you never see the weapon or deco back, and finally you are the one that suffer the lost, though you were a good faith player. Also in the time that Acclaim takes action, that X player can cheat 10 or more players, sell the weapons and trade the gold with another avatar ( which have another IP) for another item. In few words, he/she can clean the tracks and remain with money on her/his real avatar.
In real life if you borrow an item/thing to an unknown (or known) person which has a value or money, usually requires a guarantee ( warranty).
In commercial and consumer transactions, a warranty is a collateral assurance or guarantee that certain facets of an article or service sold is as factually stated or legally implied by theseller, and that often provides for a specific remedy such as repair or replacement in the event the article or service fails to meet the warranty. A breach of warranty occurs when the promise is broken, i.e., a product is defective or not as should be expected by a reasonable buyer.
In business and legal transactions, a warranty is an assurance by one party to the other party that certain facts or conditions are true or will happen; the other party is permitted to rely on that assurance and seek some type of remedy if it is not true or followed.
So when you borrow a weapon/deco to add tears/scales or slots why not ask a warranty for the other to be ‘motivated’ to respect the deal ?
We can talk about how it should be ensured, how much money would be worth, or if the one who wants to buy a scale or jade wants to get rid of the item, take the money from the guarantee and logs off (and you remain stuck with the item) but equally true is the fact that the person who sells that item may inspect the subject of the trade (in the process of finalizing the fair) and can agree or disagree with the warranty. He can select his customers, as is a free market.
For eg. a peson who has a sword with 2 slots and wants to buy another 2 separtors for another 2 slots ask you a warranty which is worth a sword with two slots, like 35 milions, you add the slots and he/she disappears, you remain with the 4 sots sword which can be sell to others. In same case, but opposite parts, the person who sells, give you the warranty and he/she disappears, you at least remain with the money and no with nothing like as often happens now.
In my opinion demanding a guarantee seems a good idea. In this way you can sort the scammers by a high percentage (%). Lately they have become increasingly persuasive: show the customer 2,3 mall decos, high refined weapons to have a higher degree of confidence in them.