Are you serious? You think its "cheating" because someone else disagrees with the values YOU set for THEIR trade? Just don't take the trade if you have your own opinions!
The problem with accounting for the size of buildings in determining a fair trade is that you really have no rational alternative. If your boosted goods have buildings that are say double the size of the buildings I have boosted goods for, you are still better off using those goods. Given that, a trade of equal amounts of same age goods would cost an equal amount of marginal cost of coins/supplies. It is true that I'd be able to produce double the goods with the same amount of space, but I'm also paying double the marginal cost to do so.Sorry but I cannot support this proposal. Too many variations as to what is fair. And when I see the fair trade calculators or sites they typically only take the cost (coin/supplies) into account. They don't factor in size of the buildings (which means even within the same Era 1:1 really isn't fair) nor the time and FPs spent to get to the higher level to have to trade them down just based on coin/supplies.
So, just to be clear, you acknowledge that there is no actual definition of what constitutes a "fair" trade...but you still want an option to limit trades to only those that you define to be fair?I would like some option to only show trades that I consider fair. I would be more likely to accept more trades if I didln't have to always check to see if it is fair. I realize there are differences in what someone considers fair, but in ALL the guilds I have been in, they have considered 2 lower for one one age higher for lower age goods fair. ALL guilds I have been in have had this policy. They only differ in higher ages. Doesn't seem to me it would hurt anyone if they gave you the option to only see trades that either went by this 2:1/ 1:1/ 2:1 ratio, OR went by this ratio for lower age goods and the calculator for the higher age goods OR let you not have a filter on at all. No one would be stopping anyone from making unfair trades. It would just be allowing those of us who care to only see fair trades and would also keep newer players from being cheated. Sometimes players would want to choose to do an unfair trade just to progress in their tech tree. I am not one of those people. I would quit first. But, each to their own. The game may not have determined what a fair trade is, but the guilds certainly have.
That is not what I said. I think anyone should be able to make any trades they want. l I want the option to only see those trades I consider fair. I want the option to see only trades that go by the calculator or the 2:1, depending on which one my guild goes by or what I personally care to do. How would it work? Well, there would just be options when you go to see the trades: 1. See all 2. See only trades that are 2:1/1:1/2:1 OR 3. See only trades that are by the calculator. Doesn't seem that complicated to me and I can't see why anyone would care as it would be totally up the individual player which trades they saw. As it is now, I pull up the calculator and see if the trade is fair, as that is what my main guild goes by and I am inclined to think it is the best thing to go by. If it is fair by it, than I will take it. Most of the time, I simply don't bother taking trades if they are between ages. A lot of time I just take trades that are in the same age unless someone has posted that they are needing trades for tech tree or a great building and than I bother with checking them out.So, just to be clear, you acknowledge that there is no actual definition of what constitutes a "fair" trade...but you still want an option to limit trades to only those that you define to be fair?
Just curious, how would that work?