I genuinely can’t believe that a blanket 2-day holding period for all trades has been implemented. Is there some sort of exception?
This 2-day holding period would genuinely damage so many people’s experience with trading. This change is going to disproportionately affect those with less collectibles - often positively correlated with those that are newer players - than those with more collectibles, and it’s going to disincentivize individuals to commit to trading (especially newer players, due to stated above) because 48 hours is just way too much of a window to be waiting with.
Often, smaller items are much quicker in circulation than larger valued items, and the interval by which you’re able to build RAP is smaller. This feels somewhat bareable if you trade with mainly large items, but for anyone that wants to get into trading, this is just a smack in the face, and the barriers to entry have just skyrocketed. Additionally:
- People may be more likely to resort to using black market services in order to obtain items (the same 2-day period is held for regular trades, with no attempt to discriminate between them), or even move to third-party gambling sites like flip.
EDIT: This holding period absolutely KILLED rbx flip. This is definitely a massive merit of the holding period update, and is one of the reasons I don’t hate this update fully. Safety is a concern when looking at the associated culture of players that trade (rbx flip) and this is clearly being upheld. I’m so glad something great came out of this at least.
Progression in trading becomes so much more difficult. Completing regular trades such as a 4:1 (4 items for 1) will be so much more uncommon if as all four of those items must be past the holding period. I got to ~70k in a single month of premium from scratch. This just wouldn’t be possible now.
As many have mentioned, trading has always been a volatile environment (long-term, ie booms during christmas/halloween, or short-term, where some specific items become hyped). This blanket, indiscriminate 2-day holding period placed on a fast-acting, dynamic system is so damaging.
I will ALWAYS stand for safety as a priority, but the cost-benefit analysis here is overwhelmingly for the removal of this change. I wonder why this was implemented, yet we STILL can’t put more than four items in a single trade (prevents common excuse for DT scam, basically eliminates need for MMs and mass upg/dg in multiple trades).
I do want to mention that I do think this 2-day holding period is a good idea but only if there are specific conditions which grant this to occur, such as there being a potentially significant RAP or value difference in the trade itself (could be indicative of black market trades - might justify such a holding period, but again, there are flaws to this. It’s indiscriminate. What if I’m trading rares?).
I am going to assume that this 2-day holding period was done without the proper consideration in mind about how this may potentially affect those who often trade actively. While I think safety is extremely important, I do not think this is a just compromise to uphold safety upon.
I am not as pessimistic as I may sound though. The OP clearly stated “up to 2 days”, so it may not be the average holding time for regular trades. I’m afraid it’ll be difficult for me to be happy with this change, even if the average waiting time is as low as 10 hours.