Like many online game players, you probably spend countless hours (or days) farming/grinding in the game only to find out by the end of the night you haven’t accomplished much and your character is still in need of upgrades. This process can be very time consuming and not to mention extremely frustrating. Ideally, nobody likes to farm since it takes off a large portion of the time that could be well spent focusing on the gameplay. If you’re looking to seek an alternate solution to farming by purchasing in-game commodities directly from online retailers, here are some tips on how to make your next purchase.
The secondary market for multiplayer online games is a huge online marketplace and new companies are being formed virtually every week. Customers are given the option to choose between hundreds of different companies. What most people don’t realize is the difference between these companies. During the next paragraph, I will outline for you the most important aspects in purchasing online game commodities to save you the potential hassle many customers experience.
As I said earlier, there are hundreds of different secondary market businesses around the world. Some of these companies reside in the other countries where communication is in my opinion, for the lack of better. You might have visited a website with grammatical mistakes and have had trouble interpreting it’s meaning. Although communication plays a big factor in business to customer relations, I am not in any way recommending anyone to stray away from these websites. Most of these places offer satisfactory service and translation is comprehendible, it ultimately depends on the customer’s choice. When you’re looking for a place to purchase MMORPG currency, here are some advice to make your next shopping experience a little easier to decide.
1. Price vs. Time – Although price differences play a big part in deciding who to buy from, please remember is “the bang worth the buck”? Make sure the service provided is worth the price. (eg: paying $30 dollars for 10 gold plats which took 1 hour to receive – or – paying $32 dollars for the same amount which took 20 minutes)
2. Customer Support – This is by far the most important role in every business. Make sure the customer support level meet your expectations. If you cannot receive adequate support with open issues, then that should give you an overall understanding on the company’s reputation. If you cannot find the means to contact the company for support, then I highly recommend everyone to stray away from these websites.
3. Comprehensibility – If you visit an international website with grammatical mistakes or have trouble understanding it’s translation, then chances are that it will be the same with customer support. Ask yourself if you’re willing to encounter potential language “barriers”.
4. Guarantees – For companies which offers a type of guarantee on it’s service, please make sure this commitment is met. After all, you don’t want someone who can’t play his/her own ball game.
5. Policies – It’s a good idea to review over the company’s policies. I know many people dislike having to read through paragraphs of garble but reading it might save you headaches in the future. (eg: refund policies; incase anything goes wrong and you want your money back)
6. Misc. Features – Features such as a feedback/review systems (eg: Bizrate) gives customers a good understanding on the satisfactory level rated by customers who purchased from them in the past. Due to the high demands for in-game assets and the speed at which orders are processed and delivered, features such as Order Tracking are also recommended but not required.
If you apply everyday knowledge of safe shopping along with the advice provided in this article, then the next purchase you make sure be much easier and safer. Please note however, you shouldn’t purely judge the reputation of a business solely on a first time experience. As you can understand, it takes an overall experience and knowledge to truly find a company whom you can trust.
About The Author
Henry Kong is the marketing and research manager for MMOFactory Inc., a secondary market company for multiplayer online games focused on providing players alternate means of enhancing their gameplay.
You can visit their website at: www.mmofactory.net