Gameplay Tip of the Day – 4/27

Whenever there is a game that holds anything of value, there will be people who try to take advantage of those who are uninformed. I have been waiting to write a post like this because I know it can be a very touchy subject. I also dont want to give people ideas, however education is always a powerful weapon.

Mindset

BE CAUTIOUS AT ALL TIMES. If something is too good to be true, it probably is too good to be true. Whatever you are offered in the game that you cant verify, see or play, your red flags should immediately come up. It does not take a lot to get established in the Bunt community, and if someone gets established, its easy to use that power for taking advantage of people.

Scams I have been offered

Borrowing cards: although there are a lot of people out there who have good reputations, that doesnt mean you have to take part. If someone approaches you and asks to borrow a card, make sure you are either A) getting something of equal value to hold as collateral, or B) you dont care if that card disappears. Both should be pretty good at warding off scammers. Basically what will happen, your card will be traded and traded back to you for the purpose of obtaining a coin or card award. If the card is a top sig, you can see why someone would want to keep it and not trade back. Trades are irreversible.

Cross App Trading: There are a lot of good people out there who want to trade their Kick or Huddle cards for Bunt cards. They will offer good trades to off balance trades, but just like borrowing cards, you will need to be very cautious about what you are agreeing to. What will happen is they will send you a card for nothing in Bunt, and you send them a card for nothing in the other app, or vice versa. The problem is, there is an element of trust, and if you are going to do cross app trading, the person making the offer should accept the trade first. At that point you should feel comfortable sending your card over.

Gift card sales: Personally, I wont go through with these in any single way. There is too much at risk. I have seen people try to sell their Apple Cards, and without a great reputation, there is a lot at stake. People will offer gift card codes and all sorts of cash and other things for cards, and the bottom line is that it is against the rules (as far as I know). Of course that doesnt mean it wont happen, but just stay away. Its not worth it.

Leagues and other card deposit scams: No doubt about it, playing with friends is awesome. Playing against lots of friends for a prize is also fun. However, if you are randomly approached to join a “league” with the promise of depositing cards for a prize pool, it can be someone looking to scam you. If you have a bunch of real friends that all want to play against each other, that’s different. Raffles where you have to give up cards to enter are also against the rules and will likely get you in trouble. You will be asked to deposit a card and they will raffle off the user name of the person who gets all the pot of contributions. Its a scam.

This is just a short list, and all of them are hugely frowned upon and hugely against the rules. I would just learn to look out only for yourself, and you wont get hurt. That’s not saying the rest of the community isnt completely awesome, but one bad apple can ruin the whole bunch. Find the people you trust and build a friendly reputation. Education is always the best weapon.

 

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