I’m kind of on the fence with this one, and I’ll tell you why:
I’m holding an extra Gregorian… my wife is holding an extra Delihla.
We would LOVE to be able to trade those with each other.
However, I can also see, with reading this thread, how many ways trading can be exploited. It really boils down into to scenarios:
Trading would be allowed with low, or even no, cost whatsoever between alliance members…
Trading would be allowed with LARGE cost of gems so that SG makes a profit twice on the same heroes or mat’s.
Either of these, in my opinion, is an epically bad idea.
The first, would be beyond exploited by people who have, or would create, multilpe accounts within an SG and trade everything to a main character…
The second… who really wants to pay for a card/mat that you already paid for? Most of the posts I’ve read on here that include a gem cost aren’t adding in that someone already paid for that card/mat with gems to get it. Afterall, anyone ever snag a Gregorian from TC20? So, SG has already made it’s gems on that card, asking players to BOTH pay for that card, again, is double-dipping.
Sadly, for both players and SG, the idea of a trading house in this game really does NOT work. Not even going into the coding, but the cost of development isn’t going to offset the cost in player dollars. F2P’s will not use a trading house that requires a large gem cost to trade cards/mat’s… and P2W’s will swap around cards/mats like addicts, since they already buy gems to begin with.
Reality is, a trading house, as much as I would absolutely love to have one, just isn’t going to work if it’s player to player.
Now… it WOULD work if SG maintained it and allowed you to trade off mat’s that you’ve earned in game for a small amount of gems. That would give F2P’s a chance at higher level cards/mats but wouldn’t offset the game, nor modify anything for P2W’s and their current buying schedules. But a player to player trading system, no matter how you figure it, would imbalance the game in one way or the other, no matter how you look at implementing it.