Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Why Bots Fail (Part 5 of 5)

As we conclude this series on why bots fail, let’s go over a couple of obscure reasons why bots fail:

[9] Balance the collection in your bot chain. 

What this means is that one bot should not have twelve (12) copies of a particular card and another bot only has one copy.  This doesn’t mean that you should balance the collections of your bots every two (2) hours, but you should have a plan to balance your inventory in your bot chain.

[10] Make certain you are on the Wiki:

How do you know if you are on the Wiki?  Just do a search for any card which you know your bot has, and then scroll through the list until you find your bot there.  If your bot is not there, send a note to and we’ll make certain you are on the wiki.

Why would you want to be on the Wiki?  Because it is free advertising.  Even if your bot does not have the lowest price for a searchable card, doesn’t mean you will not get business.  A person may need three (3) copies of a certain card and would be willing to pay a little more to get them all off of one bot instead of three (3) bots.  A person may also want to leave as little fractional credit on the table as possible and maybe your bot fills that need better than a cheaper bot.  If a person is not planning on ever returning, 9.1 tickets is the same as 10 tickets.

Bonus tip: If you do not wish your bot to be on the wiki, you can send an email to and we’ll take you off the list.  Why would this be desirable?  If you use MTGO Library for inventory control or you have a bot which you use as a central repository which is not meant to be for general usage, then having your bot listed will interfere with any transfers which you are doing.

1 comment:

  1. for Naturalize, make sure each of your bots has 100 of them Instead of having all 500 on the same bot