Trading seems to be a safe thing inside and outside of trove. You guve someone something, and they give you stuff back, right? Well, people will trick and use exploits to only gain from trades. This is a guide for safe trading.
Trading outside of trove
Trading outside of trove can be VERY risky. There is no guarentee that you're gonna get the items that you paid for.
-Codes: There are some ultra rare items that you can only get by code, and if you wanted to sell those codes, you would have to sell the actual code. You can always report a scam, but there is no guarentee, and sometimes you dont have eough proof. There are some solutions players have made, but none are 100% secure.
Direct code selling: You give flux, and then the seller gives the code
Risk level: RISKY
Disadvantages: If he/she doesnt give the code, you don't have any way of getting it back
Advantages: Quick, simple
Middleman: You give flux to a middleman, the seller gives the code to the middleman. The middleman then gives you the code. if the code works, he proceeds to giving the seller the flux. if it doesn't, he refunds the flux
Risk level: MODERATE
Disadvantages: buyer can scam by claiming that the code was fake
Advantages: More secure than direct code selling
-Money for flux (or any other trove items): There are websites that claim to give you easy flux when you pay cash. Just like code selling, there is no guarentee that you are going to get the flux that you've paid for.
Money for items: You pay a certain amount of cash for items
Risk level: VERY RISKY
Disadvantages: If scammed, you will have difficulty reporting anyone, due to the fact that the seller remains anonymous
Advantages: saves time (no grinding)
Trading outside of trove is risky, and trading should only be done ingame if you want a secure trade. There ARE scams people can do in game, but that isnt part of this guide. Be smart about trades, and remember that if something is too good to be true, it probably is.
now, if you would excuse me, my lunch is ready
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