This is an issue I have found with Whyville. You may not agree, but I think
the Trading Post has changed.
When I was a newer Whyville face, the Trading Post was friendly
and kind to me. The people there would trade things for my parts. I didn't have
that many parts, but they would trade green earmuffs and things like that for
my kitty nose and other things. Now, because of their help, I have a face I
About a week ago, I went back to the Post to trade. I saw a
few people there saying, "If you have clams, press 333!!" Or other
I didn't really think about what these people really wanted,
because it was morning and I was still half asleep. So I said "333."
One girl said "Go to room 14." I went with her.
There, she said "What do you want?"
I said, "I would like some hair or lips."
She said, "OK here," and came up with some blond
hair and some red lips. OK, I thought.
"I will trade my hair I won't ever use, because it doesn't
look good with my pixie face."
So then she said, "OK, I want 2,000 clams."
I thought, Are you kidding me? So I typed, "I don't have
She said, "Then give me all of the clams that you have."
I said I that wouldn't, but I would trade her 20 clams and
some hair. She said that she wasn't gonna take 20 clams because she needed more,
so she left.
I went back to the main room at the Trading Post and found
three girls there. I said, "Trade, press 111." One of the girls typed
111, so I said, "Let's go to room 17." (I turned out this room was
full, so we went to 18.)
She said she wanted hair. I said OK, then she said, "Here's
I liked the lips, and she said she liked the hair, but she
wanted clams, too.
I asked, "How many?" She said, "Umm... 400."
I thought, Why is everyone not trading???
I don't think that anyone is willing to trade that many clams
for the parts we were trading. The newbies go there when they have 7 clams and
have Grandma's face parts.
What has happened to the Trading Post??? It's still a mystery
unsolved for me, but you're probably thinking, well, only two times. Actually,
I have dealt with this about 15 times at the Post. I really want to trade, but
I can't because no one is into fair prices for face parts any more. I have about
three hairs I would trade and some lips, eyes and noses, so I don't really think
it's my fault.
This is my message in this article: let's change the Trading
I've made my point for now,