Well something was changed because my .01 nic undercuts are getting rounded up now, it's a terrible idea IMO. If the devs don't want fractional pricing then they should eliminate the decimals... restricting under/over cuts when selling/buying to a % difference is a bad thing as well as it encumbers the markets. If the devs want to make things more significant, drop the decimal points and reverse the inflation (lower mineral recharge rates, eliminate all infinite buy orders (nic printing presses), raise the infinite sell order prices (price ceilings) and create an economy with real scarcity... then the minimum increment means something.. I'm not advocating these actions, but you can't have high inflation and a market with minimum bids that remain meaningful over any moderately long term.
@Krupp - I would laugh at the contractor too, but this isn't a bidding process. It's a market. Markets are fluid and dynamic and not at all like fixed bids. Consider the foreign currency markets that trade in pip's (.00001 units). Or the US stock exchange that saw a tremendous rise in volume/fluidity (healthy for the economy) when they lowered the minimum increment to .01
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