ANNOUNCE NEWS #2257
Date: 11/4/2013 at 20:42
From: Estarra the Eternal
To : Everyone
Subj: Curio Rubs
Because we believe we've actually harmed ourselves by being so free with Czigany coins, they will no longer be available by rubbing them. Apologies for those who this impacts but we need to look at the game as a whole.
Otherwise, if you rub a curio from a collection, there is now a much larger chance that you'll receive a random curio from the same collection.
Penned by My hand on the 24th of Urlachmar, in the year 368 CE.
I personally think that this is an excellent
change on the whole; this completely removes the ability to "melt" a character down to generate thousands of credits and dingbats and oodles of gold. This is something that has been needed for ages.
However, I do have a concern; curio packs are priced with being able to rub-for-coins in mind. Now, there really isn't a whole lot you can do with your excess curios except make a little bit of coin. You can't just keep turning them into wheel spins, more curios, and other rewards (such as presents).
Now you've got piles of very highly priced curio packages whose worth has just gone down pretty dramatically. Would it be possible to review their pricing? There is no need to be concerned about people who bought these packs at the higher price, because pretty much all of us who did melted them down to get the rewards (which more than makes up for any perceived "loss").
A reduction in pricing would also help encourage people to continue to buy them and spur on trading, which I think has been sadly lacking for most of the types! With reduced reward, a reduced cost would be a lovely incentive.
PS: Also please look into reducing the cost of Ikons!