Salt on sale cheap in the Aetherplex.
Clearly, a lot of people are puzzled when I ask them to consider the emergent behavior of their requests and to put forward specific and well thought out and details plans of implimentation.
For sometime the Admin notably @Estarra
has been talking about commodies in shops decaying.
In some way I do not understand presumably this would be a ‘good thingTM’ for the game.
So after calls on the market to sell salt, I have put some up on the market. I have priced these at 1000 gold and I am unsure if they’re over or under priced.
Ourina has some up for the same price before me.
Now, some of you may be doing some math and trying to figure out what you think is fair and I assume many of you think 1k is crazy.
But here’s the thing. How much does it even cost me to produce salt if excess gems in a shop decay?
How much will it cost me in the future if people are cutting gems and throwing away gemstones and power stones just to produce more salt?
Is this an intended consequence of these sort of changes or are they simply emergent behavior?
If I do not have ready on hand commodites for other crafted items (because I can’t really keep a good backstock) then am I more or less likely to produce extra items to sell.
If I switch over to jeweler to make a cube and I more or less likely to make other items if I can simply run to my shop and pick up the commodities I need than if I have to sit there cutting gems some of which I will (given past history of gem sales) probably have to toss?
Am I more or less likely to make random craft items if the prices of comms are all over the place and I have to use a spreadsheet to figure out my costs? And should I even bother if the price on those comms are going to bottom out or go though the roof?
It used to be that one could ride out these price and scarcity issues by planning ahead and looking for deals on comms. Decay of comms in shops kills this.
Now, I wonder if it is a mistake for me to have those 1000 salt up for sale for 1000 gold each. I wonder if I will regret just not keeping them for my own use and let all the other players fend for themselves.