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Old 2013-03-04, 01:09 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by MicDeath View Post
I wouldn't exactly call those "deals" to be honest.
Take the largest one for example:
Perm stone: 395
+3 Stone x2: 108
These two items are the ONLY mall items that are close to mall prices in almost all servers.
Value of valuable items: 611 cp

Praying stone are pretty much worthless in servers. Ms on my server go for 50cp to 75cp, and that is IF they even sell. I am still sitting on 10 or so unsold for those prices.
Anyway, mall price is 272

20mill silver bag. Ok, so server prices, this is worth generally about 215 CP or ~93k silver per CP, and mall price for 5mill silver is 110 cp or ~45k silver per CP.
This would be a great price IF the person was paying silver for CP, not the other way around.. Anyway, TQ valued this as 110x4=440 CP
Total of useless items: 712

Total CP cost for all: 1323, of that 611 is actually of any use.
The cost required to make the baseline of 611 is too high. (By getting the super discounts)

In short, there is zero savings in this at all.
In reality, have you ever seen a brand-new item sold in store cheaper than a second-hand one?

I doubt there would be any, and even if there is, it would be very rare.

I would like to throw out an example like this, the marketplace for the game is like a huge second hand market, cause all those items are earned or bought from us, the official provider/shops.

And the second hand items sell at a different price and usually cheaper than the official one. Understood.

But if you're asking the official shop to take the price down to the level same as the second hand prices, that'll cripple the whole system. The sellers will sell cheaper again, and the buyers will ask for the much cheaper stuff from us again. That's just a loop, don't you see that?

Economy is a complicated thing, people's desire to get thing for the least price is always there.

I can foresee what kind of reax we'll get from the players if we really set the price the same as the market offers. Imagine that it's getting cheaper, and the supply outnumbers the demands, and the prices go way down.
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