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In game Inflaction: Faction silver and Gold bars

Discussion in 'UO Great Lakes' started by Duke Greenspan, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. Hey guys, I don't know if u have noticed this or not:

    1). Gold bar (minor artif for hse decro): 2yrs ago sell from 5k or 8k gold to now 20,000 gold!? Some vendors even sell for much higher

    2). Silver coins: Exchange rate of Silver with Gold are kind of crazy... some sell at 1 silver to 140 gold, while other can cost as much as 1 silver to 300 gold...

    So the market price is abit crazy.... I am not sure if there are ppls really willing to pay 20k for 1 piece of gold bar nowadays or just some vendors trying to boost up the price for fun (without really getting the items sold). To be honest, I have some stock on both silver and gold bars. However, I don't think I want to overprice those items or lower the price to a silly level...

    I am thinking if the following will work: What do you think if we gather up all the silver & gold bar sellers (as much as possible) and let's FIX the prices of these items!! The whole idea is just like different gasoline companys selling all their gasoline at similar price range. For example, we can fix the gold bar price at 9k to 11k. This may limit some greedy vendors on overpricing the items while encouraging ppls to buy them with a fair price. The only thing is... sellers must willing to co-op with each others and willing to run this rule for a long run in order to see the effect....

    Of course we can work out on other items too, but to make the 1st step easy on the testing stage, we may want to keep it simple at the beginning...

    I know it sounds like a crazy idea... but it has a fair chance to work... Let me know if you like/dislike this idea and see if we can go further from this pt. :scholar:
  2. GalenKnighthawke

    GalenKnighthawke Grand Poobah
    Stratics Veteran

    May 12, 2008
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    Prices in UO are determined by many things.

    What you describe with the price of gold bars is similar to what happened with lamp post prices. And that is, the price was high, then went low when the market was flooded. Because the price was so low, people stopped acquiring them, and thus the supply was lower, and the price eventually went back up. Same with the saddle, another decorative artifact from the Dungeon Doom.

    Decorative items' prices are also impacted by whether or not they can be dyed. Can gold bars be stained?

    This is normal fluctuation, and someone who can afford to kill 3k gold with of monsters can also afford to kill 20k gold worth of monsters.

    -Galen's player