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[Baja] Moonglow Trade Quests

Discussion in 'Governors' Forum' started by Amber Witch, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. Amber Witch

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    A month ago Moonglow Baja had less that 275 trade deliveries delivered since the beginning of the program and the city was struggling financially. Today it hit the 900 mark! This is an incredible gift to the city and apparently some worked so hard to achieve this. In less than a month over 700 trade deliveries were done. I will not take credit for this as I've done maybe 75 since I've taken on the Governorship a month ago and I only do trade quests for cities that have Governors who have ongoing trade deals.

    A few of us on Baja, a small shard, typically will call out in GC something about the quest we're on and make a comment questioning why a certain Governor needs leather skirts or explosion pots, all in good fun and what they rewarded us with. And then it's not uncommon for someone to ask what we're doing and how. So we teach and now the Governors have help and people know they're helping.

    Things I've noticed as well as others remarking upon.... It's now not uncommon for people on the roads traveling from city to city to see others on the road or running from shop to shop buying the needed items. There are boats on the water passing each other, with people in them. People you don't know, haven't met, didn't take the time etc, are now acknowledging each other and opening up. I'm starting to see more players on the shard.

    So now that things have simmered down and I've eased into what it is rather than wishing for what I 'think' it should be or what I want it to be, I'm trying to go with the flow of what happens and just enjoy it for what it is.

    The reward is something greater than pixel crack(in my book anyways), it's building a community.

    Just an observation from my own perspective on something that interests me.

    Kind regards,

    AW
     
  2. Basara

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    I know that at least 2, if not all 3, of the active governors on Lake Austin do runs for their cities, and we constantly try to encourage people to do them.

    We actually don't get believed by some, when we point out that we are getting stuff like 180 valorite stone or ingots from the quests.

    Part of the struggle is that too many see the low payouts of low-end material, at start-up, and can't grasp that the quantity and quality of the rewards get MUCH better once you get 50 or trade orders in - or at 100+, where I'm at. I try to do at least 20 trade orders a week from Britain (where I'm governor), with the moongate only used for New Mag and Moonglow deliveries.

    Hell, before ML, I used to get 5+ rescues simultaneously from brigands on Trinsic Barrier Island (before escorts became part of the ML quest system), and take them overland to Britain, Cove, Minoc and Vesper - so long overland trips are not strange to me at all.

    When you get down to it, the 5-10 minutes per trip is incredibly cheap for most of the resources in terms of cost/benefit, even at the low level. And, that's before you count that about half the rewards are pinks.