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The cost of doing business in UO

Discussion in 'UO Europa' started by Yellow Beard, Jun 6, 2009.

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  1. Yellow Beard

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    You can blame high prices in UO to illegal gold farming. Most people know this but here is a refresher. UO intended that gold like everything else was to come at a pace where the older the account probably the higher the amount of gold collected. Inflation from outside sources did not keep pace with the pay outs in game and soon the outside sales of gold bottomed out.
    Gold is so cheap to buy now that many players don't even bother to look for gold in-game. Below is just an example of the cost of doing business in UO.

    The current cost of gold purchased on the open market is 1 million gold for $1.00 US. Using this as a guideline I have put together a scale from UO gold to real money.

    50,000 gold = .05 cents or .04 EU
    100,000 gold = .10 cents or .07 EU
    150,000 gold = .15 cents or .11 EU
    200,000 gold = .20 cents or .14 EU
    250,000 gold = .25 cents or .18 EU
    300,000 gold = .30 cents or .21 EU
    350,000 gold = .35 cents or .25 EU
    400,000 gold = .40 cents or .29 EU
    450,000 gold = .45 cents or .32 EU
    500,000 gold = .50 cents or .36 EU
    550,000 gold = .55 cents or .39 EU
    600,000 gold = .60 cents or .43 EU
    650,000 gold = .65 cents or .46 EU
    700,000 gold = .70 cents or .50 EU
    750,000 gold = .75 cents or .54 EU
    800,000 gold = .80 cents or .57 EU
    850,000 gold = .85 cents or .61 EU
    900,000 gold = .90 cents or .64 EU
    950,000 gold = .95 cents or .68 EU
    1,000,000 gold = 1.00 dollar or .72 EU

    What does this mean to the player that does not purchase outside gold or other commodities?

    In order to get 5 cents of purchase power (50,000 gp) you would need to kill approximately:

    21 Swoop.............................420 = 1,000,000 gp
    25 Greater Dragons.................500 = 1,000,000 gp
    31 Oni or Hiryu’s.....................620 = 1,000,000 gp
    45 Lesser Hiryu’s.....................900 = 1,000,000 gp
    50 Rune Beetles....................1000 = 1,000,000 gp
    160 Kirin/Unicorns..................3200 = 1,000,000 gp
    250 ettins............................5000 = 1,000,000 gp
    385 Gargoyles.......................7700 = 1,000,000 gp
    1351 monbats.......................27000 = 1,000,000 gp

    These are approximate values
     
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