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Europa Fishers

Discussion in 'UO Europa' started by The Mule, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. The Mule

    The Mule Journeyman
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    Are there any community trade centers? I have lots ones Im not getting quests for and little of the ones I am. Im looking for perhaps some 1 for 1 of DS, Dungeon, Crabs/Lobsters.​
  2. Nimuaq

    Nimuaq Lore Master
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    Fishermen's Guild of New Magincia Re-Opened | Stratics Forums

    And you can contact us (F~G) if you want to trade any fish types. However, someone decided to bid on our stall and won the auction yet haven't placed a new one so we reclaimed the stall again, but all of the 50+ types of fish and crustaceans, along with their prices and alphabetical order is lost, and it takes time to order them, re-price them and transfer funds to the stall. You don't need to have the theme packs to buy or sell fish from the stall, but our main problem is we spend about 900k to the stall each week (and this is after we decreased its capacity and prices) and we even lose more gold if fishers trade goods from the stall, since it has 1% commission while New Magincia tax us about 9% (see TullyMars' analysis of how we lose 9m for every 1m of transaction here).

    We have fought hard enough to maintain the stall with our own funds, but the system penalizes the traders who want to use the bazaar for non-profit and pro-community. After a total of 10 months, we are now forced to use 10% commission to not to bankrupt the stall again (and again, and again, it went bankrupt far too many times), but we still need a good price sheet to trade the different types of fish and crustaceans.

    We've asked this several times to various fishers and it seems nobody has a clear idea of how much a deep sea fish, shore fish or a crustacean should cost. We've set the prices, thinking that it takes about 9 seconds for a fisher to catch a shore fish, and a player can get 1k gold by killing an undead guardian inside the tomb of kings, probably less than 9 seconds, also accounting for the luna vendors who previously bought our fish in bulk and sold for several times more and made a profit out of us, we set the prices as:
    • Shore Fish - Buy at 2,500 - Sell at 2,525 - Capacity 50
    • Deep Water Fish - Buy at 5,000 - Sell at 5,050 - Capacity 50
    • Dungeon Fish - Buy at 7,500 - Sell at 7,575 - Capacity 50
    • Lobsters - Buy at 12,500 - Sell at 12,625 - Capacity 50
    This means the stall will pay as close to 1m weekly to just pay the stall rental (5% of the total price of the goods) and with 1% commission, it will also pay 9% of the transactions without getting any gold in return. This pretty much explains why we're out of gold. If we set 10% commission, that would be ripping off the fishers without even getting any profit out of it (we will still lose gold), giving the commission back to New Magincia as a tax, so a gold sink out of our efforts.

    We will probably sell more rares to fund the stall in the coming weeks, but we're really disappointed with how New Magincia bazaar works: you have to set at least 10% commission or you will go bankrupt.
    #2 Nimuaq, Sep 6, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2012
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