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The Shard Economy

Discussion in 'UO Chesapeake' started by Tuan, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. Tuan

    Tuan Slightly Crazed

    Nov 2, 2013
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    We've reached a peculiarity in our shards economy in the last few weeks, at least at is pertains to smiths.

    Given the current going price of Shadow (125k), Copper(150k) and Bronze(190k) hammers on the shard, some interesting things are now true.

    It has now become a better value, in almost all cases, to sell ingots in raw form than to bother smithing them into either Shadow, Copper, or Bronze hammers. This is taking into account ONLY the raw cost of the ingots themselves.

    If you take into account the opportunity costs (granted, most people don't conceptually understand this, so they can't possible account for it) then in most cases, each Sha/Cop/Bronze hammer you make and sell is actually costing you about 100k.
  2. old gypsy

    old gypsy Grand Poobah
    Professional Stratics Veteran Campaign Patron PITMUCK

    Dec 18, 2010
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    Hmm... food for thought.
  3. Morbid Malice

    Morbid Malice Visitor

    Feb 25, 2014
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    I blame high prices with the huge loss on vendor fees maintaining them on vendors thats probably bringing them down....

    I wish there was a cap on a daily vendor fee charge...