Will Arena Net make sure the Gold to Gem and Gem to Gold prices don't get ridiculous?
Posted 03 September 2012 - 06:54 AM
Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:16 AM
Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:18 AM
After thinking for a few about this, I guess Anet does have some control.
They can add items in-game and in the cash shop to try to entice players to either want gems or want gold.
By doing so, they can control the market to a point.
Edited by M1k3l, 03 September 2012 - 07:20 AM.
Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:20 AM
Edited by Syntak, 03 September 2012 - 07:21 AM.
Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:31 AM
For example they could introduce a barber to them gem store. If they price it low at 10gems most people would be willing to change hairstyles fairly often and it'll bring a lot of small trades to the gold-gem market.
Ultimately though the price of gems has to be something worth one person spending real money to gain. So as gold becomes less rare the price will go up.
Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:34 AM
if there are not enough serious gold sinks in the game .... as with any fiat currancy that prints nothing out of thin air inflation will continue to rise causing the non reproducable good in game to rise in value dramitically
it will be a fine line balancing the QQing of serious gold sinks with the RMT gems
because the majority will not buy significant amounts of gems with real money keeping the gem supply low and only the gems traded for gold will balance against in game gold
the spent ones are removed from pool
recap: gems will always rise in value if game doesnt have serious limiting gold sinks you cant get around ... if arena net does a good job constantly adjusting the values for gold sinks the gem market will remain stable .... if not ... then gem prices will rise as the gold supply rises in game
Posted 03 September 2012 - 11:22 AM
I reckon the problem sorts itself out.
Posted 03 September 2012 - 12:15 PM
Posted 03 September 2012 - 12:20 PM
How would they do that? You can only get gems from donating for them. Unless they made an account, "gave" it a bunch of gems and intentionally undercut the market which is outright ridiculous. Also, they'd be cutting their own income (RL Cash) by doing this... Nothing in the market is "just on the market", there's no NPC vendor for gems. Everything there is tied to an account selling it till someone buys it. Nothing just floats in mid air.
Posted 04 September 2012 - 11:40 AM
You are right, it would be ridiculous, against their best interest, and they wont do it, but it's not impossible at all!
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