foofad, on 15 January 2013 - 04:56 AM, said:
It's not pathetic. You're performing a service. They want money for their goods now, and you are giving it to them. It's only fair that you list your property for whatever value you think it's worth.
First of all, going to assume you meant "goods for their money now."
Second of all: performing a service? Unless that service is "price fixing," which by the way is illegal in most capitalist countries with any government oversight (read: all of them), then all you're doing is artificially raising prices for your own gain.
People putting goods onto the Trading Post in exchange for money isn't the problem - the problem is when someone buys up all
of that good, and then puts it back up for 3-4x the price. If supply is limited enough and the material isn't easily farmable (like Silver Doubloons are), and there's a niche use for them (like Silver Doubloons), then players are required to pay disproportionate amounts of gold or spend ages farming for the materials, which would be pointless since it'd be quicker to farm for the money to shell out anyways. It's what happens when you concentrate ALL of the player market into a single, manipulatable area like the Trading Post, and also remove the ability for individual transactions to be made.
These sort of issues are invariably what result when you try to create a "purely" capitalistic system with no government oversight. These issues are also the reason that no purely capitalistic system exists on Earth.
If this is now the standard of "fair" then I really don't want to see what constitutes fraud to you.
Edited by Falfyrel, 15 January 2013 - 05:08 AM.