And last of all how can you even not agree that this was a good thing for the market putting prices of easy obtainable items such as ori ores going up in price and Globs going down? Maybe the Mithril thing was bad never made it don't know exact recipe but believe it was made of the lower tier snowflake(wich went to 15 S I believe? wich is not the correct price.) But if you look at the currect price of it I belive it was 1 s 22 or so. And why that is the current price? Cause you can still create level 80 rare clothes/weapons with it with 10 of them. Wich is the same as any normal t5 mat wich take 15. How is making those non stop what probaly ppl are doing now any different?
Because when you create the t5 rare you dont get the materials used back if you salvage it. If you create 150 t5 rares and you salvage them (using that guys math) You end up with enough money to craft another 18 items. when you salvage that you end up able to create 2 new items. So with the t5 rares you can convert 150 items into 170 items. This on the other hand was an exploit because it gave you most of the ingredients it took to make it back allowing the person in that post to create 500 items out of 150 items.
Lets put it this way. t5 rare would be like buying a car for 10k and selling it as parts for 12k
This was an exploit because you buy the car for 10k, when you dismantle it for parts you were getting a rebate of 80% of the price but the goverement neglected taking the parts from you which you sell again for 12k. So then you think great! All I got to do is buy tons of cars and keep doing this over and over again.
You can do it using the first method as well but the profit is just too little and not worth the effort, it also requires a substantial investment. The 2nd method is quicker and doesnt require as big an investment.
I mean to me its pretty clear. If the t5 rare was the same thing, why wasnt this being done before this exploit came to light? why did the people who exploited feel they had to focus on this? clearly it had to be a lot more profitable.
As for prices going down, thats good for some, bad for others.
If you just want to get the mats to craft your gear ectos falling in price is a great thing. But what if you're a crafter? what if you're a farmer? What if you're simply a person selling loot? Think about it. If ectos cost 35s and you have a .9 chance of getting an ecto from salvaging a rare buying 2 rares for 20s makes sense. You pay 40s and you got average chance of getting 36s worth of ectos out of it. If you're lucky you get more, if you're unlucky you might get nothing out of it. But if ectos fall to 25s then why on earth would you pay 20s for a rare ? that would be bad business. What does that mean for the player who makes their money playing DE and selling drops? if he sells his rare for 20s it will not sell, no one is going to buy it because they need it, people buy it so they turn it into ectos.
Same thing for crafting. If you're a crafter you'll craft your t5 rare, salvage get ectos, craft the gear you know people want and sell it. What effects the price you can sell it at? Primarily the costs of the raw materials. If people can make the item a lot cheaper by buying the materials and crafting it themselves thats what they're going to do. If they cant craft it themselves you can be sure someone in their guild can. So what does that mean to a crafter? a 10s reduction in ecto price means an item that takes say 50ectos needs to be discounted by a whole 5g if s/he hopes to sell it.
The thing with a player run economy is changes effect different people. The problem with an exploit like this is while it may be advantages for people who want to aquire ectos, it destroys the game for those who depend on the supply of ectos. How would you feel if the activity you enjoy doing whatever that maybe would suddenly turn profitless because someone cheated?