So as you know, unless you have been hiding under a rock or just started playing DDo, epic Giant Hold has been released. And people really like it. Well I do anyway and I see a lot of others running around, so I am going to stick with my people like it.
But I have questioning the prices for some of the loot. As you know or you should from keeping up with this blog (scroll down like 2-3 posts) I am not super impressed with the minor upgrades to the gear in GH. Don’t get me wrong there are some really great winners, but a lot of stinkers. And for some reason we are letting hand full of people control the prices in a super negative way. Now I know there will be some “new” thing inflation but there is a point where people need to just hold on and say wft?
Case and point, EE Dream Visor. Now it is a fairly good item, Dream Vision is +3, 4 or 5 damage depending on what difficulty item you find. But Yellow slots are not as amazing as they were now that false life has moved to the blue slot. Guess you can put your striding in some strange places now if you can’t pull your abbot quiver in 20/40 runs. But other then that I think most yellows will be used for stat boosts.
Anyway I don’t mean to get into the item but what some people are asking for it. There is at least one post looking for 2 Otto boxes. YES TWO aka 100$ US give or take. Amazing…. Almost all the rest of the trade forum/trade channel posts I have seen seem to have landed at about one Otto box… Really? Come one people I understand trying to get the most from what is a good pull from a very hard quest to do on EE, but really? You want a 5K tp cost item for something farmed in game? WOW.
Looking at some other items and just mostly the AH because the trade forums is full of people saying make me an offer and then saying well I was looking for an Otto’s box… Most of the EE items are 2millon plat buyout if they have a buyout, which is the max amount… Are you going to tell me that the GH epics are so tough that any given item in from one of them and yes I mean the bad items, are worth the maxim buyout in the AH? Aka an amount of plat that takes me at least a month to farm up, sure I know I am not the best savor and I take a lot of renown from reward lists but really? A +7 orb with 120 Nullification and a purple & orange slot is worth a month of farming? I am glad I pulled on from the chest on one of the EE runs we did.
I just am shaking my head, but at least I can understand asking for huge amounts of plat. Plat can be farmed in game at least. Last I checked one could farm TP and get to 5k points but that would take a long long time at 200ish a pop TP farming.
Anyway if you have something you are looking for and your on Sarlona keep me in mind, I am willing to help people out and I will kiss you after we make a deal unlike some people…
Oh and a lot of the Eh versions are almost as good as the EE versions with a lot less pain to farm alone or in pugs.
I’ve seen people posting level 20 augments for millions of plat and EH stuff for over a million.
I would never buy it for that and eventually the prices will come down. But it’s that whole new smell and people with more plat then senses will feed the people selling them the bridge.
I see the chat messages looking to buy Otto’s boxes for plat or items and just shake my head.
Fifty dollars people! FIFTY DOLLARS!
I was recently annoyed about a similar issue with the AH: what seems to be the development of ingame trade manipulators, aka money grubbing jerks that would happily destroy any sense of community in order to pull themselves some more plat. For example, on Argonnessen someone (I assume it’s a single person (or a set of single someones) as the items are very often posted at nearly identical times) is buying up named unbound items and rare random drops (such as greater false life items) when they are posted for (relatively) cheap and reposting them at ludicrous prices. I had noticed this quite a while back but never though much of it until I posted a few named items for cheap, had them bought out almost immediately, and then saw the same set of items reposted almost instantly (some at over 50 times what I had the buyout set at). This pissed me off as I was trying to help out people like myself who have relatively little plat because they refuse to partake in the extortion game. I should have seen this coming. I really wish they would limit how much you could inflate the buyout of items, but I can’t see that happening ever. My point, I suppose, is that people are posting at extortionate prices because, as you say Samius, a few jerks are forcing a breakdown in the market. Short of coordinated rebellion against such idiotic prices, I seriously doubt it will change anytime soon. I’ve pretty much given up on the AH, preferring to post item requests on the trade channel – though that is not really working for me either.
I was looking for a striding 30 gem for my epic boots that dont have striding. AH had a few listed for 2 million plat. Im lucky to have 500k plat let alone 2 million. I wont pay that. I decided to check to store, and lo and behold 30% striding gem for about 100-150tp. Considering Turbine gives me 500tp a month i was like “SOLD” and now have a 30% strider. I will do the same for any other augments that stupid people want stupid prices for. I wont play the AH game.