HealsOfHell (from Global Auction House topic) wrote:
Okay, everyone keep your cool. It is literally just an idea. I feel like this topic has made me more toxic and the community. So, I am no longer going to be posting on this topic.
Since I am leaving, here are my closing arguments.
First: I feel like this idea would start off benefiting the small servers, but would eventually benefit evrryone. I feel like the economy for all servers will seem better with a combined economy.
Second: There are certainly issues that VR would have to resolve and I don't think there are any significant problems/unintended features that would break the global auction house.
1. Xferring: Just add a 20% tariff to prevent people from sending money over. Allow items to be seen 20+ secs before any purchases are made to make any xferring attempt too risky.
2. Damaged economies: There will only be one economy. The only way an economy can suffer is if the whole thing is hurt.
3. Lag: I don't know why you brought this up Sly because the developers didn't make the current AH to be global. That is why there is lag. They could do rotating binary-search trees to make their program more efficient. They could also use a hash dictionary. My point is, they allowed lag because they didn't want to spend a lot of time reducing it when it wouldn't be global, which is smart.
4. Growth charms and other server exclusive: NO GLOBAL TRADE tag. VR could even make Server exclusive items if they wanted, but that seems like a lot of work.
5. One set on server: Add a "Sell locally" button
6. Clan Quest item scammer: Add a "Clan sellers" button (Secret sellers are not helped by the global AH and have been a problem since the start)
Third: I think this would add functionality to the LTLS and the global tavern
Finally: Okay yes, I am from an unstable economy Sulis. Yes, I am biased and want others to help my economy. However, I have checked out other servers and I am going to change my mindset to how this will not just help Sulis, but everyone. Which, I kind have been trying to do before.
How will this benefit everyone?
First: By creating just one economy, VR will have to start thinking of ways to keep that one economy great. They will save themselves a headache because some of the things they add are great for some server's economies, but bad for others. So, by making a global ah, they would only have to focus on one economy. With VR focusing on one economy, the economy will be more likely to do better.
Second: I just opened 200 chests (don't judge). I have noticed that most the items were not good for ME, but for everyone else. I just need to sell the items so I can make the gold to buy something I would like. VR does this because they want to encourage trades. Many people from other servers may want some of the items I am selling, but I can't sell to them. I am limited to sell just to my server. Just like some items are not good for me, some items are valued more on other servers than my own. That is the true reason why some pet tokens are 30k and some servers make it 50k (not inflation because some of the items on the 30k server sell the same on the 50k server. See for your self. Espona vs Sulis).
My point is this isn't just as clear cut as I thought. I used to believe, "My server doesn't have a good economy and I need a global ah to fix it."
now it's, "My server doesn't value the item I want to sell and another server would like to have it instead."
You can even see that it this forum as some are worried about their weapons. Some are worried about their plat sellers. Some are worried about their dl/edl drops.I
Some servers don't believe in selling clan drops. Some do.
Third: When starting a new account, people can choose based on the crowd they want. They don't have to choose based on what economy is the best. There are benefits besides a good economy to both.
-Even with a combined economy there are economical benefits. You have access to local sellers (people who only use the "Sell locally" feature)
A lot more of the items won't have the tariff attached. The tariff cost is only added to trades across servers and it is on the buyer side.
For example, I sell a pet token on Sulis for 50k. If the tariff was 20%, then on Espona, that same pet token would be 60k.
We could even make tariffs for different servers different if most people want that.I
-Big servers can also kill raid bosses easier than smaller servers.
There are more spots open for fishing and more bosses up in General.
Lastly, this would not just help everyone economy wise. The global ah would also promote the global tavern since people will be asking others to add things to the global ah. I think everyone will have a chance to meet new people constantly. I personally have no reason to go to the global tavern and check out the forum and you will see many people agree. With a global ah people will be more likely to go to the global tavern and stay. When they stay at the global tavern, they are more likely to meet people who have common interests and more likely to make new friendships. I saw a little bit of this in the global arena. I feel like I know a lot of people in the server I am on and I think adding a purpose to the global tavern would actually allow me to make more friends as well. Just a thought .
Anyways that is all. I am done posting on this forum and want to move on with my life
. It has been up for a few days. If anyone is wondering it is pretty balanced at +2 with 24 votes.