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# 11
01-31-2010, 04:42 PM
It will take awhile for the market to settle down. It's supply and demand in its rawest form, and since nobody has any idea how valuable anything is, it'll take time. In the meantime, I'm doing OK with drops, and may kick around the idea of a swap thread for the fleet members.
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# 12
01-31-2010, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Duhkrok View Post
I agree I have been doing a simple pricing sceme

MK I 2500
MK II 5000
Mk III 10000
Mk IV 20000

It seems a fare amount for each level Item....
Are you talking about whites? Do you realize that many of the white items can be bought from vendors for much less? A Mk I Photon Torpedo Launcher sells for ~540. If you are talking about greens, I have to say that the bonuses don't really make that much of a difference.
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# 13
01-31-2010, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by wavingstrider View Post
So far in this game, I have found no reason to buy ANYTHING. Since the game is so easy.

It is best to just be patient and get everything you need from Loot or Rewards.

This is a sad thing . I was hoping for a player driven economy.

Hopefully this will change in the higher levels.
This is exact the way it works for now. And this is not good for a player driven market system or econemy. I made it since beta to the 9 grade in the first rank and i never bought anything. I don,t need repairs when i,m damaged etc. I really hope this will change on higher levels
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# 14
01-31-2010, 05:37 PM
Hah! I see no reason to not exploit the loot system in this game right now.

A Quantum Torpedo launcher MK II may be a common item (white). But not only can you not buy it at a vendor, if you don't grind Defend or Fleet actions in an escort for a while, good luck finding one . So yes, I'm going to charge you an arm and a leg for one of the 5 weapon systems I've found in 17 levels of play as a science ship.

On a side note:

Once the loot tables balance out a bit, and more stuff pops up on the market, and people start undercutting each other, prices will drop. They've been dropping since the first day the servers opened up for HS.
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# 15
01-31-2010, 08:27 PM
I put anything up on the exchange for roughly 60 percent it's stated value. A little more than a vendor will give you but much less than they'd charge you to buy it. Unfortunately the search brings up the first 100 items listen under that name so my stuff doesn't really come up because you can't search by price. They should at least let us stipulate a price range. let them know the max we're willing to pay and then get a listing.
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# 16
01-31-2010, 08:32 PM
I saw a common phaser array 1 for 150,000 ec!!!


Are people...

a) Stupid

c} greedy

c) using the exchange as extra storage
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# 17
01-31-2010, 08:38 PM
It is my pledge that as my character, Captain Samuel J Stone of the USS Wyoming, I will sell no item on the exchange at a price higher than its declared worth in the item description. Since I paid no more price to obtain it than happening to find it as loot.

Who will follow my example?
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# 18
01-31-2010, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by CaptainQuirk View Post
It is my pledge that as my character, Captain Samuel J Stone of the USS Wyoming, I will sell no item on the exchange at a price higher than its declared worth in the item description. Since I paid no more price to obtain it than happening to find it as loot.

Who will follow my example?
I will gladly accept that commitment on white drops, and unneeded quest rewards.

I will however increase my prices on the following:
Blue Drops (not rewards) up to 4x list
Purple Drops (not rewards) up to 12x list
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# 19
01-31-2010, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by sirsri
Edit- oh and please, let me sort my searches by price. (even client side, just dump the list of auctions to the client and have it be a UI level sort).
Yes more sorting options are needed. I post items at a fair price but no one can find them to buy them. I'm better of selling them in general.
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# 20
01-31-2010, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by CaptainQuirk View Post
It is my pledge that as my character, Captain Samuel J Stone of the USS Wyoming, I will sell no item on the exchange at a price higher than its declared worth in the item description. Since I paid no more price to obtain it than happening to find it as loot.

Who will follow my example?
Same here!!!
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