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Equivalent Exchange for the Cache Components: Are you interested?

Good Idea! 0.14285714285714 14.3% [ 4 ]
Interested but Skeptical... 0.21428571428571 21.4% [ 6 ]
It wouldn't work. 0.42857142857143 42.9% [ 12 ]
Needs more fine tuning. 0.21428571428571 21.4% [ 6 ]
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Felinicus Mow
It all comes down to this:
Are you willing to put in the time and effort it takes to make a team effort?
I cannot in all fairness say that this premise doesn't have flaws, it does, big ones.
But I also cannot say it will not work without trying.

Take this hypothetical situation:
Two players are running fairly short on say, red carnations, they agree to each farm towns and the resulting haul of Red Carnations will be distributed evenly between them.
Because towns are unbalanced, one player may get a little in one run, another may get a lot.
Thus the reason why the agreement would exist to Balance the outcome of a single effort.
Greed is a problem, and it would take people willing to put aside their differences to do it. But it can, and has been done.
as you said greed is your main opponent and a hard one at that.
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Felinicus Mow
It all comes down to this:
Are you willing to put in the time and effort it takes to make a team effort?
I cannot in all fairness say that this premise doesn't have flaws, it does, big ones.
But I also cannot say it will not work without trying.

Take this hypothetical situation:
Two players are running fairly short on say, red carnations, they agree to each farm towns and the resulting haul of Red Carnations will be distributed evenly between them.
Because towns are unbalanced, one player may get a little in one run, another may get a lot.
Thus the reason why the agreement would exist to Balance the outcome of a single effort.
Greed is a problem, and it would take people willing to put aside their differences to do it. But it can, and has been done.


It's idealistic, tedious, & crazy......it just might work blaugh Count me in!
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I'm really liking your kikyo cosplay there dear!
Okay, Between myself and another player, we've been making this process work very handily.
We honestly don't care how much worth something has on the MP or elsewise, if we've got it, we share it.
Usually we let each other know how short we are on a cache and work out how much of each item we can spare and trade that way.
You do the same with us and we'll do the same with you. 3nodding
Nikko Roseus is the player I'm working with.
I'll let her know you might contact her for parts.
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If you're interested, there's a small group I'm forming right now that consists of myself and two other people.
We let each other know how short we are on something and work out what we can spare for the other person if they're short on a component as well.
We've also been doing the same with the caches.
Say I'm looking for aquamarine Caches (and I am), and one of you happens to have one but my recent crafting hasn't yielded one.
We swapped the caches.
Much more efficient.
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Thank you. I like your avatar, too. The colors, especially.

I'm willing to give this a chance. I am a level 1 alchemist,
so for now I'm just trying to gain experience with the cheaper formulas,
though I can tell that this will end up being a long-term thing.
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Thank you. I like your avatar, too. The colors, especially.

I'm willing to give this a chance. I am a level 1 alchemist,
so for now I'm just trying to gain experience with the cheaper formulas,
though I can tell that this will end up being a long-term thing.


I can give you two starter kits right off the bat to get you going.
I'll send the trade shortly.
You owe me nothing.
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* pokes my head in *

Slowly stocking up on fishes fancy cat. c:
I think i'll do a bit of Towns running as well.


* adjusts my pink backpack *
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Uh... you might want to know what equivalent exchange means.

If you have a system in place where users can one-sidedly trade for something of increased value, all that's going to result is people taking advantage of that. Higher-end items will be drained quickly.

It's fine if you want to do like fish color exchanges, but 1g trash to 1k trash simply isn't going to end well.
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Felinicus Mow
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Thank you. I like your avatar, too. The colors, especially.

I'm willing to give this a chance. I am a level 1 alchemist,
so for now I'm just trying to gain experience with the cheaper formulas,
though I can tell that this will end up being a long-term thing.


I can give you two starter kits right off the bat to get you going.
I'll send the trade shortly.
You owe me nothing.


You sure? Thanks.
I'll return the favor when I get the chance. Are there any items you are in need of?
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Uh... you might want to know what equivalent exchange means.

If you have a system in place where users can one-sidedly trade for something of increased value, all that's going to result is people taking advantage of that. Higher-end items will be drained quickly.

It's fine if you want to do like fish color exchanges, but 1g trash to 1k trash simply isn't going to end well.



"Persistant Alchemist pointed this out rather quickly."
"He suggested to trade a like-item for a like-item of the same farming caste."
"Like a blue carnation for a red carnation and Etc."
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Thank you. I like your avatar, too. The colors, especially.

I'm willing to give this a chance. I am a level 1 alchemist,
so for now I'm just trying to gain experience with the cheaper formulas,
though I can tell that this will end up being a long-term thing.


I can give you two starter kits right off the bat to get you going.
I'll send the trade shortly.
You owe me nothing.


You sure? Thanks.
I'll return the favor when I get the chance. Are there any items you are in need of?


I'm nearly always short on red guppies. For some reason I don't have very good luck fishing them, but a friend of mine never has any issues.Varies I guess.
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Felinicus Mow
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Felinicus Mow
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Thank you. I like your avatar, too. The colors, especially.

I'm willing to give this a chance. I am a level 1 alchemist,
so for now I'm just trying to gain experience with the cheaper formulas,
though I can tell that this will end up being a long-term thing.


I can give you two starter kits right off the bat to get you going.
I'll send the trade shortly.
You owe me nothing.


You sure? Thanks.
I'll return the favor when I get the chance. Are there any items you are in need of?


I'm nearly always short on red guppies. For some reason I don't have very good luck fishing them, but a friend of mine never has any issues.Varies I guess.


I got some through the daily chance...you can have them. I started a trade.
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Some components are harder to get than others... For instance i can go into towns and collect white xerox papers like mad... but I can't get that many feathers in zomg.. Thus, if I wanted to make caches, I wouldn't zomg at all, which destroys the entire point of the recipe using ingredients from everywhere. confused
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Some components are harder to get than others... For instance i can go into towns and collect white xerox papers like mad... but I can't get that many feathers in zomg.. Thus, if I wanted to make caches, I wouldn't zomg at all, which destroys the entire point of the recipe using ingredients from everywhere. confused



"Nice kitty by the way (always loved that item)."
"Anyhoo, a friend of mine and I worked something out together."
"She dislikes doing anything zOMG related, and I HATE fishing, period, but she doesn't mind it."
"She fishes, I run zOMG, we exchange the difference."
"It goes without saying that fishing is much easier, and faster, but it depends on the person."
"Alchemy has a lot of bugs in it, not to mention the unbalanced nature of recipes,"
"But my personal opinion is that it's difficulty lies more in unco-operation than anything else."
"If you take a look at any of the Back-wings threads you'll find that the people who went about doing it, did so with a lot of help from other gaians."
"I'm not proposing we all lay down our arms and share like crazy."
"But a little team-work goes a long way."

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