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Inane Wanderings
A blog about....well about....something. Really.
The extremely short version of what I was going to post
Since I'm reminded damned near daily that MY Gaia Cash, which I obtain by generating revenue for the site, is not as green or as pretty as those who subscribe, I'm also damned near daily rethinking exactly what it is I'm getting out of Gaia.

Which is where my Gaian energy is going these days. Hence my lack of output or participation.

So let me just take the shortcut through the points I was going to make (with numbers and examples that right now I just can't be bothered with):

- Changing the currency is just going to change the # of zeroes in a price. It's not going to change the affordability of anything.

- Altering the amount of gold given based on MP prices isn't going to work, either. When people buy an item, their price is fixed. They're not going to sell for less than that. They don't have to sell at all. So if people have less gold, it's just going to make those items less affordable.

- If they do alter the amount of gold given based on MP prices, they had better take that "user run marketplace" bullshit out of the drop down menu. They will be manipulating prices via gold grants, and so it's a Gaia-run MP.

- Wanna know what has worked to bring prices down? Increase supply. See also all those RIGs handed out willy nilly via Lake Kindred. Anything that's the least bit common has dropped in price, anything really common is worthless, and even things like OMG Hats and Devil Tails drop occasionally, which increases supply.

- Aquariums are screwed if the gold grants are variable because fish prices are fixed. How can you know how much to pay for a fish if you don't know how much you're going to get?

- And if they vary gold grants, players aren't going to do anything that doesn't give them the most amount of gold. And if it's still not enough, they won't do it at all. The only reasons to bother with Lake Kindred are RIGs and significant regular gold drops from those dumbshit trees. Without those, it's an exercise in boredom. So they're going to have to keep the gold grants up if they want to keep using them to manipulate player behavior.

Yes, I've still pretty much had it with what this site has become. Meet the old boss, same as the new boss.

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