Talk:Game updates/20050811

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Oh, my. I was online and looking at the rare material trader prices just as this happened. --Fyren 08:28, 12 Aug 2005 (EST)

Was there a noticeable different? And what region are you in? :P <LordBiro>/<Talk> 09:35, 12 Aug 2005 (EST)
I'm in American. Prices for EVERYTHING went down to nothing. Ectoplasm, superior runes, shards, dye. 100-300g each for a few minutes. I don't know if ArenaNet then set prices or the trader code did its thing, but there was definitely a buying spree and, after a little while, a selling spree when prices raised. Afterwards, for example, superior healing was stuck at 7k flat to buy from the trader, while before it was 60k+. Ectoplasm was 9k flat, from 15k+. Only superior vigor and absorption were back up to anything resembling their old price, at something like 80k and 99k, I think. --Fyren 11:26, 12 Aug 2005 (EST)
Must have been a huge imbalance across regions for ArenaNet to do this. Perhaps since Korea always seem to have favour they have all the ectoplasm? :D <LordBiro>/<Talk> 21:12, 12 Aug 2005 (EST)
Korea is having Favor all the time now? In my impression not much more than America. ;) But anyways, they had to do something and I think averaging prices between territorys was a good idea. I'd bet we had some visitors from across in Europe, who bought all the superior monk runes to sell them with high gain in their home territory. While the prices had been constantly rising for a few weeks, last weekend they outright exploded from around 10-15k to about 50k each. That was the first time I've ever seen a rune being out of stock, too. --Eightyfour-onesevenfive 22:34, 12 Aug 2005 (EST)

I'm so broke anyway, it wouldn't have made a difference. :) —Tanaric 22:09, 12 Aug 2005 (EST)

The US definitely has the favor now a lot more than they used to. I think the Guilds are organizing themselves a bit. I used to notice that the Koreans looked much more organized as Guilds in taking the favor than the Americans and I think the Americans are figuring this out now, or maybe there are just that many more new American players? --Karlos 06:05, 13 Aug 2005 (EST)
New American players wouldn't help us get favor, as they'd generally suck. It's mostly because the American psyche, moreso than any others, despises feeling secondary or inferior. Thus, the inevitable trend towards us getting favor. :) —Tanaric 18:24, 15 Aug 2005 (EST)
Aside from National psychology, :) I think it has more to do with coordination. As you said, you can't will a lousy guild to victory. America used to have favor for like 2-3 hours a day at times, it was really bad. I just think there has been high-level coordination between guilds so that they are online at certain times and make sure the favor stays "home" :) --Karlos 18:34, 15 Aug 2005 (EST)
Agreed totally, but it still stems from national psychology. Non-Americans, you should see the racism fly at the Temple when the Koreans or Europeans have favor—it's rather embarrassing. —Tanaric 18:39, 15 Aug 2005 (EST)