So no sticking up chocolate, pets certs, pet gear, and pet tricks into the $AH?
What about Cannith crafted (player crafting) items? Can those then be put onto this form of $AH? We can't make some shards unbound after all and this could possibly circumvent that.
Let alone the Cannith Challenge gear (I'm suspecting thsoe can not, just like the Eveningstar robe that was denied.)
Last edited by Missing_Minds; 03-05-2013 at 07:23 PM.
If its just for gear that binds only on equip, like some quite nice item you no longer use, its good.
I like possibility to put good but outused item for someone else to buy.
But unlit we see any relevant ways to spend shards, its pointless.
But if it allow selling raid loot, or something like that, its nothing good.
"The lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must therefore be a fox to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten wolves." Niccolò Machiavelli
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I find it... interesting... that they now have more of a financial incentive to turn teal-bordered and named quest-chest items into desirable items vs actual raid-loot. Still mulling over the other ramifications.
So this is what they want... yuck. As if the game wasn't monetized enough. Not that surprised though with the Otto's boxes and all that already being traded for items.
My dislike aside, 30-40% of real money is quite a bit.
Real life cash to TP is stranded cash that you can never get any value for unless you spend it in game. This just takes that one step further. If you want to bid on something priced in astral shards, you have to convert TP into astral shards. If your bid fails, you have astral shards that you can use for...what?
Fragmenting the in game equivalent of real life cash into multiple currencies means you'll probably end up having more real life money tied up in the game, with no way to extract it out, and it all falling onto the Turbine income statement.
If Turbine is going to rake off 30% or more of the astral shard transaction price as an AH fee, it also has a good reason to continue to generate better loot that obsoletes all the existing loot. If there is no better loot, AH activity goes down, as does Turbine's AH fee income.
You are either
1) in an even higher tax bracket than I am or
2) must plan on selling a lot of stuff for astral shards or TP
Really, the IRS doesn't even require reporting of less than $10 from any one source, and on my list of life worries income tax on my DDO income really isn't even close to the top of the list
WTB Raid loot. Offering $10.
...sure, the $10 shows up as astral shards, but it's still selling raid loot to people who have never stepped foot in the raid.
So very disappointing.
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