So this is actually a real thing. There was a bug where some people received upwards of 9x extra platinum founders packs, and it’s currently uncertain whether or not duplicates will be removed. Do you think this surge of gold could possibly affect the market?
Here’s my take: It impacts everyone actually. 9 extra packs is 63,000 royal crystals, which I THINK is around 100k gold if I’m understanding gold buying correctly. Let’s also not forget the value of both the lawmaker and the platinum avatars. They will EASILY be 50,000g each at some point in the future (standard non-‘special’ outfits in KR are 30,000 gold). That’s another 900,000 gold if given 9 additional packs. So each person who lucked out will literally be getting 1,000,000 gold. That’s, in my opinion, enough to hurt the market, due to the high volume of people that could have received duplicate packs
They receive everything within the initial pack, so if not the royal crystals, definitely the outfits, which still translates to an eventual around 900,000 gold for free (if we’re being pessimistic about the outfits’ values, at LEAST 500,000 gold)
The outfits arent tradable so, basically just sitting there. The northern law maker one might be but the platinum-specific ones arent I know for fact. I think the biggest thing is the consumables they are getting which are all mid tier except the feathers which are kinda important, but I don’t see it crashing the economy maybe the northern law maker price, as long as they don’t get crystals.
They’re going to flood the market, then Friday is national bot day because it’s f2p and then you’re going to see even more fun when that comes. You’re also going to see all the new players who didn’t buy a founders pack join and see the mess that’s been made. I’m sure that’s going to look real nice to newcomers.
Both the plat skins and lawmaker ones are tradable, I believe. So this will not only mess up the market, but also drive the skins’ value to the ground. Anyone who didn’t exploit this will end up with worthless skins that they will see everyone using (even though they paid 100 euros/dollars thinking they were getting something rare) while the people who exploited it will end up with a mountain of gold. This REALLY left a sour taste in my mouth and marred my enjoyment of the game, I have to say.
I’m really curious as to what will be done about this. If there’s no deletion of the duplicate items, everyone who didn’t abuse this will feel cheated. There are people with plat skins on every class running around.
The actions taken by AGS about this will set the tone for what’s to come. I’m not asking for people to be punished as it wasn’t an intentional exploit (I think it happened by itself while just claiming), but the extra items HAVE TO be removed. Otherwise, a lot of people will feel really bad about their purchase.