You may not want to punish people that do rmt but in the end no one will spend money in your cash shop (as some whales said on the forum), if the only thing they risk is a 3 days ban and a slap on the wrist
Why would it be rng, do you know what rng means ? economy isnt random its based on multiple factors that are both manipulated by the player base and the dev
As someone who played on other versions i agree that the shop is less of a deal here but at the beginning only ags/sgs fcked us, now we must bend over for the rmt community more and more each day if you think the price of blue crystals is normal rn you clearly don’t understand how inflation works
i just did the math on this post for euc that’s why im saying this, you can’t sell ghl and buy from mari’s shop expecting profits now, the price may change tho and it could go down again but rn f2p (and legit spenders) are losing another way to make gold
what happens if don’t use the gold to crystal system inside the cash shop and let bots inject gold in the economy ? the value of gold goes down, if you gold goes down then everything that you can buy with it goes up, including mari’s shop
well ofc nobody will buy the gold, because you can buy it on a third party website lol
my point is that with less bots we would have it easier both buying from the ah and mari’s shop with the gold we normally generate, na has so much whales that the prices on the ah go up which make selling mats ok (they can’t infinitely buy from mari’s shop) but in the end you get fcked too because you can’t buy from the ah
economy isnt as simple as looking at two numbers
the difference that you saw isnt entirely about one being more rmt than the other its about the whales demands and the supply
sorry it may sound like an argument from authority but im not the only one saying that the economy is fcked by rmt, Zeal talked about it on his stream recently
I have seen first hand how the prices jump based on the RMT in this game.
When the game launched prices were 900g for 95 crystals.
At one point when they hit the bots hard and we got like a week off from them, the prices shot down to 300g for 95… but then sure enough, the bots and RMT came back hard and now prices are pretty much set in stone at 700g for 95 crystals.
It is just a bad joke how much the prices can jump around.