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9-20-2011 @ 12:52PM
I fail to see how the gold-capped players are the problem. They amass gold for the fun of it, not because they need to afit their entire guild with every BoE on every patch release. So they gold sits in their account and never reenters the economy. Next expansion, gold cap will be raised 1000%, and they'll go for the next plateau. Let them have their fun (I'm one of them btw).Are the AH players setting the prices high? Only if they can, ie. only if there's no competition. Aggresively cornering markets by controlling mats is very rarely done effectively, so really what they're mostly doing is providing the casuals a service when they relist all their wares dozens of times every day.Lets assume for a sec that noone cared about making a lot of gold. AH prices would rise, as nobody cba to list cut gems, flasks, pvp gear, enchants etc, and the casual player would get even less stuff for his casually-earned pitiful gold.Btw, I'm all for some kind of exuberant gold sink. I recognize the danger re casuals being upset about not being able to afford it, so obv. it needs to be a huge vanity item. How about an obnoxiously large crown of gold to wear, costing 1 million? =)
9-20-2011 @ 8:07PM
LOL... you echo my "reply to an early comment" rant. Money not spent is *effectively* removed from the economy.The downside is that that money can be returned to the economy at will. So the case where the money really is removed from the economy is the compulsive gold-capper, who will not spend the money because holding the money is their goal.But not everyone with a 5, 6, or even 7 digit bank account will "hold the gold regardless of temptation."
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