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    Less Pay to Win, More Play to Win Please

    With the conversion of Merit Badges to Gilda Stars, and the addition of all the Blue Salt Request quests, large quantities of Gilda have been much easier to collect.

    Yet there have been no noteworthy additions to the Gilda Star Shop in the past several months now(the stuff moved there from the Merit Badge Shop doesn't count).

    An enterprising player can collect well over 60 Gilda per day, the average player probably around 30 per day. At that rate, new 1,000 Gilda items should be getting put in the Shop pretty much once per month.

    The massive influx, plus a lack of new items to keep demand up on Gilda Stars has caused them to devalue to somewhere around 80s to 1g each. This, combined with inflation has made some quests actually have a negative net gain.

    Take the 50k Gathering quest for example, it asks for:

    100 Azalea (7 day average of 3.29s each on AH)
    40 Rosemary (7 day average of 16.45s each)
    40 Mint (7 day average of 8.31s each)

    Even if I grow them myself, that's a 12g53s43c(after sales fee) value if I sell them on the AH, versus a 5g + 1 Gilda(80s to 1g) value if I turn them in for the quest.

    We've had multiple additions to the cash shop, once a week for each of the past few weeks alone; so what's the holdup in getting new items in the Gilda Shop? They don't even have to be newly created items. Old pets/Mounts that are no longer available(personally, I'd love to get myself an Arctic Kitsu battlepet), house decor items like the Hot Tub or plushie that resets sleep timer, or even the greenhouses that were available only one time in Archeage's past, as they could help fight the inflation that's been happening as more people lose interest in maintaining their farming alts. There are plenty of options to choose from that shouldn't pose too much of a problem to implement.

    TLDR: How long are Trion and XL going to neglect the promotion of gameplay while promoting the casino boxes of the cash shop, and how many players agree with me:

    Less Pay to Win, More Play to Win Please

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    Make packs with gilda stars... most of them bring about 2-6g of value per gilda. Only a few don't make sense and they are usually pretty easy to spot. Lots of people avoid them still because they are stuck in the "gilda is hard to get" mindset, but since you can get 100+ a day pretty easily if you really want to grind it just makes them not very valuable anymore.

    There is no better use in the game now than gilda packs. Especially since they count as normal packs for cargo generation.

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    Thanks for the idea, but I'm currently using all my labor to get printing to 230k, followed by husbandry, gathering and then tailoring, so I'll have to give this one a pass for the foreseeable future.

    I would encourage others to do this, though, as it is probably the best use for Gilda at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elorin View Post
    Thanks for the idea, but I'm currently using all my labor to get printing to 230k, followed by husbandry, gathering and then tailoring, so I'll have to give this one a pass for the foreseeable future.

    I would encourage others to do this, though, as it is probably the best use for Gilda at the moment.
    If you are willing to do stuff which isn't effective, why do you complain at all?
    I haven't checked prices for a long time, but what about soloing morpheus, 2man mm-hm, 2man vyrava, 5man kraken, 5man dgs, solo lib-bosses...?

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    Just go exploit, it's allowed, makes Archeage a ton easier. Or in Muzzy's words: "You do you, until we warn you otherwise."

    LESS PAY TO WIN, MORE EXPLOIT TO WIN

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yed View Post
    Just go exploit, it's allowed, makes Archeage a ton easier. Or in Muzzy's words: "You do you, until we warn you otherwise."

    LESS PAY TO WIN, MORE EXPLOIT TO WIN
    Those were khrolan's words.

    please fully read things before commenting kthx
    Random aussie
    $20 for patron
    $13 for apex
    FLIPPIN trino
    wheres my events damn it
    COMPENSATION OR PISSOFF ^_^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cybers View Post
    Those were khrolan's words.

    please fully read things before commenting kthx
    Sorry, I apologize, when I read exploits are allowed, my mind went into a fit of ecstasy trying to comprehend these magic words as the days of "Exploitage" are coming back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yed View Post
    as the days of "Exploitage" are coming back.
    Did they ever really leave?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snerdles View Post
    Did they ever really leave?
    Not really but now it is allowed again! In the old times, everything was permitted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yed View Post
    Not really but now it is allowed again! In the old times, everything was permitted!
    So emergent of them to allow such things.

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