Artisans: standardized pricing

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Artisans: standardized pricing

Postby sona » Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:45 pm

Hey everyone,

I'm not sure we have any form of IC/In Game forum, or a way to collectively discuss things together at any one time as a group of Artisans. As such, I wanted to broach the idea of standardized pricing practices. They needn't be fair prices, necessarily, but I wondered what our artisans might think of using a pricing scheme like:

cost of item:
75 riln per pound of copper used at average quality
100 riln per pound of iron/steel used at average quality
??? riln per pound of cobalt/specialty metal used at average quality

modifiers of price:
misshapen: -20% base price
well-crafted: +20% base price
exquisite: +30% base price
masterful: +50% base price

Thoughts, or counters to the idea? I'd be interested in hearing what people think about this.

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Re: Artisans: standardized pricing

Postby Ardor » Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:50 pm

I really think that is something that you should try to setup ingame.

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Re: Artisans: standardized pricing

Postby sona » Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:54 pm

Can you offer me any way to reliably, ICly, mass contact all members of the Artisans to give them all a chance to offer input, etc. At a specific time/date? Because it's an organizational suggestion, I think it's only fair that every artisan who is reasonably active.

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Re: Artisans: standardized pricing

Postby Ardor » Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:57 pm

You could send them a letter. You could post on all the boards. You could hunt them down ingame, you could suggest a meeting on ESP.

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Re: Artisans: standardized pricing

Postby Dorn » Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:27 pm

Or an IC post on the forums detailing about putting the post up ingame. Either way I'm with Ardor.
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Re: Artisans: standardized pricing

Postby Skah » Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:21 am

Yeah, these prices don't really line up with what people pay. For instance, there's a much larger premium for masterful and exquisite over average than 30-50%. That being said, this should totally be done IC, and I'm pretty sure if artisans acted on this post it'd be metagaming.

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Re: Artisans: standardized pricing

Postby preiman » Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:58 am

You can absolutely try, but you'll never get everyone to go along with it. In the end things will be sold for what people can get, with a few exceptions. That's just how it goes.
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Re: Artisans: standardized pricing

Postby Rias » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:11 am

And tell people to stop being so generous and giving things away for free all the time! Economy-ruiners!
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Re: Artisans: standardized pricing

Postby Ardor » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:07 pm

I am with Rias on this. New pricing scheme: 1000 riln a pound of material for anything up to exquisite, maximum rarity of gold, 2000 for cobalt, 3000 for bloodglass and 30000 for sunsteel. Masterful is 20 times that.

Edit: I have decided that masterful was too cheap and am now going with 100 times.

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