Wait what...?

Discussion in 'Gotham City (General Gameplay)' started by Barry Allen, Dec 19, 2019.

  1. Barry Allen Well-Known Player

    I dont understand what was "fixed" in this hotfix... i mean... the economy still broken, prices went through the clouds again and worst... items valued in 10k climbed at least 90k...


    what is wrong with you ppl? are you saving for buy all Central City or what? xD
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  2. OG ELITE Committed Player

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    Took the broker down for a week to install a fix that did nothing. Sounds like all is normal at gamebreak... I mean daybreak
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  3. FoolsFire Devoted Player


    I have no proof to back up my comment below...

    Maybe the 'hot fix' is actually code to better keep track of what's going on in the broker. Something which will better track suspicious activity, flag the individuals for further study, and then...

    [IMG]
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  4. willflynne 10000 Post Club

    Given the circumstances, right now I'm looking at the broker prices the same I would during the first few days of a TC, Booster Bundle or content release. Those are the days you see people trying to make a buck before the market starts getting more of the items into circulation. Not to mention there are some out there looking to make up for "lost" revenue due to the broker being down.

    Unfortunately that also means the greedy can (and do) take advantage of those who are impatient or foolish with their in-game money.
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  5. Kimone Devoted Player


    wait, you mean giving the time capsule billionaires billions back with no regulatory cap has ruined the economy again?!

    *GASP AND SHOCK*

    - expect me to have a pH of 1 for the remainder of this process....
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  6. willflynne 10000 Post Club


    It's been one day. Not even a full day in fact.

    Besides, if more players could hold back from being impatient or foolish with their in-game cash then who knows what might occur?
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  7. Kimone Devoted Player

    yeah, with three weeks of broker blue balls, I don't see that happening.
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  8. the solowing Devoted Player

    they really need to take time capsule contents in paid content out of the economy because this problem is just again going to pop up again just slower
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  9. nawanda Dedicated Player

    It’s really annoying we were told the economy restrictions were being lifted today and then we find out that we can’t mail cash between our toons. It never ends. There’s a new BB rare out and I don’t have enough cash on any one toon to buy one off the broker.
  10. Kanmaru Dedicated Player

    We all saw this coming. ATM, nothing has changed "AT ALL." The only thing we can do is see what the next step in that they had in mind when it came to fixing the economy in 2020.
  11. KHALONofOGUN 10000 Post Club

    They fixed the money glitch. Unfortunately they can't fix the playerbase. It's the people that is broken, not the economy.
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  12. Irvynnge Dedicated Player

    & there it is. in a nutshell. I say, leave 'em to it. let it burn. all of it. they don't deserve bailing out.
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  13. KHALONofOGUN 10000 Post Club

    You are incorrect...there is no "ruined economy"...there are warped individuals taking advantage of fools people with no patience or more money than sense. If people stopped playing into the trap then things would come back down. We don't need draconian hand holding measures and punitive restrictions...we need people to develop common sense and patience. Unfortunately that too is a pipe dream.
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  14. Hraesvelg Loyal Player


    In the year 1557, the poet Thomas Tusser wrote in his work called Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry:

    “A foole and his money be soone at debate: which after with sorow repents him too late.”

    Some people just aren't good with money and there's no amount of oversight that's going to prevent that, short of pure socialist allotment of goods...and even then, people will work the system. Maybe if they learn some hard lessons in game in how to handle cash, it will help in real world transactions?

    Before someone gets bent out of shape, do note I'm much more in line with social democracy in the real world instead of the uber-capitalism I advocate for here in game. It's a game. I also don't shoot people in the face with a flurry shot in the real world to end disagreements...
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  15. tukuan Devoted Player

    Of course people who jumped on right away listed things at high prices, doesn't mean they will sell. Things that aren't in heavy supply-side competition seem to be higher than before but we'll see if people start competing on prices soon. For example Shard of Virgo is 350m whereas it was around 300m pre-glitch but there are only two listed so that's hardly competition.

    That said for things that are current with quite a bit of supply-side competition, I can see lower prices already. For example, I had in my spread sheet prices for the rare collection pieces for the two of the TC collections.
    • Golden Hawk Feather 300m before lock down and 72m now
    • Puff of Corrosive Gas 57m before lock down and 20m now
    Also I didn't have exact prices but I can say to my recolection the gear boxes from the TC are dropping significantly to pre-glitch type levels (ie around 5-8m for chest/head and less than 2m for most other pieces). Just before lockdown I remember seeing lowest prices of 20+m

    Given that this is day 1, there's hardly enough data is there to see a trend but I suspect we'll end up being more in-line with pre-glitch prices. I know some want them to drop even more but time will tell if the devs institute some more corrective actions.
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  16. tukuan Devoted Player


    It's like you're reading my mind.
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  17. Mukkah New Player

    I said that exact thing to my league. Prices are just like day one of a loot box release. People are buying stuff like crazy right now. It slowed down as the hours passed but when broker came back up arctic chroma was selling for 400 mil and within 2 hours it was down to 100 mil. That was 5 hours ago so it's probably dropped again. People are so impatient which is why broker prices are so high
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  18. myandria Loyal Player

    Hmm....

    It is easy to get frustrated about the returning high broker prices. However, now is the time for patience and players need to allow the devs to move forward as they have planned. Now that the glitched money is out of the system, the devs can truly monitor the broker and take any action(s) they deem necessary to keep the broker prices from getting out of control again.

    Some players who lost money will try to make that money back; no doubt about that. How the devs will handle that is something that is known only to them, so we will just have to wait and see what happens next.
  19. The Nightwing New Player

    You need to understand that it’s impossible to remove all glitch money.

    They had to cap everybody money to 25b if they had to take such action I imagine there were a LOT of people over 25b

    All that people are still billionaire now, and they will buy everything they need no matter the price making everybody in the game “kinda” rich

    Since everybody is rich they will overcharge items and finally we have inflation

    The best thing they could do was to cap broker at 1bi

    But now ppl don’t want to put void/wings/neon/nsf and whatever is rare on broker cause they know it’s worth more than 1b
  20. Tabby Belle Well-Known Player

    This stuff. The restart is like Day 1 of a new TC/Bundle, just wait it out if you can't afford the current pricing. As he said in both quoted posts, the "impatient and/or foolish" are the ones that are going to complain or lose money.

    I don't agree with the "greedy" tag on the people who sell to the impatient/foolish, though. A commodity will only sell for what someone is willing to pay for it. When I got a new car, and had to replace my old one... I was able to get almost twice as much as what others sold at, because it was a rarer version (manual transmission) that was well taken care of (I'm an older female driver, and my husband is a nutcase when it comes to automobile maintenance). I wasn't greedy for selling at what many people were willing to pay and outbid other buyers for.

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