Posted from www.angryguildleader.com :
I don't hate AOC. In fact, I really wanted it to work, and I believe one day, it will. It might sound like I bitch a lot, but I think someone needs to, and I am the Angry Guild Leader, after all.
Today, I have but one suggestion for Funcom.
1. Hire an Economist
2. If you have already done so, please fire this schmuck
3. Please see 1
For once, I will be very brief. Since Funcom has released AOC, the economy has been whacked. First, they didn't even allow people to use the trader for the first week and a half. This didn't help things at all. Then, once they did, though people made some money the first day, the economy has since gone to hell in a hand basket. Why?
Well, the primary reason is that green is the new gray. The drops that mobs are dropping that are green are, well, shit. But that isn't what's killing the economy. It's that you can kill a rabbit and it will drop a green. Every mob drops tons of greens, and the same greens. They drop so many greens, the market is flooded.
So how does this affect everyone? Well, hmm a bag (a shitty one at that) is 10g! Woot! Well, now that your rich, a good horse is 50g! No problem, right? Wrong!
Most people are lucky if they have some silver to scratch together until they hit level 80. Maybe a few here and there have some gold, but that's about it.
So, in a nutshell, you can use the trader, you might get lucky to get a few copper on an item, and at the rate you are going, if you sell 100,000 shitty greens (and my math isn't that far off), you can get a 50g horse.
I'm sorry, Conan started out great, but what jackass made the decision to start the game in a depression? Who made the call to only allow people to make 4 copper, but sell horses for 50g? This is like telling people who work at McDonald's they can only save up for a Ferrari. WTF?