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How would you have handled the inflation problem in SWG?
SWG Veteran Refuge « Star Wars Galaxies
7/05/09 12:30:05 PM
To be perfectly honest, I think SOE likes the mud-flation in SWG. The way to get around the high prices is another acount, another grind, and more traders as support for your combat character. More monthly installments for SOE.
As with my accounts, I had 1 combat toon and another trader toon, structures. Soon, that was not enough, when the jedi got his houses/deco/ships that the struc trader could make him, he then needed the rest. So, another account, another 15 bucks a month, and his problem was settled. A quick grind ( as the struc trader had resources at that time ) and A DE and a tailor came to be. This was after the RE system with PUPS, etc. and the jedi had, again, what he needed.
Wife started an account and ground up a DE so I respeced my DE to AS and we had all 4 crafters. The 3rd account came when Bria fell so much in population (shades of Kauri which I gave SOE 200.00 to get off there) so you couldn't even find an ent, 70% of the time. 3rd account, a ent and another DE, just to keep the jedi going, in game. Sales from the crafters were secondary and just iceing on the cake, so to speak. I had a new suit, at a whim, pups, etc, etc., whenever I felt it necessary.
So, it ended up, with my 3 accounts, the wife's 2 accounts, our little gameing experience was now costing $75.00 a month. Still cheap, for entertainment purposes, but not quite what you figure, going in, and starting the game.
Yeah, I think SOE likes the inflation and isn't really going to do much about it at all. There is really only a few things you can do, in game, to cope with it.
A. grind, grind, and then grind some more
B. Hit the credit sellers
C. Buy TCG packs (loot cards) and sell them on the server forums for large credits
D. Start the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or even 5th account
If they actualy wanted inflation taken care of, they'd allow 8 toons on a server, pretty much like every other MMO. But that cuts into the SOE coffers.