The latest Ashes of Creation blog has been posted, this time detailing Economic Nodes. These particular nodes are designed for those who enjoy "the game of supply and demand" and are a way for players to amass a fortune, earn a reputation and take home some rare goods. Merchants will be looking for a helping hand as the "exploration" phase of the node's development is underway and it behooves a wily millionaire in the making to be those hands.
Like the Scientific Node, the Economic Node provides villages and cities with unique buildings that, in turn, provide unique services to the location. These include the Market, the Exchange, the Galleria, and the Emporium. Each building is dependent on the designation and level of the location. For instance, the Emporium arrives at the Metropolis Stage (Level 6).
Each node features its own "superpower" which, in the case of the Economic Node is Linked Economy. This means that all Economic Nodes with this superpower unlocked "share Auction House listings" with one another.
The Linked Economy Superpower has the potential to create a massive market that spans the world. This will allow players to attain and sell goods with ease, providing those who have access to these Economic Nodes a faster path to fortune in the lands of Ashes of Creation.
Read the full post on the Ashes of Creation site.