Small note since I see a lot of confusion about this: The gold price for crowns in game is directly correlated to the $ RMT value for in-game-gold (IGG). This since there are two main paths to get igg from $ (I'm not going to cover the minor paths) Either you use $ to purchase crowns in the portalarium store, then sell those crowns for igg (low risk, higher price) or you use $ to purchase igg directly from a a player (higher risk, lower price) Where the two main paths to get $ from IGG is Either RMT directly igg for $ (less hassle, slightly smaller market, more competition) or in game use igg to buy crowns, then RMT crowns for $ (more hassle, bigger market, less competition) That then dictates that the three currencies $, Crowns, IGG will correlate their transfer rates with a deviance to cover for risk. So if you see the RMT $ price for IGG go down, then expect IGG to Crown prices to go up over time with a slight delay. Which also means that as long as we see the continued trend of falling RMT price for gold then we will see a continued trend of increased gold price for Crowns. Which means instead of ranting about how crown prices are always going up, we should instead rant about why/how IGG RMT prices are always falling.