No Trade....

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jayfire, Nov 29, 2019.

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    My understanding was that 100% of the addon store items would have craftable equivalents. The store purchases would just be ornate versions.
     
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    I've never seen any such statement, but they used to at least pretend to offer some sort of parity. They really messed up when they made craftable "Ornate" named items at one point, as well.

    I generally thought the idea should be:

    Ornate -> addon store
    Fine -> Crafted, requires high skill in <whatever>, decent looking
    regular -> Crap like craftable bookshelf that looks like a 9 year old made it
     
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    I think the idea came from this thread.

    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?threads/craftable-items-in-the-add-on-store.37943/

    The OP was arguing against everything in the AddOn Store being craftable. And was looking to discourage the practice at the time.

    Lately we've seen a dramatic decline in the items the store has for sale and what Avatars can craft. I don't know if there was an official statement back when. However it used to be often occurring.
     
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    I just kept hearing it from other players. I guess that's how rumors work.

    But yeah, let's have a player-crafting economy where half the stuff isn't craftable.
     
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    Maybe they are now getting around to pleasing the other side who never wanted them. Since the devs still have to buy craftable and non-craftable versions from the Unity Store, maybe they are just trying to save money?
     
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    Nothing forces them to buy anything from the Unity store. They can (and have) fully created/modeled many of the items in the game on their own. But it does take a time/resource investment, and that's fairly scarce right now.
     
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    Can get things in the Unity store for less then $50 and add a lot to the game =)
     
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    everything that is craftable comes from the Unity Store. Special things like an LB Birthday cake are bought from the store and an artist/modeler enhances them.
     
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    I remember long ago a statement where all items in the store would be craftable (not exact items, but something at least similar), but I cannot source it. But I do know this was before persistence (and 'release' and 'free-to-play'), the 'early days' so-to-speak (sotaspeak?). Sorry for all the parentheses! :D
     
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    What happens when you sell your account to someone? Do all the no trade items on the account disappear?
     
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    Lots of things were said a long time ago that probably weren't remembered, don't want to be remembered, or are no longer relevant to the current direction of the game. Maybe it was said a sotacon? According to earlier comments in another thread this is where everything has been laid out and all of these changes communicated (so no one should be surprised, right?), which is of course the best way to share information with your thousands of players - in person speaking verbally with less than 100 of them ;)
     
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    Interesting. I was under the impression that at least some items were originals (maybe the hollow log house)? I guess I'd have to look through the unity store.
     
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    Doesn't really matter at this point. You're right they may release one craftable item every third release or so. Definitely not how it was in the past. Things change both for good and bad.
     
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    It was said often during the livestreams. Basically "it's ok we have a store because you can also craft an alternative of everything in the store".

    I let that one slide when they hit hard times.
     
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    I responded specifically to his statement they add nothing. Which is false.

    Had he said they barely add anything craftable anymore, sure. Would definitely agree with that.
     
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    Here is the sad truth my friends, it's ALL irrelevant.

    This forum post, the other forum post: https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?threads/a-plea.160401/; and the myriad of others in the past...it simply does not matter. Nothing will change.

    Whether it's me and all my griping with the story/quests, @Antrax Artek and his passionate pursuit of meaningful PVP, or @Boris Mondragon and his unrelenting desire to create lore based RP/Raid mechanics; none of it...none of it is going to happen. It simply is too Herculean a task given the current construct of Catnip and the game's development. For many, many reasons.

    I'm not throwing shade or "haterade" (as the kids say) simply making...an observation. An observation that is reality whether we choose to accept it or not.
     
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