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Why is it so hard to spend Crowns?

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  1. Spoon

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    Why is it that the obsidian crown merchants (apart from potions) are so hidden in the scenes?
    Example:
    how many regulars know about the spooky crown merchant in Owls Head?
    Or
    Why is the crown merchant inBrittany graveyard sneaking off the path off to the side usually hidden from view such that even if you know about him you sometimes miss him? Instead of simply being next to the big entrance statue.​

    Why is it that crown merchants don't hint about their brethren?
    Example
    Why isn't the potion merchant in Ardoris talking about Carvaggio's Wolf and if asked (keyword click) puts the poi on compass? And vice versa.
    Same for all scenes with multiple ones.
    Or
    Why don't they have a keyword which lists the towns that have special ones like Vertas Ardoris etc and put it in our Journal when we talk to one of them?​

    Why is it that the web page linked from the store have them only listed as LOC but no instruction how to use /loc to get the LOC or how that LOC value works, or a description of the way to find them, or better yet a map with an X.

    why do they not list all the way to get crowns?
    Can be found rarely on creatures and resources in the wild.
    Can be traded from other outlanders.
    Can be imported from other lands (store).
    Etc.

    It's strange to me that they feel so secret and hidden and unfinished yet they are supposed to be a revenue generator.

    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/?page_id=64674
     
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    And why is the Spooky Obsi Vendor in OH not selling obsi potions?
     
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    *sigh*
    Tried finding the listed Shogun merchant. The crown page said it would be in the square and even lists coordinates.
    Definately not at the loc coordinates, and not among the crowd in the square.
    Ran into a bunch of the buildings. But no luck.

    If I have a hard time finding them imagine someone newer.
    :rolleyes:
     
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    Had no idea of their existence
    thought it was only obsidian potions :eek: thanks for bringing this to my attention
     
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    patch notes for 561: Moved Ardoris Crown Merchant to bank area.

    (which still doesn't tell you that it's upstairs.)
     
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    Thank you!
    :D
    Didn't try the bank.


    Then check out this page:
    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/?page_id=64674

    It has a huuuuuuuuuuge list of things you can acquire for Crowns in game.

    :)

    Hence why I think it is silly that they are such a secret.
     
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    Definitely needs tuning!
     
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    One relatively easy change I thought of after missing that the shogun one had been moved, would be to make them a compass POI, just like the Town Criers.

    Then their discovery would be an intuitive thing.
    Hmm, what is that thing on my compass, huh, I will go and check that out.

    Just a thought.
     
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    I'm glad you brought this to our attention! The Ardoris crown merchant is the only one I'm familiar with - so I would have been very unpleasantly surprised to not see him next time I'm looking to spend some COTOs.

    I knew there were other crown merchants out there but haven't found one yet.
     
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    there are two in ardoris, next door to each other: the standard potions/dyes/fireworks vendor and a shogun deco/equipment vendor.
     
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    And a third. Carvaggio's Wolf the art dealer who sells paintings, painted rugs and tapestries.
    Behind the virtue students and behind the Z blacksmith. (Zargoff ?)
     
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    Seriously they are a pain to find sometimes even with Cords lol. Some signage might help as well. ;)
     
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    I've asked several times to have an ability to create temporary POI's via a command like "/way X Y Z <DESC>" so you can find things if you know the coordinates.
     
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    Only one I ever knew about was the elf guy in Vertas. I sort of knew obsidian merchants exist somewhere else in the world, but where, and what they have to offer, well, Ive never seen them so I dont know!
     
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    They need a /em gold coin flip with the approproate visual ;)

    1/2 joking. Not sure which half.
     
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