The Crafter Consortium
What's changed recently for the Consortium?
Yep, we've hit 18 members of the Consortium, and still growing. They'll get their directory profiles posted soon, if they haven't already. Are you a crafter or gatherer? Please join the forums and post your ranks! Think of it as an advertisement for your work! Anyone who comes to the forums looking for someone to craft an item, or for raw materials, will see your name!
The Consortium is friendly to all who wish to join us. We have a section specifically for RPers called The Markets. I'm sure once I can get ahold of some linkshell staff members in the RPC I will be getting links to roleplaying-centered linkshells, both economic and not.
Friends of the Consortium
This is probably the biggest and most important thing now, in my eyes. I am looking for linkshell leaders who wish to take part in whatever impact the Consortium is trying to make on the economy to ally themselves with the Consortium. What does it take? Well, just let me advertise the Consortium to members of your linkshell (gatherers and crafters especially) so that the Members Directory can grow. In return you can advertise for your shell on our forums. In addition, linkshell leaders will be able to talk amongst themselves about large gatherings, the economy, and whatnot. I want everyone to see this as a large alliance trying to work together to get the economy running!
Since the bazaar system's just beginning, I thought this would be a helpful tool. Have you been able to sell an item that may be used as an ingredient in a craft? What about a crafted item? Please post the item and the price you were able to sell it at. This way we can get some prices established quickly.
In the future
One of the suggestions I recently got from a member was to have a naming scheme for the retainers associated with the Consortium. This would allow people to quickly see which retainers belong to linkshell members, hopefully encouraging them to look through our bazaars first. Another suggestion to be discussed is choosing certain market wards for Consortium retainers, once again to make Consortium wares more accessible to citizens of Besaid server.
Have a suggestion for the Consortium? Please post it, any reasonable suggestions will be added for discussion. Are you a crafter or a gatherer and wish to join the Consortium? Please sign up on the forums! There is actually no requirement to carry a Consortium pearl to be a member, just so long as you keep your profile updated with your ranks! Are you a linkshell leader? Please consider allying with the Consortium. The larger the alliance becomes, the stronger we can make the community!