ya know whats funny , if i woulda said more shards drop, you would came up with the almost exact same answer. Sad how smart you think you are, but I understand,.. u know whats going to happen with any little change. Have a good night hero.
EDIT: id like to know your input on if More shards dropped per mob, why Do i Think its going to be same thing.
Edited, Oct 30th 2010 3:12am by HIGHTONE
Instead of sniping at someone with a dissenting opinion, you may want to state why you think a reduction is necessary or beneficial (debate is based on point > counter point after all).
An increase in shard availability would obviously lead to a reduction in their cost (depending on how radical the increase is). What effect this would have on the economy is less straightforward, in my opinion, then the alternative. Prices for many things may lessen to varying degrees, but you've got more factors at play in that including continued rarity of other materials and the sellers own mark up point.
The fact is more Gil is being added every day via leves alone at a tremendous rate. I personally think this means prices are going to continue to climb and while increasing shards may lead to some small relief I don't think it's going to make that big of an impact. The reverse however is, to me more clear cut, if Bronze Knuckles sell in the market for 38k now - then ramping up the rarity of all shards involved in making the materials involved in making the weapon is going to cause a large price hike in everything from the bottom up. I'm just not seeing how this would be a good thing.
What I find funny is in FFXI, there were complaints with how hard it was to earn gil. With FFXIV there's complaints with how easy it is. Considering how expensive things can get I really don't see how gil is too over-inflated. If you want to take gil out of the economy, start buying directly from NPC vendors instead of retainers. Some pieces of armor/weapons are insanely expensive. 200-300K for a dyed Canvas Robe?! Go back on FFXI and some pieces of equipment will average in at much cheaper prices. Why does a sheepskin subligar go for 10K when in FFXI a bone or beetle subligar goes for a fraction of that? And what about weapons... Lancers have some of the most costly weapons in this game right now.
That Dyed Canvas Robe costs that much right now because there is so much Gil floating around, and there is no real reason to buy from vendors. Almost everything can be player made or farmed, and many things can only be player made or farmed. The amount
of Gil each of has versus XI may be higher, but it's actual value is not. We are essentially at a point where 1 million Gil in FFXIV currency may only be equal to 100,000 in XI. Just doing my leves today netted me 35,000, and I didn't even finish them all. Edited, Oct 30th 2010 3:37am by mistrik
Italics fail. Edited, Oct 30th 2010 3:39am by mistrik