take the suggestion or don't. Don't complain to me for not taking it.
What i suggested is used in many games and it works. It also gets people to understand what a fair price is. No one may know what a fair price is unless someone does a buisness and shout it. Like in ffxi with whm taxi.
That is also how to start a price trend. Since it is the skill of the crafter. it is the the crafter you sets the price and put it out there.
You crafters are the only ones who can fully repair gear. You are a key tool in the community and econamy.
Also what the deal Ved, I thought crafters didn't charge for the supplies just time since with mats I'm still charged? sorry i'm now confused XD
do you crafter charge fees for supplies or time?
trust me i'm agreeing you on the 1g and 1K if its your mats, I wouldn't refuse, but i would tell them after typically its x gil fee is fair since mats are x gil.
but also in buiness sence.. service = fee. if the customer is coming to you.
helping = tip if you are approching the person.
your suggestion does nothing for the game thats the issue
you are telling people to do something that they are already doing, and thats asking for fair prices to do repairs.
as far as what i am talking about as far as whats charged, right now, people rarely supply their own mats at all. when they do, its usualy because the material is rarer so the crafters dont always have them on hand.
as far as it being a service where people come to me....yeah thats not how it works in this game and there is no crafter out there who is gonna bother going out of their way to start a repair business
right now repairs happen as follows
1) Someone afks with the item in their bazaar to be repaired
2) someone shouts they need repairs, and they either trade back and forth or put it in their bazaar
no one is shouting that they are gonna repair for you. no one cares enough to do that, those who CAN repair for you are usualy sitting in 1 of 2 places
1) next to the repair npc
2) at their guild
the way it works is as someone who needs repairs, it is, as stated, YOU need repairs, not "they NEED" to repair for you, so youll never see that as the case
and again, as stated, the problem lies in what battlers are willing to pay, 1k tip is crap, utter crap, and id refuse to repair for that honestly
when i seek repairs, i need it usualy on canvas and cotton, both of which are fairly cheap fents to get ahold of, so when i offer 5k, ythe repairman is pocketing most of it, but again as stated, thats still not very much. But it is "fair" for the fact that canvas/cotton are a bit on the common side.
Now if i say wanted something repaired only a handful of people can do, i better be offering 15-20k for that repair, cuz chances are...thats what its gonna take(note youll probly pay 3 times that at the npc anyway so its worth it)
money is plentiful, unlike FFXI, where it was a pain to get. thats the main thing you really need to understand, you can spend 5 minutes of time each day, and easily make 20-30k gil in that time as a battler.
each fight you are in, you are maming at least 2-3k gil if you sell what you get, sometimes way more.