Tools – Supply and Demand
So I’m a tool crafter and I just had a realisation after the market crashed recently for t5 tools… How often to tools get Cheap Albion Online Gold trashed?
I mean, with armours and weapons you NEED to take those with you when you go out fighting / gathering / doing anything or you’ll just be naked. This increases chances of higher tier gear needing to be replenished. You can die in red zone / black zone / blue dungeons and get your stuff trashed.
How often do you need to buy a new pickaxe? Maybe you have a couple, one for your guild territory and one for your safe zone town. How often have you died carrying said axe where you’ve needed to buy a new one? Compared to the amount of gear you’ve had to buy?
What I’m getting to is that tools don’t need to be replaced any where near as often as armour or weapons yet they take just as long to get the craft skill up for. What we end up with is a market saturated with tools that are essentially the cost of the materials where they aren’t bought very often (as soon as everyone has a couple, they hardly need to replace them).
So to sell my tools on the AH I have to hope there’s a constant flux of people joining the game and needing new tools.
I don’t really know how to fix this. Perhaps make tools break when they reach 0 durability? Would go a small way to increasing demand for them as they could accidentally break while gathering or if you die to mobs and the tool reaches 0 durability.
Realistically you’re only going to take your tools out to go harvesting. Harvesting in red zone if it’s by your guild territory is pretty low risk.
Sure you might get solo gatherers who are risking it and may die occasionally. However, they also lose all their armour / weapons too.
I can’t see an economy where t5 tools are more than 5-8k within a Albion Online Gold week.