Make Alchemy Great Again! ;-) in General Chat Posted September 10, 2018 · Report reply 5 hours ago, Wizzy said: Saxum is correct, not that Radu is a communist, but price fixing is a communist style control, that always fails, and produces shortages, etc. However, the most significant difference is that the supply of essences from npc are endless. There are no shortages.... You can buy 1 or a billion billion of them.... or whatever number it may be that doesn't cause C programs to crash... which maybe something like 18,446,744,073,709,551,616..or something to this effect. I argued years ago to remove all items from npcs and let the free market prevail, along with shortages, savings, hording, market production shifts, but everyone just OMFG fr33 markets r scary and we love price fixing..until price fixing created the omfg no one buys my essess/pots or whatever.. A good example of this was removing c2 rings from npcs, prices seem to have stabilized and ebul crafters r getting rich buying ess from npc to make c2 rings.. which Barnes seems to use a lot.. I wouldnt remove serp stones from the bars for example, I would remove items that use wolf bars from npcs and remove wolf bars from npc and let the prices float, dont worry, they will stabilize, might make every thing a cost a little more, but price is relative to supply and demand. So be it. Might even see steel long production and iron sword for tin/bronze again. Remove hydro bars from npc too, good gold sink as is, but prices will go up on hydro, and guilds will find ways to get it, it would at least be more interesting then buying from npc. Likely less hydro coming in, but I bet removal stones drop in price, as people cant use 1-20 of them every recon day without the hydro to back it up. But I bet if a nexus removal cost 250k, you wouldnt mind risking a rosto for hydro then... The same with potions, summon stones, etc, Raising prices of essences at npc will just cause price increase of all items, and there will soon become less items that makes sense for mixing, and just buy from npc instead.... Please see bronze armor and rapier for examples... So in short, remove all items that can be made from players from npc sales. Let the free market work, supply and demand and price will sort itself out. When fire essences hits 100gc each, the alt armies (Bring back rule 5 too) will jump into gear and the flood the market quickly, driving down prices of efe and fe at the same time.. that is when I corner the death essence market :DDDD Wiz Wizzy's idea would be great if we had the player base to support it. Unfortunately I just don't see it at the moment. Maybe it would stabilize after a year or 2, but imagine trying to find enough pka, he, and srs to support the current fighting community with the current rounder community. I know I would not play if I had to harvest and mix those items for my own use.