I haven’t noticed a lot of this in game, that ain’t right. If you’re not seeing your tools specifically on stands though I would say people are burning through them. I’ve been playing heavily again since mid-december and I’ve burnt out all of my stored stuff except a bulk of high-level diamonds.
Absolutely. I’ve learned that I would much rather have a large collection of tools than a large pile of coins. I prefer orders over clearing out shops but sometimes, well you do what you gotta do.
LOL I also occasionally offer forgers more than they’re asking. This isn’t (on my part) an attempt to force the market. It’s because I want them to keep forging. I won’t pay extra for a uselessly maxed tool though. At least on heavy and balanced tools speed can be maxed and that’s useful, durability of course more is better.
When I see a diamond tool that has maxed damage and less than maxed dura/speed it leaves me scratching my chin. That’s wasted compound.
Can confirm with @May-L04 it matters how close you are. The projectiles spread with distance and I hate shotgunning cuttles and only hitting with the center piece. If you run up on the mob though you can hit with them all from a couple meters away.
I don’t know about across the player base. I’ve noticed some people treasure a hammer like it’s family, wanting to repair it and whatnot.
As noted by some others here, once you get hooked on starberry/speed setups you start burning a lot of tools. Several high durability diamonds per hour. I bought three topaz hammers from a stand last night and they really only lasted a few minutes.
I haven’t been counting but since the second week of december I’ve been playing a lot again and burning out my stash. Easily 350 tools, probably over 400.
I’m honestly still shaking my head over this @SWProzee1 have you caught people doing this?
I’ve had people ask me to sell them hammers because I’ve posted pics of my diamond collection, and refused. I have hundreds of high tier tools still from a long term trade agreement I had with Aenea supplying her tools for nova golda - and every time a forger solicits orders I place a large order, or two.
I would always rather store tools than coins. I’ve got my supply of forge ingredients back up a bit but I think I’m still going to be asking around for a massive order of low level tools this week. Just because I don’t want to forge right now, and also I want to have stuff on hand when there are less forgers active.
Still I refuse to resell. I Get it with cheap blocks and other stuff, I sometimes play a hard economic game. But forged goods - nah that always feels personal. The struggle to keep people forging is real.