|Yeah I haven’t been in a couple days but I’m coming to see how it’s proceeding today.
10k prestige is not a problem it’s a couple blocks really. The baskets, however, are a larger draw than portals. So the concern is that a shop owner has to either move their main foot fall (and buyers tbh) attraction from their own build or existing shop, and send it to the request dimension, or split their coins and quite possibly only get half (or however they split it) of the product they need.
I have a shop on my main build and in a mall. And I see this drawing general traffic of people portal hopping and mall wandering for baskets. This only looks like a complete plus for someone with no traffic attraction atm.Footfall AND sales combined paid for the oort to run a biitula portal off my homeplanet of raxxa this week with a bit to spare.
Drop basket hunter traffic by 10 - 15% due to people making easy sales at one place (and accepting lower prices so they don’t have to travel) and my whole main shop runs in the red. My prices are fair and I’m not giving my time away. I suspect (who really knows) are people that saw a “good enough” price and bought where they were at.
That will be happening less.
For sure. IT osunds like you are exactly who I’m talking about then, and this should be great for you.
I know when you say things like “I’m not trying to be negative” it can come off like a warning but this is not a bad idea. It’s just going to be painful for a lot of players if enough people get on it and activity in other areas tapers off.
The numbers posted above indicate that a couple percent of the player base have possibly plotted there (could just be some alts but hey) and this could take off. I might literally grab some FOMO plots this afternoon in self defense.
I’m watching with interest and not really negativity but, trepidation. If it works it’s a great idea for the builder, and IMO will be a big drain to the rest of the economy. No clue if it will balance in some way, or simply cause a significant decrease in total coin entering the economy.
I’ve discarded this idea - and I suspect many other players have given it a “meh” as well - and decided not to proceed after whatever analysis they made. With that in mind I’m very interested in the results. Positive or negative.
Kelmat you say that you haven’t joined any retail areas. Have you created a portal or made any attempt to actively draw users to your own build/shop? It sounds like tbh you’re exactly the kind of person I was talking about. And that’s not negative about you either, sorry. This need/desire to get stuff but no time or interest to spend some hours at it make this a very good draw.
For others who are building, promoting, and trying to achieve a level of recognition/familiarity that they begin to see regular organic traffic this is, IMO, a nightmare.
I’m somewhere in between. Honestly I’d rather see some economy develop that encourages players who aren’t builders to stick around. Retailing isn’t my first choice for a pastime in this game right now, I’m too honest with myself about the nature of the actual earning mechanism. I would like very much to see request baskets removed from the game 100%. They create that reverse and unnatural barrier I’m talking about that doesn’t exist in any significant way in any real world economy I’ve ever heard of.
So anyways I have mixed feelings over all, and not sure if Mayumichi really appreciates the analysis but, meh, it’s a forum so sorry if you feel this could hurt your project. I think MOST persisting players that I have met are smart enough to see at least some of these things, and make their own decision.
If enough players participate that the majority of casual players who want to come, hunt or mine for a couple hours, dump their loot, and MAYBE do it again in a couple days can go here and dump their loot in one spot - this will change the game economy (and total footfall production) significantly.
For better or for worse. I’m honestly not sure. But change is always rough lol.
Ah this is getting long and I’m tempted to ramble about baskets in general I better get out of here. I’ll be by to look at progression in a bit and honestly, night grab some plots. They’re split by category so, should be normal to plot into each category, right?