Sunday, August 26, 2012

Guild Wars 2 Trading Post errors mean you have a few options for making gold.

I don't have to tell all of you about the Guild Wars 2 Trading Post errors.  They've pretty much plagued the game since the second it went live, which is strange, because there were very few issues with the trading post during all of the beta weekends and even stress tests.  It was pretty much expected that there was going to be a numerous amount of issues though.  Don't forget that this is an MMO launch and they never go off without a few issues.  The trading post going down for this long does have a few implications though.  Some of them can really help you out, but then again, some of them really do some damage if you want to make gold.

There are two sides to the coin for the trading post being down.  The first is that people are forced to hang on to the materials that they gather.  The lack of an in-game face to face trading system entirely eliminates the ability to move commodities.  Since people are forced to hang onto everything they gather I can almost guarantee you that they are now using those to level up their disciplines rather than saving them to sell when the trading post is working.

The upside to this scenario is that when the trading post does go live there is going to be an abnormal amount of materials going up at once.  There are absolutely people who are now leveling their disciplines, but there are also people who are still interested in gathering items just to sell them. When the trading post does finally start working as intended is going to become flooded quickly in the prices are going to go down into the basement. This is great for you and I because it allows us to level of our disciplines for much cheaper than we would have been able to otherwise.

Anytime you have issues that are the significant there's two sides to the coin. The trading post being down absolutely cripples the economy of the game since it is entirely reliant on the trading post. On the other hand you have to pay attention to the possibilities that can arise from it. Unfortunately, right now the trading post is down and it's going to be for an unknown duration of time. The good thing is that as long as you know what to expect when it does go up you still got some pretty good opportunities to make gold.  Here are a few of the most important things to note given the situation so far.

  1. People are going to be leveling up their disciplines since they are forced to hang on to all of the commodities.
  2. When the Trading Post does go live items are going to be cheap cheap cheap.  The market will become flooded due to all the people trying to unload after hanging on to their goods for this long.
  3. You are going to want to place as many buy-orders as you possibly can.  Low-ball people to the extreme.  This is the greatest opportunity to buy in bulk that you will have for a long time.
  4. Utilize this opportunity to get your own disciplines leveled up--especially COOKING.
  5. Players are going to be pricing their goods incorrectly--I guarantee it.  Keep your eyes open!
Don't look at the trading post being down as a roadblock and it will not be one.  There are bound to be a number of issues that have yet to come.  Look at the implications of every one of them and think of how it affects the games economy.  This is what you need to do for every bug, hot fix and even major patch.

Utilize every opportunity you can for your own economic gain and you will find yourself with an important leg up on 95% of your competition.

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