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gorillableu

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Quartz (SMP)
« on: December 24, 2016, 12:23:41 am »
Greetings,

I would like to use this post to officially request to adjust the in-game market price for quartz. A second option would be to adjust the quantity of quartz received for the current in-game market price.

To date, the market cost to purchase 16 pieces of quartz is $500 (in-game currency).

I suggest we change the price to $125 for said sixteen pieces of quartz OR change the quantity of quartz received for $500 from 16 to 64.


Why? My reasons are as follows:
     1). Quartz is difficult to find in the nether world, even more so given the number of people that have played on this server over the years
     2). When found, with a Fortune III enchanted pick axe, I have been lucky to average 2 pieces of quartz obtained per block of quartz found
     3a). At current market prices and quantity received, to obtain a single chest of quartz block stacks (27 stacks at 64 blocks per stack = 1728 individual blocks), it costs $216,000.
     3b). Keep in mind that it requires 4 stacks of quartz to make 1 stack of quartz block
     4). 27 stacks of any one item does not cover much space during in-game use , especially when when a player desires to use a specific block for many things
     5a). Apart from consistent donating, which everyone may not have the budget for, the only way to obtain a decent monthly income of in-game money is to be top voter, respectively, which arguably, can be spent much faster than it is earned, especially when the only way to obtain a rare item is to purchase it from the market.
     5b). For example, I have been fortunate to save $600,000 from being top voter across multiple months. However, I have had to spend upwards of $410,000 of that money to obtain 1 double chest full of chiseled quartz block stacks. (NOTE: I combined the quartz I purchased with the quartz I have found)


While I would like to suggest that the market price of $500 for 16 pieces of quartz be change to $500 for 1 stack of quartz block, I like to think my suggestion above is a good place to start.


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gorillableu

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Re: Quartz (SMP)
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2016, 12:35:54 am »
Fun Fact

I just learned that Skeletons move at lightning speeds when walking on soul sand - yikes!

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Re: Quartz (SMP)
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2016, 09:29:34 am »
Although I can see where you're coming from I imagine reluctancy towards changing the market prices until post 1.11 will arise. Quartz is indeed very expensive, however cast areas of the nether are either unexplored or un-mined - I average around a single chest of quartz an hour when mining. Part of the reason certain things at market are expensive is to encourage you to find them yourself, and quartz is not actually a rare item -  it's easy to find and plentiful block for block (~ as common as Iron).

While a review of market prices should probably be conducted when we update to 1.11 due to new blocks from 1.10 etc. I don't think anything should necessarily be done just yet.

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Re: Quartz (SMP)
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2016, 08:41:40 pm »
Thanks for sharing your thoughts, 100Penguin.

I am eager to hear from other players, including Operators and Moderators alike.


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gorillableu
« Last Edit: December 24, 2016, 08:48:36 pm by gorillableu »