Registered Old Person
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Graal City Restaurant
In the last while there have been some big changes to the game in how we are allowed to interact with the game's profitable content, which is essentially related to farming, bug catching, and looting. More recently there have been some larger changes to the system which have caused me to question the reasoning of staff in making said changes. Initially these were admittedly minor details... but here's the list of what I've seen relating directly reducing the value of objects possessed by players and hindering the ability to profit from in-game activity.
- - Rate of gralat spawn in farming has been periodically reduced (admittedly hasn't happened for some time)
- - Bomb/Arrow interactions were removed (exploding arrow effect)
- - Looting now has a limitation on the amount of items you can hold at one time and a lower value per item on sale.
- - Bug catching, again, now has a limit on the number of bugs you can hold and a lower value per item on sale (recently made much lower, without warning, in this case)
- - Capsule Machine furniture objects have a resale value of 1 gralat (instead of half price)
- - Christmas Gift furniture has been retroactively devalued, to also sell for 1 gralat per piece instead of the original half price (thousands on some items)
- - Hat stores have recently been adjusted to all have rotating stock in order to stimulate 'impulse purchasing' and limiting availability of specific items
- - Select furniture pieces have been adjusted to be more expensive than initial release prices (in particular, the castle furniture, after they were found to be extremely profitable)
- - Personal Uploads have been altered, without notice, now giving "upload tokens" instead of gralats, meaning you can only exchange them for half price on an alternate upload.
- - Furniture items have now been altered, without notice, to resell for 10 gralats per piece instead of the original half price.
To be clear, I have no problem with changing these things.
I do, however, have a problem with not being warned first.
This is dishonest thievery, and the persons responsible should be ashamed.
If you disagree with this action,
consider carefully what this trend implies before purchasing in-game currency (gralat packs) in future.
The thread to find the original discussion about this...
I had about 200,000-300,000 worth of resale value from furniture objects removed (read 'stolen') in this 'update' including christmas and halloween items that previously sold for unspeakably higher rates than 1 gralat each.