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That's a very educational treatise on price fixing and monopolistic control. You pretty much made the argument for why one entity should not be able/allowed to completely dictate the flow of a necessary resource, thanks. Monopolies aren't good IC any more than they are RL. Remember the old sigil bans? Oakstone minimums? Those weren't good back in the day, and your theoretical mining syndicate isn't any better, now.If you want to form syndicates to keep prices high, that's still absolutely doable. Form groups, make policies. Band together to attack mines of non-syndicate members; that's all completely legit and part of the system design. But to have a mechanical stranglehold over specific resources because you've dialed in the game's spawning algorithms, to the point that no one else gets to play? While impressive, that's not a wise game dynamic, and your defense of it is pretty transparently self-interested.
He's making the point that this is the only way to make profit mining. That if you eliminated the 'monopoly' the supply would saturate the demand and prices would crash, making mining useless.
I don't know why anyone would mine at a loss either, if you can't afford it, stop mining. Don't sell comms at a loss as a habit, that's just crazy. I never put them on market at a low price, just hoard if there's too much. Pushing the price of silver up to 300g is too far though.
Then suddenly the miners knew their investment cost and lowered it over time. prerty sure Aerek nailed the point. Don't need to say anything further.
I think you're missing the main point I'm trying to make.People want to randomize spawns so people can't corner the market on a commodity. People also want the commodities they mine to be more profitable. I'm telling you that you cannot have both with the current spawn yield. You just can't.
Half the problem @Grandue is that not only are you Ashtani but you hold a small position of power there. If you wanted to do the whole Syndicate thing where people could approach you for comma then you might consider changing up your affiliations
@Grandue that wasn't in response to you, I believe I was agreeing with you on that point.
@Atalkez you mined ice before the market established itself as anything. You know ice in commodity shops before was around 350-450 gold on any given day,and that was the major contribution to people being willing to pay for it. Then suddenly the miners knew their investment cost and lowered it over time. prerty sure Aerek nailed the point. Don't need to say anything further.