Title: New Market
Description: Market starting point
TUF - October 29, 2010 05:10 PM (GMT)
I have up and down feelings about the new market. I like it cause I can buy things at 10 on the black market.
I dont like the starting point of the acctual market.
By starting out with 10k resources with 9hrs to market, there really isnt much point to use the market, if your only going to make 90k gold
6hrs at 10k resources is a little better
then follow the same scheme that is already set up
except once time hits 1hr you will be at 50k/60k resources, but still be able to upgrade to add more resources to your market.
unless the plan, of changing the market, was to create a less used market. Then what is set up should work. Otherwise, something along the lines of what I have stated would create a more full age useable market.
Bhaal - October 29, 2010 05:19 PM (GMT)
There already have been requests for a scaled down market. I'm thinking of going along the lines of
TUF - October 29, 2010 05:23 PM (GMT)
oh cool. firgured there was somewhere but dint see a post for it
Lothar - October 29, 2010 06:29 PM (GMT)
Since you are at rvising the market can I sugest a more thouroughly revision??
Market is characterized by two qualities: Size of caravan and Time to market, while a 10K size increase is fairly straightforward and even time improvements DOUBLE marketing potential every time you halve them.
When your originat time to market was 5 hours reducing it by half an hour is negligible improvement (5/4.5 = 11%) on the other hand if your market level grants you a 1 hour time to market improving it to half an hour DOUBLES (1/0.5 = 100%) your marketing potential. Both example are assuming you sell as reach the market wich is not always the case so actual marketing potential is heavily affected by market flood state but that is very changing and unpredictable situation.
My sugestion is:
Don't go below 1 hour time to market, it's just too powerfull.
At the early market levels increase rapidly caravan size to make up for the reduced effect of time to market improvements.
In the later levels reduce caravan size improvement to make up for the increased effectivity of time to market improvement.
After caping time to market increase caravan size improvement rate again since time to market isn't improving at all.
I can send you an spreadsheet I made some time ago that would help you greatly at assesing market potential with different values for time to market, time on selling queue and caravan size.
Karkento - October 29, 2010 08:17 PM (GMT)
At the beginning the 9 hour wait just makes it so unpredictable because if you send some stuff before you go to sleep/school/work you can't even be sure it will be sold once you get back. At the beginning I think the speed should increase more and the caravan size slower and than at 4-5 hours or so it slowly switches around and then the caravan size increases more than the speed.
Edit: All this is said for the purpose of supporting Lothar's point.
Coel - October 30, 2010 02:57 AM (GMT)
that's what Lothar said. :P
Karkento - October 30, 2010 02:12 PM (GMT)
Oh snap! Of course it is. I just misread his. My bad.