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Teophod

Teophod

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Right now when a player sell things on Grand Exchange and collect, the money pouch can hold only up to 2147M. Anything that surpases this goes to the backpack, but again the backpack can only hold up to 2147M. If you try to deposit more than this on your backpack it does not create another stack of gold on the next slot, it just doesn't let the player deposit more than 1 stack of 2147M in the backpack. Same applies to the bank, it's not possible to deposit more than 1 stack of 2147M.

This creates a need on players to buy rare discounted items, so they can store their gold.

Well, as fun as it may seems to somebody, this is crap talking plain and simple. Players are not allowed to have amounts of gold that they are actually holding, many of them.

There is also a bunch of items surpasing 2147M on street price and we are not able to see their real price on the GE. Street price announced on forums cannot be trusted always, we should have their price included on the GE.

So, we need to increase the max. amount of gold we can stack in our money pouch, backpack and bank, and the max. amount of gold items can be traded at the GE.

I know this cuts the pressure to keep buying rare discounted items, but it's a need. Partyhats may have a too high price already, and be a risk buying them. Not all players want to buy them, it doesn't feel safe enough, maybe if their price were on grand exchange.

This update is something that should be made sooner or later, and it's being about time already.

If you don't wanna do it now, at least you shoud create a coin equal in value to 1 million gp, and obtainable only in GE, trading 1M gp to the clerk for 1 coin of 1M value.

This way at least palyers could store all their gold in bank without being forced to buy rares.
Rares should be bought by their rarity only. That's why discounted items shoud say "Discounted" on their description.

Even create another small market only for very expensive items to buy/sell with 1M coins.

08-Mar-2019 16:30:47

Kings Abbot

Kings Abbot

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The 2147M limit has its origin in the available memory space for items. Expanding this might break the game severly as it the core of the core game.
People have been using spirit shards which has a stable price of 23-24 coins to get past the limit and trade rares.

The rare items are only traded infrequently, and the GE would update only very slowly, too slow to catch up with the real fluctuations.

Having a 1M coin or something might be handy in some cases.
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08-Mar-2019 18:33:22

Teophod

Teophod

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Tenebri said:
Its not a simple oh lets increase cap to x. This is java 32 bit max value

I know.

Kings Abbot said:
The 2147M limit has its origin in the available memory space for items. Expanding this might break the game severly as it the core of the core game...


I know, but it may be about time to change that. It will be an update that requires a lot of work but one day or another has to be done.

But if you're planning to leave as it is then at least release the 1M coins, and add "Discounted" title to the examine items that are discounted so all players can identify all discounted items and discern them clearly from the rare but non discounted items. The difference between being discounted or not may have huge consecuences when we talk about the future prices of items, and so it is their rarity and value, so it has to be very clear to everybody.

About the items that exceed the limits of the current grand exchange, another small market could be added to trade only very expensive items with the 1M coins. A small market with a basic unit of the 1M coins. 1M coins would allow players to keep banking all their savings in a single stack of coins if they want without the need of buying rares (or better I should say to being forced to buy them). Also this small market for expensive rares would allow players to know the real value of rare discounted items because of the fluctuation on that market, not recline on comments of other players at the forums to supposedly know the value of those very expensive items. A trick on this may result in a huge scam with very big loses.

This would improve this aspect of the game a lot, and belive me it's important because a big part of the runescape wealth stays arround it.

09-Mar-2019 00:16:58

Teophod

Teophod

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Ok thanks for the tip, spirit shards and packs will do.

Yet partyhats and other expensive rares street price seems to be a bit untrustfull as they rely on comments made by other players on fourms. It would be nice to have charts of those expensive items and this is only possible by creating a second market with a more valuable coin.

And very recommended to add "Discounted" when examine discounted items, maybe even say the year too "Discounted at 2015" for example. Rubber turkeys were supposed to be discounted, they were classified as discounted on a website to inform about runescape and suddently it they were reintroduced causing big loses to many players. I didn't had any but I don't feel its fair. It's a very important info and players should know any moment if an item really is discounted or not.

I'll use shards or pack shards to store wealth, as I didn't knew it was used for it.
Thanks for the tips.

09-Mar-2019 10:44:05

Teophod

Teophod

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I went to Taverley pet shop and summoning shop and spirit shard packs are no more. Also there is only possible to buy 65k shards each time.

Are shard packs only available on member worlds?

I don't want to be a member becuse I don't wanna play right now.

So, not possible to buy massive amount of shards being free to play?

I say it would be better to release a coin of 1m value, obtainable only trading GE clercks on both f2p and members.

12-Mar-2019 16:16:53

Kings Abbot

Kings Abbot

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The pack is indeed members-only according to the Wiki. Jagex could just make the item f2p, spirit shards themselves are f2p anyway. The RS Wiki needs a hand, and Bwian's will gladly take the rest of your body!
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This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

12-Mar-2019 20:39:51

Teophod

Teophod

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Yes but you can buy only 65k shards per time. Considering you can go to the shop (and each travel from my position to the shop is a waste of time) 6 times per day then you can buy up to 390k shards per day in a free to play world, with is 9M 750K gp. And now that I'm selling at the GE this is not even close to the amount of shards I need to buy per day.

So, I guess I'll have to use a bond, just to buy shard packs.

It's good to have shard packs as a solution to store gold, yet I don't know why everybody like it so much. Personally, I would like to see the real price of rare discounted items inside the game, buying or selling them in a secondary market with a more valuable coin.

13-Mar-2019 01:27:45 - Last edited on 13-Mar-2019 01:28:10 by Teophod

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