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Kalea Sprite

Kalea Sprite

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Kale100 said:
iFlipTables said:
Kale100 said:
Jagex is shooting themselves in the foot by re-releasing "rares".

- Investors buy rares in anticipation of a return on their investment over time (this boosts the price as it removes some of the items from circulation)
- With high prices on rares, buying spins is more attractive when new rares are released.
- When Jagex goes back on their word, and re-releases "rares"...
investors lose confidence > do not buy > do not raise price > lower appeal of buying spins > lower Jagex profits

But making new items is effort :(


Most profits do involve effort!


So, if you maintain that "most profits do involve effort," then it's not clear what your concern is. It doesn't take much effort on your part to buy an item and sit on it for however long. Perhaps you should put more effort in :P

Also, all investments carry a certain amount of risk, so all investors should always be prepared for their investments to fail.

Furthermore, "investors," as you describe yourself, are not the only market open to Jagex, it's perhaps likely that they are motivated to sell these Keys due to demand from other market segments.
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13-Apr-2017 07:49:58

Kalea Sprite

Kalea Sprite

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Kale100 said:
1) It seems you missed the keyword, most. Profits are earned by effort or proliferation of resources (i.e., money makes money)

2) Absolutely, but what if you are walking down the street, happy as can be, whistling a merry tune, and a police officer arrests you, citing a new law that was passed without notice 4.5 seconds ago against walking and whistling at the same time. Point being, if you are going to change a rule, law, or operating principle, generally a prior heads up is warranted.

3)I never described myself as an investor. I never said investors themselves are the ones buying keys, I said they motivate others to buy keys.


1) It seems you missed the keyword, "effort." There is not a lot of "effort" involved in sitting on an item. In this regard, Jagex have put in the most effort, and are doing a great job updating the game overall.

2) The game is unpredictable, and the fine print says they can change anything they want as they see fit.

3) It is unlikely that "investors," as you describe them, have an influence on the purchasing habits of other players, if someone likes something they buy it regardless of your so-called "investors."
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13-Apr-2017 19:03:34

Kalea Sprite

Kalea Sprite

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Kale100 said:
Kalea Sprite said:

2) The game is unpredictable, and the fine print says they can change anything they want as they see fit.

3) It is unlikely that "investors," as you describe them, have an influence on the purchasing habits of other players, if someone likes something they buy it regardless of your so-called "investors."
2) Ok, so if you are permanently banned tomorrow, for no other reason than Jagex felt like it, you should have no complaints by that logic.

3) It is not only likely, it is a simple extrapolation of human behavior. Which option sounds more appealing to you?
A) Spend $5 on keys > Get 1 rainbow cape > Sell 1 rainbow cape for 20m gp
B) Spend $5 on keys > Get 1 rainbow cape > Sell 1 rainbow cape for 30m gp

Option B is the logical answer, you get more output for the same input. Investors drive up prices by providing demand and reducing circulating supply. This is fact.

2) Technically yes, they could do that because all these accounts belong to them, the player is basically just borrowing the account. One might complain all they like but there is no grounds for it because all this stuff belongs to Jagex. Obviously, they probably wouldn't take such action unless there was good reason.

3) Your so-called "investor" in your scenerio is actually providing the supply side, they do not provide the demand side if they are selling it in-game for gold pieces.

In fact, it is the player that spends the gold pieces that provides the demand in your scenerio. If they didn't exist then your "investor" would have no one to sell it to. Logically, they would actually prefer to pay the lower price.

Furthermore, you forgot to add:

C) Spend $5 on keys > Get 1 rainbow cape > Perfect item for the next music video.
D) Spend $5 on keys > Get 1 rainbow cape > Add to collection of amazing stuff.
E) Spend $5 on keys > Get 1 rainbow cape > Enjoy wearing it. :D
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14-Apr-2017 06:53:36

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