Trading with NPCs
Most towns have one or more NPCs that will exchange cash or certain reward trophies for various goods. Merchants buy and sell at fixed prices, which do not vary according to supply and demand. Traders buy and sell from a variable inventory at varying cost, according to supply and demand and thus reacting to the state of the game economy.
Trading with other player characters
You can trade items with another player character by clicking on the Trade button that appears next to their name in your target monitor. This opens the Trade Window, which begins the trading session.
- Beware of common scams while trading with other players.
- You cannot trade with other characters until your account is at least 24 hours old nor if you are using a trial account. This reduces the risk to new players that they will be scammed and makes it harder for real money traders to avoid detection.
- In a PvP outpost, you cannot trade with other characters while waiting to enter battle (i.e. the Trade Window will not appear while the timer is counting down). If one of the characters in a trade begins waiting to enter battle, the trade is automatically canceled when both characters click "Accept".
Trade channel and party search
The trade channel is a chat channel where players attempt to sell their items to other players, or attempt to buy items from other players. Words spoken in the trade channel appear pinkish-red in the chat window. There is also a trade section in the party search interface, where you can post short messages about what you want to sell or buy. Common abbreviations for the trade channel and party search include:
| Want to Sell
| Want to Buy
| Want to Trade
|PC||Price Check||Quanto costa?||¿Cuánto cuesta?||Jaka jest cena?|
|C/O||Current Offer||Offerta corrente||Oferta Actual||Oferta aktualna|
| Private Message (whisper)
Please send tell
|Messaggio Privato (sussurra)|| Mensaje Privado (whisper)
Por favor, manda Tell
| Req # [attrib]
|Requirement (for weapons)||Requisito (per le armi)||Requisitos (para armas)|
|All stats are max (e.g. max damage for weapons, max armor for shields)||Tutte le statistiche sono al massimo||Todos los stats son máximos|
|^#||Above, e.g. 15^50 means deals +15% damage when health is greater than 50%||Sopra, ergo 15^50 significa: infligge +15% di danni quando la salute è superiore al 50%|
(The foreign abbreviations are included because they are commonly used in European trade districts.)
Using WTS or WTB in the local channel will automatically switch you to the trade channel. The EULA only allows the placing of trade advertisements in the Trade Channel; using other channels (e.g. local or mission) can result in your account being suspended.
Almost any item that can be placed in inventory can be traded to another character, with the exception of currently equipped items. However, a few items are restricted from trading; they cannot be placed in the Trade Window nor dropped on the ground for another character to pick up:
- Birthday Present Vouchers and Birthday Surprise Boxes
- Bonus items
- Golem User Manual
- Imperial Dragon's Tears
- Imperial Guard Lockboxes
- Medals of Honor
- Nesting Materials
- Weapons that are initially equipped on heroes (e.g. Gesshoku, Keiran's Bow, Xan Hei's Resolve, and Dunkoro's Holy Branch).
- Certain items that can only be acquired during special events:
- All items that can only be acquired during Wayfarer's Reverie, except Wayfarer's Mark: Everlasting Legionnaire Tonic, Legion Loot Bag, Legionnaire Summoning Crystal, Miniature Legionnaire, Reverie Gift, and the reward trophies that are exchanged for them (Proof of Flames, Mountains, Waves, and Winds).
- Celestial Miniature Token
- Everlasting Mobstoppers
- Frozen Accessory Tokens
- Ghoulish Accessory Tokens
- Imperial Mask Token
- Racing Medals
- Vials of Sadie's Dye [Pink] (also cannot be traded to a dye trader, but can be sold to merchants).
- The following warning appears when accepting a trade where your character will receive a customized armor or weapon:
The following items are [sic] customized:
<List of customized items>
You cannot equip items that are customized for other characters.
Are you sure you want to accept the offer?
- The following warning appears when accepting a trade where your character will receive a dedicated miniature:
The following items have [sic] been dedicated at a Hall of Monuments:
<List of dedicated miniatures>
You cannot dedicate items at your Hall of Monuments if they have been previously dedicated.
Are you sure you want to accept the offer?