Talk:Rare scroll trader

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When did they add FoW and UW scrolls? -elviondale (tahlk) 22:31, 29 August 2007 (UTC)


Is it just me, or is that ridiculous? Assuming that bits of data are infinite in number, and servers can handle it (which they seem to do just fine, even on event weekends), rare scrolls being available all the time shouldn't be a problem. Black dye is available all the time, and that stuff is friggin' useless. - Vik 03:14, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

It's just you. This is part of the in-game economy in Guild Wars. For the most part, rare scrolls are always available because more players sell them to the merchant than buy them. As for black dye, it's the same situation. If ArenaNet introduced a new colour of dye, you can bet your bottom that it'd sell out fast and would be no longer available at the merchant. Yes, they're bits of data, but limiting things such as scrolls, materials, and dye not only contributes to a good economy, but it gives players incentive to play. Kokuou 03:20, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
The statement on the page is not about whether or not the scrolls are available, but focused on the cost of the scrolls. eg. If many players buy a certain scroll type in a limited time frame the demand rises, perhaps above the rate of supply, and then the cost of those scrolls will also rise. -- WarBlade 03:24, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
But if I bet my bottom, someone could win it away from me! :P No, I understand what you mean, and my frustration really only arises from the fact that, although it may serve the in-game economy, it's still silly for certain things to be more expensive (as in the case of black dye, which looks odd at best, imo, on most armor sets) than others. But that's why they are opinions, no? - Vik 01:43, 27 July 2008 (UTC)
A month late, but the amount of effort put into getting something is what makes it valuable. Black dye has a low drop rate, which makes for more effort to get one (unless you get lucky while questing). It's kinda like how people pay more for crystallines than most other weapons. -- Armond WarbladeUser Armond sig image.png 15:50, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Previous sale price weirdness[edit]

Two days ago I went to see Ixx in the Umbral Grotto, and he was advertising really silly "last transaction" prices in the "buy" tab: Scroll of Hero's Insight for 180 gold ("value" 400 gold). I thought, "can't be right, but if it is, let the arbitrage begin...". I was, of course, right, that it can't be right. The quoted next transaction price was 800 gold. Bah! Cynique 13:56, 14 October 2010 (UTC)