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Old 04-17-2018, 05:27 PM
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Hey folks,

There has been some extremely shady behavior going on related to this particular item. Items which are staples of certain classes should not be held out of reach for those players. This is how we start negatively impacting the server-wide class balance.

What is the reason that the pre-nerf CoS has more than doubled in price over the past couple of months? Simple. There are certain players - and most of you already know them - who have horded this particular item, by buying them in bulk at reasonable prices (10-13k) and then, once nobody else had them, these players worked together to price gouge - and like, ridiculously price gouge. No item should more than double in cost when there have been no changes to the item server-wide. I spoke with one of these price gougers who told me "the rarity on the CoS has gone up," in an effort to justify his price. While this is partly true, the reason for the increase in rarity is also directly due to price gougers hording them. And the increase in price would have been reasonable to maybe 14-15k. However, even that is pushing it if you ask me.

My solution? Simple. You all need to stop paying price gougers what they ask for. The blame for these items selling at over 20k is now entirely upon the consumer for giving in. I saw someone reply to another WTS pre-nerf CoS thread on here, offering 13k. I think the community should come together and continue making public offers at fair prices (10-13k, as it has been for years now) on every single WTS thread you find for this item. Keep letting them know what your offer is and do not budge.

In the meantime, I am working to collect as many pre-nerf CoS's as possible, for the purpose of immediately finding them homes (I am not hording them - they are usually gone within the same hour I get them). That being said, I do have another one now and I am selling it for 13k. How am I ensuring that price gougers do not have access to my supply line? Unfortunately, this is difficult - I will only be selling my CoS's to SK/NEC mains who are level 40+, fully geared, with full spell books. If you have guildies/friends who can vouch for you, I may also ask about that. I will conduct fairly basic background checks on those who PM me for a CoS (both on forums and in-game). This may seem strict, but I refuse to let these go to anyone who intends to resell them for 20k or an even more ridiculous price.

Please feel free to contact me via PM, reply, or you can /tell Octavion in game. We have the power, as a community, to bring the price on this item back down to normal. It is going to take patience on your part, as buyers. Do not give in to these price gougers just because you want the item today. If you do, it will only become more extreme for everyone else and you will run into these same gouged prices on the next item you need. People can only sell items for however much others are willing to pay.

If you are a player in possession of a pre-nerf CoS which you are not currently using, either because you're a returning player, your NEC/SK is collecting dust on the shelf, or whatever the reason is - Contact me and let's work together to find good homes for these items with people who will use them, rather than try to price gouge and hurt the P99 community. I will offer my consignment services without a commission - this means I will find a good home for your unused CoS and you will take 100% of the platinum from the sale.

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Old 04-17-2018, 05:34 PM
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Noble as your cause is, there is no structure available to really enforce what you are proposing. HEBS, the now recovering flint dagger, and others are also affected. What about making a post to list names of players to avoid interacting with or something similar?
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Old 04-17-2018, 05:54 PM
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Just buy some damn cloudy potions.
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Old 04-17-2018, 06:25 PM
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offer 13k ;-)
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Old 04-17-2018, 07:17 PM
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Rarity of them, lol.

These things were on permanent farm status for 7 years.
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Old 04-17-2018, 07:39 PM
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Thank you. I've been in the tunnel the past week looking for one and have had a few conversations with people about what is going on.
I'll send you a pm ingame
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Old 04-17-2018, 08:21 PM
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offer 13k ;-)
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Old 04-17-2018, 09:57 PM
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Well I can't really thank Octavion enough for helping me out and offering a fair price on a Circlet of Shadow. Awesome stuff mate!

A price jump from 12k to 20k in the last few weeks pushed this item out of my reach. Sure it no longer drops and will slowly rise in price but 8k in 2 weeks? Clearly there is something going on with this item so if anyone else is looking for one just be aware that the prices you see in EC tunnel are very inflated. Caveat emptor.
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Old 04-17-2018, 10:02 PM
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something something competition
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Old 04-17-2018, 10:37 PM
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Octavian is totally right. The jump to 20k is bullshit. There was an EC thread recently where someone claimed they bought a CoS for 25k LOL. I am betting 1000 platinum that was fake, trying to set the precedent..
Yeah I thought the same thing. Looked a bit obvious to me as well.
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