Toldain Talks

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Toldain started as an Everquest character. I've played him in EQ2, WoW, Vanguard, LOTRO, and Zork Online. And then EVE Online, where I'm 3 million years old, rather than my usual 3000. Currently I'm mostly playing DDO. But I still have fabulous red hair. In RL, I am a software developer who has worked on networked games, but not MMORPGS.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Recession Blues

The economy on my server is in a bit of recession. Last night I found perhaps 30 upgrades to one of my spells, 20 of which were Adept I upgrades, and many were at very reasonable prices. Other commodities have dropped in price as well. It also appears that enough people have grasped the notion that wholesaler quests can be fulfilled through buying items that the prices of harvestables are where they ought to be.

But the real problem is that the server population is down somewhat. The first free month is over, World of Warcraft is out, and it's a week before Christmas. Folks have a lot of things to do other than participate in the EQ2 economy. And that means less coin earned from quests and mob drops, and fewer buyers.

I think things will improve after Christmas, and also when the free month of WoW wears off. But I'll be in and around Qeynos anyway until then.


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