Introduction + on the bottom small feedback on SSF faction:
I do love that trade has restrictions, i don’t like the fact that we can’t resell items or craft a little bit on them. If i had to pick one i would say resell items and no crafting.
I’m also afraid to pick trade in this state because i’m worried there won’t be enough people picking it.
My indication is that its logical that most “trade players” from other games might not play trade in the long run.
The restrictions on trade are so severe that it’s only worth for basic trading in my opinion. The reason being, not able to resell, so no flipping items or crafting on it and selling it again. This is intended and i get that.
This probably means however less people that want to trade so less items on trade.
On top of it not everything can be traded until you are rank 10 which will be another factor of an active or inactive trade market. My prediction is it’s gonna affect the trade market in a negative way on top of what i said earlier.
I’m actually for restrictions in trade to some degree and i love SSF as well, i play both in other games. I’m afraid however that not being able to resell items is the nail in the coffin for trade.
Idea for a middle ground in the trade system, at least for the craft and flip boys:
It would be sick IMO if EHG would add another crafting system which lets you have a certain amount of crafts (Forging potential but for trade) that you could do an item to be able to sell it again (as a middleground restriction wise).
They already got this system so that would save some time.
I still think it would be a lot of work for them to make this work together with the restricted system they’ve build but i have the knowledge about that. Maybe it’s pretty easy.
Another option to open up trade with a restriction:
EHG could also copy a system like Fifa has. They have an maximum price range to prevent “trade abusers”. You could still flip items within that price range and snipe items which is fun for the people who like this trade game and solves some trade abuse problems.
It slowly scales the prices higher on certain items till a maximum point as well. I’m not certain how they build that but it could be an option for EHG to open up the system and restrict as well at the same time together with the idea i just proposed.
Final thoughts about trade:
All in all i do prefer a way more restricted way of reselling items, flipping etc.
I do hope however that will be some options to craft and/or resell items since the trade
market can be a subgame in itself, even if its really restricted. I think many “real traders” from other games will be pretty disappointed with the many restrictions this system has.
I do love that SSF has a really good system which seems to be in favor of trade.
Normally its the other way around so i was really happy and surprised that EHG made this unique system. For me this trade system (as it is) isn’t a deal breaker since i love SSF and the new SSF faction as well.
The only sad thing for me in the SSF faction, is that tier 6/7 exalted items will be easier to get. LE already rains exalted items and i loved the drop only system and tier 7 being harder to find.
I actually had a few of those YES moments with that. This will be gone with the SSF faction. Yes i could choose to not use it probably but i want to use everything else from this system.
Anyway i liked that tier 7 exalted used to be this thing that you only could get with playing the game and it being harder to get which isn’t the case anymore.
If trade had a bit less restrictions i would also prefer trade only being able to sell tier 6 exalted item so it still had tier 7 as a drop only feature. I love that system.
Thanks if you made it to the end and sorry for my bad english.
I Am looking for more fun different options to play Last Epoch this is why i posted this.
Again i don’t mind finding my own items trough SSF so please don’t react with oh you want everything for free and a rant why i am a lazy player . I had this reactions so many times while i never said i want things for free. I ignored most of those reactions but i felt like mentioning it here. I prefer honest non rant discussions and yes spicey discussions are natural, we are humans after all