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    Player Merchant

    Post by Soul of Stray Demon on Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:16 pm

    I want to be able to go out, farm rare items, and sell them to other players for souls in Dark Souls 2. Of course, some things can't be sold and the game would set the prices but still.

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    Post by Sentiel on Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:25 pm

    Go talk to Lord of Ash, he can make that reality for you right now in Dark Souls. Probably will be able to do the same in Dark Souls II once it's released.

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    Post by Soris Ice Goldwing on Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:28 pm

    Yeah Lord of Ash has a trading empire. Give him a few days and he'll have toons with 99 everything.


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    Re: Player Merchant

    Post by Sentiel on Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:37 pm

    Lord of Ash is the man who found the bottom of the Bottomless Box.

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    Post by Soris Ice Goldwing on Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:39 pm

    And the only one who can keep having 99 items when it seems impossible.


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    Re: Player Merchant

    Post by LunarFog on Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:13 pm

    Or go to the player help section and establish yourself as a supplier and merchant.

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    Post by Soul of Stray Demon on Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:11 pm

    Well, I meant I wanted it as an ingame function.

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    Post by Soris Ice Goldwing on Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:18 pm

    That is kina tied to summoning...or invading for the use of trading, and even since it is not an in-game thing there are players who managed to make a name as the games traders, like Lord of Ash and his business which....Now that I think of it can be used as the closest thing to perfect in-game trading function.


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    Re: Player Merchant

    Post by Sentiel on Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:49 pm

    Soul of Stray Demon wrote:Well, I meant I wanted it as an ingame function.
    Pointless. This is not a MMORPG we're talking about.
    Souls games are primary a PvE games with optional online features. We are all glad to have summoning and invasions, so we can co-op and PvP, but the game is really only about you vs the world. About overcoming difficult challenges and the satisfaction of climbing on top of the mountain of corpses you make as you go and say "YOU DEFEATED" when you finally slaughter that mother****ing boss, that has been smashing your face for the past hour. Refer to your first time encounter with Pikachu and Snorlax for further example. happy

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    Post by Soris Ice Goldwing on Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:51 pm

    To be honest I feel that we don't really need this and what we have already is good.


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    Re: Player Merchant

    Post by Sentiel on Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:54 pm

    Only improvement would be making the connection between the players faster. Even in less active areas and in secluded locations, the trade can take more than 30 minutes if the game decides to troll you and will refuse to connect you.

    Only DkS problem though. In DeS, the connecting is almost instant.

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    Post by Soris Ice Goldwing on Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:56 pm

    Yeah the only issue is the connection which I hope is improved on.


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    Re: Player Merchant

    Post by Soul of Stray Demon on Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:01 pm

    I was just thinking since it's already done by people, why not make it easier. Not everybody is willing to spend the time organizing a trade/sale, and this would just make it more accessable.

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    Re: Player Merchant

    Post by ublug on Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:13 pm

    I'm not sure I would want something like this, but still, how would they go about it if something like this was added?

    Would it be like a salesman covenant? Something similar to Gravelord Servant, but you invade/summon a merchant instead of an opponent, to buy his items for pre-set prices. Or should the feature be available to anyone? Should you also be able to sell items to the merchant, or even trade items of equal value?

    - You need items to be a merchant, a lot of them. It wouldn't be much fun to visit a merchant with only 2 green blossoms and a titanite shard for sale, so it's got to be a minimum requirement for items held to be able to use the green eye orb.
    - An online merchant should also be a rare sight, it would just be dumb if you encounter a merchant sign every two steps. Maybe the salesman covenant first becomes available in NG++++++, or there's a minimum level requirement to become one?
    - What would the level range of the punters be? Anyone above the merchants level should be able to trade, but players of a lower level could use it as an unfair advantage/twinking, unless the prices were appalling.
    - Should a merchant also be open to invasions, maybe even robbed if an invader kills him? Or should a merchant sign appear in non-pvp spots, like around bonfires, firelink shrine, etc?

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