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Skirting sentient goods decay

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SunsetDanar, Feb 11, 2019 at 8:30 PM.

  1. SunsetDanar

    SunsetDanar Active Member

    Mar 20, 2017
    I've been seeing 1 for 4 trades posted in the trader for sentient goods and wondering why since no one would be likely to accept them (Excepting those posted with the intent to help Fellows which are likely to be picked up almost immediately). Last evening I had a trade posted which didn't get picked up and realized that, since it wasn't in my inventory, I didn't lose any to decay. It seems that I could post a ridiculous trade for my entire stock which, presumably, no one would pick up and simply cancel it the next day and lose nothing.
  2. Enevhar Aldarion

    Enevhar Aldarion Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2016
    No, your goods decay while offered for a trade. That is how some of those weird amounts that are 1-star trades happen. People do not just post those non-even numbers.
  3. RandomNo.

    RandomNo. Well-Known Member

    Sep 28, 2017
    This has been mentioned before and IIRC has even got an official response from the CM that yes, decay happens in the trader
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  4. samidodamage

    samidodamage Well-Known Member

    Mar 27, 2017
    I recently entered Elementals. I had seen this written about, but wasn't thinking about decay when I put up my first platinum trades. I put them up before I went to bed and the next morning they were still there, but the amounts were smaller and odd looking since I had put up 4500:4500. They were 4050:4050. My sleepy brain at first thought I must have been really tired the night before, maybe a missed typo?...a little while later, fully awake, I figured it out, lol!
  5. Mykan

    Mykan Well-Known Member

    Jul 14, 2016
    Not sure how the decay makes 1 star trades. To my knowledge both sides of the offer decay, like in Samidodamage's example. I have picked up several trades of odd amounts that you can tell have decayed and those trades were all 2-star.
  6. wtfever

    wtfever Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2016
    It's not that decay makes one star trades, it's why you see 1 star trades with weird numbers. Nobody takes them on day one and they decay by xx%, so after three days of nobody taking your trade of 1500 Moonstone for 6000 Platinum it drops to 1094 / 4374
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  7. alainemk

    alainemk Member

    May 13, 2017
    I have just entered Elementals and so far have not posted any trades. Therefore, I haven't observed the truth of this but why would both sides of the trade decay? The requested good is not in your inventory. In fact, it's not in anyone's inventory.
  8. Bricabrac

    Bricabrac Well-Known Member

    Oct 21, 2016
    To keep the proportion of the trade the same. If only one side changed, it would change the value of the trade.
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