Guild Wars 2 : The State of the Economy

The Guild Wars 2 blog has been updated with a new article from ArenaNet’s John Smith. In it, Smith discusses the economy and ways the team has been working since launch to improve it and make it more balanced. Included in the article, Smith the closure of exploits and how players can potentially use surplus items to create something cool through the use of special recipes.
We’ve noticed several markets that are clearly out of sync in terms of supply and demand. It isn’t interesting or fun to have a market flooded with items that contain very little value, so we’re making adjustments to the game every day. Players can expect to see these markets even out over time.

While adjusting the supply and demand will bring markets closer to non-vendor based equilibrium, there is still the matter of massive surplus of some items. To address the surplus, we’ve created some new, limited-time Mystic Forge recipes that use these items. These recipes create boxes that give chances for gold and some cool items.

One of the most anticipated features in Funcom’s The Secret World is running through dungeons with other players, dungeons that literally take everyone to hell (and hopefully back again). Our team got some hands on experience doing just that and we’ve got the full report. Read on! 

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