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the "drug price rebalance"

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by WTapped, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. WTapped

    WTapped New Member

    https://gyazo.com/f06e53643da980930da22b7acdd88f2a
    If you look on the date on that its on August 30th, how where drugs balanced on August 30th but not September 8th? what changed?

    If you don't want to open it heres what it says

    "Drugs prices are balanced for the amount of time/ingredients it takes to craft them if we were to add auto crafting, the prices of drugs like pumpkin seeds, sugar, paper, etc. would drop significantly. It's also not possible for us to add any skills to mcMMO." Dakotaa, August 30th

    I put a lot of time into my auto melon farm. why wouldn't you guys nerf the melon seeds BEFORE the big auto melon farms where being built, is melon or pumpkin better now? I think pumpkin because its 4x less time to craft? My suggestion is to return the prices back to original, as Dakotaa put,
    the prices where balanced!
  2. Dakotaa

    Dakotaa Owner Staff Member Owner

    Prices are balanced based on the amount sold since the last balance. Melon seed price was reduced due to the much higher amount of melon seeds sold than any other drug.
  3. WTapped

    WTapped New Member

    Unless your goal is to make all drugs the same price with the same drop rate, there will awalys be a few drugs that people sell more than other drugs... so since you reduced those whats the next best drug to sell, when will it be reduced? Wont this keep repeating until they are all the same?
  4. Dakotaa

    Dakotaa Owner Staff Member Owner

    They will never be all the same, as they all take different amounts of effort to set up, farm, craft, etc. We don't balance drug prices with the goal of making them similar prices, we balance them with the goal of making the profits generated more even (for example, some drugs from the latest balance had over $100m in profit, while others had only $5m).
  5. Spalw

    Spalw Owner Staff Member Owner

    spalw
    HeadStaff
    You can find the best explainatipns regarding drug price balances in previous threads such as this one -
    http://www.mc-drugs.com/threads/freedom-of-information-act.6977/#post-26274

    And others if you search for "Drug Balance", there is a lot of conversation from the previous drug balances that can be interesting to read and improve your understanding of how the balancing works.
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2018
  6. WTapped

    WTapped New Member

    Lets say that cocoa beans only made 5m and melon seeds made 100m, the reason people farm melon seeds and not cocoa beans is because you actually have to be engaged with farming cocoa beans, if you want more people to farm it you have to make it easier to replant, because you actually kinda have to focus, whereas with melon I just watch a movie or smt my phone while I'm crafting it, because all I have to do is click and drag it, if you want more people farming cocoa beans and less people farming melon you have to make cocoa beans easier to replant or make it so you don't need axes. again with nether warts the reason people don't farm it is because it takes to long, its not worth it. if you want people to sell the same amount of each drug then why did you lower Melon seeds why not just raise nether warts, even if the eco will be raised a little bit.
  7. WTapped

    WTapped New Member

    If all drugs could be the same amount of effort would you do it?
  8. Spalw

    Spalw Owner Staff Member Owner

    spalw
    HeadStaff
    We're well aware of this.

    Please read our previous explainations of the drug balances, such as the one I linked before.
  9. Snipplez

    Snipplez Active Member VIP

    When you try and balance the drugs in this way, I feel at least, that you kill the diversity you aim for. You try and make the more popular drugs less popular and the less popular drugs more popular but at some point along the line they all basically become the same drug. What's the point of multiple drugs when they all are balanced to make them all on an even playing field. There is no reason to do any drug over another at that point. I don't have too much of an issue with this drug balance in particular since my melon farms gone (thx noodly *kiss kiss* bb) but one thing I would like to see is for lime dye to be a higher price than melon seeds (just slightly more really). Melon seeds take much less effort than lime dye and for them to be roughly the same amount of money doesn't really make sense in my mind.

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