When I saw the announcement for the newly planned AC swap shop, I thought it was a pretty cool idea. Give out some good augment capsules for the AC badges people have been storing forever; seems good. But, I failed to realized the impact that it would have on the overall player market until I logged in to look for more fashion to purchase, and then it donned on me. With this one single announcement, the Global team has universally raised the price of all AC items to a standard (ship 3 is about 940k). This seems fine for people selling AC items, but as far as people seeking out items at a fair price, the fair price is now whatever the badge costs.
I was a little upset about this, personally. I liked the fact that I could find cheap cast parts, or male outfit items that nobody wanted, and work them into an outfit that I liked. Now I can't do this without spending at least twice (or in some cases, more) as much meseta. I also was a little upset about the fact that the supply of these lower cost items, is now much less (unless most people on the market were price adjusting the moment this announcement came out), so in the event that prices start going back down once the temp shop leaves, they will still be much higher than they were (at least for tickets that are no longer running). I'm hoping the prices normalize after the shop goes away, but I don't know by how much, or if they even will at all.
What are your thoughts on this?