So I've been building up my money since launch, doing unwise expenditures along the way because I took things too casually. And I've been building up to the N-version of the Side Fringe hair, seeing as that was one of my favorites in the base PSO2. And apparently if you're "in the know" there's easy ways to make money, or you pay real money to work the shop and all that to get it, but holy criminy the prices are still worse than ever. People are asking several million meseta for basically everything, some folks are putting prices at tens of millions. The entire Global item shop market economy has effectively become an untenable grounds for those that pay premium to work the equivalent of stock exchanges against eachother and everyone else gets to rot.
We blamed the Xbox Mafia back with Global launch last year because of the mess that happened with cheap Game Passes, but now this is just pure greed and system abuse. Forget even trying to get new players in by December for the content update, not a single thing besides the occasional accessory or unpopular clothing item will even be remotely affordable, and that's not even taking into account that all scratches are temporary so everything after is just price-gouged leftovers as people making more bank in the aftermath. This can't persist, nothing's affordable for anyone anymore unless you're part of the problem.