@ERICK001BC said in SG cosmetic "sales" and the current state of SG.:
I just think the way things are correlating doesn't seem that way off for how it's going to be.
With every new update on AC scratch and still no real way of earning Meseta (I just made my 2nd character yesterday and will hopefully get my 3rd by the weekend.) These AC scratch items (no matter what drop % value) Just rise to a ridiculous degree. I been grinding like crazy, doing multiple quest, running meseta boost from tree and self, using meseta only weapons and doing client orders and oldman weekly.
But, I noticed that unlike Blue Blaze Hands that I missed my chance at 3 mil and now is close to 10mil, All new AC scratch stuff now starts at 10mil, (looking at the Black Shoulder Cat .) It hasn't gone down either that much.
But as the new mask, shy blush, or the ties that have that low drop rate, even items with higher drop rate seem to be extremely high as well. I am aware of the market being based on player and by server ship, but I can't help and think that a lot of this has to due with it being related to 3 big factors.
The Meseta missions missing, the release content of every bi/weekly, and the lack of ways to earn SG.
You're trying to get meseta directly and that's part of the problem. There are some big things that give you meseta. Daily Orders, Weekly Arks Missions, Yerkes orders in Franka's cafe... all of these are per character too.
The big money though, outside of scratch items, is in gear. I've made hundreds of millions already selling random gear. And it's all well and good making chunks from Psycho Wands or those Unique Badge trade in weapons. However what a lot of people overlook is the augment/affix market. This has always been one of the single largest money makers in this game since its launch. High slots of the correct type of augment can sell extremely well. 4 slot Modulator is 4.3m at the lowest on Ship 1, for example. As you may have seen preupgraded gear sells even better and makes more profit when done correctly as well.
As the game goes on, gear will matter even more too. Right now, clearly the meta is a bit stagnant as we haven't gotten better gear in a bit. But when we do get better gear in the near future, and it will be in the near future with UQs like Profound Darkness coming, people will have more items to upgrade and more reasons to as well. Especially when XH launches, which will likely coincide with or come soon after PC release given what UQs we've been getting recently.
So the meseta portion is fine. The removal of ways to get SG is really not. I will say the amount of scratches we get at once here is rather ridiculous though. I think that could do to be toned down back to JP's typical 2.