While playing D2 I have noticed something I want to bring up here, not as a suggestion for something to do in CoT necessarily per se, just as food for thought.
In D2, in order to increase your effective level in the game, called your "Light Level", (which is the average of the light levels of the 3 guns and 5 armor pieces you have currently equipped) you have to spend various currencies and break down guns to make better guns (and armors to make better armors). This process usually requires 2-3 "Enhancement Cores" to upgrade one gun, which will raise that guns light level by +1 to +10 points, thus raising your overall Light Level by like +1, maybe. RARELY you'll get a core to drop at random from various things you might do. You're constantly getting and dismantling guns, and sometimes you get a core from that. That said, you need way more cores than will drop at that rate. So, on one planet there's an NPC vendor (The Spider) who will give you 7 different missions to do per week, each of which get's you one core. He has a list of 7 missions you have to buy from him for some paltry amount of IGC and then go do the mission to get the core, plus a random gun which you'll most likely dismantle for other stuff. Some of them require you to go to a planet and lie in wait for a named boss to appear (at random) then get some damage on him before he get's killed by someone else.
The Spider is the game's version of Jabba the Hutt and, that being the case, he wheels and deals a lot. He will trade you different currencies in the game for each other, being the whale that he is. Most of these are a bad deal for the player, but if you need a little of one currency and have a lot of other more general currencies, you can get what you need. IT's not the most efficient way to go, but it's faster, while being more expensive.
One of his "for sale" items, as you might have guessed, is Enhancement Cores. But the mechanics of how he sells them is interesting to me.
He has an icon on his vendor screen that gives you 1 Enhancement Core for 10 Legendary Shards. (You get like 3 Legendary Shards when you dismantle a gun, FYI)
If you buy a core for 10 shards, he immediately doubles the price for the next one. So the first core costs 10, the second costs 20 the third costs 40, etc. Then the asking price resets daily at like noon back to 10 again.
Most people say its best to always buy one core per week for 10 shards and no more, as 20 is a ripoff and 40 is totally insane.
How do people (devs) feel about this? Having vendor NPCs who raise their prices then resent them to baseline values periodically?
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