UO still needs a gold sink!
we have 20+ years of gold accumulated in this game. and we have tons of players that have been around that long... there have been days ive made 20plat in a day...i know others who have made more..... we need a way to get gold out of the game, not just 20m here 40 mil there...a real chunk of gold at a time.......
So heres my idea. What do people spend gold on in game...well the same things they spend money on in rl...big flashy things to impress the people around them. People will pay insane amounts of money for a junk CU just because of its color "blaze". People will pay slightly less but still insane amounts for rehued renemed EM things.
We already have Gypsy's in game. Why not take a page from WOW and their darkmoon fair. Why not have the Gypsy camp set up outside a town for 3 days once a month. they could offer rehued pets, not more powerful, not a new graphic "unless an artist wants to make something special"
you could have an exotic trainer in this band of Gypsys. they could offer one rehued pet a month. lets say when they rolled up in Yew this trainer offered an abyssal hued CU for 4plat....and that 3 day span is the one and only time they will ever offer that hue of that animal.... now thats a gold sink. people will spend all month making money for when our beloved Gypsys roll in.. people will look forward to it.... people will buy stable slot tokens off the store!
Lets say for example, they show up on a Friday outside the town of Yew. They have games u can play for turn ins "like in the dungeons now". you pay gold to play these games and it would be totally random as to if you win or not. the games themselves could cost less as you would be working to a bigger prize. a deco item of some sort thats is currently in game but not available to players
The same could be done with a weapons master, they could have some really nice weps... some could be equipable only in fel "for the pvp lovers" they could also only do damage to other players in that facet, would be useless on monsters.Could apply same thing to armor for fel pvp.
You could also make them sell bank sitting armor...where it would be a set of pretty much junk armor but it could look uber cool and have a sparkle effect or something when u double clicked it..... all this stuff couple also be a plat or so..... anyway just my random thoughts as i sit here trying to find a reason to log into UO......