Legends of Aria adds a ‘Grand Bazaar’ to spur economy

    
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The economy of Legends of Aria is about to get a shot in the arm. The team, identifying that isolated player shops weren’t working quite as well for a global market, decided to add a “Grand Bazaar” to the game with Release 9. Not quite a traditional auction house, the Bazaar allows players to search items for sale and then tell them where to pick them up. So, it’s kind of like Amazon: The MMO.

“All design and implementation decisions for the Grand Bazaar are based around allowing the players to quickly find items they want, purchase those items, and collect them from the vendor which sold them,” said the team.

And speaking of upcoming events, Legends of Aria is getting ready to host a house raffle and a Valentine’s Day decoration contest over the course of the next month.

Curious how this sandbox plays? MOP’s own Chris was as well, taking two stabs at approaching it for Choose My Adventure back in 2019. His conclusions? The MMO is “rife with confusion and bafflement along nearly every step.”

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kajidourden

$20 days it’s dead this time next year.

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Doctor Sweers

I’ll take some of that…

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Mr Ish

DAoC had such a system 15+ years ago, seemed to work ok. I never got ambushed by PvP’ers anyhow.

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squid

So, let’s break down how this will work (for some people):

    See desirable item on the bazaar for a low price
    Buy item.
    Go to pick up item.
    Alerted by the sale message, PKs attack as soon as you collect the item.
    Fencing is placed to block your escape.
    You get murdered.
    PKs loot and re-list item, pocketing not only whatever you were carrying, but whatever you paid for the item as well.
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Arktouros

That’s a really overly convoluted way to get kills. What if it takes them 3 hours to come pick up the item? What if they’re rolling with friends on the way to a dungeon?

Also this isn’t the dark ages, it’ll take all but seconds for someone to post/complain/talk about this and the jig is up. Everyone will hear about it on discords, forums, reddits, etc. Now you can ignore that person’s results.

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Doctor Sweers

Sounds a bit like EVE:)

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Louie

Oh neat, just like the Bazaars of SWG where you were given the location of a player vendor with the item on it. Loved that system

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kjempff

Finding and browsing player shops does have some charm to it, but owell.
Anyways, are there any pve (or consensual pvp) servers ?
I want to come back some day because the pve game is good..but being a carebear or whatev I don’t want any non consentual pvp (and I want the full game, not just “safe” zones).

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PanagiotisLial1

There may be some of the player servers, havent checked in a while but there were a couple. I prefer official server though

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Mr Ish

It’d be worth you checking out Legends of Ultima I’d say. A UO take on LoA and a popular server and quite popular to boot.

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Arktouros

Legends of Ultima absolutely has FFA PvP full loot enabled just like UO.

There did seem to be a sense of “ethical” PKing back when I played where most PKs simply wanted heads/kill count and often times would not loot and ress you after or only loot something they immediately needed (IE: Reagents).

I remember one time this guy attacked me so I put him down, dry looted him then his whole guild came and tried to kill me not because I killed him but because I had looted haha.

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PanagiotisLial1

Well they had that coming, as sellers are now on open world pvp zones now so who wants to risk going with their money and items there? They had been also warned by multiple people on their forums on it