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Removal of Price-Related Articles

  • Greetings.

    For a long time, we have kept the articles Item Pricing, Seed Prices, World pricing and Farmable Prices, which display the prices of the items in the game. Although it may be helpful, it is not the case to a certain extent.

    These articles allow people to simply manipulate the economy and trick people into thinking that the price of a particular item is what is written on the page. Furthermore, it is difficult to maintain and update the prices of all of the items. Hence, with these and many more other reasons, we have decided that it will be best to remove these pages.

    Below are the pros and cons of the price-related articles.

    Pros:

    • Allows people to know what the price of an item is.
    • Convenient; people do not have to log onto the game to know the price of an item.

    Cons:

    • People can easily change the price into something that is not accurate.
    • Hard to update the prices of all items.
    • Violates the Neutral Point of View Policy.

    Let us know what you think by replying to this thread.

    Thank you.

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    • a good suggestion is to probably to remove those articles. some people may get scammed.

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    • Pricing pages are better to be removed, as the cons simply outweigh the pros.

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    • I Agree. People rely on the wiki most of the time, and could easily get tricked by the Pricing Pages if they change the prices.

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    • remove

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    • Keep them!

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    • Mooshry wrote:
      Keep them!

      What is your reasoning for wanting to keep them?

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    • No reason. I just say the contrary of what others say.

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    • Mooshry wrote: No reason. I just say the contrary of what others say.

      Sorry, but we don't take opinions with ridiculous reasoning. Please give us your truthful opinion with a valid reason. Thank you.

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    • I didn't know that. My apology

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    • NubGodGT wrote:
      I didn't know that. My apology

      What do you mean?

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    • But if we remove that pages, how about the game? But I agree if we remove it. People can easily trust the price that not right. So yea, remove it.

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    • Don't remove

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    • Because if admins are on or mods on this forums then they can easily change the price.

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    • MetaTronGT wrote: Because if admins are on or mods on this forums then they can easily change the price.

      Like I said, it is very difficult to update the prices of all items. Not all admins and moderators are aware of the price of every item.

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    • MetaTronGT wrote:
      Because if admins are on or mods on this forums then they can easily change the price.

      The list doesn't even contain the price of every item in the game (in which we would have to add) and with new updates, its becoming harder and harder to maintain the list.

      I once tried to update the list, it takes at least 1-2 hours to update the list by finding the price of every item in the game. Highly impractical.

      And as mentioned by LightSwitch, we don't know the prices of all the items and nobody is willing to check the list everyday, the last time the Item Pricing page was updated was 14 days ago and the prices of only a few items were updated.

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    • Awesome187 wrote:
      MetaTronGT wrote:
      Because if admins are on or mods on this forums then they can easily change the price.
      The list doesn't even contain the price of every item in the game (in which we would have to add) and with new updates, its becoming harder and harder to maintain the list.

      I once tried to update the list, it takes at least 1-2 hours to update the list by finding the price of every item in the game. Highly impractical.

      And as mentioned by LightSwitch, we don't know the prices of all the items and nobody is willing to check the list everyday, the last time the Item Pricing page was updated was 14 days ago and the prices of only a few items were updated.

      i agree. updating all the prices would be extremely difficult, as prices often change a lot of times in the community.

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    • Ok, I Agree.

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    • Pricing is always "Whatever someone is willing to pay"

      It's never the same, so having a page that defines a price is admittedly a little silly.


      However, it can be useful to get a general idea of how much things are worth in relation to each other. It is true that such pages can be easily manipulated by those looking to exploit the page for profit, but this is a community page and it can be moderated by the knowledgeable members of that particular section of this community. It's not likely to ever be truly accurate, but it does provide another option for people looking for pricing, aside from visiting worlds like HONORS.


      I would say that perhaps the most useful aspect of these pages was the disclaimer that (used to? people frequently deleted/altered it)  explains the fluidity of prices, and to not trust any single source on the matter as they can easily be manipulated by single parties for profit. It was also convenient to direct members to such pages when they would repeatedly try adding pricing to specific item pages. Just as a "No, don't put that here, you can stick it over there if you want."


      I don't know if such pages exist on other wikia sites. It seems reasonable to remove such information, as we already sternly remove it from item pages themselves. I am not sure if it is necessarily beneficial to remove it, though.

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    • I suggest saving it, as long as people see it as a general ballpark price and it doesn't get abused. Has there been an influx of people changing 1-2 items, potentially doing so to rig the market? Why is this an issue now when it hasn’t been one in the past?

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    • Even as an individual who keeps track of most prices, I vote for the removal.

      Simply put, there are already existing "price worlds" or "buy" worlds that influence or show market prices that players can use as a basis to sell their item. It's kinda ridiculous to keep pages like these when tools are already in the game. Also, pros are outweighed by cons so that's pretty much telling us.

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    • i think we should keep it, but however make it so that only Moderators can edit it. Or is this already a problem? 

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    • Remove it since we already have worlds that has its prices on certain, or every, items. Plus most of the worlds are updating the prices frequently.

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    • Jetpack joyrider wrote:
      i think we should keep it, but however make it so that only Moderators can edit it. Or is this already a problem? 

      The problem isn't that people are vandalising it, the problem is that it's never updated and is misleading.

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    • Jetpack joyrider wrote:
      i think we should keep it, but however make it so that only Moderators can edit it. Or is this already a problem? 

      It is hard to update and maintain the prices of all items.

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    • Gtplatypus wrote:
      I suggest saving it, as long as people see it as a general ballpark price and it doesn't get abused. Has there been an influx of people changing 1-2 items, potentially doing so to rig the market? Why is this an issue now when it hasn’t been one in the past?

      It has always been an issue but we decided to tackle the problem now.

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    • The cons higly do outnumber the pros, as we are normal people, keeping it updated all the time would be an impossible job, as the prices of many items are practically unstable.

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    • Remove them, everyone can edit and everyone have different opnions on the price leading to price manipulation.

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