Correct me if I'm wrong, and I mean seriously, correct me if I'm wrong.
The economy is built mostly on the players. I've heard from multiple people that when Quill was made, it was a majority of people tired of Bodor's high prices, and (at the time) Gaia's rising prices. So in essence, non-ap buyers. Not to mention, that when Quill was made, the English servers population was stressed across three servers. At the time, I believe there were not many AP buyers left, and as I said, it was people looking to get away from Bodor and Quills rising prices.
I have also heard from numerous Quillians that AP buyers, people who actually do buy/spend AP, often keep to themselves. We can't just say "HEY! SHARE A FRIGGEN CLAY!"
Fine. We'll start with a small little lesson about economy.
(apart from the black and white supply/demand) is the allocation of scarce resources (AP items, costumes, CS pots...anything you can't just get in game without spending a chunk of gold). Quill is currently in a state of "Scarcity
" or that our community has limited resources and therefore cannot produce the goods/services people wish to have. In short - lack of AP spending because of terrible promotions, clay tables, tiered spenders means lack of economy flow. Economies go both ways. There's the supply (our AP purchases) vs. our demand. Unfortunately our "demands" if you will, aren't really being met. We have rotating tables, similar promotions, and overpriced tiered spenders.
There is no equal point at this time, between efficiency and equity.
Efficiency meaning the most our community can get from scarce resources. Equity meaning the distribution of economic prosperity fairly among the members of society. Key word: FAIRLY. One server tends to get favor over another, depending on numbers and how well they are doing. That's what makes a good business. And Aeria, is in itself, a great business fiscally.
When we have the debate between cost vs. benefits, nobody buys clays. For the reason of the monotonous promotions, why would anybody logically buy clay if their chances for the same product keep coming? I don't need 349852345 legacies. Trade stems out from the supply as far as our community goes. If people cannot gain anything from trades, there's little to no point in doing so. Where's the gain from the same clay table? Oh right. There isn't. Rational people will always make decisions based on the comparison between marginal costs and marginal benefits.
Our PM seriously needs to analyze forces and trends that affect our economy as a whole
, not just one server or another.