Trade Bar Discussion

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Trade Bar Discussion

Post by Harroghty » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:33 pm

Share your thoughts about trade bars.
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Re: Trade Bar Discussion

Post by Alitar » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:39 pm

Trade bars are good.
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Re: Trade Bar Discussion

Post by Benorf » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:20 pm

They're good. They're good FOR you.

Just like cornbread.
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Re: Trade Bar Discussion

Post by Vaemar » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:12 am

Add exchange places also to Skullport and Westgate, please. :P

No, seriously, the idea is great and I really like it, in fact I expressed support since the moment Grenwyn announced his idea.

It also holds great roleplay potential because it can even open the door to use different high-value currencies among characters.

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Re: Trade Bar Discussion

Post by Harroghty » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:20 am

There definitely will be more exchange places, but I would rather fine tune the idea then copy it rather than later edit code in a million different places.. :)

Some things I considered:

- making these regional (maybe Waterdeep will take your bar from Zhentil Keep, but someone else will not?)
- making these capable of being used in some NPC transactions in a very limited way
- adding some weight to some of these
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Re: Trade Bar Discussion

Post by Lirith » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:48 pm

When you exchange the bar for coins, there’s no echo to confirm the merchant gives coins back (he counts them then they appear in your inventory). I’d prefer that it’s made obvious, but it still works as is.
I’m also undecided about whether having 500 gold coins returned is an inconvenience or not (I like the flavour for 10 pounds to be roughly 500 gold). Most people are likely to carry 100 plat instead of 500 gold, but the banker is standing right there anyway. I could see it being an annoyance if someone wanted to exchange 5 or 10 ten-pound bars for coins in one go.

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