One thing we did to continue to allow low level players to have a part in the game economy is leaving items such as Empty Bottles alone so that they have something that guilds really want in order to earn zeny. For forward looking idea were playing around with allowing lower level players to have a greater part in assisting with cooking material supplies. Stat foods are not required on the same level to compete as potions and ammo are but do help guilds achieve victory in pvp and pvm.
Seriosuly Campitor? What you say and what you do makes no sense!
First: No proper action to handle the bot problem.
Result: Items that would be worth hunting, are not worth hunting anymore.
Second: Enhance this problem by adding GSB.
Result: Nobody except bots farm those items now.
For WoE: Bombs are like BlueGems nothing special as they used to be. 10k for a bomb, lol.... I don't know why iRO is so much focused on bombing. That brings you to all that trouble. I remember a time where guilds were successfull against bomber guilds without having even a single bomber. In this time it was called skilled. Hmm...
Remove bots, remove GSB, it will take time till the server recovers. Stem/Spore prices have to go to 7k+ to make it worth farming. What you're doing right now makes it even worse. Unfortunatly most people here never saw a working server with a healthy economic.
@Empty Bottles for newbs? Are you kidding? During the last four months the Empty Bottle price went from 5k to 750z... Great job!
@Assisting with cooking material supplies?? Now I'm sure you're kidding!
First you kill the food prices on the market with flooding cash foods in. How do you think can that work? A level10 food is about 500k on the market. Cooking level 10 food for a lower or equal price is impossible. How should something be worth farming with this conditions?
If you remember I posted some food incredient changes to your food topic. It's still ignored by you.
@A short reboot for the economy wouldn't be that hard.
Change battleground equips to have their effect only in pvp and bg. People will need new armors, new accessorys, cards, elus, have to buy real potions instead of free bg potions etc. Everything would get a push in value. It's a drastic change, but the economy would move on with that.
Oh and it would make become BG to a PvP-thing again. PvP rewards should stay in pvp, it's not to force PvM guys into pvp like it is now.