It wasn't cheaper for brazillians before this, its definitely not cheaper now since its on par rate.
And since WP doesn't act on a floating rate but instead at a fix rate, the current R5.20 rate is actually way beyond the norm for the past 5 years.
No one has a problem with regional pricing, its because we understand of different wages and living standards everywhere in the world.
SEA people complained about it cause we didn't get regional pricing and had to pay the full exchange rate. But did we get regional pricing? Nope.
'If you get favourable pricing, and you use it for yourself. Its fine.
If you resell it once a while, and no one notices, other users who pay full price would probably close one eye about it.
But when you rampantly sell it, and affect the entire RO economy about it, people are gonna rage.'
disclaimer : i don't use rmt and never will, in fact i've chosen to experience the game without paying for benefits (be it legal or illegal i choose none) altough i still recommend the game to friends and recommend them buying at least the vip while they play.
well after you talked about the effects on ro economy it got me thinking about the famous phrase "cui bono" who benefits from all of this,
from br players perspective it was a nice price adequated to our economic realities, from all normal player perspective, this reduced price either didn't matter or, lowered prices across all economy'(wich let me be clear, didn't affect legal playerbase negativelly because say : if you had zeny your purchasing power just increase, or if you had let's say one of the most sought after items for general leveling purposes and more : Catherina Von Blood, and for some reason you wanted to sell it and buy something like Evil Dragon Armor or Enforcer shoes, your cvb price is now down that sucks right? except other item price is now down like said eda and enforcer shoes so your purchasing power stays the same), so by adjusting the prices now, it indeed hampers one illegal price that is rmt flipping(altough there would probably be better solutions for that), tough the other rmt practices still remain and not only that, they are the people benefited by this rise in price, only those who do illegal practices benefit from the raise from the ratio zeny/dollar because now they can sell their zeny/kp/wpe at higher price and the fortunes they amassed can now even double, while the entire legal playerbase only loses because price inflation, so... from a player perspective i only see illegal players(and rly big fish at that) benefiting from this in a very large way
taking into consideration what i just said in this post, could you explain how did you come to the final conclusion like : people are gonna rage because of how it effects the ro economy, and how it affects you negatively/how you are affected positively now
Edited by ancap, 24 July 2020 - 08:31 PM.