Why do res changeowner transactions cost so much?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by WayneKramer, May 14, 2016.

  1. They cost 25,000 rupees per side, so 50k total.

    that seems quite pricey for what's involved here, doesn't it?
  2. If you just wanted to move a res, it used to cost like 100k... I don't think this is bad at all and in the grand scheme of things 25k per side isn't much at all. Just my opinion on rupees though.
  3. 25,000 rupees is a lot of rupees. It may not seem like a lot if you're just changing ownership of a single res but I'm doing this on at least four reses, which totals up to over 200k once it's all done.

    This doesn't require any staff intervention like a res move does or changing a road or anything like that. This is all done via the database right? it's instant so I don't think staff has to do anything.

    I can't think of any reason why this shouldn't be completely free.
  4. I would like to know is who is getting these rupees. Smells like someone is has a pretty sweet real estate scam going on that needs to be exposed on the 6 o'clock EMC news.
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  5. they go into the void..
  6. The rupees go into the system and back through circulation. I would think that it goes towards the player's event funds.
  7. Same spot that /shop rupees go to:
  8. Lol. Just as any senior staff service or the tokens used for biome changes, or forceclaim there are fees for things being done. It doesn't go anywhere but the abyss.
  9. Hmmmmm staff members are driving new tardis while we ride pigs with fishing poles. So that is what we are calling the abyss these days. So is chin driving the stainless steel delorian to go back in time and try and unbreak things?
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  10. I tried to add lol but hit post to fast and for some reason could not edit. I know it is not a staff rupee maker. staff could digitaly print up rupees if they truly wanted to i am sure without resorting to little scams such as that.

    no offense to anyone.
  11. I appreciate the joking but why do these things that don't require staff intervention cost anything? or cost this much?
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  12. I partly think it is to keep new players from getting scamed, because new players most of the time don't have 25K
  13. I dont think it is so much geared towards worrying about a scam as it is to keep the market in check. Buying cheap and selling high or working hard to make big ticket improvements to bring up a res price would turn into a cash cow. With the 25k from both sides it kind of takes the profit margin down a few notches and leaves mostly a transaction for something you want as opposed to a profit driven transaction. i could be wrong though....
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