This is entirely for my own curiosity. I want to know how people are calculating value when trading.
Presently I consider common components to all be equal in trade value regardless of whether they’re crafter items or alchemy items - you can get any of those for one day of time.
Likewise since you get 2 purl for 1 day of work, I consider each of those components to be worth 2 purl.
Rare materials are more interesting.
Without risking danger, you can get a rare material by foraging or gathering 4 times.
Gathering takes 2x as long as foraging so rare crafting components should be minimum worth 2 rare alchemy components.
But when you use advanced gathering you aren’t just getting half the rares, you also get half the common components. So instead of 6 commons and 2 rares, you get 3 commons and 1.
I’m PRETTY SURE that means that the value of a rare crafting component is worth 2x the value of a rare alchemy component + 3 common components.
The question I have is… how much is a rare alchemy component worth?
You could argue that since it takes you four days to get one guaranteed, it’s worth 4 common components. But you do also get regular components from that search. If you subtract their value… it’s just worth 1? That doesn’t seem right.
I think it’s down to us to decide on a number. I don’t think there’s really a metric we can use to price that out.
Once we know that we’ll know the value of everything EXCEPT components from the origin. Which are a special case I don’t have the energy to consider right now. What do people feel is a fair trade for rare alchemy components? Really open to any ideas or metrics.
It’s also not important we answer this question, but I’m hoping to avoid a situation where someone gets screwed in a trade. We may not even be able to tell for sure until we have been through another game cycle. So this might not even be a question with an answer right now.