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Meghaford



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After a recent trading trip, I've decided there's absolutely no point in trading hemp from papaya. Not sure if this should be fixed on the developers end or with Bob and Weave... :)

I could hold a total of 80 units of hemp on my small sloop... which buying at 7 and selling at 9 per unit, equated to 160 poe for the whole trip out and back. this is hardly profitable, probably not even paying for the NPP's I hired.

I've noticed the same sort of space constraints with wood as well. Iron is not a problem and have often made over 1k on one trip to bryne (back when there was enough iron to haul a full load!)
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Vixen



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I agree the price for some things at present needs changing, whether it be by Dev's decresing volume of item so you can you can carry more or my putting up what I pay.

Me paying more just means I gonna increase the profit from elewhere :)


I be more than willing to make a deal, especially for people I know, for the first week though I'd appreciate it if you cut your losses and brought as much as you can. If your really outta pocket then I pretty sure I could re-emburse you.
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It is the responsibility of the Weaver to pay enough for hemp to motivate players to trade in it. If they don't, they'll go out of business and be replaced by someone who will.

This is a free market. Pass the cost on to your customers. It's not like they dont make enough money pillaging to afford more expensive clothing.

Also, the small sloop is not the best suited for trading as is evidenced by trading in the bulkier commodities. The merchant brig is a trading vessel and can accordingly hold a substantial quantity of hemp.
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muffy



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samskivert wrote: 
It is the responsibility of the Weaver to pay enough for hemp to motivate players to trade in it. If they don't, they'll go out of business and be replaced by someone who will.


Indeed, I was expecting more of this to happen than has happened so far, though Duncan and I are in a bidding war for iron at the moment.

samskivert wrote: 
Also, the small sloop is not the best suited for trading as is evidenced by trading in the bulkier commodities. The merchant brig is a trading vessel and can accordingly hold a substantial quantity of hemp.


With the quantities of things currently being produced, I'd say that the large sloop is the ideal trading vessel - it's as fast as the small, if well-staffed, can be easily staffed with players and jobbers (or npps), can be used for pillage along the way, and has sufficient carrying capacity to buy out any island of a commodity. Over the long term, the brig (or galleon...mmm, love those tasty galleons!) is a fine choice for traders, and it is fairly easy to stock it up with cheap npps (or equivalent new players looking for a small amount of cash) to defend against attack while trading. Though eventually I'd love to have an "escort" fleet for my trading vessels - if my first mate Pneumothorax was protecting me from pillagers, I'd have no fear! *smile*
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