Chapter 10

The RICH Effect

Despite RICH controlling every EL market, and listing over 150 members, RICH was unable to cover the whole world. There were rumors about a cycle that players began calling “The RICH Effect.” When I was online, the game would have RICH prices, and normal market prices returned when I stopped selling every night. Desperate manufacturers pushed themselves to only do business with the other side of the world. While I slept, market prices supposedly jumped up to “normal,” and they retreated back down to the “RICH level” when I came back online. The guild needed some way to ensure that every player had access to RICH prices. The best way that I could think of was by using a trading bot.

Bots were similar to the NPCs. The ...

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