On Friday, February 19, Coalescent Wards, Preservation Wards and Blood Rubies will be removed from the Tarmalune Trade Bar Store after maintenance.
Similar to the adjustments made with the AD economy, our team is in the process of doing a review of how players are interacting with our economy as a whole. We made some mistakes when setting up the Trade Bar Store that are having negative effects on the in-game economy. As a result, we need to remove these items. To speak to this further, one of our guidelines for putting items into in-game stores is to never allow that exact item to also exist in the Zen Market. Doing so can create confusion, as well as introduce perceived equivalencies that aren’t actually true. We made a mistake when allowing these items to exist in both the Trade Bar store and the Zen Market. Though Coalescent Wards and Preservation Wards did exist (at a higher price) in the Trade Bar store before, our attempt to make them more prominent and significantly cheaper had a large negative impact on the in-game economy. We really thought this would be a positive change, but we were wrong and we apologize for taking them away now.
In the same vein as the AD changes, we’ll monitor the effects of the removal of these items from the Trade Bar Store and plan based on the results we receive. As economical changes take some time to play out and analyze, for now we’ve prepared the following gifts for players who had accounts prior to the posting of this message.
These gifts are bound to account and are claimable from in-game mail. All you need to do is head to a postal courier after maintenance tomorrow on February 19, open the related mail to receive the items.
As always, your feedback is welcome and invaluable. We are committed to continuing to work with you to ensure the game we play and love continues to thrive.
The Neverwinter Team