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Columbine prices are getting out of hand.

Galeriano
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It's a well known fact that inflation causes prices of all crafting materials go to up, but when it comes to this specific flower it became disproportionally expensive lately. On PC EU average price started to go above 2k gold. It's not an issues that touches me personally since I have plenty of gold stored but when I try to help some newer players by reccomending some setups for them especially for PvP it's becoming really difficult to reccomend them using tristat potions as their main consumable because some of these people will simply won't be able to afford that playstyle.

I think ZoS could come up with countermeasures similar to what they did with corn flower when price of that material also started to skyrocket. Back then they introduced equivalent of spell power potions to the PvP vendor and it worked like a charm. It would be really nice if tristat pots would be treated the same way. This would allow to make price of columbine way lower while it would still be desired flower for those who need it for different kinds of potions like for example heroism+magicka+stamina pots or detection+immovability+magicka/stamina pots. It would also be a nice way to revitalize a piece of content where the currency to buy these potions would be obtained.
Edited by Galeriano on October 4, 2023 10:12AM
  • Jaimeh
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    Having tripots for AP would be great, but when it comes to mats the only limiting factor is farming time, and it's relatively easy to get a decent speedy build in order to optimize your farming. Especially during double node events, like the one we're having right now. It's a combination of supply/demand, inflation, maybe people holding on to their stacks, and also I think less people farming nowadays. I remember way back when guilds had farming events, or auctioned off farming time slots, etc., and generally more people doing dedicating farming. But with time I think most players with alts relied on writs for their own supply and didn't farm as much.
  • Ishtarknows
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    How does this price compare to Cornflower back before we bought Alliance Spell pots?

    I'm on console so our prices are very different, but here Columbine has increase by a lot, but is still way cheaper than Cornflower used to be.
    Edited by Ishtarknows on October 4, 2023 11:37AM
  • Jierdanit
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    just have a bunch of columbine and you'll never have to buy it. problem solved.

    How much columbine exactly do you expect people to have?

    I use up about 200 columbine in potions every week.
    You really expect people to have enough of that sitting around to never have to buy it again? lol
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  • SpacemanSpiff1
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    -snipped-

    I do agree that we should totally have alliance tripots. -snipped-

    agreed.
  • Four_Fingers
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    Not to mention ZOS seems to flood me with crown store tri pots for free and for everyday use they work just as well.
    But I do agree with OP that players are getting out of hand at the prices they ask on most things.
    Edited by Four_Fingers on October 4, 2023 12:51PM
  • SpacemanSpiff1
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    Not to mention ZOS seems to flood me with crown store tri pots for free and for everyday use they work just as well.
    But I do agree with OP that players are getting out of hand at the prices they ask on most things.

    true. ive got stacks of tripots on all of my characters. havent had to craft any for actual use in years.
  • Treeshka
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    Either adding more and more commonly used potions for Alliance Points or adding a similar Alchemy Container from Imperial City but with Alliance Points.
  • AstroST
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    I spend 90% of my time in cyro. lmao
    Would you believe cyro is one of the best places to farm mats.
    If you have to drink that many tri pots in PvP you need to look at your build.

    farming mats in Cyro is very efficient lmao
    and yes I'm just a trash pvpers, I'm not so good like you that don't need to drink pots, my bad.
  • Four_Fingers
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    Treeshka wrote: »
    Either adding more and more commonly used potions for Alliance Points or adding a similar Alchemy Container from Imperial City but with Alliance Points.

    Yeah I forgot you can buy mats for Telvar another PvP currency.
    I am not against adding tri-pots for ap, just pointing out there are workarounds.
    Edited by Four_Fingers on October 4, 2023 1:07PM
  • LokiPagan
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    EF321 wrote: »
    Jierdanit wrote: »
    just have a bunch of columbine and you'll never have to buy it. problem solved.

    How much columbine exactly do you expect people to have?

    I use up about 200 columbine in potions every week.
    You really expect people to have enough of that sitting around to never have to buy it again? lol

    I tell you, ground is littered with these!
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    Holy crap. I only have 800, and here I thought I had a decent amount...
  • LunaFlora
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    AstroST wrote: »
    Not to mention ZOS seems to flood me with crown store tri pots for free and for everyday use they work just as well.

    How much pvp do you do? PvPers drink tristats like fresh water.
    They are never enough.
    If you have another playstyle don't judge the needs of others based on it.

    how often are you using potions that the free potions aren't enough, every time the cooldown is over?
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  • AstroST
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    LunaFlora wrote: »
    how often are you using potions that the free potions aren't enough, every time the cooldown is over?

    Every time I need to.
  • Ingenon
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    I use the crown tri-stat potions that we get from daily login rewards sometimes for PvE group play, and I still have some left in bank, so I'm not using columbine to make more. Probably have lots of columbine in my crafting bag.

    I'm fine with ZOS adding tri-stat potions to the list of potions sold by vendors in Cyrodiil/Imperial City.
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