Potjeh wrote:I find it hard to believe that he sells his very best stuff to the general public.
No trader in the entire world would be able to sell their very best stuff, since they would have such limited supply of it. Ramo sets his Q points at what he can provide consistently.
I assume that you are implying based on the previous post of:
Ramo is a bomb factory that anyone can go and purchase bombs from.
That ramo gives better Q bombs to people in Ainran?
I would say this isn't the case, if you had two bars of Q100 steel, and asked ramo to craft them into a SS for you, he'd do it for a fee. I can assure you that ramo did not spend extra time trying to outfit Ainran fighters. If some of them asked him for a high Q sword, they would have to do work that would free up his time to make some higher Q steel, or, they would have to provide the high Q steel.
Sorry Spaky, but imo this is missing the point. The initial question/argument I personally had was about ramones allegiance, and whether if ramones sends a message to another trader requesting that they lower prices (and therefore lower their own profits), they should interpret this as a request from Ainran or not, given that he is clearly an Ainran member. As you can imagine refusing such a request is not as straightforward as if he was not in Ainran - although I am sure ramones did not mean it in an aggressive way, due to the nature of his close friends in game, who I'm sure don't want the competitiveness of his prices reduced, regardless of whether they can see any direct profit to themselves, noone can just ignore such a request without thinking very carefully about it.
I'm willing to believe ramones really thinks of his trade as perfectly separated from ainran, but I think its naive of him to do so (which is why Tonky is trying to discuss this with you and him now, trying to understand the nature of the ainran-ramones relationship*).
I also I suppose believe him that he wasn't really doing RM trades as a "business", but I'm just disappointed that he did it at all. I really enjoyed trading & talking with him last world, and I am certainly not trying to attack him personally, just try and make him see things from my point of view I suppose (since I always think I'm right...).
*btw i think this particular discussion, in my opinion, is not too relevant & all that needs to be known is that ramones is an ainran member, and since ainran is largely a raider faction it seems natural for others to assume that the raider part might defend his trade profits, for "fun", even
, whether he asks them to or not...