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Joshua Coffey

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Traders & the wiki
« Topic Start: August 03, 2018, 08:57:43 AM »
Hey guys, thought I would give the trader class a go on one of my characters. Just had a question about something under their wiki page.

Assuming traders would be good for making gold, the only real way to do this is trading food no? The wiki says they can "make occassional side profits in selling luxuries".

Where can I get me some of these luxuries? Or is this referring to an outdated mechanic?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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Re: Traders & the wiki
« Reply #1: August 03, 2018, 02:31:18 PM »
I am not certain offhand (haven't looked at that part of the code in a long time), but I believe the way that works is that once your Trading skill is high, you will occasionally get extra gold when selling food, with a message saying you sold some luxuries.
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Re: Traders & the wiki
« Reply #2: August 03, 2018, 03:31:38 PM »
I took the time to try and look, and while its certainly possible that that code is very good at playing hide and seek, my suspicions lean heavily towards that code having been extinguished in one of the class system or trading system updates in the last ten plus years. Sorry.

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Re: Traders & the wiki
« Reply #3: August 03, 2018, 04:24:29 PM »
Okay, thanks for the replies.

Unless someone can confirm this is a redundant feature or if its still active, that would be great. Otherwise I will swap back to courtier (which is a more immediately useful class)

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Re: Traders & the wiki
« Reply #4: August 04, 2018, 01:39:08 AM »
I've had a trader for years, just never changed his class.  The code used to award some items and gold for trading.  I have not seen this option occur in years. It would occur as your character would travel to regions actually buying food and escorting the product to other regions to sell.  With the current food transfers, this is no longer an option and there are no longer caravans.