No Gold in beta?

I was watching totalbiscuits video on Path of Exile and he commented on there being any gold in the beta,will this stay?

Also will will we be able to sell stuff in shops?
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Last edited by ionface on April 3, 2013 10:43 AM
there is no gold in this game and yes you will be able to sell stuff
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The plan is to not use gold as currency to the best of my knowledge, and instead use consumable items with some real in game value beyond simply trade.

It's smart IMO, it naturally fights inflation.

Also, you can read more about future plans in the beta manifesto.

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We plan to enable selling items to vendors in the short term.

Our current plan is to have it work as follows: Vendors have a set of recipes of currency items that they offer for given combinations of items you put in your side of the trade. Players can try out different combinations of items to see what the vendor offers. If they find an interesting recipe, they can keep it to themselves or share it with other players. Each vendor can have different recipes based on what they specialise in.

Some example recipes (these are just made up on the spot, and are not actual ones from the testing copy):

hand in two magic (blue) items for an identification scroll
hand in a quality=20 weapon for a whetstone
hand in six rare items for a chaos sphere
bring a specific NPC a magic version of each dagger base type in return for a high-ish level currency item
These recipes allow people to offload their junk, upgrade some certain types of existing currency items, and collect sets of arbitrary items to get rewards. It’ll encourage trading (for the missing pieces of sets), and the information disparity will reward players who discover new recipes. We intend to change the recipes available at each NPC over time.

Once this is in, we’ll rebalance the currency system to take it into account.
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ah well thank you for the help
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(___> lol its a duck
not a beta tester


no gold big plus for me i always hated not having enough gold/currency
Last edited by exdeath on September 12, 2011 2:55 PM
This is something I don't actually like, I find it fun massing large amounts of cash, even if I'm not going to use it. =/
The whole Item trading system actually fits in with the story and lore pretty well if you think about it.
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exdeath wrote:
no gold big plus for me i always hated not having enough gold/currency


There is currency, it's just not gold.
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Then we wont have to bother with the damn chinese goldfarmers.

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