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hello friends,

i was wondering how serious skooma was. you see the mean streets of tamriel taught me that in order to be successful you gotta hustle, bustle, and grind out. in single player campaign money isn't really an issue but from past experiences making ends meet in MMOs has (at times) been a trial for me. sure one could master his enchanting and crafting but everyone will be doing that. i want to know if skooma is marketable among players, do people value skooma enough to buy it? will anyone invest in this venture? i have seen jokes about this but this is a serious question. i may be a skooma distributor in the future so keep my name, i'll hook you up!! Devil Winking_tongue_out
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I know @Shadowfox here at the site is already into dealing skooma.
If your looking for pointers on real life skooma dealing, I could give you some pointers.


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(March 3rd 2013, 10:56 AM)Seamus Wrote: I know @Shadowfox here at the site is already into dealing skooma.
If your looking for pointers on real life skooma dealing, I could give you some pointers.

@seamus i actually saw shadowfox post on something and thought he was joking!1 i am def down to learn the ins and outs of skooma dealin. that is of course if skooma dealing "in real life" = real life applications enacted in gameplay. and any currency yielded in enough to make me a wealthy player. if there is actually a product called skooma on the planet earth i'd have to say no. i do not need DEA @ my door hahahaha
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My guess is that while skooma & moon sugar may be referenced and in the game as lore points, I doubt that there will be actual skooma trading which could make a player rich. I've heard that they are playing down things like Bosmer cannabalism and they probably don't want to make any type of drug dealing seem lucrative. What content is included reflects in the game rating. Just my thoughts on it.


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hmmm you make a good point, seeing the negative connotations that come with drug dealing. it wasnt about the drug dealing (although i'd role play the hell outta that) it was more an alternative way to sell things and generate large funds. a big part of the elder scrolls series for me is the freedom in all the choices you make. imagine if you could be successful by having a few entrepreneurial ideas based on aspects of the game no one else really takes into account! but i guess i understand, you have shot my dream down with logic. :(
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Yeah I think @Cedarlilly is right, there's no way its gonna play a big role in the game. However, I definitely look forward RPing the crap out of it. Check out The Kynaran Order, we have some great RPers and we could extrapolate on this skooma and its dealings.


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Yea, people aren't going to spend money on thiings that don't actually benefit their character, for role-playings sake, like 99% of the time. You'll have to find money some other way. If you're looking for something seedy to venture in to (as I take it that you are), you might want to consider opening an in-game casino. I made a fortune doing that in DAoC, you just need the starter capital...
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(March 3rd 2013, 11:36 AM)Aeon Nightfire Wrote: hmmm you make a good point, seeing the negative connotations that come with drug dealing. it wasnt about the drug dealing (although i'd role play the hell outta that) it was more an alternative way to sell things and generate large funds. a big part of the elder scrolls series for me is the freedom in all the choices you make. imagine if you could be successful by having a few entrepreneurial ideas based on aspects of the game no one else really takes into account! but i guess i understand, you have shot my dream down with logic. :(

Wow, Khajiit are rarely accused of being logical. I would like to hear more of this ingame casino from Qall.


TESO - - Multiplayer: "M'aiq does not know this word. You wish others to help you in your quest? Coward! If you must, search for the Argonian Im-Leet, or perhaps the big Nord, Rolf the Uber. They will certainly wish to join you." M'aiq the Liar.

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I love to see some Dark Brotherhood type deal, where players pay to have somebody killed, then other players go and kill them.


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(March 3rd 2013, 08:48 PM)Qallidex Wrote: Yea, people aren't going to spend money on thiings that don't actually benefit their character, for role-playings sake, like 99% of the time. You'll have to find money some other way. If you're looking for something seedy to venture in to (as I take it that you are), you might want to consider opening an in-game casino. I made a fortune doing that in DAoC, you just need the starter capital...

That is untrue. I have known many people online that spent hard earned gold on transmogrification, mounts, fashion items, fashion pets or just plain rare items that would not benefit their character skill wise. Lets not even get into real life money people spend on games, ask @Reichmar12 about 'hats' in Runescape.

Where did you come up with 99%? Maybe on Daoc, in your server, in your guild, its that high. That is NOT the case 99% of the time though. You even mentioned "in-game casino" what is that if not spending money in a roleplaying manner? Why even call them MMORPG's?

In Oblivion and Skyrim I would have hardly any gold, and if I saw a Khajiit caravan, I would buy ALL the skooma I could. Not even to use, I would go home and stock my shelves with it, just so I could say I have a ton of skooma. I know other people that did that, and its even a single player game.

If TESO has skooma, I'd bet 10 bottles of it that people would DEFINITELY go for buying skooma. And if we had a monopoly on skooma, we would be raking in the coin.


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We're talking about two different things, I myself am guilty of spending money on vanity items, but vanity items are not what we're talking about here. We're talking about a consumable drug, that basically, won't do anything, (maybe make the chars screen blurry for a minute?). I know they did this in WoW with alcohol, and it was a cheap, funny thing that you could do, but it very quickly lost its charm imo. And it was cheap, and could be bought from vendors...

And on the casinos thing, people played to win gold, there was no role-playing involved.
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Skooma restores stamina. And it is illicit. These 2 things would make it a commodity RP, legitimate use, and money-garnering wise.
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Yea, if it had intrinsic value, then it might be valuable, but I have a feeling, if it is in the game, then it will either likely be sold by "shady" NPC's, or by Alchemist players, who'll flood the market with it. I doubt it will be so valuable and exclusive, that a player had the ability to get rich by selling it.
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(March 3rd 2013, 09:45 PM)Qallidex Wrote: Yea, if it had intrinsic value, then it might be valuable, but I have a feeling, if it is in the game, then it will either likely be sold by "shady" NPC's, or by Alchemist players, who'll flood the market with it. I doubt it will be so valuable and exclusive, that a player had the ability to get rich by selling it.

Ah, now we get to the meat and potatoes. I actually agree with you here.


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(March 3rd 2013, 09:53 PM)Seamus Wrote:
(March 3rd 2013, 09:45 PM)Qallidex Wrote: Yea, if it had intrinsic value, then it might be valuable, but I have a feeling, if it is in the game, then it will either likely be sold by "shady" NPC's, or by Alchemist players, who'll flood the market with it. I doubt it will be so valuable and exclusive, that a player had the ability to get rich by selling it.

Ah, now we get to the meat and potatoes. I actually agree with you here.

mmmm, Meat and potatoes
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