Monthly RMT Roundup: March 2016

 
By Ned,
 
March is a rough month for most MMO released in 2012 such as Guild Wars 2, Tera, and WildStar(although this one was launched in 2014). These games have been losing popularity for quite a while and have a hard time regaining their number of players. On the other hand, it’s a great month for FFXIV because of its recent major patch update. Unlike other games in our roster, EVE Online ISK price is almost unchanging at all for the whole month.

ArcheAge Gold

Since there was no major update on the game, ArcheAge Gold price was slightly lower in March than in February as expected in our last month RMT roundup. However, it was only a minimal decrease. Throughout the month, ArcheAge gold price had been regularly changing for around 10%. The price usually went up on weekends and became lessen again on weekdays. There shouldn’t be any more update of the game during April considering that it just released a major patch in January. ArcheAge gold price is expected to stay in the range of ~$30 USD per 2,000 gold in April. The cheapest Archege gold was on March 27, 2016, which is 2,000 ArcheAge gold for (US) $29.08 and the most expensive was on March 04, 2016, for $34.00. The discrepancy rate was only at 16.92%.

Blade and Soul Gold

It seems like Blade and Soul Gold price still seek for a normal rate although it had been released two months ago. The price in March kept changing for the whole month even though with a slight discrepancy rate in average. After Blade and Soul Gold price stopped at the rate of $3.8 USD for 10 BnS Gold during the 3rd week of February, it had been gradually decreased until it reached $2.59 USD on March 20. A few days after that, it had a sudden 35% increase and, then again, with a graduate decline til the end of the month. There is no guarantee what would the Blade and Soul price will become in April but it shouldn’t be much different from March. The cheapest was on March 20, 2016, which is 10 Blade and Soul Gold for $2.59 and the most expensive was on March 22, 2016, for $3.60 The discrepancy rate was as high as 39.00%

EVE Online ISK

EVE Online ISK price in March was pretty much the same as in the previous month. Although the supplier updated the game’s in-game currency price for almost every day, the different rate was never exceeding 2%. However, the almost unchanging price should not happen in April because of its coming biggest event of the year called “EVE Fanfest 2016”. Refer to the recent release keynote schedule, we should hear the future of EVE Online on April 21, 2016, and this should greatly affect EVE Online ISK price in a positive way. Let’s wait and see. The cheapest was on March 23, 2016, which is 2bn EVE ISK for $36.00 and the most expensive was on March 03, 2016 for $37.14. The different rate was as less as 3.17% EvE Online ISK price history in March 2016

Final Fantasy XIV Gil

The impact of the latest FFXIV 3.2 “Gears of Change” still greatly impacted Final Fantasy XIV Gil price. March was the most expensive month for FFXIV Gil price so far because of this. It can even be the most expensive month of 2016 since FFXIV might not have any more major update this year. It’s highly possible that Square Enix team will put more focus on the release of Final Fantasy XV more than anything else this year. The effect of the “Gears of Change” should last only for a few months since the Gil price started to decline since the beginning of March. FFXIV Gil price is definitely going to be a lot lower in April and should be in the range of ~$19 USD per 5m FFXIV Gil. The cheapest was on March 30, 2016, which is 5mn FFXIV Gil for $22.90 and the most expensive was on March 03, 2016 for $25.40. The discrepancy rate was 10.92%

Guild Wars 2 Gold

Guild Wars 2 Gold was surprisingly even lower than our prediction from the last month RMT round up. It suffered a heavy decline in price since the first week of the month and had no sign of the recovery until the end of the month. This is even a bad sign for the game itself. One thing to keep in mind is RMT price usually goes together with the game popularity. If the popularity is up, in-game currency price will be high. It’s the popularity is low, the price will be low. It’s the rule of demand and supply. Guild Wars 2 price even has a chance to decrease again in April. The cheapest was on March 22, 2016 which is 200 GW2 gold for $12.46 and the most expensive was on March 2, 2016 for $32.66. The decline rate was as extremely high as 262.12%

SWTOR US Credits

The situation of SWTOR Credits price was slightly better than Guild Wars 2 this month. Although it similarly suffered from the decline of in-game currency price since the first few weeks of the month, Star Wars the Old Republic Credits price just stopped after it reached a certain point of ~$4USD per 10m Credits. And it should not be lower than this range unless a major issue occurs. In addition, SWTOR is going to release a new episode called “Knights of the Fallen Empire” on April 7, 2016. Although the update isn’t that big, it should at least slightly increase SWTOR Credits price. The cheapest was on March 20, 2016 which is 10mn SWTOR US Credits for $13.75 and the most expensive was on March 4, 2016 for $23.98. The declined rate was as significant as 71.65%.

SWTOR Credits price history in March 2016

Tera Gold

Tera had been, again, running a lot of marketing campaign this month from weekend sales, decreased subscription price, to randomly gave bonus to players. All of the efforts went quite well causing its gold price to stay in the range of $25.98 USD per 20,000gold for almost the whole month instead of starting to decline. However, it had a sudden 15% drop for a day once in a while from an unknown reason. Enmasse is expected to keep releasing new events in the game continuously in April causing Tera Gold price to be in this range. The cheapest was on March 17, 2016 which is 20,000 Tera Gold for $21.59 and the most expensive was on March 15, 2016 for $25.98. It was 20.33% different.

WildStar US Gold

Although the situation for WildStar Online in March was better than February, it was still rough for WildStar Gold RMT market. The price had been fluctuated on the first 3 weeks after stopped on March two weeks. Circumstance between Tera and WildStar is quite similar. Their developers have been releasing a lot of campaign in order to keep gamers staying. However, these small events cannot create a breakthrough causing the RMT price to be increased that much. WildStar Gold is predicted to be slightly lower in April. The cheapest was on March 03, 2016 which is 5,000 gold for $34.95 and the most expensive was on March 10, 2016 for $44.08. The discrepancy rate is at 26.12%.

WoW US Gold

There’s no doubt why the World of Warcraft reigns the king of MMOs although it was released to the world for almost 12 years. Looking at its gold price, there was a sudden 20% rise on March 20, 2016 for a market reason alone after it had been decreasing continuously since the beginning of the month. Once main reason to make WoW stand on top of MMO market is because of the great strategy from Blizzard. It is using other games in the franchise such as Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone to promote the World of Warcraft. WOW gold price in April is expected to be in the range of ~$20 USD for the first 2 weeks before a 10% decline after that. The cheapest was on March 18, 2016 which is 50,000 gold for $18.55 and the most expensive was on March 21, 2016 for $21.81. The discrepancy rate was 17.51%

World of Warcraft price history in March 2016





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