Monthly RMT Roundup: October 2016

 
By Brandy,
 
Many games in our rosters had been enjoying the rise of in-game currencies price in October due to their newest updates last month. Although Halloween events were held in many games, their impact on the RMT market wasn't that significant comparing to the game updates. World of Warcraft, on the other hand, had a major price decline despite the upcoming Blizzcon 2016 in a few weeks. Star Wars the Old Republic Credits price was very stable for the whole month which was completely opposite to Tera Gold price.

Blade and Soul Gold

Ebondrake Citadel update was finally live on October 5, 2016, bringing a brand new end-game dungeon, including 4 and 6 members, to Blade and Soul. In addition, the long awaiting spectator mode was added to 1v1 PvP arena with the new tournament, Rumble in the Realm and competitive play update. Several Halloween were included to the game as well. These activities caused Blade and Soul Gold to keep their price after the rise since early September. The new end-game dungeon and PvP system should keep BnS in-game currency in this range for a while until it starts to drop again in mid-November. The cheapest was on October 19, 2016, which is 100 Blade and Soul Gold for $8.99 and the most expensive was on October 6, 2016, for $9.93. It is only 10.46% different.

Elder Scrolls Online (PC)

Elder Scrolls Online One Tamriel caused the ESO RMT market price to rise over 30% since the end of September. Then, it stayed in the range of $7.5 USD per 50k gold til the end of the October. Although One Tamriel did not bring any new content to the game, it came with a whole new gaming experience to players due to the change of several features, both major and minor. The limitation of exploration by faction was completed removed. It also added many new item sets to the game. The effect of One Tamriel update to RMT Market should last even for a few months before the price starts to decrease again. The cheapest was on October 16, 2016, which is 50,000 Elder Scrolls Online Gold for $6.82 and the most expensive was on October 6, 2016, for $7.9. The discrepancy rate after the price increase was as minimal as 15.84%

Final Fantasy XIV Gil

October is another month of 2016 next to June having the significant increase in FFXIV Gil price. Before the Fan Festival 2016, the in-game currency price for 5m Gil had been changing daily from $16 to $19 and then come back to $16 again. However, it stayed in ~$19.35 USD until the end of the month. This was because of the fan hype on the upcoming Patch 3.45 updates adding new playable contents and next year Patch 4.0, StormBlood. Final Fantasy XIV Patch 3.45, Soul Surrender, included new anima quest lines altogether with small changes on battle and item systems. It should keep FFXIV Gil price in this rate for additional few weeks. The cheapest was on October 01, 2016, which is 5mn FFXIV Gil for $15.51 and the most expensive was on October 28, 2016, for $19.35. The fluctuation rate before the Fan Fest was at 24.76% Final Fantasy XIV price history in October 2016

Fifa 17

Fifa 17 is now able to find its average coins price after October 6. After reaching the extreme expensive rate at $58.54 per 50,000 coins around the release date week, the coins price dropped to around $12.80 USD for the same amount in October. However, it should have a further slight decline in Fifa 17 coins price for the next few weeks in November. The cheapest was on October 20, 2016, which is 50,000 Fifa 17 coins for $11.25 and the most expensive was on October 6, 2016, for $27.10. The decline rate in October alone was as high as 40.89%

Guild Wars 2 Gold

As predicted in September 2016 RMT Roundup, Guild Wars 2 Gold still enjoyed its high price at the range of $20 USD per 500 gold due to last month update, Rising Flames. The in-game currency price started to decrease during the 3rd week of October, but the total price was still expensive. In addition, ArenaNet is now working on adding new legendary armor to Guild Wars 2 obtained through raids. It should slightly increase the gold price once again. The impact of Rising Flame is expected to cease in November resulted in the drop of the gold price to around $15USD per 500 gold once again. The cheapest was on October 27, 2016, which is 500 Guild Wars 2 Gold for $17.22 and the most expensive was on October 7, 2016, for $21.19. The fluctuation rate is quite high at 23.05%

SWTOR US Credits

Although several updates related to the upcoming Star Wars the Old Republic update, including a cinematic trailer, were released in October, SWTOR credits price was unchanging at all. It was still staying stably in the range of $5.39 USD per 10mn credits throughout the month. The in-game currency price actually did not change since early September. “Knights of the Eternal Throne” is going to release on December 2 and available without any extra cost for all current SWTOR subscribers. It brings a total new progression to the game as well as several new contents. Because of the current game popularity, the update should not create a significant impact on RMT price. The cheapest was on October 19, 2016, which is 10mn SWTOR US Credits for $5.39 and the most expensive was on October 1, 2016, for $5.65. It was only 4.82$ different.

Tera Gold

On the whole opposite site of Star Wars the Old Republic price, Tera Gold had greatly fluctuated since September. The price regularly went up and down at the rate of $25.16 and $27.12 per 20,000 Tera Gold. Tera marketing strategy was still heavily relied on cute costumes from the in-game store. On the other hand, the new “Spellbound” updates adding two new dungeons to the game did not create any effect on its RMT price at all. Tera Gold price in November should not be different than in October but the average price is expected to be slightly lower. The cheapest was on October 14, 2016, which is 20,000 Tera Gold for $25.16 and the most expensive was on October 30, 2016, for $27.74. Although it had only 10.25% different, Tera gold price had been changing for the whole month.

WoW US Gold

World of Warcraft Gold price took an additional surprise this month. Instead of the rising in in-game currency price at the end of the month due to the upcoming Blizzcon 2016 and WoW Arena World Championship, it took around 30% decline a week before the event. October was a busy month for Blizzard due to several events related to the Blizzcon, including e-sport championship for various Blizzard games. World of Warcraft, the same way, released many events for the Blizzcon. In addition, Patch 7.1, Return to Karazhan, was released in the middle of the month but did not have any impact on RMT price. It was quite hard to expect World of Warcraft Gold price in November but it tends to rise slightly. World of Warcraft Gold price history in October 2016




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