absolutely ... but the point is still valid lol... i would make an unbiased guide but people would still use their go to guide having 2 guides would mean people would pick and choose haha
You've made some good points, and I get it. But at the same time, I much prefer the stability, and prices being guesstimated from someone who doesn't "sell" cards. There's only one Company right now, and it's better to have an independent opinion of value, in addition to our own research in-game.
When there were 4 or 5 trading companies, I got flamed a few times because I defended the need for them. There was competition between owners/groups, and it was easy enough to price shop and compare with Public trading. At that time, a few players argued that they were expensive, but couldn't grasp how crazy it would get if they didn't exist.
Right now, without Ou7c4st doing his best to follow price trends, I don't know how new players would get a handle on fair trades. It would be the "wild, wild West" for too many. At this moment, prices for the new set (FLI) haven't stabilized, and Public trading is absolutely crazy. For example, I would say the new Greninja-GX is somewhere about 6.0 value (+/- 1). Yet many traders are asking for much more, and there's no "price guide" to compare it with.
A couple examples of Greninja in Public Offers:
Greninja-GX for Ultra Necrozma-GX (approx. 10 of these up, not a good trade)
Greninja-GX for Tapu Lele-GX (need I explain?)
2 Greninja-GX for full-art Cynthia (not a trade I'd accept)
Greninja-GX for 2 Zoroark-GX (no thanks, I'll keep my Zoroarks)
Sometimes, these are anomalies from a dumb kid. But it's this way all across the board, with most of the good cards from Forbidden Light. Why? The answer is obvious. Because it's too early for the price guide.
You, I, and many others have been playing a few months, and know the game. But the next time you go into a diatribe about "scamcast" (as you called it), please think how confusing this would be to newer players, whether they're looking for a card, or just trying to figure out a fair trade with their buddy.
If you have the means, and the time, I'd welcome a 2nd guide. Or if there's a better plan, I'm sure others would too.
Edited by RobRatt, 08 May 2018 - 06:56 AM.