Galactic Trade Network

Cornering a Market: A Case Study


  Today we are going to talk about cornering the market in MMO’s. You may be asking yourself what it exactly means to corner the market. Let’s break it down. One simple way to earn money through the in-game market in any MMO is to purchase and sell things on the market. Any market has market makers and they are just market participants that are frequently buying and selling certain listed items. This concept works the same for both the New York Stock Exchange and the Galactic Trade Network. When we speak of SWTOR markets in particularly, the small size of the market in certain items allow a new market participant with some starting capital that will allow them to increase their profits by not just being in the market, but by cornering the market. To be able to corner the market you will need to eliminate other sellers. In…

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SWTOR: GTN Suggestion – Regulate the Market

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When it comes to MMORPGs, there will always be complaints about this or that. You will always see players who request changes are made to PvE or PvP or questing, or storyline, or whatever the case may be. In SWTOR, a common complaint is in regard to the market. This is especially true since the game is free to play and the value and cost of resources can have a large impact on the game itself and how people enjoy it. It’s no surprise then that there has been talk from the fans of regulating the market. Here is a suggestion from For anyone that knows me outside of Star Wars: The Old Republic, I hope that you did not injure yourself when you collapsed in shock that my topic today is advocated for regulation of a market.  I am always in favor of letting market forces drive the allocation…

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Unofficial GTN App (/w Mobile Support) – Coming Soon!

Do you ever wish you could check in with the Galactic Trade Network while away from your PC? Well, you might be able to do exactly that here very soon. There is a GTN app in the works and the developer posted on Reddit to explain the details. Hello everyone! I am pleased to announce one of the latest projects I have been working on – The Galactic Trade Network (app). This is a simple GTN tracker of popular items (such as materials and gear) that shows you price over time for your server. As of this post, the initial framework is in place. The overall design is placeholder at best and will change. Data currently shown is NOT ACTUAL DATA, this is an early preview! What’s coming before release? The ability to select a server that has available data A submission form to allow automated data submission More items…

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TOR TV: Patch 2.4 Video Coverage – GTN Improvements

Gaddock Teeg takes a look at the quality of life improvements made to the Galactic Trade Network, now available on the Patch 2.4 PTS. Game really does keep getting better. Players can now use Shift + Left Click with the cursor in the search box of the GTN to add the name of the item. BioWare also added a sortable “Unit Price” column to the GTN Window, which will display the listed item’s price-per-unit. The GTN now auto completes with the price and duration of a player’s last posted auction. In addition, the last price will be remembered on a per-unit basis. i.e. If a player puts 1 med pack up for 10 credits, and their next auction is a stack of 20 med packs (the same type as before) it will auto complete 200 credits (10 credits for 1 x 20 = 200). The remembered price and duration are…

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Understanding the Galactic Trade Network in SWTOR

If you have yet to use the Galactic Trade Network (GTN) in SWTOR, you might not realize yet that it is not an Auction House. Those who come from WoW or similar MMORPGs may be used to the auction house format but BioWare has done something different with the GTN. Different is not necessarily better for a lot of players.  The GTN works by allowing the player to post an item for sale at a fixed price, along with every other player’s items.  An auction house system allows players to post items with a minimum bid and lets the other players bid up to as much as they want for the duration of the auction- or to get it instantly with a “buy now” price.  This isn’t the only difference with the GTN model compared to the models most MMOers are used to. The search function is also a bit…

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TOR TV: How to use the Galactic Trade Network to make butt loads of money

thenoobistcolony has uploaded one of the best free credits guide I have seen so far. In this guide he goes through how to make money on the galactic trade network by using alts. This guide covers all the basic stuff in Auction house domination as we know it from the early mmorpg’s This SWTOR Galactic Trade Network Guide should help you to be successful at the good ol’ auction house (GTN for now). The  GTN  can be fun and rewarding… but it can also be annoying at times. Using the auction house is pretty common sense, but a lot of people get into trouble by being impatient or by trying to make “quick” gold. In this guide I’ll give you information on making gold from selling:

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