Publisher Burda:ic announced the launch of the Trade System for “Florensia,” a free-to-play maritime MMORPG. Trading Posts have been added to every major island in the game, so players who want to make some dough can visit one of these posts. Eight new islands have also been added along the trade routes: Aria, Celestyn, Clouds, Ease, Eva, Gem, Misty and Selina. Apparently, all of the islands are female.
Each Trading Post has an owner that carries items like olive oil, spice and rum. Sounds like some goods worth fighting for. There is a limit of three goods that can be carried at a time (like airport security and their liquids in a bottle limitations). This makes sense to me rather than having a 20-slot bag that carries goods, weapons, food and etc. like many MMORPGs. Prices of goods may vary as the supply and demand increases or decreases across the market. Hopefully the in-game economy is better than ours at the moment.
If you are cheap, you take a risk transporting your wares, but if you are money-smart, you can pay a small fee to get insider info to help ensure a safe transport. You can even encounter pirates on your trade routes and since players can no longer respawn out at sea, you better make sure you know what you’re doing.
This is just the first stage of the Trade System. Many updates are said to be coming, so check out “Florensia’s” website for more information.
Posted by Nikki Lee
May 5th, 2009