Above is the stated Gold value of the item. But looking to actually buy we find that there is just one available for sale, and for more than 2x the stated “value”:
Let’s break it down, here are the components:
- Eternity Greatsword for 5000G
- (this youtube shows us what the thing looks like)
- 10$ for 800 Gems
- The average in-game cost for 100 Gems is 1G(old) 39S(ilver)
That’s: 1S 39C(opper) for 1 Gem. So let’s find out how many gems Eternity is worth:
5000G / 1s 39c = 359712.23 Gems
And finally, USD:
359712.23 gems / 800 gems = 449.64$
To put a little perspective on this: over the past year (or there abouts) I’ve logged about 130hours of GW2 game time. With the normal in-game, character development and equipment expenditures and a little frugality, I’ve just 7G in my “bank”.
Guild Wars 2 was designed this way – gold is a scare resource – it takes a lot of work to earn. So actually ,$450 seems pretty reasonable given that it would take some very serious dedication to earn the gold for or craft it; probably well over a thousand hours much of which would be considered a grind.
Not that I would *ever* buy this, nor that do I even endorse such a concept. This was just FTTA.