# Global Discount

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• # Global Discount

Will the 50% global discount remain for release? @Elsa
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• It's based on the gold/silver rate in the market, and caculated as
• Global Discount in % = [1 - (Gold_Silver_Rate/1000)]*100, but at most 50%
This means that while Gold/Silver is below 500, the global discount will be 50%. If it was at 700, global discount would be 30%. If it was at 1000, global discount would be 0.

The underlying logic is that the Gold/Silver rate is a very good indicator about how much silver is available in the world, the the discount mechanism helps us to balance that smoothly and is a great safeguard against inflation.

Edit: I found our old discussions on this topic here.
• saved for future reference, thanks @Korn xD
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• ### Korn wrote:

It's based on the gold/silver rate in the market, and caculated as
• Global Discount in % = [1 - (Gold_Silver_Rate/1000)]*100, but at most 50%
This means that while Gold/Silver is below 500, the global discount will be 50%. If it was at 700, global discount would be 30%. If it was at 1000, global discount would be 0.

The underlying logic is that the Gold/Silver rate is a very good indicator about how much silver is available in the world, the the discount mechanism helps us to balance that smoothly and is a great safeguard against inflation.
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• Finally I know the numbers behind it!
Thank you!
• ### Korn wrote:

It's based on the gold/silver rate in the market, and caculated as
• Global Discount in % = [1 - (Gold_Silver_Rate/1000)]*100, but at most 50%
This means that while Gold/Silver is below 500, the global discount will be 50%. If it was at 700, global discount would be 30%. If it was at 1000, global discount would be 0.

The underlying logic is that the Gold/Silver rate is a very good indicator about how much silver is available in the world, the the discount mechanism helps us to balance that smoothly and is a great safeguard against inflation.
clarification, is gold_silver_rate the ratio of gold to silver? So when you say "Gold/Silver is below 500" are you saying 1 gold for every 500 silver?
• why is the global discount falling, when gold price increases? shouldn't it be reverse?
• ### Bumble-B wrote:

why is the global discount falling, when gold price increases? shouldn't it be reverse?
No, because when you buy silver with gold the lower the global discount the less silver value you get for guying it with gold so you need to buy more gold.

It is a silver sink. Thus more silver will leave the game once the rate is Zero and as people will need to buy more gold to pay for the same in game repairs etc...

That's the basic understanding. Not sure how it may affect non-gold buyers though.
• so the gold/silver rate is over 500 but the global discount isn't changing...
• ### Bumble-B wrote:

so the gold/silver rate is over 500 but the global discount isn't changing...
someone said that 1000/1 will be 0 global but that didn't decay. not 100% confirmed sadly...... still waiting for an answer on decay XD
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• I thought there would be a decay as well
• Well the global discount did go down, it just updates only after daily maintance. It's 44% now.
• ### Fikus wrote:

Well the global discount did go down, it just updates only after daily maintance. It's 44% now.
OH niceee..
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• Shit, I was trying to upgrade all 3 islands to t6 before the discount decrease... had enough silver off hand to do 2 of them, got one t5 remaining...
• ### Captainrussia wrote:

Shit, I was trying to upgrade all 3 islands to t6 before the discount decrease... had enough silver off hand to do 2 of them, got one t5 remaining...
I forgo tot upgrade guild so the t5 and t6 will hurt me. I best hurry before future 0 global
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• swap transactions

Just search for the text. Bear in mind the age of that post, but I'd wager the core concept is still the same.

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• How long will the STEAM global discount peg of 50% remain ?
• We are still analyzing the impact on the game economy, but all in all, we like how it is working on. It makes the early game easier for new players and does not seem to have caused any inflation issues. Right now, it looks like we will keep it in place. Note that it's not a peg at 50%, rather, the calculation base has changed from 1.000 to 1.500, with the usual cap of 50%. The formula for the discount is 1 - (gold price/base), so at 1500 the discount would be 0.
• Thank you very much for this reply