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There are more than enough ways to make good gold in Guild Wars 2. However, I do not like the way certain commodities have piled up worse than Germany's inflation immediately following the first world war. Cinnamon, walnuts, and butter are some of the worst candidates. But also items like Bronze Helmet Casings and various Planks are not being used enough by the different disciplines.
Crafting is just not good enough in this game. Yes, it is possible to make some pretty great money with it, but there are too many loose ends piling up.
Areas of the economy definitely need to be addressed, because there is no reason for certain items to have virtually no value in a game as diverse and malleable as Guild Wars 2.
I'm not sure if the new "Lost Shores" will really have much economic impact on these damaged markets. Maybe a slew of black lion chests will be traded, as well as a quick jump in gems, but I do not believe that other areas of the economy will be affected.
This is a one time event, meant to move the storyline of the world and I don't think it's going to have new Mystic Forge recipes or things of that nature.
What do you think will happen? Will ArenaNet take the opportunity to alleviate a few damaged markets that have too much supply and not enough demand? Or will they wait until Christmas for that kind of economic push?