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Yesterday I posted a thread to Reddit called "Why aren't the new Flame and Frost dyes in greater demand?"
However, most people just used the thread as a platform to complain about the price of the dyes and the character-based unlock system. As you can see from the post, I was hoping to get opinions on why speculators were not more interested in these, especially as there is a (perhaps risky) chance that these will not be available again. The Unbreakable Choir Bell is in similar supply, and demand has also stayed constant - and importantly phenomenally higher! - for most of its availability, even though that's an item likely to return next Wintersday.
Even if the dyes looked awful or near-identical, I still would have expected to see more people putting in bids for these. At the current rate, one foolhardy person could control a large percentage of any one of the twelve - but there's no point if there's no demand. I'd love to try, but I'd be ruined if it didn't turn out well.
Do you have any theories on why this market is so quiet?
Why are these dyes doing terrible?
It's a simple matter of popularity and divided interest. The problem with dyes is that they don't demand a lot of attention. They also only work once and then that person (usually) won't buy the same exact dye ever again. If any one of these dyes had a tremendous amount of popularity amongst the playerbase, then it would spread like wildfire. However, you instead have a collection of "meh" dyes that collectors will buy but not many other players. Maybe this post will help increase demand a little for you, but it's probably a long shot.