Ok, so PG tried to do the Trade Shop or whatever and it didn’t go too well because they tried to create yet another new currency. Why create a new currency when you already have one?
Wondering what it is?
Every item that is forgeable should be able to be redeemed for hours, which are then used to “buy” items based upon their current forge times.
Yes, there would be an initial influx of timers, or hammers, or whatever, but that would be over once I get rid of my 2500 ballista resists. Nothing needs to scale, nothing needs to change, what was the Trade Shop or whatever just needs to be tweaked to grant hours and all of the forgeable items need to be able to be bought all the time.
And you can’t really exploit it. There’s no way to earn extra things other than flying your dragons.