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Created 2019-05-09
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Title Fallout 76 includes a new hot button problem: The 10% player trading tax
Description Fallout 76's player vending program contains a 10% tax to curb inflation, and wasteland wanderers are not pleased. Ben Franklin as soon as mentioned that nothing is specific in this planet except for death and taxes, and it turns out that truism applies for the wastelands of Fallout 76 too. Bethesda's latest update towards the online RPG finally added a player vending system this week, which allows wasteland wanderers to sell their wares to other players for FO76 bottle caps, the game's key form of currency... however it arrived using a caveat. For every sale made amongst two players through the vending system, a 10% tax is levied by Bethesda for the sake of curbing inflation within the user-generated economy, but the policy is causing a philosophical rift inside the community among those who recognise it as a important evil, and those who see it as a betrayal on the no cost industry. For one point, the caps generated from this tax bracket aren't in fact place back into the economy, and a few players are calling for the money to be invested inside the reconstruction of the Appalachian welfare state, with floated suggestions like a public healthcare method or a homeless rehabilitation service that could enable wandering NPCs like Grahm and Moo Moo. Extra opportunistic players, meanwhile, are deploying sophisticated mathematics to ensure they make their desired profit on each and every sale against the tax, although other folks are avoiding the vendor method outright and trading straight with players to cut out the middle man (Bethesda), and circumvent the levy completely. To be fair, Fallout 76 has been suffering from a long-standing issue of inflation, in which the abundance and ubiquity of Caps in the economy results in a depreciation in its value, as players have a lot more money than they know what to do with. This tax, then, is helping to redress that imbalance, even when pushing some players to become complete time Fallout 76 libertarians and threaten to move to the Free of charge States. It is actually only a matter of time prior to a complete blown civil war breaks out. Read the full Fallout 76 patch notes proper here, or watch our overview video beneath to see what we believed of the game at launch.
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