How Path of Exile uses real world currency flipping techniques?

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The gaming industry has always been an ever-growing sector. Before a couple of decades, video games and computer games gained a lot of popularity which has been retained by both player (or say Gamers) and game developers. There are some amazing games in the world of technology that are so popular and has captured millions of gamers in a short span of time.

Pokemon Go, Clash of Clans, Mario, Call of Duty, GTA, etc. are some of the most popular games played around the globe. But did you know that gaming is not used for just fun and pass time?

Path of Exile is an online role-playing game. The best part about the path of exile is that the game is absolutely free of cost and as mentioned on its website, it will be never a “pay to win” game. Path of exile has always tried to offer something unique than other RPGs. The development team of Path of exile believes in experimentation and constant evolution and hence has achieved millions of active game users. This game is developed by an indie game studio called Grinding Gear Games based in New Zealand. Grinding Gear Games was established in back 2006 specifically to create Path of Exile game. The game is similar to Diablo 3 (another popular game). This game has a lot of complexities as compared to other online games. It takes a while for gamers to completely understand the functionalities of the game and start actually playing. The player controls a single character in this game who explores different areas, achieve different levels and gains experience points with equipment by defeating monsters. The game is extremely interesting as it allows users to even create his or her own monster zoo, own hideout or start a fresh game with exciting twists and turns.

Path of Exile uses an economy system for users that enables players to perform internal trading. Players can buy or sell unique items and abilities in this trading market. Every player gets to showcase the unique items he or she posses and has the right to sell that item for some currency or simply exchange it for another unique item. The Poe currency system of Path of Exile consists of various orbs and scrolls with no fixed value. The rates of these currencies are always fluctuating. The value of hundreds of items in the game varies in price based on leagues, popular builds, patch notes and even Reddit posts. This feature offers a feel of real-life trading. As in real life, the rate of any currency can fluctuate depending on various situations happening in the country and economic ups and downs. Similarly, the rate of currency varies in this game too. In other games, there is only one currency mainly used for trade purpose and that is Gold. in these games, when the player defeats the monster or any other evil, he or she gets a certain amount of gold which can be used to buy necessities and some amazing equipment. There are many currency items in the Path of Exile that does something different when consumed.

Users can exchange the currency as well. For instance, player A is having a certain item which is of no use to him. Player B on other hand requires that item and has another unique item in return. Player A can easily put it for sale in the shop. The concept is similar to real world free market where one can sell the item if he does not hold the value for it or simply does not need it. Or player A can trade it with player B. One thing must be considered that value of each currency is different. To buy Poe orbs, the player needs to be at the certain level and gain that currency.

Poe Currency flipping is the act of trading same 2 currencies repeatedly, between different players. For instance, alchemy orbs and chaos orbs. These currencies are exchanged in such a way that the players gain more and more profit. The range of profit depends on the RNG of trading. The player needs to buy Poe orbs and sell them time to time.

How does it work?

The Path of Exile’s Public Stash Tab API keeps track of all relevant items for sale. A proper analysis and aggregation of data are done to approximate exchange rates between currencies. The data is saved to analyze price developments over time. Updated exchange rates and prices are saved, analyzed and pushed directly to your browser.

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