When I first discovered how commerce was going to work in ESO, I was initially extremely disappointed at the lack of a set auction house. The more I look into the system however, the more I began to consider the benefits of how this could work. Here are my quick thoughts on it, and I certainly encourage feedback since I think a robust production system could greatly benefit us.
This is a fairly small guild, especially when compared to some of the trading juggernaut guilds that are almost sure to surface on every shard of this game. I've already seen some trading guilds numbering in the dozens or hundreds who's sole focus will be crafting and trade. Since there is almost no way for us to have a permanent shop set up, and be able to compete with these elite trading guilds, I was thinking we could become a kind of Wholesale production guild on the side. The idea is simple.
We produce a certain variety of goods that are sought after. We open up lines of communication and a system of sale very early with one of these trading juggernauts. Then, we simply craft and sell our goods to them for a fair, but slightly modest price as they will have to raise the selling price to make a profit and make it worth while for them. Depending on the conditions, we could arrange to receive a portion of all sales back to us, giving us feedback on what sells the best and producing those goods. This would let us focus more on gameplay and crafting, and give them an easy supply of items to sell. Seems like a win-win as long as we keep up to date with what sells.
What are your thoughts on this? I feel like the crafting system is way to robust to ignore this possibility.