RuneScape talk:Grand Exchange Market Watch/Common Trade Index

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Rebalance[edit source]

On 11 February I added the following ten items:

I removed the following six items:

I did this because the CTI was very resource-heavy, and the prices of resources have continued to inflate since the bot-busting. It got to a point where the CTI was not even close to being indicative of the market as a whole. I added four common equipment items, as well as something from Hunter, something from Ranged, a cooked food, something for high-level Crafting, something from Construction, and I replaced big bones with dragon bones because dragon bones were traded four times as much, and the index already had a free-to-play bias. I removed mithril ore, raw swordfish and law runes because each of them already had two other items in their category on the CTI. The same is true with Clean ranarr, but I chose that one because Snape grass was on the index, and I didn't want to double-count the effects of prayer potions. I also removed vial of water because it's a very odd item, and hasn't fluctuated significantly in two years. In all, it adds up to the first CTI change in more than four years, and one that I think will give it a more nuanced approximation of the market. ʞooɔ 22:22, February 12, 2012 (UTC)

Edited for more accuracy. See Grand Exchange Market Watch/Adjustments. :)   az talk   11:35, May 8, 2012 (UTC)

Potion Flasks removed???[edit source]

Why are flasks not on the index, they have been selling in much larger bulk since the qbd was released. Pilkie 14:30, June 1, 2012 (UTC)

Not in as much bulk as you would think. – Sweyn78 (talk) 15:33, August 13, 2018 (UTC)

Blood rune addition[edit source]

I believe that the Blood Rune should be an indicator on the trade index since they are alike the other items listed, being needed at high levels, commonley used and being one of the more highly traded items.

In fact a lot of highly traded items from the grand exhange are not on the list, such as Maple Logs and the Feather.

JDRulez (talk) 14:59, June 15, 2013 (UTC)

Why not the air rune? – Sweyn78 (talk) 15:32, August 13, 2018 (UTC)

Add more items[edit source]

Maybe we should add more items to this list? i recommend the items in this list Dapianoman (talk) 03:15, June 15, 2014 (UTC)

I wholeheartedly agree. In fact, I would go so far as to argue that the CTI should be composed of the top 25 most-traded items on the Grand Exchange, updated every six months (as this is the longest time-period available at RuneScape's website).
Alternatively, we could define the CTI per the most-traded item from each skill.
– Sweyn78 (talk) 15:00, August 13, 2018 (UTC)

Remove Abyssal Whip and Dragonfire Shield[edit source]

I propose the removal of the Abyssal Whip and Dragonfire Shield from the CTI. Reason for this is that they are firmly at the high-alch price and will therefore not change in price. Wouldn't the CTI be affected by this?

Smitovic (talk) 12:43, October 5, 2014 (UTC)

Petition to add Bonds to the CTI[edit source]

It would make a lot of sense to add bonds to the CTI, as people are using their in-game wealth to get free membership/MTX currency. Anyone else thinking about this? Dragon dagger (p++).png Ikillyou565 Vecna skull.png 19:04, April 20, 2016 (UTC)

I agree -- keeping track of sanctioned RWT is an important measure of the health of the in-game economy. – Sweyn78 (talk) 15:20, August 13, 2018 (UTC)

Objective criteria[edit source]

The current list is outdated and arbitrary. If we're going to be arbitrary anyway, we might as well do so in a regular fashion. I propose that we look at the official GE stats (specifically the Top 100 most-sold items, with a 6-month measuring window). From this list, we then select the most-traded resource for each skill in this list. For 2018-08-13, that leaves us with the following:

Summoning	Spirit shard
Magic		Air rune
Fletching	Headless arrow
Fishing		Feather
Smithing	Coal
Divination	Incandescent energy
Herblore	Vial
Runecrafting	Pure essence
Firemaking	Maple logs
Construction	Mahogany plank
Ranged		Cannonball
Prayer		Dragon bones
Crafting	Soft clay
Cooking		Raw shark
Farming		Barberry seed
RWT		Tradeable Bond

I have added bonds to this list, as real-world trading is an important thing to track when measuring the health of the economy.
If there are no objections, then I may just implement this change myself, since this talk page is essentially dead, and the last adjustment was from *2012*. The main issue would be figuring out how to do all that math. – Sweyn78 (talk) 15:26, August 13, 2018 (UTC)

As an alternative, we could make the CTI a meta-index that averages the other trade-indexes on the RuneScape Wiki. This would have the advantage of factoring in things like rares, as well as looking at *all* log prices. If I implement anything, though, it will likely be the system I just outlined above. – Sweyn78 (talk) 15:28, August 13, 2018 (UTC)
Just do it.™ (I just came to this wiki to see what it would take to get first-class membership via in-game actions (bonds) to see how reasonable it would be to return to RS for nostalgia's sake, and looking at the bond + MTX situation and inflation over the years has really helped dissuade me.) 20:31, 25 October 2020 (UTC)