I decided to break this away from the main Aion thread since there seems to be an overriding conversation on fort raids.
Anyways. Economics on Aion seem very similar to other MMOs with the broker serving as an Auction House, however, not playing other MMOs for quite some time I don't know if botting is still a big problem on those that have matured. It seems to be a bit of an issue when scraping together enough kinah to get some of the more expensive things in life (like Heart of Magic), though it seems that the issue is being addressed at some level.
What are you guys doing to gather cash? I use to do Aether Crystals and Gems, but the bots that are still operating seem to have brought the market down for that significantly. I am currently making cash off of Vinna Petals (Omblic would be the equivalent on the Asmodian side), which can only be found in enemy territory and drop rarely and so are unbottable, but I am going to be leveled out of Morheim rifts very soon. It seem like getting Brilliant Aether is chancy as it can only be found in gankzones. Anyone have ideas to raise large amounts of money in a short amount of time?
Besides crafting, I can't get my hands on the design for my second expert crafting item, which would grant me access to some of the more rare handicrafting forms (which will be very lucrative.)