[Sea & Commerce] The Complete Guide to Commerce - Part 1

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Views: Date: Jan 08 2008 03:00:36 Author: Magnesium02, thanks for her nice work. ( Original Page )
Index

1. Introduction
2. Basics of Commerce
    a) Buying Items
    b) Selling Items
3. Commerce Permit & Tax
    a) Obtaining the Commerce Permit
    b) Understanding the Commerce Permit
        ~ Permit Level
        ~ Tax Rate
    c) Tax Rates
        ~ Lowering Your Tax
        ~ Table of Tax Increments
        ~ Tips and Hints for Commerce Quests
4. Commerce Centres & Coordinates
    a) Ascaron - ArgentCity
    b) Ascaron - Zephyr Isle
    c) Ascaron - ThundoriaHarbour
    d) Ascaron - Glacier Isle
    e) Ascaron - Outlaw Isle
    f) Magical Ocean - ShaitanCity
    g) Magical Ocean - Canary Isle
    h) Magical Ocean - Cupid Isle
    i) Magical Ocean - Isle of Chill
    j) Deep Blue - LowerIcicleCity
    k) Deep Blue - Isle of Fortune
5. Glossary of Commerce Items
    a) Commerce Items by name
    b) Commerce Items by location bought
    c) Commerce Item by Permit required
    d) Special Items
    e) Salvage Items
6. Calculating Commerce Profits
7. Conclusion
8. Credits



1. Introduction


This is a guide to commerce in the World of TOP. It covers various aspects of trading, including getting a commerce permit, finding commerce centres and goes in-depth with the buying/selling points of commerce items. It also is fully illustrated ^_^.  However, what this guide doesn’t do is calculate profits. The prices of the commerce items change frequently and everyone has different tax rates and different cargo spaces. All these variables make it really hard to calculate profitability, but I will go more into that later.


2. Basics of Commerce


Commerce is essentially the buying of one type of item from special traders, storing it in your boat, sailing to another trading centre and selling the item there. You can start Commerce from the time you are lvl 20.

In order to start commerce there are 3 things you need; a boat, a Commerce Permit and money. Whatever boat you chose is dependant on your level and how much money you have. Higher-level (and stronger) boats can only be bought by people with high levels. When you are lvl 20, there are only a few boats available to you. Once you get to a higher level it is a good idea to buy a new boat as it will be faster, have more durability and in some cases, have a bigger cargo, which means more profit per trip.

For more on buying a boat see these guides;
How to Buy and Use a Ship - Here
Complete Battleship Pictorial Guide - Here

The commerce permit is obtained from the Shaitan Trader Sidorf. This is covered in the section below. You also need money upfront to firstly buy you boat and to buy the items.

a) Buying Items

To buy commerce items, go to the Commerce Trader and click on Cargo Trade.




This brings you to a window with items that are buyable and what is in your cargo. Simply drag an item down into your cargo slot to buy it. The system will automatically work out how many free slots you have in your inventory and will calculate the purchase price for that amount. Commerce items are non-stackable so each one will take up 1 cargo slot. You will note that there is a certain quantity of items available at each trader. If the quantity listed is 0 then that entire item has been bought out already.




b) Selling Items

If you click on the second tab in the selling window, it brings you to a list of all the items that can be sold there. Some items can be sold in many locations, while others only are sold to 1 or 2 places. If you try to sell to a Trader and item that isn’t on the list the price will be $0 so DON’T sell it there. In section 5 of this guide I have listed all the combinations of buying and selling so use that as a reference.

To sell the item simply click and drag it up from your inventory into the selling window and press ‘Confirm’. Alternatively, a faster method is to right-click the item to being up the selling prompt.



All Commerce Transactions are recorded in the System Window so if you want to recap how much you bought something for, just scroll up to find it.





Also note that the prices aren’t fixed. Every half an hour the system refreshes itself. When it does this, it refills the quota of items there to a pre-determined maximum and alters the prices. Most prices fluctuate in a range from $50- $200 so it really is quite difficult to calculate profit rates. However, generally speaking the most expensive items are usually the most profitable as they sell for more (e.g. one item buys for $300 and sells for $600 = $300 profit per item. Another item buys for $500 and sells for $1,000 = $500 profit per item).  After a while of running a certain route you will start to get a feel for what are the best combinations.

3. Commerce Permit & Tax



In order to do commerce it is necessary to hold a Commerce Permit. This is an orange book-like object in your Inventory A commerce pass is non-tradable, non-sellable and non-bankable, so just like your vessel deed, you have it in your inventory permanently once you get it. I recommend placing at the bottom of your inventory so save the upper spaces for active/commonly used items.



a) Obtaining the Commerce Permit

In order to obtain the Commerce permit you have to be at lvl 20 and have a boat. If you meet both of these criteria, then talk to Trader Sidorf in Shaitan at (801, 3657). He will send you on a quest to obtain 40 pieces of Wood. Return to him with the wood in your inventory and he will reward you with the commerce permit.

b) Understanding the Commerce Permit

When you hover your mouse over the commerce pass the description should hold 2 important pieces of information.
   


  ~ Permit Level

Firstly, it will say what level you permit is at. There are 3 levels of Commerce Permit - Low, Mid and High. Which level you hold determines which items you can buy. If you hold a Low level permit, then items that require a Mid/High permit to buy will be reded-out and you won’t be able to purchase them.
Lvl 1 = Low Level
Lvl 2 = Mid Level
Lvl 3 = High Level

  ~ Tax Rate

The second item in the description is the level of tax you are subject to. Initially it will be at 30%.  Completing a series of random quests from Trader Sidorf will reduce the tax level by a couple of percents each time you complete a set.

c) Tax Rates

You know the saying. Three things in this world are certain - Life, Death and Taxes. Even in an online MMORPG you can’t escape it.   The way that tax works is that it takes out a certain amount of the profits you earn by buying and selling.

For example; you sell an item for $600. If your tax is at 30%, then 30% x $600 = $180.  Thus the amount of money you actually receive is the selling price less tax: $600 - $180 = $420.  This is why it is a good idea to lower your tax. The lower the tax percent then the more money you receive per item and the more cash profit you make.

  ~ Lowering Your Tax

Get ready for another series of never-ending quests. It works just like the Class Life Quests you get from your Classmaster. However, instead of a series of 10 quests, you only have to complete 6 in a row (for Low Level) or 8 in a row (for Mid Level) to get the reward.



When you accept the last task in the set at the bottom of the quest log it will say what your reward is it can be either a tax reduction or a Commerce Statue. If it is a tax reduction there will be a “$” symbol, if it is a statue there will be a picture of it.



Commerce statues are ingredients used in various Crafting/Manufacturing blueprints. However if all you want is tax reductions these can get annoying. Check out the Tips and Hints sections for a method to avoid getting statues.

There are 4 main kinds of quests
1) Asks for a certain number of quests to be completed.
2) Asks for a certain number of monster drops
3) Asks for you to deliver a parcel to a person
4) Asks for an Life quest item (Ore/Wood/Sashimi)

Type #1 & #2
When you asked to kill a monster, or obtain a monster drop the monsters will most likely be at or just around your own level. The monsters can be on any continent. Once you reach lvl 25, you will start to get requests for monsters at sea so get your boat ready.

For help with finding monsters/items check out these Guides
Monster List - Here
Item Glossary Here


Type #3
There is a similar correlation with levels and the locations you have to deliver to. If you get a quest at lvl 22, you might get a quest to deliver items to Babul Haven as monsters around there are in the 20’s and if you are in the 30’s you may get requests for Valhalla Haven NPCs. A particularly difficult location to get to is Thundoria Castle as you can’t teleport directly there. So if you do get a quest that ends in a NPC there, and you get there successfully try setting your spawn point there so that if you get future quests there you can Old Ticket yourself there.

For help with finding NPCs
World Maps Here
NPC Listing Here (Ascaron) Here (Magical Ocean) Here (Deep Blue)
Getting to Thundoria Guide
Here

Type #4
Type 4 is relatively simple so long as you have the life skills and the tools necessary.  If you don’t have these life skills you can always try and buy the items needed, however you may not always find stall with the items you need and this can get very expensive

For help with Life Skills
Guide to Woodcutting Here  
Guide to Mining Here
Guide to Fishing Here

Permit Level Variations
The Low level quests are relatively easy. You are usually asked to kill/bring 5-10 of the criteria. In Mid Level quests you can be asked for 15-25 of each Item or Kill.

  ~ Table of Tax Increments

As you lower you tax it will reduce in set increments. The old Commerce Guide had a list of the flow of tax reductions. When I was going through my tax reductions, I noticed some discrepancies, so I assume that with the Union War update that the table is now out-of-date. However, when I started writing this guide I was well into these quests and I hadn’t gotten any record of how many sets I had completed and what the tax rate was after completion, so unfortunately I can’t provide accurate information here. I am still going to list the old tax chart and I will begin to update it from the Mid Level Permit onwards. If anyone is interested in helping me by going through the Low level commerce reductions level by level I would very much appreciate it. The criteria would be that it is a new character started in the Union War version that hasn’t already had any connection with commerce. If you are on Aegean Server, I might even be able to help you. If you want to help, send me a PM so I can discuss with you the information that I need. I will give anyone who helps me credit ^_^. All text in BOLD RED is new data

QUOTE:
After 1 time 28.50%
After 3 times 26.82%
After 4 times ..26.25%
5 - 25.75%                        
6 -25.31%                        
7 - 24.90%                        
8 - 24.52%                        
9 -24.17%                        
10 -23.83%                        
11 -23.52%                        
12 -23.22%                        
13 -22.93%                        
14 -22.65%                        
15 -22.38%
16 -22.13%
17 -21.88%
18 -21.63%
19 -21.40%
20 -21.17%
21 -20.94%
22 -20.73%
23 -20.51%
24 -20.30%
25 -20.10%   20.05%


Intermediate pass will require 40 Crystal ore. Exchanged at 20.05% from beginner pass. Also your level must be at level 40.

After 1 time..19.80%   19.75 %
After 2 times..19.46%  19.46 %
3 -19.14%     19.18%              
4 -18.82%     18.91%               
5 -18.51%                        
6 -18.21%                        
7 -17.92%                        
8 -17.63%                        
9 -17.35%                        
10 -17.08%                        
11 -16.81%                        
12 -16.55%                        
13 -16.29%                        
14 -16.04%                        
15 -15.79%                        
16 -15.54%                        
17 -15.30%                        
18 -15.07%                        
19 -14.83%                        
20 -14.61%                        
21 -14.38%                        
22 -14.16%                        
23 -13.94%
24 -13.72%
25 -13.51%
26 -13.30%
27 -13.09%
28 -12.88%
29 -12.68%
30 -12.48%
31 -12.28%
32 -12.08%
33 -11.89%
34 -11.70%
35 -11.51%
36 -11.32%
37 -11.13%
38 -10.95%
39 -10.76%
40 -10.58%
41 -10.40%
42 -10.23%
43 -10.05%

Exchange to expert commerce pass with 40 energy ores when intermediate pass down to 10.05%

  ~ Tips and Hints for Commerce Quests

1) Carry Ore/Wood/Sashimi

Often Sidorrf will ask you to simply bring him a life-skill item like Sashimi, Wood or Ore. The best thing to do when you are working on lowering your tax rate is to keep about 2 stacks of these items in your inventory. Often you will get sequential quests for them like  8 Wood ~ 6 Sashimi~ 7 Wood, etc and by holding enough of these in your inventory you can complete the quests right after accepting it and knock down several in a row without breaking a sweat. If you run out you will have to go out and chop/mine/fish/buy some more. At Mid Level permit, you may want to carry more stacks as one quest would chew through 20-25 at a time



2) Tickets, Tickets, Tickets

Tickets are very handy things to have when doing commerce quests. They allow you to warp to and from locations without having to find a teleporter. This is particularly handy for getting to NPC or monster areas fast. I set my spawn point at Abandon Mine Haven so I had easy access to teleporting to other Ascaron Havens and to the Woodcutting spot south of the haven & the crystal ore mining spot. All the Havens on Magical Ocean and Deep Blue I could run to.

Also keep a good stock of Shaitan tickets on you as it will be the ones you use the most.

3) The Secret to Constant Tax Reductions

Big thanks to Warby for posting this

Now when you do commerce quests there is a chance that you get either a Tax Reduction or a Commerce Statue. Warby worked out that it isn’t so much chance as alternates. Basically, when you complete one lot of 6 quests and get a tax reduction, the next lot you complete will be a statue and the next one after that will be tax. Basically it looks like this

Quest             Reward

Quest #1        Money, EXP
Quest #2        Money, EXP
Quest #3        Money, EXP
Quest #4        Money, EXP
Quest #5        Money, EXP
Quest #6        Money, EXP, Tax Reduction

Quest #1        Money, EXP
Quest #2        Money, EXP
Quest #3        Money, EXP
Quest #4        Money, EXP
Quest #5        Money, EXP
Quest #6        Money, EXP, Commerce Statue

Quest #1        Money, EXP
Quest #2        Money, EXP
Quest #3        Money, EXP
Quest #4        Money, EXP
Quest #5        Money, EXP
Quest #6        Money, EXP, Tax Reduction

Now just like your “Class Life” quests, when you abandon one it resets the whole sequence. So if you abandon the first quest in a Statue set you will skip onto the next set which is another reduction.  This is what it looks like;

Quest #1        Money, EXP
Quest #2        Money, EXP
Quest #3        Money, EXP
Quest #4        Money, EXP
Quest #5        Money, EXP
Quest #6        Money, EXP, Tax Reduction

Quest #1        <- Accept and cancel straight away. Don’t complete it.

Quest #1        Money, EXP
Quest #2        Money, EXP
Quest #3        Money, EXP
Quest #4        Money, EXP
Quest #5        Money, EXP
Quest #6        Money, EXP, Tax Reduction

Cancelling a quest does cost some money, but if your goal is to reduce your tax as quickly as possible, then this is the way to shortcut it. Alternatively, if you are wanting statues for Crafting/Manufacturing than you could reverse this process in order to only get statues.



Authors’ Note: I have tested this out with Low Level Permit and in the entire time from 30% - 20% I only got 1 Statue and that was the first quest set I completed so this DOES WORK. The same pattern applies for the Mid Level Quests, only there are 8 quests in a set.


4. Commerce Centres & Coordinates


In this part of my guide I will be detailing the various locations and coordinates needed to perform trading. This not only includes the Commerce centre, but the cords for the docking point and the harbourmaster. Note that some traders can be found in the open, while others are in buildings. Sometimes entering buildings can be tricky. The easiest way is to get close to the building and click inside the room through the roof. Your character will naturally find the path inside.  I will also be including references to Landing in Safe/Battle zones. Some of the isles contain high-level and aggressive monsters.

Format

Docking Coords: the location of the moving-arrow-docking thing
Harbourmaster Coords: the location of there the harbourmaster is. You talk to them to refuel, repair and set sail, as long as your boat is docked there
Builder Coords: the location of the boat builder. You talk to them to upgrade your boat (only applicable for Argent, Thundoria, Shaitan & Icicle)
Trader Coords: the coordinates of where to find the trader
Safety Factor: percentage figure. An estimate of how safe/dangerous a city/port is.
        100% - Completely Safe
        75% - Mostly Safe (Spawn is in Safe zone, Safe zone is moderate. Areas outside contain high-level, vicious monsters)
        50% - Moderately Safe (Spawn is in Safe zone, Safe zone is small. Areas outside contain high-level, vicious monsters)
        25% - Mostly Unsafe (Spawn is in Battle zone, Safe zone is small. Areas outside contain high-level, vicious monsters)
        0% - Highly Unsafe (Spawn is in Battle zone, No safe zone exists. Entire area contains high-level, vicious monsters)

Finding the Trader: Instructions of how to get to the trader and whether or not he is inside or outside
Safety Analysis: Brief description of the safety/unsafety factor. Explains the boundaries of Safe and Battle Zones. Lists monsters and monster levels found

Images: For each section there are 3-4 images
Image 1 - Cropped image of the big map for the City/Isle. Location of Trader circled in Red
Image 2 - Radar image for location of Trader. The Icon for a trader is a green square with a blue bag on it
Image 3 - Picture of Trader
Image 4 - Picture of the Radar edited with an approximate borderline of the perimeter of the Safe Zone (only applicable to Locations with a Safety Factor of less than 100%)

a) Ascaron - ArgentCity

Docking Coords: (2250, 2819)
Harbourmaster Coords: (2242, 2826)
Builder Coords: (2255, 2801)
Trader Coords: (2238, 2822)
Safety Factor: 100%

Finding the Trader: The Commerce Centre in Argent City can be found in the eastern off-branch of the city. The Trader Chiroro is found inside a building in the centre of the square.
Safety Analysis: Once you enter the port of Argent you are in a safe zone. The path to the Trader is monster-free.



b) Ascaron - Zephyr Isle (south-west of Argent)

Docking Coords: (3260, 3309)
Harbourmaster Coords: (3252, 3300)
Trader Coords: (3256,3279)
Safety Factor: 75% Safe

Finding the Trader: Trader Burgess can be found out in the open. He is slightly above and to the left of the spot where you spawn from
Safety Analysis: The area you spawn in is a safe zone. The other NPCs on the isle (the teleporter and the harbourmaster) are also in a safe zone. There is a battle zone outside the perimeter of the encampment that has lvl 51 Frenzied Wolves in it.



c) Ascaron - Thundoria Harbour (north-east of Argent)

Docking Coords: (1058, 1331)
Harbourmaster Coords: (1057, 1324)
Builder Coords: (1061, 1291)
Trader Coords: (1005, 1305)
Safety Factor: 100%

Finding the Trader:  Trader Sanjay can be found inside a commerce building in the main square of Thundoria Harbour. Cross the bridge to the western part of the town and head to the lower building
Safety Analysis: Thundoria Harbour itself is completely safe. However exiting the town to the west would put you in a battle zone, though if your only purpose here is Commerce, then there should be no reason for you to do so. Common enemies found there are lvl 55 Guardian Angels and other lvl 40+ monsters.



d) Ascaron - Glacier Isle (east of Thundoria)

Docking Coords: (2305, 1123)
Harbourmaster Coords: (2299, 1123)
Trader Coords: (2279, 1113)
Safety Factor: 50%

Finding the Trader:  Trader Sacenis can be found a little up and to the right of your spawn point. He is out in the open in front of a tent
Safety Analysis: You spawn point here is in a safe zone, though it is rather close to the safety barrier.  The safe zone here is actually rather small, so I advise against any exploring. Stick to the path from the harbour to the trader. Monsters roaming outside the safe zone are lvl 50-55 Sakura Pirates (Sailor/Fighter/Militia).



e) Ascaron - Outlaw Isle (north-east of Glacier)

Docking Coords: (3632, 747)
Harbourmaster Coords: (3619, 743)
Trader Coords: (3595, 740)
Safety Factor: 75%

Finding the Trader:  Trader Dilady (man are the running out of names or what??) can be found just above where you spawn. He is in the open in front of a tent.
Safety Analysis: Your spawn point is safely inside the safe zone. The safe zone extends to the top right of the island where the teleporter is. As long as you stay away from the walls lining the east of the port area you should be fine. The monsters found here are lvl 49 Great Polar Bear, Lvl 50 Horrific Snowman and Lvl 52 Horrific Yeti



f) Magical Ocean - ShaitanCity

Docking Coords: (844, 3684)
Harbourmaster Coords: (822, 3698)
Builder Coords: (900, 3669)
Trader Coords: (801, 3657)
Safety Factor: 100%

Finding the Trader: Trader Sidorf is found in the south west part of the city, above the path to the harbour. He is inside a building. This is the trader to come to in order to get your commerce permit and he is the one who gives you the INSANELY REPETITIVE quests in order to reduce your tax rate
Safety Analysis: Just like Argent, this harbour is completely safe



g)  Magical Ocean - Canary Isle (east of Shaitan)

Travelling Note: When approaching the Island BE CAREFULL. Situated around the border of the island are cannon towers that will aim and fire at your boat. If you have a guppy or a similar low-level boat this could do serious damage to your durability. Instead, you will note that surrounding the island there is a ring of dark blue water (guessing its supposed to represent a reef). This outline is a safe distance from any of the canons. Follow this line when approaching the island until you get to the eastern side of the island. The area around the docking point is safe for you to approach.

Author’s Note: I had heard of this previously and had conscientiously avoided the border of the island for fear of these cannons. In making this guide I decided to try it out and see how bad it was. The smart thing to do would have been to repair my ship to maximum capacity BEFORE sailing close to a cannon. Did I do the smart thing? NOOOOO. With my lvl 25 Windseeker (82 Defence) the cannons did about 250-350 damage, plus they have a decent firing speed. Not nice when your boat only has about 1100 Durability left

Docking Coords: (1761, 3772)
Harbourmaster Coords: (1743, 3773)
Trader Coords: (1738, 3751)
Safety Factor: 50%

Finding the Trader:  Trader Mickey is up and to the right of your spawn point. Like most isle traders he is in front of a tent.
Safety Analysis: You spawn in a safe zone, but the area is quite dangerous. The safe zone is rather limited. *IMPORTANT* be careful if you want to approach the Teleporter. She is only halfway in the safe zone. Sometimes when you click on her and your character auto-adjusts its position, you might actually end up in a battle zone. The monsters found here are Jack the Pirate’s Crew (lvl 30 Sailor/Lvl 41 Fighter/lvl 45 Militia). Note that cannons can fire at you while you are on the land, as well as being in your boat.




h) Magical Ocean - Cupid Isle (north-east of Canary)

Docking Coords:
(2526, 2375)
Harbourmaster Coords: (2527, 2393)
Trader Coords: (2520, 2397)
Safety Factor: 25%

Finding the Trader:  Trader Yuka is just to the left of where you spawn, close to the teleporter
Safety Analysis: DO NOT LET DOWN YOUR GUARD HERE. The area that you spawn in is actually outside the safe zone and there is at least one monster in range of you. If you are lagging badly, you might find that by the time your computer catches up, you may already have taken hits from the mob. As soon as you land, head up into the safe zone. Please note that the safe zone here is rather small. The monsters found here are Jack the Pirate’s Crew (lvl 30 Sailor/Lvl 41 Fighter/lvl 45 Militia).



i) Magical Ocean - Isle of Chill (north of Cupid)

Docking Coords: (2369, 754)
Harbourmaster Coords: (2372, 736)
Trader Coords: (2385, 735)
Safety Factor: 50%

Finding the Trader:  The Trader Sibun is just down and to the left of your spawn point.
Safety Analysis: This island isn’t too bad. However, note that when you talk to the trader there will be one or 2 monsters nearby. They won’t attack you in the safe zone, though they can be disconcerting. Monsters here are Northern Pirates (lvl 57 Sailor/Fighter, lvl 58 Militia)



j) Deep Blue - Lower Icicle Castle

Docking Coords: (1212, 658)
Harbourmaster Coords:  (1215, 682)
Builder Coords: (1222, 627)
Trader Coords: (1260, 576)
Safety Factor: 100%

Finding the Trader:  The trader here can be a bit hard to find as everything is blue so the commerce centre doesn’t stick out on the map. Head up and follow the path to the right until you reach the building and enter. Trader Pahniro is inside.
Safety Analysis: Completely Safe. There is a battle zone to the left, but it only has Mystic Shrubs and Squidy’s so no real threat



k)  Deep Blue - Isle of Fortune (south of Icicle)

Travelling Note:  This is a particularly dangerous area. Approach with caution, the strongest pirate ships patrol this area. Also as noted below in the Safety Analysis, the isle itself is very dangerous as there are NO safe zones on the island. Also note that there are two ‘landing’ zones. Don’t go to the middle one, it is false, the only dockable port is the one at the bottom

Author’s Note:  I HATE THIS ISLAND. My character with the Mid level permit is at the time of writing this guide, only lvl 40 so would get slaughtered if I tried to come here with her, so I took my lvl 60 FS Cleric instead. Hallelujah for Energy Shield. When I go to an island I usually take multiple screenshots of the trader, the trading window and the radar/map zones. It took be about 5 minutes of running to and from the harbour where it is relatively safe to get all that I needed. Thankfully it was an x3 EXP weekend and there were plenty of people there training, so they killed monsters for me. Special thanks to LoveLove (SM) for sealing a mob about to kill me ^_^.

Docking Coords: (1655, 1996)
Harbourmaster Coords:  (1642, 1984)
Trader Coords: (1620, 1976)
Safety Factor: 0%

Finding the Trader:  Trader Bowey is to the left of where you spawn. He is in front of a tent.
Safety Analysis: VERY DANGEROUS. This island has no safe zone.  You spawn in a battle zone and can be attacked at any time. The monsters are also quite strong. The area which the trader is in is directly in the range of about 1 or 2 of the monsters so in the time it would take you to sell and buy goods from the trader, you may well be dead, unless you have sufficient HP and Defence (or SP for Clerics Energy Shield) to tank the damage for a minute or so. I strongly recommend that players under lvl 60 shouldn’t try coming here. Monsters that can be found here are the Beardy Pirate Crew (lvl67 Sailor/Lvl68 Fighter/Lvl68 Militia)



Special Note:

Although Fortune Isle is a battle zone, there is a certain degree of safety in certain areas. If you look at the image below I have outlined a safe-ish area that is outside the range of most monsters. This is an area that you could retreat to, to sit and let your HP/SP regenerate if needed. However, I stress that it is only “safe-ISH”. If a monster spawns differently, you may find the area you are in is a part of their range again so please don’t AFK thinking that you are completely safe.





5. Glossary of Commerce Items



This section goes in depth in analysing each commerce item, detailing where it can be bought from, where it can be sold to, what level of permit is required and estimates of cost and selling price. I have personally sailed to every commerce centre to verify/correct the information. I first went everywhere with a low level permit and then with a mid-level permit to verify the permit required data. The reason for the sub-sections is to meet the different information needs of users. When I started commerce-ing I found the existing guides inadequate. One guide only listed the buying/selling of items in each centre without matching it up to the buying/selling in other centres and the other guide only listed item tradability on direct routes without exploring much cross-map trading. Hopefully my breakdown will help you find what information you are after.  

Also note that the prices aren’t fixed. They change roughly every 30 minutes. However I have noticed that buying prices fluctuate within $50-$150 and most selling prices move within $100-$200, though a few I have encountered vary as much as $700. I have taken screenshots of the different trading centres at different times and have listed in the Average selling price column the range for the highest and the lowest prices that I have seen (rounded to 10). The more expensive an items is, the larger range it has to fluctuate, so it is more risky as to wether you make a small or a large profit.

a) Commerce Items by Name



This section lists all items by alphabetical order. The purpose here is to help people who only want information on one particular item find it more easily

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Item Name

Permit

Buy From

Average Cost

Sell To

Average Price

Airlake Conch

L

Canary Isle
400 - 450
Argent City
Zephyr Isle
Thundoria Harbour
Glacier Isle
Outlaw Isle
Shaitan City
Isle of Chill
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune
770 - 920
760 - 890
870 - 950
830 - 960
890 - 1,020
750 - 850
850 - 920
620 - 1,000
830 - 960
Amulet of Misfortune

L

Isle of Fortune
400 - 480
Cupid Isle
Lower Icicle Castle
890 - 1,010
690 - 1,050
Argent Dinner Wine

H

Argent City
630 - 700
Isle of Fortune
1,240 - 1,430
Azure Figurine

M

Thundoria Harbour
500 - 550
Argent City
Zephyr Isle
ShaitanCity
Canary Isle
Isle of Chill
910 - 1,070
900 - 1,050
970 - 1,050
1,110 - 1,190
970 - 1,090
Bagpipe

L

Zephyr Isle
520 - 560
ArgentCity
Glacier Isle
Outlaw Isle
Canary Isle
Cupid Isle
Isle of Chill
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune
930 - 1,110
990 - 1,170
1,030 - 1,2301,050 - 1,180
1,000 - 1,180
1,130 - 1,300
890 - 1,500
1,330 - 1,350
Bamboo Can

L

Argent City
350 - 420
Zephyr Isle
Thundoria Harbour
Glacier Isle
Canary Isle
750 - 840
770 - 920
770 - 810
750 - 870
Beast Catching Toy

H

Icicle Castle
630 - 780
Argent City
Thundoria Harbour
Outlaw Isle
Shaitan City
Cupid Isle
970 - 1,340
1,040 - 1,430
940 - 1,150
940 - 1,340
1,010 - 1,240
Blessed Wedding Gown

M

Cupid Isle
530 - 580
Argent City
Zephyr Isle
Thundoria Harbour
Glacier Isle
Outlaw Isle
Shaitan City
Canary Isle
Isle of Chill
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune
1,050 - 1,210
990 - 1,150
1,127 - 1,270
1,150 - 1,360
1,170 - 1,280
990 - 1,180
1,010 - 1,160
1,080 - 1,190
950 - 1,400
980 - 1,230
Blue Cola

H

Shaitan City
640 - 780
Zephyr Isle
Isle of Chill
1,100 - 1,480
1,050 - 1,550
Caviar

L

Isle of Chill
410 - 480
Outlaw Isle
Lower Icicle Castle
850 - 880
720 - 1,170
Chicken Burger

L

Icicle Castle
710 - 900
Glacier Isle
Canary Isle
Isle of Chill
1,210 - 1,550
1,040 - 1,660
1,110 - 1,540
Clarion Necklace

L

Shaitan City
320 - 380
Zephyr Isle
Canary Isle
Cupid Isle
Lower Icicle Castle
770 - 800
680 - 760
670 - 800
600 - 740
Cryosel

M

Glacier Isle
530 - 640
Argent City
Zephyr Isle
Thundoria Harbour
Outlaw Isle
Shaitan City
Canary Isle
Cupid Isle
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune
970 - 1,100
1,030 - 1,190
1,020 - 1,140
980 - 1,130
1,060 - 1,200
1,000 - 1,280
1,150 - 1,290
1,030 - 1,570
1,070 - 1,190
Crystal Vessel

M

Shaitan City
490 - 560
Zephyr Isle
Glacier Isle
Isle of Chill
Lower Icicle Castle
940 - 1,050
1,100 - 1,190
950 - 1,080
860 - 1,310
Decorative Hourglass

L

Shaitan City
410 - 480
Zephyr Isle
Cupid Isle
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune
810 - 970
840 - 970
740 - 1,150
870 - 1,030
Drifting Lucky Star Bottle

L

Isle of Fortune
290 - 330
Cupid Isle
570 - 650
Empty Bottle

M

Outlaw Isle
490 - 520
Glacier Isle
Isle of Chill
840 - 1,010
860 - 1,000
Frost Crystal

L

Zephyr Isle
310 - 350
Argent City
Shaitan City
660 - 770
600 - 740
Frozen Tear Stone

M

Icicle Castle
460 - 570
Argent City
Thundoria Harbour
Outlaw Isle
ShaitanCity
Cupid Isle
1,020 - 1,190
1,030 - 1,250
1,100 - 1180
1,000 - 1,140
930 - 1,170
Fur Coat

L

Icicle Castle
430 - 560
Zephyr Isle
Glacier Isle
Canary Isle
Isle of Chill
Isle of Fortune
1,160 - 1,180
1,020 - 1,110
970 - 1,190
940 - 1,120
1,030 - 1,110
Glassware

L

Argent City
430 - 500
Thundoria Harbour
Outlaw Isle
Canary Isle
910 - 1,040
930 - 1,150
940 - 1,050
Hamburger

H

Thundoria Harbour
690 - 770
Zephyr Isle
Canary Isle
Isle of Chill
1,100 - 1,470
1,120 - 1610
1,190 - 1,490
High Grade Antler

L

Icicle Castle
300 - 360
Thundoria Harbour
Outlaw Isle
Shaitan City
Isle of Fortune
920 - 1,070
930 - 1,020
880 - 1,010
860 - 930
High Grade Battleship Component

M

Thundoria Harbour
520 - 610
Zephyr Isle
Outlaw Isle
Shaitan City
Cupid Isle
Isle of Chill
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune
960 - 1,040
940 - 1,080
990 - 1,210
1,120 - 1,230
990 - 1,030
1,180 - 1,760
1,110 - 1,240
High Grade Porcelain

L

Shaitan City
270 - 320
Argent City
Thundoria Harbour
Canary Isle
560 - 650
590 - 630
530 - 650
High Quality Silk Cloth

L

Argent City
290 - 340
Thundoria Harbour
Glacier Isle
Shaitan City
570 - 640
560 - 660
580 - 680
Honey Cake    

L

Cupid Isle
370 - 430
Canary Isle
720 - 850
Icy Cold Brick

L

Glacier Isle
410 - 480
Thundoria Harbour
Outlaw Isle
790 - 900
810 - 960
Icy Dragon Wine

L

Thundoria Harbour
460 - 500
Argent City
Glacier Isle
Outlaw Isle
Cupid Isle
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune
950 - 1,030
990 - 1,030
990 - 1,060
990 - 1,180
760 - 1,280
1,070 - 1,160
Imitation Crystal Figurine

L

Icicle Castle
160 - 220
Outlaw Isle
Shaitan City
Cupid Isle
Isle of Fortune
600 - 640
580 - 640
570 - 650
560 - 610
Imitation Royal Tableware

H

Thundoria Harbour
600 - 670
Argent City
Glacier Isle
Outlaw Isle
Cupid Isle
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune
900 - 1,050
960 - 1,340
1,000 - 1,100
1,200 - 1,620
1,170 - 1,820
1,160 - 1,600
Liquor

M

Shaitan City
450 - 540
Argent City
Glacier Isle
Outlaw Isle
880 - 1,030
1,030 - 1,120
960 - 1,140
Love Grass   

M

Cupid Isle
480 - 570
Shaitan City
Canary Isle
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune
910 - 990
900 - 1,040
780 - 1,120
980 - 1,060
Lucky Accessories

M

Isle of Fortune
470 - 510
Argent City
Zephyr Isle
Thundoria Harbour
Glacier Isle
Outlaw Isle
ShaitanCity
Canary Isle
Isle of Chill
990 - 1,130
960 - 1,160
980 - 1,130
950 - 1,060
1,000 - 1,130
930 - 1,040
880 - 970
910 - 1,050
Machine Component

H

Shaitan City
590 - 640
Argent City
Thundoria Harbour
Outlaw Isle
1,050 - 1,360
930 - 1,160
1,090 - 1,460
Magnificent Wood Figurine

L

Argent City
410 - 470
Glacier Isle
ShaitanCity
Canary Isle
790 - 950
850 - 970
840 - 950
Mysterious Liquor

M

Icicle Castle
660 - 750
Zephyr Isle
Glacier Isle
Isle of Chill
1,140 - 1,300
1,000 - 1,220
980 - 1,120
Ocean Mud

M

Glacier Isle
500 - 560
Argent City
Thundoria Harbour
Outlaw Isle
Isle of Chill

910 - 1,040
890 - 1,050
870 - 990
880 - 1,030
Pirate Eye Patch

H

Outlaw Isle
610 - 650
Argent City
Zephyr Isle
Thundoria Harbour
Shaitan City
Canary Isle
Cupid Isle
Isle of Chill
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune
1,070 - 1,240
1,130 - 1,500
1,040 - 1,150
1,220 - 1,450
1,300 - 1,520
1,220 - 1,360
1,050 - 1,190
1,300 - 1,660
1,300 - 1,420
Red Cola

H

Argent City
650 - 800
Zephyr Isle
Isle of Chill
1,000 - 1,620
1,480 - 1,660
Red Dates Sauce

L

Shaitan City
370 - 430
Argent City
Thundoria Harbour
Isle of Fortune
720 - 820
790 - 850
770 - 870
Refreshing Coconut Wine

L

Zephyr Isle
430 - 460
Argent City
Thundoria Harbour
Shaitan City
Canary Isle

800 - 920
900 - 1,000
840 - 950
850 - 960
Rock-like Material

M

Outlaw Isle
500 - 580
Thundoria Harbour
Glacier Isle
Isle of Chill

920 - 1,020
920 - 1,120
970 - 1,120
Sand Regiment

L

Canary Isle
360 - 400
Cupid Isle
670 - 810
Sea Jelly Membrane

M

Isle of Chill
470 - 530
Glacier Isle
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune

820 - 930
660 - 1,140
900 - 1,070
Sea Monster Grease

M

Isle of Chill
460 - 570
Argent City
Zephyr Isle
Thundoria Harbour
Glacier Isle
Shaitan City
Canary Isle
Cupid Isle
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune

930 - 1,110
1,000 - 1,200
930 - 1,090
890 - 1,060
900 - 1,060
980 - 1,140
970 - 1,080
940 - 1,200
930 - 1,090
Silver Jewellery

M

Argent City
500 - 590
Outlaw Isle
Shaitan City
Cupid Isle
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune
1,000 - 1,130
950 - 1,030
1,060 - 1,220
750 - 1,310
1,160 - 1,280
Silver Ring

M

Argent City
520 - 600
Zephyr Isle
Cupid Isle
Isle of Chill
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune
1,000 - 1,130
1,110 - 1,200
1,030 - 1,220
930 - 1,320
1,120 - 1,300
Snow Squidy Doll

L

Icicle Castle
260 - 300
Zephyr Isle
Glacier Isle
Canary Isle
Isle of Chill
660 - 880
720 - 810
700 - 860
670 - 760
Wind Chime Sand

L

Canary Isle
280 - 340
Shaitan City
Cupid Isle
600 - 670
570 - 690
Wood Bundle

N/A



Argent City
Thundoria Harbour
Shaitan City
Lower Icicle Castle

100
100
200
300
Pig Iron

N/A



Argent City
Thundoria Harbour
ShaitanCity

500
450
360
Crystal

N/A



Thundoria Harbour
Shaitan City
Lower Icicle Castle

1,000
1,000
1,000
Energy Crystal

N/A



Argent City
Thundoria Harbour
Lower Icicle Castle
300
300
300
Fish Meat

N/A



Argent City
Thundoria Harbour
Shaitan City
Lower Icicle Castle

20
20
20
20


b) Commerce Items by Location Bought


This section lists all items by order of Trading Centre. Within that it is sorted by the order it is seen on the cargo trade window. This section should help people who want to learn about the tradability of items from one centre
                                                                                                                        

Argent City

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Item Name

Permit

Buy From

Average Cost

Sell To

Average Price

High Quality Silk Cloth

L

Argent City
290 - 340
Thundoria Harbour
Glacier Isle
Shaitan City
570 - 640
560 - 660
580 - 680
Bamboo Can

L

Argent City
350 - 420
Zephyr Isle
Thundoria Harbour
Glacier Isle
Canary Isle
750 - 840
770 - 920
770 - 810
750 - 870
Magnificent Wood Figurine

L

Argent City
410 - 470
Glacier Isle
Shaitan City
Canary Isle
790 - 950
850 - 970
840 - 950
Glassware

L

Argent City
430 - 500
Thundoria Harbour
Outlaw Isle
Canary Isle
910 - 1,040
930 - 1,150
940 - 1,050
Silver Jewellery

M

Argent City
500 - 590
Outlaw Isle
Shaitan City
Cupid Isle
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune
1,000 - 1,130
950 - 1,030
1,060 - 1,220
750 - 1,310
1,160 - 1,280
Silver Ring

M

Argent City
520 - 600
Zephyr Isle
Cupid Isle
Isle of Chill
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune
1,000 - 1,130
1,110 - 1,200
1,030 - 1,220
930 - 1,320
1,120 - 1,300
Argent Dinner Wine

H

Argent City
630 - 700
Isle of Fortune
1,240 - 1,430
Red Cola

H

Argent City
650 - 800
Zephyr Isle
Isle of Chill
1,000 - 1,620
1,480 - 1,660

Zephyr Isle

Frost Crystal

L

Zephyr Isle
310 - 350
Argent City
Shaitan City
660 - 770
600 - 740
Refreshing Coconut Wine

L

Zephyr Isle
430 - 460
Argent City
Thundoria HarbourShaitan City
Canary Isle
800 - 920
900 - 1,000
840 - 950
850 - 960
Bagpipe

L

Zephyr Isle
520 - 560
Argent City
Glacier Isle
Outlaw Isle
Canary Isle
Cupid Isle
Isle of Chill
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune
930 - 1,110
990 - 1,170
1,030 - 1,230
1,050 - 1,180
1,000 - 1,180
1,130 - 1,300
890 - 1,500
1,330 - 1,350

Thundoria Harbour

Icy Dragon Wine

L

Thundoria Harbour
460 - 500
Argent City
Glacier Isle
Outlaw Isle
Cupid Isle
LowerIcicle Castle
Isle of Fortune
950 - 1,030
990 - 1,030
990 - 1,060
990 - 1,180
760 - 1,280
1,070 - 1,160
Azure Figurine

M

Thundoria Harbour
500 - 550
Argent City
Zephyr Isle
Shaitan City
Canary Isle
Isle of Chill
910 - 1,070
900 - 1,050
970 - 1,050
1,110 - 1,190
970 - 1,090
High Grade Battleship Component

M

Thundoria Harbour
520 - 610
Zephyr Isle
Outlaw Isle
Shaitan City
Cupid Isle
Isle of Chill
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune
960 - 1,040
940 - 1,080
990 - 1,210
1,120 - 1,230
990 - 1,030
1,180 - 1,760
1,110 - 1,240
Imitation Royal Tableware

H

Thundoria Harbour
600 - 670
Argent City
Glacier Isle
Outlaw Isle
Cupid Isle
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune
900 - 1,050
960 - 1,340
1,000 - 1,100
1,200 - 1,620
1,170 - 1,820
1,160 - 1,600
Hamburger

H

Thundoria Harbour
690 - 770
Zephyr Isle
Canary Isle
Isle of Chill
1,100 - 1,470
1,120 - 1610
1,190 - 1,490

Glacier Isle

Icy Cold Brick

L

Glacier Isle
410 - 480
Thundoria Harbour
Outlaw Isle
790 - 900
810 - 960
Ocean Mud

M

Glacier Isle
500 - 560
Argent City
Thundoria HarbourOutlaw Isle
Isle of Chill
910 - 1,040
890 - 1,050
870 - 990
880 - 1,030
Cryosel

M

Glacier Isle
530 - 640
Argent City
Zephyr Isle
Thundoria Harbour
Outlaw Isle
Shaitan City
Canary Isle
Cupid Isle
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune
970 - 1,100
1,030 - 1,190
1,020 - 1,140
980 - 1,130
1,060 - 1,200
1,000 - 1,280
1,150 - 1,290
1,030 - 1,570
1,070 - 1,190

Outlaw Isle

Empty Bottle

M

Outlaw Isle
490 - 520
Glacier Isle
Isle of Chill
840 - 1,010
860 - 1,000
Rock-like Material

M

Outlaw Isle
500 - 580
Thundoria HarbourGlacier Isle
Isle of Chill
920 - 1,020
920 - 1,120
970 - 1,120
Pirate Eye Patch

H

Outlaw Isle
610 - 650
Argent City
Zephyr Isle
Thundoria Harbour
Shaitan City
Canary Isle
Cupid Isle
Isle of Chill
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune
1,070 - 1,240
1,130 - 1,500
1,040 - 1,150
1,220 - 1,450
1,300 - 1,520
1,220 - 1,360
1,050 - 1,190
1,300 - 1,660
1,300 - 1,420

Shaitan City

High Grade Porcelain

L

Shaitan City
270 - 320
Argent City
Thundoria Harbour
Canary Isle
560 - 650
590 - 630
530 - 650
Clarion Necklace

L

Shaitan City
320 - 380
Zephyr Isle
Canary Isle
Cupid Isle
Lower Icicle Castle
770 - 800
680 - 760
670 - 800
600 - 740
Red Dates Sauce

L

Shaitan City
370 - 430
Argent City
Thundoria Harbour
Isle of Fortune
720 - 820
790 - 850
770 - 870
Decorative Hourglass

L

Shaitan City
410 - 480
Zephyr Isle
Cupid Isle
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune
810 - 970
840 - 970
740 - 1,150
870 - 1,030
Liquor

M

Shaitan City
450 - 540
Argent City
Glacier Isle
Outlaw Isle
880 - 1,030
1,030 - 1,120
960 - 1,140
Crystal Vessel

M

Shaitan City
490 - 560
Zephyr Isle
Glacier Isle
Isle of Chill
Lower Icicle Castle
940 - 1,050
1,100 - 1,190
950 - 1,080
860 - 1,310
Machine Component

H

Shaitan City
590 - 640
Argent City
Thundoria Harbour
Outlaw Isle
1,050 - 1,360
930 - 1,160
1,090 - 1,460
Blue Cola

H

Shaitan City
640 - 780
Zephyr Isle
Isle of Chill
1,100 - 1,480
1,050 - 1,550

Canary Isle

Wind Chime Sand

L

Canary Isle
280 - 340
Shaitan City
Cupid Isle
600 - 670
570 - 690
Sand Regiment

L

Canary Isle
360 - 400
Cupid Isle
670 - 810
Airlake Conch

L

Canary Isle
400 - 450
Argent City
Zephyr Isle
Thundoria Harbour
Glacier Isle
Outlaw Isle
Shaitan City
Isle of Chill
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune
770 - 920
760 - 890
870 - 950
830 - 960
890 - 1,020
750 - 850
850 - 920
620 - 1,000
830 - 960

Cupid Isle

Honey Cake    

L

Cupid Isle
370 - 430
Canary Isle
720 - 850
Love Grass   

M

Cupid Isle
480 - 570
ShaitanCity
Canary Isle
LowerIcicleCastle
Isle of Fortune
910 - 990
900 - 1,040
780 - 1,120
980 - 1,060
Blessed Wedding Gown

M

Cupid Isle
530 - 580
ArgentCity
Zephyr Isle
ThundoriaHarbour
Glacier Isle
Outlaw Isle
ShaitanCity
Canary Isle
Isle of Chill
LowerIcicleCastle
Isle of Fortune
1,050 - 1,210
990 - 1,150
1,127 - 1,270
1,150 - 1,360
1,170 - 1,280
990 - 1,180
1,010 - 1,160
1,080 - 1,190
950 - 1,400
980 - 1,230

Isle of Chill

Caviar

L

Isle of Chill
410 - 480
Outlaw Isle
LowerIcicleCastle
850 - 880
720 - 1,170
Sea Jelly Membrane

M

Isle of Chill
470 - 530
Glacier Isle
LowerIcicleCastleIsle of Fortune
820 - 930
660 - 1,140
900 - 1,070
Sea Monster Grease

M

Isle of Chill
460 - 570
ArgentCity
Zephyr Isle
ThundoriaHarbourGlacier Isle
ShaitanCity
Canary Isle
Cupid Isle
LowerIcicleCastle
Isle of Fortune
930 - 1,110
1,000 - 1,200
930 - 1,090
890 - 1,060
900 - 1,060
980 - 1,140
970 - 1,080
940 - 1,200
930 - 1,090

Icicle Castle

Imitation Crystal Figurine

L

IcicleCastle
160 - 220
Outlaw Isle
ShaitanCity
Cupid Isle
Isle of Fortune
600 - 640
580 - 640
570 - 650
560 - 610
Snow Squidy Doll

L

IcicleCastle
260 - 300
Zephyr Isle
Glacier Isle
Canary Isle
Isle of Chill
660 - 880
720 - 810
700 - 860
670 - 760
High Grade Antler

L

IcicleCastle
300 - 360
ThundoriaHarbour
Outlaw Isle
ShaitanCity
Isle of Fortune
920 - 1,070
930 - 1,020
880 - 1,010
860 - 930
Fur Coat

L

IcicleCastle
430 - 560
Zephyr Isle
Glacier Isle
Canary Isle
Isle of Chill
Isle of Fortune
1,160 - 1,180
1,020 - 1,110
970 - 1,190
940 - 1,120
1,030 - 1,110
Frozen Tear Stone

M

Icicle Castle
460 - 570
Argent City
Thundoria Harbour
Outlaw Isle
ShaitanCity
Cupid Isle
1,020 - 1,190
1,030 - 1,250
1,100 - 1180
1,000 - 1,140
930 - 1,170
Mysterious Liquor

M

Icicle Castle
660 - 750
Zephyr Isle
Glacier Isle
Isle of Chill
1,140 - 1,300
1,000 - 1,220
980 - 1,120
Beast Catching Toy

H

Icicle Castle
630 - 780
Argent City
Thundoria Harbour
Outlaw Isle
ShaitanCity
Cupid Isle
970 - 1,340
1,040 - 1,430
940 - 1,150
940 - 1,340
1,010 - 1,240
Chicken Burger

L

Icicle Castle
710 - 900
Glacier Isle
Canary Isle
Isle of Chill
1,210 - 1,550
1,040 - 1,660
1,110 - 1,540

Isle of Fortune

Drifting Lucky Star Bottle

L

Isle of Fortune
290 - 330
Cupid Isle
570 - 650
Amulet of Misfortune

L

Isle of Fortune
400 - 480
Cupid Isle
LowerIcicleCastle
890 - 1,010
690 - 1,050
Lucky Accessories

M

Isle of Fortune
470 - 510
ArgentCity
Zephyr Isle
ThundoriaHarbour
Glacier Isle
Outlaw Isle
ShaitanCity
Canary Isle
Isle of Chill
990 - 1,130
960 - 1,160
980 - 1,130
950 - 1,060
1,000 - 1,130
930 - 1,040
880 - 970
910 - 1,050



c) Commerce Items by Permit Required



This section lists all items by the level of permit required. Within that is it sorted by trading centre order. This should help people who want to know what items/routes are best for their level of tax.

Low Level Permit Items

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Item Name

Permit

Buy From

Average Cost

Sell To

Average Price

High Quality Silk Cloth

L

ArgentCity
290 - 340
ThundoriaHarbour
Glacier Isle
ShaitanCity
570 - 640
560 - 660
580 - 680
Bamboo Can

L

ArgentCity
350 - 420
Zephyr Isle
ThundoriaHarbour
Glacier Isle
Canary Isle
750 - 840
770 - 920
770 - 810
750 - 870
Magnificent Wood Figurine

L

ArgentCity
410 - 470
Glacier Isle
ShaitanCity
Canary Isle
790 - 950
850 - 970
840 - 950
Glassware

L

ArgentCity
430 - 500
ThundoriaHarbour
Outlaw Isle
Canary Isle
910 - 1,040
930 - 1,150
940 - 1,050
Frost Crystal

L

Zephyr Isle
310 - 350
ArgentCity
ShaitanCity
660 - 770
600 - 740
Refreshing Coconut Wine

L

Zephyr Isle
430 - 460
ArgentCity
ThundoriaHarbourShaitanCity
Canary Isle
800 - 920
900 - 1,000
840 - 950
850 - 960
Bagpipe

L

Zephyr Isle
520 - 560
ArgentCity
Glacier Isle
Outlaw Isle
Canary Isle
Cupid Isle
Isle of Chill
LowerIcicleCastle
Isle of Fortune
930 - 1,110
990 - 1,170
1,030 - 1,230
1,050 - 1,180
1,000 - 1,180
1,130 - 1,300
890 - 1,500
1,330 - 1,350
Icy Dragon Wine

L

ThundoriaHarbour
460 - 500
ArgentCity
Glacier Isle
Outlaw Isle
Cupid Isle
LowerIcicleCastle
Isle of Fortune
950 - 1,030
990 - 1,030
990 - 1,060
990 - 1,180
760 - 1,280
1,070 - 1,160
Icy Cold Brick

L

Glacier Isle
410 - 480
ThundoriaHarbour
Outlaw Isle
790 - 900
810 - 960
High Grade Porcelain

L

ShaitanCity
270 - 320
ArgentCity
ThundoriaHarbour
Canary Isle
560 - 650
590 - 630
530 - 650
Clarion Necklace

L

ShaitanCity
320 - 380
Zephyr Isle
Canary Isle
Cupid Isle
LowerIcicleCastle
770 - 800
680 - 760
670 - 800
600 - 740
Red Dates Sauce

L

ShaitanCity
370 - 430
ArgentCity
ThundoriaHarbour
Isle of Fortune
720 - 820
790 - 850
770 - 870
Decorative Hourglass

L

ShaitanCity
410 - 480
Zephyr Isle
Cupid Isle
LowerIcicleCastle
Isle of Fortune
810 - 970
840 - 970
740 - 1,150
870 - 1,030
Wind Chime Sand

L

Canary Isle
280 - 340
ShaitanCity
Cupid Isle
600 - 670
570 - 690
Sand Regiment

L

Canary Isle
360 - 400
Cupid Isle
670 - 810
Airlake Conch

L

Canary Isle
400 - 450
ArgentCity
Zephyr Isle
ThundoriaHarbour
Glacier Isle
Outlaw Isle
ShaitanCity
Isle of Chill
LowerIcicleCastle
Isle of Fortune
770 - 920
760 - 890
870 - 950
830 - 960
890 - 1,020
750 - 850
850 - 920
620 - 1,000
830 - 960
Honey Cake    

L

Cupid Isle
370 - 430
Canary Isle
720 - 850
Caviar

L

Isle of Chill
410 - 480
Outlaw Isle
LowerIcicleCastle
850 - 880
720 - 1,170
Imitation Crystal Figurine

L

Icicle Castle
160 - 220
Outlaw Isle
ShaitanCity
Cupid Isle
Isle of Fortune
600 - 640
580 - 640
570 - 650
560 - 610
Snow Squidy Doll

L

Icicle Castle
260 - 300
Zephyr Isle
Glacier Isle
Canary Isle
Isle of Chill
660 - 880
720 - 810
700 - 860
670 - 760
High Grade Antler

L

Icicle Castle
300 - 360
Thundoria Harbour
Outlaw Isle
Shaitan City
Isle of Fortune
920 - 1,070
930 - 1,020
880 - 1,010
860 - 930
Fur Coat

L

Icicle Castle
430 - 560
Zephyr Isle
Glacier Isle
Canary Isle
Isle of Chill
Isle of Fortune
1,160 - 1,180
1,020 - 1,110
970 - 1,190
940 - 1,120
1,030 - 1,110
Chicken Burger

L

Icicle Castle
710 - 900
Glacier Isle
Canary Isle
Isle of Chill
1,210 - 1,550
1,040 - 1,660
1,110 - 1,540
Amulet of Misfortune

L

Isle of Fortune
400 - 480
Cupid Isle
Lower Icicle Castle
890 - 1,010
690 - 1,050
Drifting Lucky Star Bottle

L

Isle of Fortune
290 - 330
Cupid Isle
570 - 650

Mid Level Permit Items

Silver Jewellery

M

Argent City
500 - 590
Outlaw Isle
Shaitan City
Cupid Isle
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune
1,000 - 1,130
950 - 1,030
1,060 - 1,220
750 - 1,310
1,160 - 1,280
Silver Ring

M

Argent City
520 - 600
Zephyr Isle
Cupid Isle
Isle of Chill
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune
1,000 - 1,130
1,110 - 1,200
1,030 - 1,220
930 - 1,320
1,120 - 1,300
Azure Figurine

M

Thundoria Harbour
500 - 550
Argent City
Zephyr Isle
Shaitan City
Canary Isle
Isle of Chill
910 - 1,070
900 - 1,050
970 - 1,050
1,110 - 1,190
970 - 1,090
High Grade Battleship Component

M

Thundoria Harbour
520 - 610
Zephyr Isle
Outlaw Isle
Shaitan City
Cupid Isle
Isle of Chill
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune
960 - 1,040
940 - 1,080
990 - 1,210
1,120 - 1,230
990 - 1,030
1,180 - 1,760
1,110 - 1,240
Cryosel

M

Glacier Isle
530 - 640
Argent City
Zephyr Isle
Thundoria Harbour
Outlaw Isle
Shaitan City
Canary Isle
Cupid Isle
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune

970 - 1,100
1,030 - 1,190
1,020 - 1,140
980 - 1,130
1,060 - 1,200
1,000 - 1,280
1,150 - 1,290
1,030 - 1,570
1,070 - 1,190
Ocean Mud

M

Glacier Isle
500 - 560
Argent City
Thundoria Harbour
Outlaw Isle
Isle of Chill

910 - 1,040
890 - 1,050
870 - 990
880 - 1,030
Empty Bottle

M

Outlaw Isle
490 - 520
Glacier Isle
Isle of Chill
840 - 1,010
860 - 1,000
Rock-like Material

M

Outlaw Isle
500 - 580
Thundoria Harbour
Glacier Isle
Isle of Chill

920 - 1,020
920 - 1,120
970 - 1,120
Crystal Vessel

M

Shaitan City
490 - 560
Zephyr Isle
Glacier Isle
Isle of Chill
Lower Icicle Castle
940 - 1,050
1,100 - 1,190
950 - 1,080
860 - 1,310
Liquor

M

Shaitan City
450 - 540
Argent City
Glacier Isle
Outlaw Isle
880 - 1,030
1,030 - 1,120
960 - 1,140
Blessed Wedding Gown

M

Cupid Isle
530 - 580
Argent City
Zephyr Isle
Thundoria Harbour
Glacier Isle
Outlaw Isle
Shaitan City
Canary Isle
Isle of Chill
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune

1,050 - 1,210
990 - 1,150
1,127 - 1,270
1,150 - 1,360
1,170 - 1,280
990 - 1,180
1,010 - 1,160
1,080 - 1,190
950 - 1,400
980 - 1,230
Love Grass   

M

Cupid Isle
480 - 570
ShaitanCity
Canary Isle
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune
910 - 990
900 - 1,040
780 - 1,120
980 - 1,060
Sea Jelly Membrane

M

Isle of Chill
470 - 530
Glacier Isle
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune

820 - 930
660 - 1,140
900 - 1,070
Sea Monster Grease

M

Isle of Chill
460 - 570
Argent City
Zephyr Isle
Thundoria Harbour
Glacier Isle
Shaitan City
Canary Isle
Cupid Isle
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune

930 - 1,110
1,000 - 1,200
930 - 1,090
890 - 1,060
900 - 1,060
980 - 1,140
970 - 1,080
940 - 1,200
930 - 1,090
Frozen Tear Stone

M

Icicle Castle
460 - 570
Argent City
Thundoria Harbour
Outlaw Isle
Shaitan City
Cupid Isle
1,020 - 1,190
1,030 - 1,250
1,100 - 1180
1,000 - 1,140
930 - 1,170
Mysterious Liquor

M

Icicle Castle
660 - 750
Zephyr Isle
Glacier Isle
Isle of Chill
1,140 - 1,300
1,000 - 1,220
980 - 1,120
Lucky Accessories

M

Isle of Fortune
470 - 510
Argent City
Zephyr Isle
Thundoria Harbour
Glacier Isle
Outlaw Isle
ShaitanCity
Canary Isle
Isle of Chill
990 - 1,130
960 - 1,160
980 - 1,130
950 - 1,060
1,000 - 1,130
930 - 1,040
880 - 970
910 - 1,050

High Level Permit Items

Argent Dinner Wine

H

Argent City
630 - 700
Isle of Fortune
1,240 - 1,430
Red Cola

H

Argent City
650 - 800
Zephyr Isle
Isle of Chill
1,000 - 1,620
1,480 - 1,660
Hamburger

H

Thundoria Harbour
690 - 770
Zephyr Isle
Canary Isle
Isle of Chill
1,100 - 1,470
1,120 - 1610
1,190 - 1,490
Imitation Royal Tableware

H

Thundoria Harbour
600 - 670
Argent City
Glacier Isle
Outlaw Isle
Cupid Isle
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune
900 - 1,050
960 - 1,340
1,000 - 1,100
1,200 - 1,620
1,170 - 1,820
1,160 - 1,600
Pirate Eye Patch

H

Outlaw Isle
610 - 650
Argent City
Zephyr Isle
Thundoria Harbour
Shaitan City
Canary Isle
Cupid Isle
Isle of Chill
Lower Icicle Castle
Isle of Fortune
1,070 - 1,240
1,130 - 1,500
1,040 - 1,150
1,220 - 1,450
1,300 - 1,520
1,220 - 1,360
1,050 - 1,190
1,300 - 1,660
1,300 - 1,420
Blue Cola

H

Shaitan City
640 - 780
Zephyr Isle
Isle of Chill
1,100 - 1,480
1,050 - 1,550
Machine Component

H

Shaitan City
590 - 640
Argent City
Thundoria Harbour
Outlaw Isle
1,050 - 1,360
930 - 1,160
1,090 - 1,460
Beast Catching Toy

H

Icicle Castle
630 - 780
Argent City
Thundoria Harbour
Outlaw Isle
Shaitan City
Cupid Isle
970 - 1,340
1,040 - 1,430
940 - 1,150
940 - 1,340
1,010 - 1,240

d) Special Items


This section covers items that are obtained through life skills.

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Name
Selling Location
Selling Price
Wood Bundle
Argent City
Thundoria Harbour
Shaitan City
Lower Icicle Castle

100
100
200
300
Pig Iron
Argent City
Thundoria Harbour
Shaitan City

500
450
360
Crystal
Thundoria Harbour
Shaitan City
Lower Icicle Castle

1,000
1,000
1,000
Energy Crystal
Argent City
Thundoria Harbour
Lower Icicle Castle
300
300
300
Fish Meat
Argent City
Thundoria Harbour
Shaitan City
Lower Icicle Castle

20
20
20
20
These are items like wood, ore and fish meat that can be loaded into you cargo hold by the Freight guys or by fishing. Wood Bundles and Fish Meat are useful for repairing and refuelling your ship at sea. Whereas, as far as I know, the ore bundles have no purpose apart from selling.

To get the wood or ore in your ship, simply have the base materials (10x Wood = Wood Bundle, 10x Iron Ore = Pig Iron, 10x CrystalOre = Crystal, 10x Energy Ore = Energy Crystal) in your inventory and then talk to a Freight NPC on the same continent as where your ship is docked. To get the Fish Meat, simply fish at any fishing spot and when you pick them up they go to your cargo hold. These items, unlike normal commerce items ARE stackable. A stack of Wood or Ore is of 10 and Fish Meat is in stacks of 15.

These items, however are only sellable at the major cities of Argent, Thundoria, Shaitan, and Icicle. The price for them doesn’t fluctuate. Loading and selling ore can be profitable, but quite frankly it would be easier to sell them to other characters for use in quests and in the hexathalon. And wood and fish meat is better kept to sustain your ship. However, if you do have an excess of fish meat, you could sell some.



e) Salvage Items


This section covers items that are also obtainable through salvaging. While not totally related to commerce itis similar and can be quite profitable if done correctly.

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Name

Buy From

Selling Location
Selling Price

Imitation Crystal Figurine
Lower Icicle Castle
Outlaw Isle
Shaitan City
Cupid Isle
Isle of Fortune
600 - 640
580 - 640
570 - 650
560 - 610

High Grade Porcelain
Shaitan City
Argent City
Thundoria Harbour
Canary Isle
560 - 650
590 - 630
530 - 650


High Quality Silk Cloth
Argent City
Thundoria Harbour
Glacier Isle
Shaitan City
570 - 640
560 - 660
580 - 680

These items are also obtained from salvaging Sunken Ships that can be found in various locations. This is a good way to make money, as essentially, you are filling up your cargo without having to buy the items from a trader. This means that once tax is taken out, you make 100% profit. The flip side, is that these items are low sellers, selling for only about $500-700 and you also have to take into consideration the time and fuel spent in the salvaging process. However, on average, on a low level permit a person can make about $10,000 - $15,000 per trip.

Note that the same rules as commerce applies. You get tax deducted from the selling price. You also need to consider where you sell the items. For example if you are salvaging below Shaitan, then you would not be able to sell High Grade Porcelain there as that is the buying point for it, and the selling price is $0.

For more on Salvaging;
Guide to Life Skills - Salvaging Here
Beginners Guide to Salvaging Here *Very Good*


6. Calculating Commerce Profits

In Commerce, Profit is the difference between the purchase price of an item and the ex-tax amount received from selling it. The basic formula for calculations is;

Profit = ( (Selling Price - Tax) - Purchase Price) x Cargo Slots

and Tax = Selling Price x tax rate

I know … maths

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An Example might help:

Purchase Price: $300
Selling Price: $600
Tax Rate: 30%
Cargo Slots: 24

Tax = 600 x 0.30
        = 180

Profit = ( (600 - 180) - 300) x 24
          = (420 - 300) x 24
          = 120 x 24
          = $2,880

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I know that seems complicated. There is an easier way to work out your profits as you go. In the system window, you will notice that the selling and buying transactions are recorded there. When you buy an item, it notes how many you bought and the total purchase price. When you sell an item it says what you sold and how much money you received (the selling price - tax) and how much tax you paid separately.


When I go on a commerce stint, I like to set out a little table on a piece of paper beside me and I take notes of how each run did. I find it helpful to keep a track of just how each run goes. This is what my table looks like:

Run

Item

Purchase Price

Total Cost

Selling Price (cash)

Total Received

Profit for trip

Maintenance

Z - A
Bag

482

9,158

847

16,093

6,935

A - Z
BC

359

6,821

678

12,882

6,061

1,386

Z - A
Bag

482

9,158

886

16,834

7,676

A - Z
BC

400

7,600

683

12,977

5,377

Gross Profit

$26,049

Net Profit

$24,663

The Run is a note of which commerce centres I travel between, and the Item is what I traded (I usually abbreviate these). I take a note of the purchase price from the trading window and record the total cost from the system message. When I sell the item, I get the Cash Received info from the system window. I then multiply the amount received by the number of items. I like to record the purchase and selling prices so I can monitor by how much the prices fluctuate. Taking the two total amounts away from each other I get the profit for that run. If I stop for repairs or refuelling, I like to take a note of how much it cost as it really is an expense of commerce. When I am done with that round of commerce, I add just how much I made and take away the maintenance costs to get a total figure for Profit.

Whether or not you want to use such a method to calculate your profits is up to you.

Authors Note: Yes I AM an accountant and an OCD one at that ^_^


7. Conclusion

Well that concludes my guide on commerce … well that concludes Part 1 at least . I hope you have found it helpful. My guide will continue to go under review. I need to complete the section on the tax reductions and I am sure that there are more selling prices outside the set I have listed for each item. I will continue to collect data on the Commerce Permit and Commerce Selling/Purchasing prices as I go.

If anyone of you readers finds anything wrong with the guide, for finds any extra information not included, please feel free to either post it or send it to me in a PM so I can amend my guide. I particular, any information on High Level permits would be appreciated (I am a long way from reaching that level, yet). Any help will be credited.

As for Part 2, I will be creating a supplementary guide on trading routes. It will detail the trading routes, both in one map and cross-map trading. I will explain which items can be sold on each route and any other pertinent information. I will be including images of maps edited with safe routes and monster locations. However, this may take a while as I still have quite a lot of data to collect on some of the trading routes, so it may be a while in the making, but I am working on it

Oh and Kome - FYI this one was 35 pages in Word ^_^


8. Credits


Here I would like to list all the people who have helped me make this. Firstly there are the authors of guides that I used in making this guide. While I don’t link them in the guide, the information obtained from reading them helped me as I was figuring out commerce, boats and related issues. The second group of people are authors of guides that I have linked in the main body of my guide. Without them, this guide would be 3 times as large, as I would have tried to explain all the info myself, rather than outsource it. The third group of people are ones who have helped me, either directly or indirectly, and given me help and support while creating it.

Authors of Guides Referenced from:
Snowy/PKO - Guide to Commerce - Here
Arosay - Trading Routes [Profit Earning] - Here
Bhendar - Sustaining Your Ship at Sea - Here


Authors of Guides Linked to:
Chase850 - How to buy and Use a Ship
Rc1018 - Complete Battleship Pictorial Guide
Snowy/PKO - Monster List (Ascaron)
Kome - Monster List (Deep Blue & Magical Ocean), Item Drop List, NPC List (Ascaron & Magical Ocean)
Linwyn - TOP Maps
Sylphie - NPC List - (Deep Blue)
Mikaikoren - Getting to Thundoria Guide
Dwolfy - Life Skills Guides (Woodcutting, Mining, Fishing, Salvaging)
Outofhere - Beginners Guide to Salvaging


Special Thanks:
Warby - for the quick route to minimising tax. It saved me a LOOOOOT of time
Lerie - for giving me information on how to use the WHGYTY code-thing
Kome - for giving me a ‘nudge’ into finishing this guide (Thanks for your patience ^_^)

Troubleshooters - Midic, divus




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