Recently a guild has been on world chat offering DB runs for 5kk per person
I want to say I wish them every success in this venture - and hope that all their customers will get good loot rolls.
But is this really what we've come to?
We join the game and people powerlevel us to 60. We do dailies, events and road quests to 105, and people farm 105 gear for us. We then spend the next few months mugging some other people to carry us through Silia, Omati and Sorthina. We farm shards inbetween to put 428s on a few slots. And we use the remaining gold to bribe a few old players to carry us through Deyarka Bastille...
And then... we complain there is no content.
So maybe I join these DB runs. I'm told it works in the same way as Silia/Omati/Sorthina and I need a random number of runs, which might be as high as 20 to make the weapon. 100kk might seem fair, but what if the group breaks up halfway? And of course that's 20 runs for me... on those runs the other 8 people who also paid 5kk gold get nothing... if there is a consistent group of 8, we would all have to go through over 150 runs (=750kk gold ) to all get the weapon. Plus a time commitment in the region of every night for 6 months.
Feel free to correct my maths. My point is really just that it's not a simple, self-contained purchase, thanks to Runewaker's enduring love of geometric distributions in their RNG
And that's not why I'm not going to do it. When I think about it, I don't actually want this weapon - what I want is to finish DB fairly. I want to run that dungeon and know that something I did whether it was my dps, or healing a robot at the last second, or whatever - made the run successful. Anyone who has done any of the 102 dungeons with me will say "fat chance of that - he's completely useless!", but I'm sorrier for these people who'll be raking in a billion gold. As what will there be in the game for them to buy with it? At least in real life if you have too much money you can take a bath in it.
My idea would be for the GMs organise a DB run once a week - not necessarily being on the run, but they could bring the players together. And of course distribute the loot...