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Steel Breastplate  

AC: 17
This item can be used in tradeskills.
WT: 10.0 Size: LARGE
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 21 (Special Ornamentation)

Item Type:Armor
Color (RGB):0, 0, 0
Merchant Value:750 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:Gidono
IC Last Updated:2021-12-29 09:39:50
Page Updated:Sat Nov 2nd, 2019

Expansion: Original Original

Average Price: 40pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 1

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Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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# May 27 2003 at 8:27 PM Rating: Good
People acctully make it for some events. like weddings when u want a full suit and in any color. so that maybe a reason for it also this has been around since the VERY begining of EQ yes 3 years ago. so back then this was like uber
fine plate and steel plate
# May 21 2002 at 11:47 PM Rating: Decent
what is the difference between these 2? i see one mold that is like 10pp for i think the bracer and the same one for 90pp i think for the steel bracer... just saying tho altho it may not be what i do know that there is a range difference but what i want to know is what is the difference between steel and fine plate?!
High prices
# Jun 14 2001 at 6:57 AM Rating: Excellent
These prices are rediculous. You can buy much better armor with stats and all from players at a much lower price. C'mon verant. Let this armor be accessible to lvls around 20. Theres a LOT of better armor out there for half the price of this.
RE: High prices
# Apr 07 2002 at 8:42 AM Rating: Decent
I agree. This is one reason why the economy is so screwed up in EQ. Do you know of ANYONE who would actually buy this armour? Bah!

Player-made items should be the best available, with looted items being next best, and store-bought items being the last -- and most available, thus cheapest.

The price on this item flies in the face of the law of supply and demand. The supply is high, the demand is low, therefore the price should be low, yet it is too high for anyone in their right mind to consider.
RE: High prices
# Apr 07 2002 at 4:37 PM Rating: Decent
74 posts
It is all because Verant wants to make people buy and sell from each other not with vendors. Thus the idea behind why tradeskills products don't sell for more than it costs to make them (very few exceptions). Also why very few dropped items sell for anything to vendors.
"Cheaters never win, winners never get caught."
Because of the Weight
# May 23 2001 at 8:26 PM Rating: Excellent
# May 13 2001 at 12:16 PM Rating: Default
why by this if bronze is cheaper and has the same stats?
Why is this soooooo expensive?
# May 11 2001 at 3:29 AM Rating: Default
Why is this so expensive? It has the same AC as bronze yet at vendors is cost astronomical amounts of plat! Why?
RE: Why is this soooooo expensive?
# May 11 2001 at 4:51 AM Rating: Excellent
119 posts
It's expensive because buying from a vendor is the easy way out--you don't have to hunt or practice trade skills or search for other players. Since buying from a vendor takes almost no effort, the prices were made high to discourage people from taking that route. At least that's my impression.

Of course they may have gone a bit overboard here...even at half the current price I doubt more people would start using it. Keep in mind though that fine plate didn't exist at the time that steel armor was created, possibly not even the class armor quests, so at the time the prices weren't _quite_ as ridiculous because armor better than this was harder to get.
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