May I ask a question?
How do you even know that buying shares in this game raises the share price like it would in real life? The way I see it the prices go up and down based on activity, such as people buying certain cars or certain weapons, or for instance the more people who are logged on to rockstars servers raises the share price of the power company (which would make a lot of sense). If it just focused on how many people are buying shares in the company then it's the most arbitrary implementation of a stock market ever.
Also other games that have implemented a market have usually taking action to stop this kind of attempt at mass control as it ruins the game for other people who don't take video games more seriously than making money IRL.
We have a number of theories as to why there has been increase in the stock price of Pisswasser:
- GTAO Beta testers activity (they may have made investments in Pisswasser or have in some other way affected the stock of the company)
- Our investment (We have been investing heavily, which could lead to a rise in Pisswasser stocks)
- Rockstar's intervention in the manipulation of the market (Rockstar may have taken control and caused it to rise)
- A pre-programmed increase (It might just be something that was always going to happen and we've just jumped on the bandwagon as it rises)
Each theory is just as likely to be correct as the next because the evidence that we've gained from the Pisswasser thread (mainly the increase in the stock price since Thursday) seems to match up with all of them. Our main theory is that singleplayer investments have an impact on the price. We won't have the definitive evidence until the sell-off, so until then, we will continue to believe strongly in this theory.
Anyway, this isn't really the thread to discuss the specifics of Pisswasser's current increase, but I hope that clears things up for you.
Edited by Causton97, 29 September 2013 - 11:59 AM.