It makes sense only when you're still in the middle of the game, when gold cost is a significant factor.
Some lockered items are amazing, some crap, so the gold amounts make you think twice about taking your favourite items.
Ultimately, anyone who cares about the cost is going with the fine sword or dragonshield. Everything else has an inexplicable markup that makes the kingdom prep cost unreasonable.
Consumable items like Amulet of Yendor or Sensation Stone are particularly egregious since there is the additional 100 GP reclamation cost.
A lot of the current discussion about reclamation fees doesn't seem to take into account the not-bleedingly-recent fee revisions. For shame, folks.
Literally every time this issue comes up, it's not long before someone points out that a good number of players actually *do* quite like it (myself included, yes). This prep will not be changed. If it's not to your personal taste, there's still enough others who make use of it quite regularly to justify its current existence.
With regards to some of the other prep discussions, though, we actually now have some data-mining capabilities regarding their relative popularity and will be investigating those some time this week.
Honestly surprised to find that people actually like the scouting preps after all, considering that the feedback from the forums when they *did* exist was overwhelmingly negative
Honestly, unless you're maxing out at 200-300 gold per run, gold cost should NOT be an issue.
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