I don't know if there's already a thread like this. I couldn't find, so I decided to make a new one
So. I've been harvesting shards for quite some time and I really wonder what should I do with them. Of course I can use them in combat, but I just don't know how to spend them so much. I get into a shardfall and harvest about 30 shards, recently I've been able to harvest whole shardfalls without any interruptions. Now that (I guess) every city or council has researches done, there's no actual place to put them for any good reason.
I was wondering if it would be possible to use shards as currency. Shards could be sold for in-game gold, just like now you can, but you could buy some things that you can't buy with gold. I don't know what the items would be or would they be like temporary buffs like from sects/cults, but you don't need to be part of anything to get the buffs. Just something. Having some real use for shards would encourage people to participate to shardfalls, more combat that way, more merchant activity etc.
I hope I made my idea there clear. It just looks cool in my head.