So, a while ago in a random conversation between some of my in-game friends, it came to light that the currency exchange rate for in-game leafs for various regions differs extremely. Coincidentally all 3 of us charge in another currency (Euro, British pound, Russian roubles). Afterwards I also asked someone who cashes in dollars, but seemed that is pretty much equal to euros (give or take a few euros/dollars).
And so it appeared Euro and dollars are the more expensive currency to charge leafs with.
Exchange rates below are as of 02/01/2019 and can change at the time you read this message. I'll convert everything to euro for easier understanding.
Euro: 10120 leafs for 199.99 euro. Price for 1 leaf: 0.019762 euro. Price for 100 leafs: 1.98 euro.
Dollar: 9200 leafs for 200 dollars. (174.92 euro) Price for 1 leaf: 0.019013 euro. Price for 100 leafs: 1.90 euro.
Russian roubles: 4400 leafs for 4000 roubles. (50.17 euro) Price for 1 leaf: 0.114023 euro. Price for 100 leafs: 1.14 euro.
Pound: 11200 leafs for 160 pound. (177.75 euro) Price for 1 leaf: 0.015871 euro. Price for 100 leafs: 1.59 euro.
Now, I'd be fine with any of this IF we did not have cross server AND if the currencies were set per server, because then it wouldn't disadvantage anyone. But now, it disadvantages a lot of people... Being a player of one of the older EU servers, I meet these Russian players from the Tytan server and kept wondering how and why these people seem to make progress with their gear so much faster. Surely it's a very active server, but the progress of these players was beyond just that. That mystery got solved very quickly after my aforementioned conversation with a Russian player that plays on a regular EU server. They charge for almost half the price of other players, even the difference between pounds and euros is huge imo.
I know of a few people that have been sending tickets to FW support, but the same generic reply keeps coming back and our tickets keep being set to the "solved" status. Generic reply being along the lines of: "Charging values are set based on region and the value of the currency of said region."
Opinions are extremely welcome.
Edit: added dollars after getting the info from another player.