A Dawn of Heroes uses the following system to handle any merchant in the world:
- Each merchant in the world will stack identical items within its shop (e.g., if you try to sell an Armor of Red Dragon, and the shop already has one with identical properties, the item will stack on the one already existing in the store, instead of creating a new item). The stacking improves usability, reduces the number of pages and reduces server load.
- Items flagged as Infinite (items have unlimited stock and you can buy as many as you like) are flagged with the prefix (**).
- Regular items (i.e. not infinite) or items sold by players are flagged (mouse over or on the details page) with a prefix. The item’s prefix is the number of stacks of that item currently available that store. The prefix is color coded and the color varies based on the quantity in store.
NOTE: When you buy or sell an item, its related stack is updated but you won’t see the value change until that store page is refreshed.