Before, ancient scrolls were no problem to get; they were actually grindable items due to their fair drop rate. One could grind crabs, get a bunch of ancient scrolls, mass buy level 15 weps, use one ancient each til it succeeds, repeat. It was a simple, but somewhat time-consuming process, but it could be very rewarding and it wasn’t extremely costly.
Now, ancient scrolls have a very low drop rate and are extremely tedious to invest in. A failed ancient scroll would cost you quite a lot of silver now, whether you got them as rare drops or bought them. 50 silver I feel is way overpriced for one ancient scroll. The thing about ancient scrolls is that you have to use several of them to actually create an effective weapon with a good number of remaining attempts. Theoretically, a person would have to use 10 ancient scrolls to get at least one successfully applied, though in reality that varies. But still, 10 ancients is 500 silver, and that’s not even factoring the costs of buying the weapons to upgrade. That’s several hours of grinding down the drain for just one successful, but adequately strong upgrade.
If ancients remain this costly, no one will want them anymore. It isn’t worth the risk and cost for just a little bit of stats and damage on a single weapon. Even for people with one or more gold, it burns up your currency extremely quickly, so the odds aren’t as worth it as it used to be.
Edit: Changed the topic title to fit better with its contents.