Like many Bethesda games, Fallout 76 is full of junk that you can carry or break down into resources to craft or repair items. Some junk is definitely more valuable than others, but prior to 2020, there wasn’t a real reason to consider toilet paper rare or expensive.
The result is that now, many players are either obsessively collecting any toilet paper they find, or they’re jacking up the prices at their individual stores. It’s all clearly a joke, but one that has an actual effect on the economy of the game, as more and more people start price-matching or taking all the rolls they can find. Some are even displaying their caches proudly in their player-made camps, as if it were treasure.
Wasteland toilet paper has become very expensive