Ammo cost too high? (in General)

QBPit Spawn [Abyssal Specters] September 4 2006 7:40 PM EDT

looking at average battle and ammo use, it seems to me that the x upgrade cost is perhaps a bit too high?
Give an average of 1k battles a day with an average arrow use of 6 per battle (which is probably kind of low since most teams are more than 2 minion) thats 50k a day to spend just using x2 arrows over x1. that adds up to 18.25 mil a year with a probably conservative estimation. seems a little steep to me.

Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] September 4 2006 7:44 PM EDT

I assumed it was done that way so you would name your ammo. Don't nameing make it last for a year or until name runs out??

Wrath September 4 2006 7:44 PM EDT

If anyone fought that much in one year they would end up with 67million give or take some. So it seems like a fine price to me.

QBPit Spawn [Abyssal Specters] September 4 2006 7:52 PM EDT

about 1/3 of the $ you make for an increase of 1x sounds ok?

Wrath September 4 2006 7:54 PM EDT

When your gonna end up with 50million to spend on whatever you want it souds perfectly fine.

QBRanger September 4 2006 7:55 PM EDT

I have to agree with Pit.

50k a day, at least for archers, is a bit much for a 1% more damage.

QBOddBird September 4 2006 8:14 PM EDT

I have to agree with Pit as well. That's an exorbitant amount of money for a minimal amount of damage increase. You'd be infinitely better off putting that 18 mil into the bow you are using.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] September 4 2006 8:17 PM EDT

upgrading ammo has always been a lousy idea, I don't see why that should change

Xenko September 4 2006 8:24 PM EDT

I'd also have to agree. That amount seems very high, and is just uneconomical really. At the moment is appears to be another "stupidity" tax, which would be better spent on the weapon and not the ammo.

(CB1)logan666 [Jago] September 4 2006 8:51 PM EDT

The ammo cost change just makes BG's that much more desirable. If you're spending 50K/day more to get 1% more damage in ranged by upping ammo then just save it for a pair of BG's and within a month you can easy get a better permanent bonus to ranged damage. Of course you then have to decide if BG's are better for your tank than EG's or Tulks. It's a simple choice for archers but for BL tanks not such a simple choice.

QBRanger September 4 2006 9:26 PM EDT

Makes me wonder if slayer arrows are now worth the extra money.

WindMaster September 4 2006 9:38 PM EDT

Anyone know what is the PR Weight for Ammo?

I found that BG has 0.15 PR Weight.

Wonder which one add more damage, but add less PR...

I guess the godly ammo isn't for everyone, it only designs for those hardcore players who set their heart in this game =).

QBOddBird September 4 2006 9:41 PM EDT

/me just finished off all of his Slayers =( 5k slayers don't last long...

Miandrital September 4 2006 10:31 PM EDT

/me wonders why Seekers arrow considered bad now, they still do more damage than normal arrows, and in the worst case scenario, they are just slightly worse than Slayers (worst case ie: Koyan.... I wont bother spelling it out)

quicksilver [/me Forge Stuff :D] September 6 2006 1:25 AM EDT

I took a single of the weakest ammo (rounded pebble) and it was $9 per X upgrade. For a bundle of 1200 the upgrade was roughly $9.4 each (around $12k to upgrade the bundle).

I took the single pebble up to x50 for a lark, and checked the merge cost to take the 1200 up there too...


Naming is a boost of 150 to the X, right?

SNK3R September 6 2006 1:57 AM EDT

No, it gives x3 now.

AdminShade September 6 2006 4:14 AM EDT

Windmaster: since ammo is considered a weapon it falls under the weapon NW free zone, it doesn't add NW at all if it is below a certain value.

Flamey September 6 2006 5:04 AM EDT

agreed, way too high. 1/3 of your cash, and for those of us who buy all our BA as well. wow! we've got a lot to spend.

/me sniffs slings! the ammo must be a bit cheaper...

Bok [brimstone killers] September 6 2006 12:48 PM EDT

it would cost me 2847 to upgrade a bundle of 570 slayer arrows and for explosive shot it costs 4268 so sling ammo is still more expense to upgrade
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