A message for Mentors and New Players. (in General)
November 22 2006 4:17 PM EST
Two weeks in a row I've put lesser tattoos of endurance into auctions and had new players bidding 100k+ on them. The first one I gave his money back and this next one (sigh) I'm going to do the same.
I put them in at a $1 starting bid and maybe I should put a buy now option at a low price...I've given them away before now, and unfortunately the people I gave them to turned out to be idiots and more than once, multis. So I don't do that as often as I should do.
I need a bit of extra cash coming in to help pay my debts. But 100k and over for a lesser tattoo is just stupid. Mentors, please tell your new players some basics - they can pay what they like in the end, but for another hundred or so they'll probably pick up a full tattoo just as easily.
New players - lessers are good for starting out but as soon as you can grab a full tattoo. And don't pay more than 30k or so for a lesser. If you watch the armor store you can pick one up for just over $1000. You just have to be quick.
(sigh) Don't make me do this again....lol :/
November 24 2006 2:00 PM EST
It's getting worse!!! It's an epidemic!
November 24 2006 2:00 PM EST
But I do also think some of the more experienced players are at fault also by putting low level lesser tattoos, lets say about 70k or so, with a min bid of lets say 300k or so.
It is obviously an attempt to fool a new player into using up some of his/her hard earned NUB money.
November 24 2006 2:05 PM EST
I'd just like to clarify I do believe that people can charge what they like and in the end people can pay what they like. I'm not against people making a profit. But buying and selling is a huge part of the game and so perhaps new players should be given a tutorial on certain aspects, such as searching past auctions for price comparisons etc....
November 24 2006 3:22 PM EST
Also, some tatoos, like RoS and SF are real hard to come by. I know, I have been looking for them in auctions for close to a month.
So if you are a NUB and a lesser tatoo with lots of experience comes by, maybe it's woth it to buy that tatoo. Of course, i could spend the big buck to buy another type of tatoo and them the extra 400K to convert it, but that seems like a steep price to pay instead of spending 200K gold on a 75K lesser RoS and using that tatoo until a decent RoS comes by.
Then again, popular tatoo types always end up with bidding well over a new player's budget. So I have no idea what I would suggest.
find people who have those tattoo and are not using them, sometimes you can get a GREAT deal on an already upped tattoo...
The RoE should be rentable!
November 26 2006 4:13 PM EST
Well, I take back wha I said. I got a RoS for 200K. And had it not been for the cb, I probably would have had a SF tattoo for about 160K. So it is possible to get tattoos at a decent auction price. You just have to be at the right place at the right time. ;)
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