price of DBs (in General)

Maelstrom October 3 2007 11:50 AM EDT

The price of DBs has been steadily increasing since September. The current DBs in auction are going for about double the price they would have sold for in August. Take a look at the expired auctions. Any particular reason for this?

Dark Dreky October 3 2007 11:55 AM EDT

Mmm, not sure. Lack of supply with an increase in demand? Or maybe there are more mage teams looking for a way to increase their effectiveness through NW increase?

QBRanger October 3 2007 11:56 AM EDT

Seems that all but 1 pair were bought in the last 2 months by a NUB character.

Since BA for NUB's are free, my guess would be they have more spare money lying around. Since CB is a "must have it now" type of game, they bid whatever it takes to get a nice shiny pair of DB"s. Even if it really does not help their strategy and/or fightlist.

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 3 2007 12:21 PM EDT

I bought a pair of DB's , and im a NUB! Of course, i got right before the rush, about 3 days ago :), for 2.5mil. Haha.

Maelstrom October 3 2007 12:22 PM EDT

NUB BA is free? Wow, I missed that. That would probably explain it then, and also explain why $CB is worth less now.

Even if it really does not help their strategy -- Why would you need strategy if you have huge bonuses and piles of BA?

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 3 2007 1:15 PM EDT

Err, i mean, i got them* before the rush :)

RichardRahl{Kill Gun} October 3 2007 1:33 PM EDT

DB prices are tooo high.....not only did i miss my NUB(stopped playing cb once i made account and started again after my NUB ended), now NUB BA is free and the get 360 free BA a day along with the regular 160...imma be so poor now..!!

Nerevas October 3 2007 1:52 PM EDT

DBs are the one item everyone seems to want without realizing (usually too late) that they're better off with something else or can't afford to keep the DBs at a sizable level for their mpr.

[P]Mitt October 3 2007 6:23 PM EDT

well personally, I don't think they'll be that high. Just Talion and Sunrise are crazy and really REALLY want them.

Just wait for the Black Market to spawn one, it'll go for insanely high prices, then it'll collapse back down again.

Hyrule Castle October 3 2007 11:44 PM EDT

i say they nerf the cash rewards by a chance to increase the value of the cb dollar :) lets beat the Euro!

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] October 4 2007 2:51 AM EDT

ZOMG! Shortage of DB!

Let's have a poll to see if they should be introduced as supporter items!

QBJohnnywas October 4 2007 2:56 AM EDT

Weren't they a CB1 supporter item?

Iluvatar[NK] October 4 2007 3:31 AM EDT

Yes, they used to be a supporter item.

As for NUBs - they actually have less money than they used to. While buying BA is now free, fight rewards have also been reduced by 40% for NUBs.

A NUB who bought all his BA before the change would theoretically have equal net fight rewards as an NUB who buys all his BA now.

Basically, modern NUBs are no richer than pre-change NUBs. Actually some are poorer, since past NUBs often didn't buy all their BA in order to save money for NCB..

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] October 4 2007 5:29 AM EDT

Inflation anybody? Due to the rise in Nub's and their cash... all the prices of normal everyday rares is steadily rising. I'm seeing base items going for in the millions when a few months earlier they went for 500k or less. Take a look at the SC in auctions, the price of that is going up into the million range when just earlier base or near base ones went for 500k.

lostling October 4 2007 7:50 AM EDT

they are actually earning more... due to the randomness in the past... buying BA was often a good way to lose money even if you had 100% challenge bonus
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