Rising prices of rares (in General)


Kong Ming October 8 2007 6:42 AM EDT

What's with the market these days? A lack of gears? Seems like the prices of rares are going up north.

QBRanger October 8 2007 6:51 AM EDT

Perhaps more NUB's are actually staying instead of using their NUB and then selling out?

Kong Ming October 8 2007 8:09 AM EDT

Appears so. Seems like they are really loaded ;)

Rubberduck[T] [Hell Blenders] October 8 2007 8:14 AM EDT

NUB's intending to sell out still want to buy gear anyway. Increasing NUB = increasing money supply (Both to NUBs and USD spenders) = rising prices without an increase in supply. For supporter items there is a gradual decrease in supply ... (barring re issue). On top of this the bonus was just upped substantially.

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] October 8 2007 9:17 AM EDT

Even without NUB bonuses prices would rise, just no quite as quickly. There is only so much cash people spend on equipment and BA leaving an increasing amount of fight rewards not going anywhere. It's called inflation ;)

Lumpy Koala October 8 2007 9:45 AM EDT

With all the recent changes, more players are interested to either start a NCB, or a new strats, thus the surge of buying rares. Once everyone has enough of their equipments, the sales will be normalized again.

So change months are always welcomed :)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] October 8 2007 10:22 AM EDT

And SC will drop back down to 200K ;)

Relic October 8 2007 10:31 AM EDT

Ok, there is an issue that needs to be addressed. I was recently bidding on a pair of EG. My max bid is shown below.

$2,111,551 bid by [MM] Midnight Melody (Moonlight Shadow) on 8:34 AM EDT
$2,011,001 (max bid: 2,011,001) bid by Illithias (MrMunch) on October 7 6:20 PM EDT (autobid)

What kills me about this is that my max bid was way over the recent auction prices, AND that the NUB that outbid me did so imo without any regard to price, because of the cash that NUB characters generate. Most of my cash has come from buying supporter items for people. There will be a lot of you who are thinking tough luck, but if I am trying to be effective with my new NCB, how can I compete in buying items (that are non-existent it seems) when the opposing bidders have no regard to their funds...

Fanta [Fanta's Forge] October 8 2007 10:42 AM EDT

Generally, to be "effective", you'd buy your gear before starting an NCB...

Relic October 8 2007 10:44 AM EDT

Not so, because you want to keep your PR as low as possible to maximize rewards and stat multiplying rares are not necessary in the lower ranks to compete.

Fanta [Fanta's Forge] October 8 2007 10:51 AM EDT

You don't immediately equip them, just secure them, so they're always available to you.

Rubberduck[T] [Hell Blenders] October 8 2007 12:10 PM EDT

On the supply side as Illithias alludes to the market doesn't seem very liquid. This could be down to a lot of items being kept for rentals, more inactive accs with gear left on them, less people switching strats etc, I don't know. With rising prices some of the hoarders might be tempted to sell which should slow the inflation a little.

horseguy001 October 8 2007 12:35 PM EDT

Yes, I have noticed prices have went way up as well.

I just netted about 8 mil from my auctions, and they all went with BIN. I got greedy and set high BIN for some of the items and they still sold in just a few hours.

Just the other day I had to shell out almost 2.5 mil for a base pair of EB, I couldn't believe it XD

Godpanda October 8 2007 1:23 PM EDT

I made a post about something along these lines a few months ago (or I thought about it...)


The spawning of rares isn't increasing to match the demand. It never has. And it won't. So prices will continue to rise and an increasing gap will grow between NUB/USD users and everyone else.

Adminedyit October 8 2007 1:43 PM EDT

maybe thats why they are called rare......

Godpanda October 8 2007 1:47 PM EDT

Well, if rares are going to start literally being rare, can we have some decent NON RARE items!? No VB? Morg? What's my alternative. Ooh, Kat and Exec. Those are just such COMPETITIVE weapons, aren't they?

A bit sarcastic, but this game desperately needs some mid-range weapon with effects.

Lochnivar October 8 2007 3:19 PM EDT

I thought NUBs got free BA instead of higher rewards these days......

Fanta [Fanta's Forge] October 8 2007 3:27 PM EDT

Lower money rewards, but the free BA compensates.

AdminG Beee October 8 2007 3:29 PM EDT

Rares me be more expensive (are they really? I've not actually checked), but I've never seen so many players holding so much cash before. Yeah, they may be saving for an NCB or whatever but still, when ever have you needed $10m of cash on a char just to get him on the front page of the rich list ?

phrog October 8 2007 3:32 PM EDT

Well, because each of these threads needs some reference to CB1, I'll echo the comments about how much cash so many characters have on hand. The amounts are pretty astronomical.

/me ducks as cash-sinks start falling from the sky.

phrog October 8 2007 3:43 PM EDT

Ever go back over what you posted and realize the thought was more than incomplete? My point was that in CB1 the cash available seemed much lower.
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