BA Purchase Price? (in General)

Last Gasp February 12 2008 6:24 PM EST

Can someone explain to me how the BA purchase price works again?

I recently started a new character and was on a BA purchase price of about $1,100 per. In 2.5 weeks I've gone up to $1,501 per while still on the same old 8/10 refresh rate that my old character had.

Wiki says, "With a New Character Bonus (NCB) the cost of BA is extremely high."

But what determines this cost? It seems to me that I STARTED at what my old price was and have been building on that price.

QBJohnnywas February 12 2008 6:27 PM EST

It's because your old char is still 'active'. Retire it and you should see the price drop.

Tyriel [123456789] February 12 2008 6:27 PM EST

It's based on cash rewards, if I recall correctly.

NCB also has the amount of their bonus multiplied into the formula.

Soxjr February 12 2008 6:53 PM EST

It is based off your highest mpr char you have. So if you didn't retire your char when you started your NCB. Then you are paying for ba price based on that old char.

Last Gasp February 12 2008 7:39 PM EST

Maybe I need to wait for a cache flush, but I just retired my old character and no change in the price.

Tyriel [123456789] February 12 2008 7:45 PM EST

No, your BA cost is accurate. If your BA cost went up since you started your NCB, that's because your NCB's BA cost is higher than your other character's.

Last Gasp February 12 2008 7:48 PM EST

Dang... That's a steep price to pay, starting at where my old one was and then building by $400+ in 2.5 weeks.

Soxjr February 12 2008 7:49 PM EST

His ba cost will go down at the cache flush tonight. he retired a 1.3 mil mpr char and his NCB char is much much lower than that. his ba price will drop dramatically. You wait and see. :) enjoy the lower cost starting after cache flush.

Soxjr February 12 2008 7:50 PM EST

and if I am wrong.. then darn.. no wonder i won't ever start a NCB. lol

Talion February 12 2008 8:04 PM EST

My BA presently costs 2,227 and I am only 5 weeks into my NCB... Sigh!

* Talion wonders what item he should sell next?

[RX3]Cotillion February 12 2008 8:32 PM EST

Ahem... Sorry...

Last Gasp February 12 2008 10:11 PM EST

Doh... thanks RedX13

[RX3]Cotillion February 12 2008 10:26 PM EST

I was just trying to bring to attention the last 5 posts or so...


''NightStrike, Nov 27 2007 [collapse]
"It's not easy to get on every 5 hours." This is why it's generally not the best idea to make your NCB your highest character once you get a good fightlist going. When you do not have a good fightlist, however, and your offensive losses are elevated, you want as much BA as possible. There is a balance.

NightStrike, Nov 28 2007 [collapse]

"What does it do to your "Get more BA" purchase price?"

You pay the higher price. But again, since cash rewards are equally skewed, your net profit at the end of the week is the same (well, I suppose not during an NCB period, since BA cost is insane and cash rewards are not boosted... but if you had a non-NCB low-MPR char, then it would indeed even out)''


Damn... You've already retired your bigger character. I want to compare 9/20 NCB cash rewards to 8/20 Non-NCB cash rewards to actually see how large the rewards are adjusted between regen rates.

I should have done it with my NCB before I retired, but I just didn't think of it I guess.

Last Gasp February 13 2008 12:13 AM EST

Ironically, I can now purchase much more BA at 9/10 (324) but at the same inflated price of $1,501.

I'll try and pay attention to my rewards but I'd imagine they are commensurately lower as I'll be getting more BA.

[RX3]Cotillion February 13 2008 12:28 AM EST

I'd just like to add that the thread NS was talking about in the thread I started is right here.

TheHatchetman February 13 2008 1:07 AM EST

Your rewards are based on the refresh rate of the char you're using, even though you may have a slower refresh rate due to using a larger active char...

Good news is that your rewards should stay the same, and you should be getting more BA now ^_^

Last Gasp February 13 2008 11:18 AM EST

It does look like my rewards stayed the same, so with the higher BA I should end up better able to afford that higher BA cost.

j'bob February 13 2008 2:01 PM EST

bump for reason of someone wanting to read. :)

AdminNightStrike February 13 2008 2:49 PM EST

It's entirely possible, btw, that I am completely wrong in what I said in that thread......

chuck1234 February 13 2008 5:43 PM EST

i'm in the last few days of my NCB, and the BA cost is 2752/BA at 7/20.

Mikel February 13 2008 6:23 PM EST

Wow, I don't think mine ever got that expensive. But it has been 8 months

chuck1234 February 13 2008 6:28 PM EST

btw, my NCB Bonus is 213 percent, maybe, that counts in the calculation of the BA cost.

AdminG Beee February 13 2008 6:42 PM EST

$2,822 and rising :( 214% bonus.

I expect horsguy was even higher...

horseguy001 February 14 2008 1:37 AM EST

Mine was over 3600/BA at the end, it was costing over 700k just for a days worth of BA.

Last Gasp February 15 2008 2:13 AM EST

$1,550 now... oh fun.
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