Question about NCB. (in General)


Godpanda June 23 2008 7:06 PM EDT

If you have a character in the 6/20 or 7/20 or even 8-9/20, why would you retire them when you create an NCB?

I know the reason is there, but I got confused somewhere down the line and now I'm hopelessly lost.

Seems to me it would be a GOOD thing to have a character higher in MPR....

.. June 23 2008 7:08 PM EDT

you get less BA at each regen so you would get less exp.

AdminNightStrike June 23 2008 7:09 PM EDT

BA regen and daily purchase-able BA are based on your largest character.

QBJohnnywas June 23 2008 7:09 PM EDT

Boredom; the massive drop in XP earned; the realisation that you've spent four months doing a character and you're nowhere near the upper levels of MPR. New ideas for another NCB. Desire to try out new items/spells/something you've never done before. A changemonth that brings bad news for you and your strat. Plus watching a character grow rapidly is kind of additive.

All of these probably apply to me and my previous NCB chars.

QBJohnnywas June 23 2008 7:10 PM EDT

Ah misread it. Yes, it screws up your ba regen. lol.

Godpanda June 23 2008 7:11 PM EDT

I'm not sure that's right...


If your getting less BA, wouldn't you be getting MORE exp per win? Just like the real */20?

Or do you only get the downside? Does anyone know for sure?

j'bob June 23 2008 7:11 PM EDT

i retired mine cause he didn't like cheeseburgers. hamburgers yes, but no cheese.
thats just not right in my eyes, so i had to let him go...
and then i pantsed him!

three4thsforsaken June 23 2008 7:23 PM EDT

if another character is giving you different regen your smaller characters don't get the benefit. So although one is getting 7 BA your new NCB with 10 BA will still treat it's BA as 10 BA worth. So it's a lost of 30%

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] June 23 2008 7:23 PM EDT

The reason you retire a char that has high ba regens is because while your ba regen is based on your highest mpr char, the amount of experience gained by the particular char you are fighting with is not. If the char you are fighting with is in the 10 ba regen range and you have a char unretired in the 7 ba regen range, you get 7 ba regen but your experience gain on the char is still as if you had 10 ba regen. If you continue to do this you start to run into problems. But the main reason is the loss of exp.

three4thsforsaken June 23 2008 7:23 PM EDT

Jinx!

Godpanda June 23 2008 7:29 PM EDT

Are we sure of that? I mean, of not getting the increased exp?

Daz June 23 2008 7:45 PM EDT

I'm pretty certain. I finished an NCB (Jade Statue) and it was kinda small at the end. I only realise now that you mention it that I didn't have my bigger characters retired :(

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] June 23 2008 9:24 PM EDT

your purchased ba will also be more expensive at the start as well wouldn't it?

Xenko June 24 2008 12:25 AM EDT

"your purchased ba will also be more expensive at the start as well wouldn't it?"

For a short while, but NCB BA cost quickly skyrockets.

Relic June 24 2008 12:56 AM EDT

Actually my cost for BA right out of the gate was more than my 2.78 mil MPR char (sad I know).

j'bob June 24 2008 1:39 AM EDT

Chuck Norris.

QBJohnnywas June 24 2008 2:14 AM EDT

It definitely affects BA regen. Jon confirmed that a while back. One of the things that happens is that if you have a larger char, say sitting at 7/20 your ba regen for the new char will go to 7/20. Which is just what you don't want with a new char!

QBJohnnywas June 24 2008 2:15 AM EDT

And that higher regen doesn't give you higher rewards. It gives you the standard ba reward that the lower char gets.

AdminNightStrike June 24 2008 2:47 AM EDT

A new char has more offensive losses than an old char, so you want to have more BA that's less valuable.

QBJohnnywas June 24 2008 2:56 AM EDT

http://www.carnageblender.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=001qto&all_p=1

That was an old thread of mine about getting weird ba refreshes while I had a larger character active. Jon's in there somewhere confirming that it's how things are supposed to be.
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