The funniest thing that could happen to CB, ATM (in Off-topic)
March 14 2009 1:41 AM EDT
Imagine, for one minute, if somebody with like >100M CB went into auctions and bought *all* off the AoJ's. (Ok, maybe enough to have a monopoly on them as most of the people who can outbid this guy probably will not be selling them any time soon.)
But damn, wouldn't that be great, just out of sheer ROFL-ness. You log on to CB, expecting you to have won your AoJ from auctions, only to find out that some *censor* bought all of them and is holding most of CB at ransom.
I would laugh.
Lol. Thats terrible, i think i would laugh too though. =).
March 14 2009 2:01 AM EDT
i think i would laugh too, cause this is the end of familiar blender as we know it
March 14 2009 2:05 AM EDT
what better way to keep players off yer back when your at the top? if you got 30-40m CB dollars, you BUY everything you can to keep others from using it against ya..its been done before.
I dont see it happening, just a quick estimate it would cost 250 million +.
Plus, how would you hold 50 AoJ?
you would hold 50 AoJs on your current characters then retire a couple then put more on a new character and so on.
March 14 2009 5:17 AM EDT
or a clan throws in together to rule the familiar world. mwahahaa..
you realise that you can't actually artificially inflate prices in a competitive economic market for a long run? You can buy them all at inflated prices, then people just stop using them until the system generate more AoJ and selling at reasonable prices. The net result is that you have a lot of AoJ that you have to sell at discount.
The important thing is that having an AoJ does not make/break the strategy.
March 14 2009 7:51 AM EDT
I think that is this would happen Jonathan would just make them useless again ;)
March 14 2009 8:02 AM EDT
"The important thing is that having an AoJ does not make/break the strategy. "
Not having one broke mine.
March 14 2009 12:08 PM EDT
Who is to say that a player with infinite (or relatively infinite) spending power cannot permanently inflate market prices by outbidding the competition on every single spawn (of the AoJ). Yes this is highly unrealistic because it is impossible (unless your name is Jon) to have infinite spending power, as well as the original situation being hypothetical.
The point of it was to be a joke. I guess you missed it. =/
There is still a marginal cost of substitution. If AoJ is vital in the "best" strategy, and costs 2b (yes billion) each. With that 2b, you can invest in anything else and I am sure you can have a wall with so much AC or a weapon with so much damage that you don't need the AoJ. Also, because there is no BIN on the AoJ from auctioneer, and you buy AoJ for 3m intend to sell for 4m. What is there to stop people bidding 4m directly from the auctioneer?
The only possible profit opportunity is when the market is NOT in equilibrium. As in people don't want something temporarily (say no one need a new ExBoW) when there is an auction, and people want one when there isn't one on the market, then you will have people bidding it up a little to not have to wait. I believe that is what Talion was doing a while back.
March 14 2009 6:31 PM EDT
better not ATM or jon stewart will find you :P
March 14 2009 7:53 PM EDT
I hope you can agree than a monopoly is the highest opportunity for profit. An economic situation where it is possible to artificially set prices in order to greatly outweigh cost. As to your substitution argument: how does that apply to an item which is necessary for a particular strat. There is no close substitute, in fact, there is no substitute at all! You cannot take a AoM, for example, and expect your not-junctioned Hal familiar to gain more from it. There is simply no substitute for something necessary for a strat...
Except perhaps cutting you losses and changing strat
March 14 2009 8:10 PM EDT
Still not an economic substitute. Although a MUCH more viable option.
(Try to remember original post was a joke!)
If you want to make them disappear, buy them all. It can be done. :)
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