After reading Novice's thread about which changes we want to see for changemonth, I saw the base Halidon Familiar in auctions that's likely to go for 1 million CB -- twice the value of other tattoos. I got to wondering why the Halidon is so highly valued.
Is the HF just overpowered compared to other tattoos when junctioned properly?
Is it just because the HF strategies are currently in vogue?
Is it because there are relatively few HFs in existence? For reference, here are the quantities of tattoos:
Jigorokano Familiar 410
Rune of Enlightenment 306
Halidon Familiar 125
Rune of Balrog Flame 208
Rune of Solitude 208
Steel Familiar 184
Tattoo of Augmentation 335
Electric Familiar 73
Ice Familiar 136
Tattoo of Endurance 287
Fire Familiar 225
And if you think the value is high solely because the quantity is half what you feel it should be, take note: There are 225 Fire Familiars in the game, and I have the third largest. I started this game on March 16th -- as in, recently. Don't you think that's a tad soon to have the third largest tattoo of its kind? My tat's only 2.3 million. If I were to ink it over to a HF, it wouldn't even be close to the top. The 10th place HF looks to be crowded with others at 5.4 million. While one could argue that the FF is just underpowered, it's clear that a disparity exists.
And I'd love it if someone with a HF around 2.3 mil would post where they stand in the top 50.