How do you 'save' a lot of BA for NCB? (in General)


IndependenZ July 14 2009 4:08 AM EDT

I was wondering, I've heard a lot of people about saving BA for a NCB run. Like 1600 BA or something. But how's that possible? I know you can buy BA to a certain extent, but when you start a NCB the system automatically takes away all BA over 160, right? Feel free to enlighten me :)

Are their other things I should think about when starting a NCB?

BluBBen July 14 2009 4:10 AM EDT

Another person sends you a NCB maybe? I'm not sure really.

MonkeyMandate [Wasting Time] July 14 2009 4:41 AM EDT

no it does not reset when start an NCB, well didn't for me

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] July 14 2009 5:07 AM EDT

The way to do it is buy the BA up to 1600 and then have someone transfer a newly made NCB to you.

AdminTitan July 14 2009 5:08 AM EDT

Or just save up BA with a vacation or item holding character, then start your own NCB once you have 1600.

Zenai July 14 2009 6:19 AM EDT

Retired Old Chars. Make a New Char WITHOUT the NCB. REgen 160 BA then Buy your BA Every Day until you reach the 1600 BA Cap. WAIT until a Big EXP Time (OR rather Just before one) Make your NCB Xfer your Items/Money, (Retire old Char if you like or use as storage) then start having Fun!

FailBoat[SG] July 14 2009 6:50 AM EDT

So, to put it in terms I think I understand. I'd buy the BA with my team NoxDooDad, save up to 1600. Then, whenever I make the new team, that one will have the BA I stockpiled on NoxDooDad without losing any of it?

Kefeck July 14 2009 6:56 AM EDT

I'd buy the BA with my team NoxDooDad

No, if you purchase the ba with a 0 powered charactor the ba will be dirt cheep.

IndependenZ July 14 2009 7:45 AM EDT

JW basically gave me the same answer as Zoglog, but as the others say it's not needed to have a char transferred? So if I save 1600BA on char A, it gets transferred to NCB char B without any problems? I was under the impression that it would get taken away. Back when I started Miami Vice, lol, that's exactly what happened.

QBJohnnywas July 14 2009 7:57 AM EDT

I know Jon sort of gave his blessing, if not approval, to the transfer of an NCB. But the other way, somewhere in the depths of my mind I seem to recall being described as an 'exploit'. Dunno why, and dunno why it would be if the char transfer is 'ok'...

[RX3]Cotillion July 14 2009 8:52 AM EDT

I'm interested in starting a NCB too. Anyone know how much cash it would take to buy full BA every day? Also, how much would you spend if you just bought BA on XP times?

Zenai July 14 2009 9:10 AM EDT

I can Post those Stats but it will have to wait until I get off of work :)

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] July 14 2009 9:37 AM EDT

It cost me around ~100k. And yeah, just listen to what Zenai said.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] July 14 2009 10:50 AM EDT

It no longer resets BA when you start an NCB, it does get reset if you get a char unretired however.

Zenai July 14 2009 7:08 PM EDT

Ok back home now so here it goes.

Disclaimer: My case is extreme as I am going for maximum results so my numbers will seem high. My suggestion is to level it out according to how high you want to go.


Week 1 - PR/MPR 600K/290K
[BA Cost/Count : 1,512)($3,024,000)



Week 2 - PR / MPR : 715,456 / 479,212
[BA Cost/Count:3,072/1,512)($4,644,864) (9/20 Regen)


Week 3 - PR / MPR : 1,106,565 / 740,575
[BA Count/Cost:1,512/$4,774,248)


Week 4 - PR / MPR : 1,484,435 / 990,876
[BA Cost/Count : 1,344/$5,097,600) (8/20 Regen)


Week 5 - PR / MPR : 1,902,231 / 1,249,712
[BA Cost/Count : 1,344/$5,323,584)(1 Mil MPR/Sun Morn)


Week 6 - PR / MPR : 2,272,445 / 1,482,212
[BA Count/Cost :1,344/$5,500,660)


Week 7 - PR / MPR : 2,593,227 / 1,687,882
[BA Count/Cost :1,344/$5,377,488)


Week 8 - PR / MPR : 2,902,723 / 1,880,537
[BA Count/Cost :1,344/$5,776,512)

Week 9 - PR / MPR : 3,173,190 / 2,055,759
[BA Count/Cost :1,320/$5,889,408) (Thurs 2 Mil MPR/ Sat 7/20 Regen)


Week 10 - PR / MPR : 3,447,057 / 2,233,185
[BA Count/Cost : 1,176/$5,953,920)

I Hope this helps you some with your NCB ^_^
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