Hey guys, my nub is over in 3 weeks or so, and I'm looking for some advice on what to do next. I got some good strategy ideas from other people, but unfortunately by that point I was too deep in to my character to make any serious alterations, and now that I can finally afford the 37 million to recruit a new minion it doesn't seem worth it. I'm going to start a NCB, but I've heard that that is expensive. What I want to know is:
1. When people say an NCB is "prohibitively expensive," are you referring to buying gear, or buying BA? I have a good idea what the gear I want costs, but I don't know how much BA is, other than 5-8k at the very high MPR's.
2. If I still have money left over, what should I do with it?
2a. Buy the best gear I can afford, and use extra money to forge it up with my current (expiring NUB) character?
2b. Save it for BA costs once MPR gets high
2c. Sell it - this option doesn't seem very likely to me judging from recent thread posts; despite the reduction in available money, demand for CB cash seems to have dropped as well. On the other hand, if I could sell it all in one bulk shot, I could get a used PS3.
2d. Save it for a rainy day, i.e. future changes in the CB economy, a new really expensive rare item, etc.
Oh, I neglected to mention that my MPR for my NUB character will end up somewhere around 2.3-2.5 million, and my goal for the NCB is to get it to at least 2.5 million MPR. I'm not trying to make a serious run for the very top, I just want to keep playing and try a new multi-minion strategy. Also, I'm thinking of running an EEME team, so enchanting gear is what I would be in the market for. I don't think I want to jump in to the realm of tanks yet. I always liked magic better than swords anyway.
Looking for some good advice from those of you who have been around for awhile and done this NCB thing before. Thanks in advance!!
decide on a goal for your run and go for it. gearing up and trying for mpr will leave you lacking in both, doing one in a single run works better.
Used PS3 > CB2
I'm most likely to get hate on this comment.
July 14 2009 6:58 PM EDT
I prefer the xbox 360 to the PS3.
However, the idea is still the same :)
July 14 2009 7:04 PM EDT
Hey cake, I hear you do better when your minions actually have equipment on them. But that just might be a rumor, I dunno.
Oh ya 360 > PS3
Though the PS3 will be the better console in 3-5 years.
July 14 2009 7:33 PM EDT
I guess Cake is from the Avoid school of character building :)
July 14 2009 8:09 PM EDT
You forgot option 2e
2e Give your remaining cash to Newlin :D
I was pretty certain someone was going to come up with an option 2e. like that . . . unfortunately, I only learned the 1st 4 letters of the alphabet. Sorry!
Can anyone give me a ballpark on BA costs?
BA costs don't get very high over time, mine's 1,298 at around 3.25M MPR.
July 14 2009 8:19 PM EDT
So, I can't give you an exact cost run for buying BA on a NCB, only during XP/Money times when its the most beneficial, but if I had to guess, I'd say somewhere near 40-50mil over the course of the NCB. I know I'm going to try and save up 75-100mil just for the sole purpose of running a solo Archer NCB.
Well at just under 1.5 mil mpr and an ncb bonus of 403% my BA cost is just over 4k per BA
July 14 2009 8:40 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. This is with buying BA Every Day.
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
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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