Lesser Tattoos No Longer Rare (in Changelog)

AdminNightStrike August 4 2009 11:08 AM EDT

The rarity level of lesser tattoos has been reduced such that they are no longer rare. This means that:

1) They will start showing up in the store instead of auctions

2) They will no longer be random drops

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] August 4 2009 11:08 AM EDT

Awesome! Thanks a ton, NS!

A Lesser AR of 15 [Red Permanent Assurance] August 4 2009 11:09 AM EDT


Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] August 4 2009 11:11 AM EDT


FailBoat[SG] [Forever Alone] August 4 2009 11:12 AM EDT

This changemonth is already living up to expectations.

Demigod August 4 2009 11:13 AM EDT

::pops champagne::


Dark Dreky August 4 2009 11:14 AM EDT

Awesome change!!

At least now I know that if and when I ever get my first drop, it won't be a lesser tattoo.

lostling August 4 2009 11:19 AM EDT

:) im still waiting on my 2nd drop which apparently hasnt arrived yet =x

GnuUzir August 4 2009 11:21 AM EDT


Lord Bob August 4 2009 11:22 AM EDT


IndependenZ August 4 2009 11:23 AM EDT

Way to go NS!

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] August 4 2009 11:31 AM EDT

Only good things for CB and NS here :)

Daz August 4 2009 11:34 AM EDT


[SIBT]Gardiner Amarth August 4 2009 11:35 AM EDT

Wonderful change, NS.

[Where Shirt]Freekie [Lower My Fees] August 4 2009 11:46 AM EDT


AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 4 2009 11:51 AM EDT


Colonel Custard [The Knighthood] August 4 2009 12:00 PM EDT


QBRanger August 4 2009 12:07 PM EDT

nice change.

Can you make it that T characters do not need to wait 10 minutes after they pop up to buy them?

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] August 4 2009 12:08 PM EDT

It already automatically makes tourney characters have to wait 20 minutes after they pop up.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] August 4 2009 1:11 PM EDT


QBOddBird August 4 2009 1:16 PM EDT

This is an excellent change. Thanks, NS.

DoS August 4 2009 1:40 PM EDT

Very awesome!

Zenai [Cult of the Valaraukar] August 4 2009 1:44 PM EDT

Awesome indeed :D

AdminNightStrike August 4 2009 1:45 PM EDT

I don't understand the tourney character situation. Please elaborate.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] August 4 2009 1:50 PM EDT

the cool down period is important

QBRanger August 4 2009 1:51 PM EDT

Right now Tourney characters have to wait 20 minutes from when an item shows up in the store to be able to buy it.

This is of course to stop them from taking an item a real character may need.

So we can have regular characters buying up all the lesser tattoos in the store and try to resell them in auctions for a large profit.

Since tattoos are very important in some tourneys, and lesser tattoos are essentially now only good for T characters, can the 20 min wait time be removed for these items?

QBRanger August 4 2009 1:52 PM EDT


Is the cool down period important for lesser tattoos?

In fact, what items in the store do people buy anymore?

Perhaps leather armors here and there, and a few cloaks etc..

FailBoat[SG] [Forever Alone] August 4 2009 1:58 PM EDT

We buy compound bows to sell to people who are new or plan to use them for tourneys. Basically, we use the cooldown to price gouge each other.

Lefty August 4 2009 2:00 PM EDT

This is a great change..

But it comes after I've gotten 3 lesser tattoo drops..

Can the Elven Stiletto be taken off next?

AdminNightStrike August 4 2009 2:41 PM EDT

No, GOM is next. Nothing is as worthless.

Regarding the tournament stuff, I was under the impression that the cool-down was to prevent abuse of people transferring items between tourney and non-tourney characters with coordinated buy/sell timing. It doesn't look like that problem goes away with lesser tattoos.

QBRanger August 4 2009 2:44 PM EDT

"No, GOM is next. Nothing is as worthless. "

How quickly we forget the Tulwar :)

But as "rares" go, the GOM is pathetic.

But I see the point about cooldown.

AdminNightStrike August 4 2009 2:47 PM EDT

Note to self: get them off the blackmarket list.

QBRanger August 4 2009 2:48 PM EDT

Note to NS:

Get the Compound bow, Steel Brig and Heavy Crossbow off the BM list as well as these are not rares. :)

AdminNightStrike August 4 2009 2:50 PM EDT

Really? Maybe the calculation of what goes on that list is messed up. I would hope the list is generated automatically...

QBRanger August 4 2009 2:52 PM EDT

I think perhaps at one time in CB1, heavy xbows and compound bows were rares.

I know in CB1, it was freaking hard to get a compound bow in the beginning.

I have no idea about the Steel Brig.

I think the list carried over from CB1 to CB2.

Jon would know the true answer. I am just guessing with a little past education involved.

Sickone August 4 2009 3:40 PM EDT

I'd say everything below 40 BM votes in the BM list should no longer be considered a rare, taken off the BM list, removed from random drops and spawn in shops instead of auctions.

{WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] August 4 2009 3:51 PM EDT

Thanks for the change NS!

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 4 2009 4:10 PM EDT

"How quickly we forget the Tulwar :)"

Hehehehehe. ;)

But I'd rather useless Rares like the GoM were fixed first. ;)

VsCountStrum [Black Watch] August 4 2009 4:27 PM EDT

Ahhhh.... Remembers the day when there were no 'Rares' and everything spawned in the Shops. Spending days going into and out of the shops hoping for something good. When I first saw a Loch, best weapon at the time, I was dazed and someone bought it before I could hit purchase.

QBRanger August 4 2009 4:28 PM EDT

And then people had to ruin it by cheating.

Which is why camping no longer exists.

VsCountStrum [Black Watch] August 4 2009 4:35 PM EDT

Yep... I really hated it when it started to cost BA to go into the store. Especially, when you had to buy Ammo for your ranged weapons. Going into the store and finding no ammo that you could use, but having it cost you 1 or 2 BA was not a happy thing.

However, Jon had to do something to curb the bots.

AdminNightStrike August 4 2009 8:59 PM EDT

Redirect blackmarket discussion to the other thread :)

kevlar August 12 2009 2:42 AM EDT

awesome change NS, thnx
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