Does cash time even work? (Nightstrike please) (in General)


{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- August 25 2009 8:00 PM EDT

I've hated cash time since I was 200k MPR, and everyone shrugged off the crummy rewards saying they will get higher as you grow...

Here I am past the 2.5m mark and the rewards still suck...

Rewards
Cash (total) $731
XP (per minion) 235

Bonuses
Challenge bonus 61%
Clan bonus 9.0%
NCB (xp only) 387%
Bonus money time 60% more money


Really?

I make 500-1000 CBD during a non bonus time regularly... VERY regularly... So I'm taking a 2/3 XP drop for seemingly... no gain? The highest CBD reward I've gotten in the last 80 BA spent is ~1100??? (just for example)

I've always felt money time was non-lucrative, but it seems to have gotten worse with the drop in cash rewards for the drop system.

So I'm just wondering if it's working as intended, or possibly I propose that we increase bonus money time to a higher amount.

I will do some 160 BA set testing next BA time. I will start from zero and spend 160 BA during xp time on my regular targets, and then I will show a non bonus 160 BA set, and I bet you there won't be a 60% difference -.-.

{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- August 25 2009 8:03 PM EDT

I will do some 160 BA set testing next Money time. I will start from zero and spend 160 BA during Money time on my regular targets, and then I will show a non bonus 160 BA set on the same targets, and I bet you there won't be a 60% difference -.-.

*corrected*

Burton August 25 2009 8:12 PM EDT

I agree here.
Exp time is very evident, but money time always seemed like normal time to me.

[The Wretched]Freekie [Lower My Fees] August 25 2009 8:17 PM EDT

I feel the same... i cant say ive done research but I can easily see a change during XP time, but not so much if any during money time.

{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- August 25 2009 8:17 PM EDT

The first indication to me that it's money time isn't the extra (nonexistent) money...

It's: XP (per minion) 171

With a 60-70% challenge bonus, a named RoE, ~10% Clan Bonus, and then 387% NCB...

It's just bad, and makes me not even want to spend BA during money time, there just seems to be no up-side.

Admiralkiller August 25 2009 8:22 PM EDT

Since I have a debt I will also do some testing on the the next money time 160ba vs normal 160ba. I also will be using money time a lot more often for a while so i will post my results of the next month or so.

:-)

QBRanger August 25 2009 9:16 PM EDT

Cash (total) $1,346
XP (per minion) 83

Yes, money time works just well.

SundariZelia [The Knighthood] August 25 2009 9:33 PM EDT

I see a difference in money time as well. Could it have something to do with the NCB that people aren't seeing an increase in their money?

Rawr August 25 2009 9:37 PM EDT

Cash (total) $1,208
XP (per minion) 38

Working fine.

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] August 25 2009 9:57 PM EDT

I mostly just use cash time too better my fightlist.

Lefty August 25 2009 11:58 PM EDT

Money time works fine for me..

I probably average $1600 a fight during money time, while only about $900 during normal time. That's even higher than 60%.

Brakke Bres [Ow man] August 26 2009 11:29 AM EDT

Strange my normal rewards I only get 425 on average. During money time I only get 700. Can't see that people not much bigger then me get that much more cash?

Lefty August 26 2009 11:31 AM EDT

If you're wondering about myself Henk, I have a NUB bonus.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] August 26 2009 11:32 AM EDT

Until people do actual testing and fight a set number of fights and compare rewards this is just making noise.

Demigod August 26 2009 11:44 AM EDT

It's not scientific, but it's better than "just making noise." I paid attention to a few fights during the end of Money Time and saw rewards in line with what others with NUBs had posted. I ran through another handful during non-wacky time and can tell that, yes, it does appear to be working just fine.

AdminNightStrike August 26 2009 12:08 PM EDT

There is a post that shows you how to find your average money rewards from a certain opponent. Find that before and after money time, then post the results.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] August 26 2009 5:16 PM EDT

^the formula for average rewards can be found here:

http://www.carnageblender.com/wiki/Various+Formulae

it is best to do the baseline on sundays to rule out clan bonuses if you are in a standard clan.
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