NCB and the top 10 (in General)

QBJohnnywas October 6 2009 7:07 AM EDT

When was the last time you saw two NCBs in the top ten?

Gratz to LR and Zenai for your hard work!!

(And please, lets not turn this into a debate about archers or USD or Jigs or PL or anything else that we seem to love to moan about these days. We've had plenty of over the top strats in CB forever, it still requires work and lots of it to get into the top ten, and for such comparatively low MPRs to be up there these days is something as well.)

Nice work guys!

QBJohnnywas October 6 2009 7:09 AM EDT

And when I say two NCBs - I know several of the teams up there started as NCBs, but how many were still NCBs when they became fixtures of the top?

MonkeyMandate [Wasting Time] October 6 2009 7:18 AM EDT

cheers. now i've got to aim for top 10 MPR

Brakke Bres [Ow man] October 6 2009 7:20 AM EDT

First of all congrats, secondly no I haven't seen many characters that have the NCB and are already in the top 10, it probably has to do something with BA cost and how much natural BA you can burn. And of course the threshold of the top 10 is moving up. And of course if you start an NCB now, the bonus will be higher after 6 months since the top MPR's shifted again. So those 3 factors will make it very hard.

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 6 2009 7:20 AM EDT

An absolutely terrific job. Way to go! :)

{WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 6 2009 7:25 AM EDT

An inspiration to us all!

blackshadowshade October 6 2009 7:53 AM EDT

Well done to you both!

kevlar October 6 2009 8:34 AM EDT

Big congrats

QBJohnnywas October 6 2009 8:38 AM EDT

By the way guys, what, if any, are you getting as challenge bonuses? I've still got a fairly decent bonus on the top end of my fightlist (if you can call 20% at this level decent), so I was wondering how you two are doing?

MonkeyMandate [Wasting Time] October 6 2009 8:45 AM EDT

mine ranges from 10-20%, with the average being slightly i think over 15. to keep it going longer i just dropped some equipment, which gained me around a 150k drop in PR.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] October 6 2009 8:50 AM EDT


how much ba have you both bought and have you kept up with the cost of doing so?

MonkeyMandate [Wasting Time] October 6 2009 8:58 AM EDT

bough ba every day. only missed i think at most a days worth combined so far

Zenai [Ministry of Pain] October 6 2009 9:39 AM EDT

Thanks guys it's nice to be recognized for the hard work!

Bought BA all but one time and have missed about 4-5 days natural BA Regen total due to unforeseen circumstances: oversleeping, phone problems, site crashes, sickness, family problems etc etc

BA buy prices and record keeping: Yes I do I have an entire NCB Diary to help me keep track of everything. Rough number off the top of my head about 125 mil so far for bought BA.

Bonuses: 1-5% without the Clan Bonus. Been thinking of dropping some items myself :-/

One of my main goals for this NCB was to make MPR history: To be the first to make it to 4 Mil before the NCB ends. NUBs have done it, players have done it after the N*B, but not an NCB. Im glad I started when I did or it would be LR getting btw

LR: Absolutely Awesome Job Bro!

BootyGod October 6 2009 9:44 AM EDT

I do declare, Zenai is one cuddly person.

And LR is just a big ole teddy bear.

*shrugs* I don't know where I'm going with this. Congratulations, guys!

MonkeyMandate [Wasting Time] October 6 2009 9:45 AM EDT

cheers zenai, though got to say awesome job to you as well.

my goal in mine was to basically just get a decent 2 minion char to fully use all my gear, as well as growing my tat. i never really expected it to go so well so am a bit surprised myself.

Zenai [Ministry of Pain] October 6 2009 6:27 PM EDT

Gdubya your sense of Cuddly

Cuddly Badger


Killer Teddybear

and Cute (just in case you thought about it :P)

Cute Squirrel

are very misleading.......XD

Brakke Bres [Ow man] October 6 2009 6:32 PM EDT

I had that teddy as an avatar once. Don't know when I had it.

Demigod October 6 2009 6:45 PM EDT

Jeez, is that teddy bear from a B-rated movie? I'd love to see it.

Zenai [Ministry of Pain] October 6 2009 9:04 PM EDT

$129,426,297 as of Today's BA Expenditure so my numbers were a little off.

I still have 3 Weeks and 2 Days to go so this number is gonna be a lot bigger. Lately I have been steadily moving up the 6Mil ladder per week. 6.4Mil was last week so going with the trend:

6.4+6.5+6.5+6.6+129,426,297(Then Rounding) = $155,500,000

by the end of this NCB Ballpark of course since BA prices may go up faster than I have projected after 4Mil MPR.

Demi - no but a LOT of people have thought so for a long time.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] October 6 2009 9:09 PM EDT

do you happen to have a figure for the extra cost as defined by cost not made with battle rewards?

Zenai [Ministry of Pain] October 6 2009 9:15 PM EDT

Not exactly sure what you mean but hopefully this helps:

Week 2 - PR / MPR : 715,456 / 479,212 Max tattoo : 752,782 [BA Count/Cost : 1,512/$4,644,864)

HP: 496,716 ]STR: 954,599/255,884 ]DEX: 491,699/240,832 ]DM: 311,351/316,092]ENC AT: 47,442,153]

BA Costs by Day- Sun:216/3,072 Mon:216/3,072 Tues:216/3,072 Wed:216/3,072 Thurs:216/3,072 Fri216/3,072: Sat:216/3,072
Comment: (9/20 Regen)

I Copy everything down:
Line 1: PR/MPR, MTL, BA Cost/Count for the Week.

Line 2: Trained Stats and ENC

Line 3: Daily BA Count and Cost

I accrue everything and use this per month:

M1 - Monthly BA Count/Cost: 5,880/17,720,132

Zenai [Ministry of Pain] October 6 2009 9:20 PM EDT

Forgot Line 4: General Pertinent Comments (I just added this recently to make things look a little more tidy. )

Zenai [Ministry of Pain] October 6 2009 9:29 PM EDT

Ok I just got it, I'm tired and my brain is fried. No that would be just a little to much for me to copy down every battle reward. Doing Ballparks per day would have done the same thing as refried my brain as I was trying to concentrate on everything else.

Please remember this is my first NCB and has been an extremely steep learning curve for me so please bare with my ineptitude in copying down certain info. :-/

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] October 6 2009 9:35 PM EDT

hardly anyone tracks the data so no worries, but i still ask. what i really mean was how much of the 129m or whatever was covered by battle rewards and how much has been from something else(usd, selling items, etc.)?

i wasn't looking for a daily or weekly breakdown on that but more interested in data for the whole run or up to this point. if you don't have it no worries and thanks for sharing what you do have! ; )

Ancient Anubis October 7 2009 12:08 AM EDT

pretty sure i hit top 10 at the end of my ncb

Zenai [Ministry of Pain] October 7 2009 12:16 AM EDT

Well basics of what I have copied down and set for all of my items by keeping track roughly 100Mil straight and about 29Mil covered in battle rewards. I need to go through the numbers again to give an exact number, there is a few things that I have been procrastinating on updating and that is one of

Burton October 7 2009 12:18 AM EDT

Congrats to both of you guys. :)
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