Decision Time (in General)

Soxjr July 2 2011 8:52 PM EDT

Hey all. I have a decision to make. I am a bit low on the cb to make a single minion really work anymore. My fight list shrinks constantly and well single hal just doesn't seem to have it in it to work.

I have 2 options really.. maybe 3.

1. Borrow CB and get a great weapon and change up my single minion strat but be in debt forever.

2. Borrow CB and hire minion #2 and get to 6/20 ba range <which I really want to get to>

3. Start over with a new strat and more minions and start a ncb and do it as good as I can and get to 6/20.

I would love people to vote and then give a reason for what you voted for and maybe a strat that I should try out ... I am willing to buy items and prepare for the ncb to make it a really good run. Thanks everyone for reading this.

Zenai [Ministry of Pain] July 2 2011 8:58 PM EDT

Option 2.

Bro you have put a ton of work on that char, it would be a shame to see all of that work go down the drain. ( I wouldn't blame you for a restart though! )

However if you decide to go with Option 3 then if you wait a while I have a lot of stuff coming my way and I will be glad to work some deals with you :-)

AdminTal Destra [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] July 2 2011 8:58 PM EDT


its boring at the top

King July 2 2011 9:05 PM EDT

I would vote for 3.

Going into debt for a tank would end in the tank eventually needing upgrades and pushing you further into debt.

Hiring a minion could work but buying cheap minions accomplishes nothing and the hiring cost for the expensive minion could be 1 year+ in debt, possibly not put you into 6/20 or force a retrain that drops you from 6/20.

An NCB can fail but recovery time is 6 months if you don't abort it early. You can explore a new world of strategy previously unavailable to you. Depending on whether or not you buy BA it can either make you money or drive you in to debt.

Guardian July 2 2011 9:13 PM EDT

the cost to hire 1 minion is more or less35M and it comes with 10M exp only.

i bought a 5.5MPR char for 23M.

think twice befor make a decision.

Unappreciated Misnomer July 2 2011 9:39 PM EDT

Id say 3 then 2 then 1

They all require money. It really depends on the time you can put in, can you spend lots of time searching and analyzing the list of the dead? or would you feel revitalized getting that second minion. I dont even know if I would do option 1 unless you got a wicked deal. Maybe even do both option 1 and 2 with a bit of re training.

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] July 2 2011 9:56 PM EDT

I would personally choose 3 but its up to you.

Xenogard [Chaotic Serenity] July 2 2011 10:35 PM EDT

I'd personally go with 3, if you don't continually buy BA its the cheapest of the three options plus it gives you the chance to try something new.

Soxjr July 2 2011 10:55 PM EDT

My options for minion hiring are 86 mil for high one and about 35 mil for the low one. Just to give out info.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] July 2 2011 11:47 PM EDT

sweet lord don't hire!

3 3 3!

QBRanger July 3 2011 12:32 AM EDT

If you have the 6 months to burn most BA, with the first month being the hardest due to the 10-9-8 BA ranges, do 3.

Since that 80+ or 30+M could be spent on NCB BA. Which would also help you level your tattoo due to the incredible NCB bonus.

You can also decide at that time how many minions you want.

The only disadvantage would be the inability to have staggered minion xp ratios. Which can be in the right situations advantageous.

I see you have A Halidon Familiar lvl 10,783,316 which is just near your MTL at 4.05M MPR. With spending most BA and buying a nice amount, you can likely come close to Silver Golem.

With your relatively low NW, I would suggest a 4 minion character using either a RoS like Epitaph or a RBF strategy like Damage Control.

IMO the HF is a weak tattoo at the higher levels of play after its last nerf.

My true advice: Borrow 30M, try to get it so you can pay that person back most of it in 4 months (see below). Get a low level RBF or RoS, make a 4 minion character. Use a strategy like either Epitaph or Damage Control. When you get to 4M MPR, change to your old tattoo and sell your newly grown tattoo for about 20M to the store (I figured a level 6.6M tattoo at that time). Pay back part of the loan.

Continue on as far and as fast as you can grow. Once your NCB is done, you can then decide what type of character you really want to play. Be it tank, mage or RBF. You may have to retrain a bit, but you growth during the NCB will be the fastest due to a lower NW=lower PR=better rewards due to increased challenge bonuses.

I am sorry for such a long winded post, but you did ask.

Soxjr July 3 2011 12:36 AM EDT

Thank you ranger.. Totally the kind of answer I wanted. Thanks a lot. Gives me a lot to look at.

horseguy001 July 3 2011 7:17 AM EDT

Hiring a minion could work but... the hiring cost for the expensive minion could be 1 year+ in debt,

This too. Still paying Nat back :)

Put that money towards the BA cost on a NCB, and you will finish much higher if your are committed to the run.
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