Oh Sarlona, Your Item Values are Soooo Funny/Sad

So as you know, unless you have been hiding under a rock or just started playing DDo, epic Giant Hold has been released. And people really like it. Well I do anyway and I see a lot of others running around, so I am going to stick with my people like it.

But I have questioning the prices for some of the loot. As you know or you should from keeping up with this blog (scroll down like 2-3 posts) I am not super impressed with the minor upgrades to the gear in GH. Don’t get me wrong there are some really great winners, but a lot of stinkers. And for some reason we are letting hand full of people control the prices in a super negative way. Now I know there will be some “new” thing inflation but there is a point where people need to just hold on and say wft?

Case and point, EE Dream Visor. Now it is a fairly good item, Dream Vision is +3, 4 or 5 damage depending on what difficulty item you find. But Yellow slots are not as amazing as they were now that false life has moved to the blue slot. Guess you can put your striding in some strange places now if you can’t pull your abbot quiver in 20/40 runs. But other then that I think most yellows will be used for stat boosts.

Anyway I don’t mean to get into the item but what some people are asking for it. There is at least one post looking for 2 Otto boxes. YES TWO aka 100$ US give or take. Amazing…. Almost all the rest of the trade forum/trade channel posts I have seen seem to have landed at about one Otto box… Really? Come one people I understand trying to get the most from what is a good pull from a very hard quest to do on EE, but really? You want a 5K tp cost item for something farmed in game? WOW.

Looking at some other items and just mostly the AH because the trade forums is full of people saying make me an offer and then saying well I was looking for an Otto’s box… Most of the EE items are 2millon plat buyout if they have a buyout, which is the max amount… Are you going to tell me that the GH epics are so tough that any given item in from one of them and yes I mean the bad items, are worth the maxim buyout in the AH? Aka an amount of plat that takes me at least a month to farm up, sure I know I am not the best savor and I take a lot of renown from reward lists but really? A +7 orb with 120 Nullification and a purple & orange slot is worth a month of farming? I am glad I pulled on from the chest on one of the EE runs we did.

I just am shaking my head, but at least I can understand asking for huge amounts of plat. Plat can be farmed in game at least. Last I checked one could farm TP and get to 5k points but that would take a long long time at 200ish a pop TP farming.

Anyway if you have something you are looking for and your on Sarlona keep me in mind, I am willing to help people out and I will kiss you after we make a deal unlike some people…

Oh and a lot of the Eh versions are almost as good as the EE versions with a lot less pain to farm alone or in pugs.


Working the AH

Some days I have really good luck with the AH and others not so much. I think I need to get in touch with my inner Scrooge McDuck and work the AH hard.

I remember my first “win” with the AH. I was level 5 or 6 on some alt. Back when I had been playing actively for a few months don’t even know if Samius was capped yet. Think the Level cap was like 12. Any way I pulled a +1 int tome and was all giddy. Didn’t know in a few years I would trade +1 tomes for crafting bits and be glad to have that as a viable option vs just selling them to the bar keep between quests.

Anyway having used my 1year bday cake as a +1 int tome I didn’t have a need for it but I knew I could sell it. Checking the AH there wasn’t any other +1 int tomes on AH so I listed it for 1millon gold + 30% for AH fees. Yes that was a ton of money to me back then. Think it was up for all of an hour before it was bought out. Told Tobril later what went down and there was quite a shitstorm from him about how lucky I was and how he never gets the good pulls. Looked at the AH a day or two later hunting a +1 tome of some sort and saw there was a ton of +1 int tomes listed on the AH want to say that 200k gold was the top of the scale with lots of 150k gold tomes. I totally hit the lull just right.

However last week I had a something similar happen. I pulled two +3 tomes in one night. Running to the AH (because I am soooooo broke) I checked out the current prices on +3s. There where lots of +3 Chr tomes around a millon plat so I wasn’t going to bother with that. But there wasn’t any Con tomes listed. Winner winner!

Looking at the pricing of the other tomes I listed it at a millon plat with a 1.5 buy out. Comes back to me in the mail a few days later. Hmmm. Guess the “rich, I want a tome right now” guy was out.

Guess if your on Sarlona and see this and want to buy a +3 Con or Chr tome shoot me a PM/mail/tweet or something other wise they are going back on the AH for a possible pay off someday.