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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 2:26PM BigAndShiny said

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Why is this one cape so expensive?

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 3:20PM Patrick Mackey said

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@BigAndShiny The droprate is supposedly lower than other New Shadows costume pieces (all VB costume pieces have a really low droprate) and -everyone- wants it. Well, everyone with a female character, which is pretty much everyone.

On top of that, the main reason to kill New Shadows is to farm the buttcape, so people that get drops usually keep them, creating a really tiny supply and a massive demand. TBH the current low price (3.5k) is much lower than the pre-F2P low price, but the AH tax helps keep people honest and only list the items for prices that will sell within 15 days.

By comparison, it would cost around 3.2k to buy the ritual blood knives to complete the T1 Mysticism travel power (this doesn't include the other, easier-to-get components). The T3 travel powers... yeah, ugh. They're the most expensive things in the game.
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Posted: Apr 8th 2011 5:17AM BigAndShiny said

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It's quite funny, but i never once went to a vendor or the auction house in all my time playing champions. In fact, now i come to think of it, im not even sure i knew what different gear meant! lol
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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 3:50PM Zuljundwumn said

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Yeah, the buttcape farming is one of the most stupid thing i ever saw in a mmo. It's the ONLY item in this category ingame, and the droprate is just ridiculous (I did the perks for killing 5000 new shadows and never saw it).
It just turns out to be the main goal for many high level players, having a belt with a bit of cloth hanging from it.
Right.

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 4:44PM Patrick Mackey said

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@Zuljundwumn The BoE crafted travels are worth more, but yeah, as far as a totally cosmetic item can go, the buttcape's value is a little crazy. I'm on 3k or so New Shadows killed right now, and haven't seen one either (I'm actually farming Master of the Arcane, but might as well try and get two birds with one stone)
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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 6:43PM (Unverified) said

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I absolutely hate the crafting/equipment system in CO. This is one area that CoX really nailed. IMHO the entire crafting system in CO should be scrapped and rethought.

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 10:07PM Patrick Mackey said

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@Tempes Magus They will still answer tickets. I'm 100% sure of this.

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 10:22PM Patrick Mackey said

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Clarification for readers on crafting: You actually want to craft secondary items, not primary items, for the best overall profit.

I feel that the crafted stims have a lot of potential to be profitable if people actually buy them.

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