View Full Version : ancestral ward(master 1)

01-19-2005, 11:51 PM
<DIV>how much are you guys willing to buy this for? (looking for a base selling price)</DIV>

01-20-2005, 01:07 AM
<DIV> </DIV> <DIV>While it is a Master spell, Mystics are of the opinion that our Wards are significantly underpowered.  If you had a direct heal there, it would certainly carry a hefty price tag.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>That's a mid 20's Ward, so your market is people in their mid 30's.  This is the time before we get our next Ward when the AW is not scaling up as well as it should.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>So, consider your market . . . how much cash does a 30 - 35 player really have?  I dunno, I have about 20G to my name, Im sure some people have more, many have less.</DIV>

01-20-2005, 03:46 AM
Good post from Banditman. Mystic wards have a limited shelf-life as we do get upgraded versions, so your market is limited to Mystics in their mid-30's. It's also a well known fact that while Wards were intended to be a critical spell/ability for mystics, due to lack of armor mitigation, special attacks that go right through them, and other facets- it makes direct heals of much higher demand.Add to this- Wards really don't scale with updates very well. An Apprentice II -> Adept 3 upgrade of the given ward really doens't have much impact. In the 30's, no matter what upgrades of Wards are used, it get's eaten through/drops nearly the same. I'm betting the difference between a Adept1 -> Master Ancestral Ward in mid 30's groups will amount to a 0.5->0.8 second improvement. Mystics that are aware of this from past ward upgrades and don't have tons of plat burning a hole in their pocket will likely hesistate on shelling out the big bucks for something of such little improvement.So... if you sell this for the same price range as other Masters, you're limited to mid-30's Mystics and one that is an impulse buyer/collector (i.e. someone that wants ALL their masters "someday" and will buy it just to have versus utility). A lower price might raise an eyebrow for someone that thinks the 0.8 second improvement would be nice to have. Price accordingly.

01-20-2005, 04:44 AM
I paid 20G for my adept3 ward when I was lvl 25. Wouldn't pay much more for a master version since its just a little bit better and like the previous posters said, not that useful really.Prices have gone mad since a few weeks back though, prices on rares and spells have skyrocketed at least on Runnyeye so this might be a better question for your server marketplace forum. It might be a very different pricing on your server based on availability and demand.