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Starman
02-06-2006, 07:54 PM
Hi all, I finally gathered enough status to buy a 5 room house in SQ. The problem is the 50k/week status upkeep. I'm obviously not going to actually buy the house until I get all that straightened out. I looked on several sites listing items and their status reductions, but not how much these things actually cost to make. Am I going to have to shell out scads of plat to get good items made? I already have several rares that I can use to have items made, but even making the item can be costly. Any tips on getting the best items cheap?<div></div>

Lasia2
02-06-2006, 08:04 PM
<div></div><p>Ok, here's my thoughts</p><p>1. If you already have the rare, getting the item made is NOT expensive.  If someone tries to tell you it is, they're just being greedy.</p><p>2. There are regular non-rare items in T4 and T5 that have higher status on them, like 200 or 300, like the Halasian Bearskin Rug, and a few little oil paintings...there's more fuel required to make these, but its still not "expensive".  Oh and the Paladin Brazier.</p><p>3. If you're gonna spend the money on rares, invest in Oak and Cedar. They're going to cost the least for the amount of status you'll get from them (500 per for Cedar).</p><p>4. Many many people that don't have stockpiles of Cedar and Ebon simply have about 40 Halasian Bearskin rugs made, and stack them up in thast little cubbyhole door on the second floor.</p>

Staryen
02-06-2006, 10:15 PM
<div></div><p>Aye, good recommendations and to reduce your pile of bearskin rugs and paladin braziers... you might consider purchasing the collection urns & vases from the spouts group.   There's also the froglok tablet & the tiny tiger quests and pets that have status reduction.  Just be creative in minding your status upkeep in reducing your piles of obvious status items.</p><p> </p><p>Fairydust - 60 Carpenter </p>

Byzanth
02-06-2006, 10:27 PM
<div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><p><font color="#99ff00">I would say level a Carpenter or Befriend one.  <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></font></p><p><font color="#99ff00">Otherwise you will have to pay them a bunch of Platinum.  And we know how hard it is to dish out for fluff. <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></font></p><p><font color="#99ff00">Bearskin rug is 300 Status Reduction.</font></p><p><font color="#99ff00">167 X 300 = 50,100</font></p><p><font color="#99ff00">If you purchased them off the market for 20gp a piece.   That is 33.4 pp.</font></p><p><font color="#99ff00">Is leveling a Carpenter to level 45 worth 33.4pp?</font></p><p><font color="#99ff00">I have spent 2 days straight making Bearskin Rugs and I'm not done yet with my own 167.</font></p><p><font color="#99ff00">I hate making them... </font></p><p><font color="#99ff00">The choice is yours...</font></p><p> </p><p>Message Edited by Byzanthei on <span class="date_text">02-06-2006</span><span class="time_text">10:09 AM</span></p>

Treespark
02-07-2006, 05:13 PM
<div></div><div></div><blockquote><hr>Staryen wrote:<div></div><p>Aye, good recommendations and to reduce your pile of bearskin rugs and paladin braziers... you might consider purchasing the collection urns & vases from the spouts group.   There's also the froglok tablet & the tiny tiger quests and pets that have status reduction.  Just be creative in minding your status upkeep in reducing your piles of obvious status items.</p><p> </p><p>Fairydust - 60 Carpenter </p><hr></blockquote><p>I always forget bout the collection items.  But they do pack quite a bit of bang.  And what Lasia said, if you have the rare, it shouldn't be expensive for the combine.  And anyone wanting to charge the price to buy it is being a bit shady, imho.  Also take a look over at eq2traders.com, MommyDenMother and those folks have some great screenshots, and bulk of the items have the status reducs. </p><p>Congrats on the new house, but most of all ENJOY yourself.....and be safe.</p><p>Message Edited by Treespark on <span class="date_text">02-07-2006</span><span class="time_text">04:14 AM</span></p>

Lasia2
02-07-2006, 06:44 PM
<div></div><blockquote><hr>Byzanthei wrote:<div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><p><font color="#99ff00">I would say level a Carpenter or Befriend one.  <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></font></p><p><font color="#99ff00">Otherwise you will have to pay them a bunch of Platinum.  And we know how hard it is to dish out for fluff. <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></font></p><p><font color="#99ff00">Bearskin rug is 300 Status Reduction.</font></p><p><font color="#99ff00">167 X 300 = 50,100</font></p><p><font color="#99ff00">If you purchased them off the market for 20gp a piece.   That is 33.4 pp.</font></p><p><font color="#99ff00">Is leveling a Carpenter to level 45 worth 33.4pp?</font></p><hr></blockquote><p>Okay, first off.....if the carpenters on your server are seriously charging 20 [Removed for Content] gold per bearskin rug.....they're robbing you or are just greedy. The most I believe they're going for on my server atm is 10 gold or so. Even so....I know that I personally charge less for direct orders than I do for selling on the broker...and especially if you give me a stack of the different raws required for making it....</p><p>Otherwise, and this is just a rough guess since i'm not at home....the fuel for T5 is 9 silver and some change. Guesstimate is nearly a stack of fuel.</p><p>20 gold nets you one heck of a profit.</p><p>Trying finding a guildie or friend of a guildie who will not rob you blind and charge you 20 freakin gold per rug.</p><p>Also....You shouldn't need 167 bearskin rugs if you already have some rares, and other such stuff. I know that in my 3-roomer, I've currently got enough stuff for 18,000 worth of status. While it's not 60,000, byt the time I can add in some more rare furniture that I currently cannot fit, and some other stuff, I wager it'll be up around 25,000. Thats not considering the Faction  Reward items..........(see below)</p><p>Another pretty dang cheap way is to buy the Faction Reward house items...if you dont' have enough Faction with the writ-givers, you surely know someone who does...and they don't cost the person status to buy, just a gold or two for the first level of faction rewards....and sure, you need to make that person Trustee, and know that either you're not gonna move or they're not gonna quit or delete that character....but the status reduction on these Faction reward items is really great. upwards of 200/300 each.</p>

Byzanth
02-08-2006, 02:03 AM
<div></div><blockquote><blockquote><p><font color="#99ff00"></font></p><p><font color="#99ff00"><font color="#ffffff">Lasia221 wrote:</font></font>Also....You shouldn't need 167 bearskin rugs if you already have some rares, and other such stuff. I know that in my 3-roomer, I've currently got enough stuff for 18,000 worth of status. While it's not 60,000, byt the time I can add in some more rare furniture that I currently cannot fit, and some other stuff, I wager it'll be up around 25,000. Thats not considering the Faction  Reward items..........(see below)</p></blockquote></blockquote><blockquote dir="ltr"><blockquote dir="ltr"><p></p><hr></blockquote></blockquote><p><font color="#99ff00">5 Room houses are 60,000 Status aren't they?</font></p><p><font color="#99ff00">167 X 300 = 50,100 (Minus Whatever you have for status reduction already. Assumed 10k in status already)</font></p><ul><li><font color="#99ff00">If you purchased them off the market for 20gp a piece.   That is 33.4 pp.</font></li><li><font color="#99ff00">If you purchased on off the market for 10gp a piece. That is 16.7 Platinum</font></li></ul><p><font color="#99ff00">If someone wants to buy furniture to reduce status and pay 95pp for a rare piece of furniture that gives 500 SP reduction....  I don't think its out of the question to charge 20gp for 300SP reduction.... Not that I'm selling them at that price or even sold any for that matter- I'm hoarding mine.  Making them is a major pita in my opinion.</font></p><blockquote><font color="#99ff00"></font><p></p></blockquote>

Howlingmoon
02-08-2006, 02:32 AM
<blockquote><hr>Byzanthei wrote:<div></div><blockquote><blockquote><p><font color="#99ff00"></font></p><p><font color="#99ff00"><font color="#ffffff">Lasia221 wrote:</font></font>Also....You shouldn't need 167 bearskin rugs if you already have some rares, and other such stuff. I know that in my 3-roomer, I've currently got enough stuff for 18,000 worth of status. While it's not 60,000, byt the time I can add in some more rare furniture that I currently cannot fit, and some other stuff, I wager it'll be up around 25,000. Thats not considering the Faction Reward items..........(see below)</p></blockquote></blockquote><blockquote dir="ltr"><blockquote dir="ltr"><p></p><hr></blockquote></blockquote><p><font color="#99ff00">5 Room houses are 60,000 Status aren't they?</font></p><p><font color="#99ff00">167 X 300 = 50,100 (Minus Whatever you have for status reduction already. Assumed 10k in status already)</font></p><ul><li><font color="#99ff00">If you purchased them off the market for 20gp a piece. That is 33.4 pp.</font></li><li><font color="#99ff00">If you purchased on off the market for 10gp a piece. That is 16.7 Platinum</font></li></ul><p><font color="#99ff00">If someone wants to buy furniture to reduce status and pay 95pp for a rare piece of furniture that gives 500 SP reduction.... I don't think its out of the question to charge 20gp for 300SP reduction.... Not that I'm selling them at that price or even sold any for that matter- I'm hoarding mine. Making them is a major pita in my opinion.</font></p><blockquote><font color="#99ff00"></font><p></p></blockquote><hr></blockquote><font color="#E2BD01">There are five room houses with 50k status a week and five room houses with 60k status a week. Just depends where you want to live in your city and what floor plan (FP only) you want.</font>

Brigh
02-08-2006, 02:39 AM
Don't you think the crafting stations should have various levels of status attached to them?The tiny mailbox does.Perhaps they should have at least 100 status per level.

Byzanth
02-08-2006, 03:20 AM
<div></div><blockquote><hr>Howlingmoon wrote:<font color="#e2bd01">There are five room houses with 50k status a week and five room houses with 60k status a week. Just depends where you want to live in your city and what floor plan (FP only) you want.</font><hr></blockquote><font color="#99ff00">Ahhh... Thought I saw 60K on one of them.  Thanks for the info. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></font>

daboa
02-08-2006, 01:38 PM
<div></div>the 60k ones also have 6 house vault slots, where as the 50k only have 5. Not a huge differance, but could make up some peoples minds <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Lasia2
02-08-2006, 06:13 PM
<div></div><blockquote><hr>Byzanthei wrote:<div></div><blockquote><blockquote><p><font color="#99ff00"></font></p><p><font color="#99ff00"><font color="#ffffff">Lasia221 wrote:</font></font>Also....You shouldn't need 167 bearskin rugs if you already have some rares, and other such stuff. I know that in my 3-roomer, I've currently got enough stuff for 18,000 worth of status. While it's not 60,000, byt the time I can add in some more rare furniture that I currently cannot fit, and some other stuff, I wager it'll be up around 25,000. Thats not considering the Faction  Reward items..........(see below)</p></blockquote></blockquote><blockquote dir="ltr"><blockquote dir="ltr"><p></p><hr></blockquote></blockquote><p><font color="#99ff00">5 Room houses are 60,000 Status aren't they?</font></p><p><font color="#99ff00">167 X 300 = 50,100 (Minus Whatever you have for status reduction already. Assumed 10k in status already)</font></p><ul><li><font color="#99ff00">If you purchased them off the market for 20gp a piece.   That is 33.4 pp.</font></li><li><font color="#99ff00">If you purchased on off the market for 10gp a piece. That is 16.7 Platinum</font></li></ul><p><font color="#99ff00">If someone wants to buy furniture to reduce status and pay 95pp for a rare piece of furniture that gives 500 SP reduction....  I don't think its out of the question to charge 20gp for 300SP reduction.... Not that I'm selling them at that price or even sold any for that matter- I'm hoarding mine.  Making them is a major pita in my opinion.</font></p><blockquote><font color="#99ff00"></font><p></p></blockquote><hr></blockquote><p>Wow. Again. You're using monetary examples that are just waaaayyy outta the ballpark. I don't honestly think I've seen at any time in the last few months ANY rare furniture being sold for over a plat.</p><p>1 plat. not 95.</p><p>And I'd rather freakin pay some status per week in rent until I can afford to replace more furniture with cedar than have 167 of my precious item count taken up by an ugly stack of bearskin rugs.I'm sorry, I just don't see "167 bearskin rugs" as a viable suggestion for the "Best status bang for the buck".</p><p>I only have 17,000 in current status reduction simply BECAUSE I have an item count limit of 300...2 of my 3 rooms are certiantly NOT full...these 5 roomers are actually, technically, 6 and some change....much more space to fill....I'd have to have a mostly-bare house to do what you're suggesting...</p><p>I guess I just don't see your logic.</p>

Byzanth
02-08-2006, 10:25 PM
<div></div><blockquote><hr>Lasia221 wrote:<div></div><p>Wow. Again. You're using monetary examples that are just waaaayyy outta the ballpark. I don't honestly think I've seen at any time in the last few months ANY rare furniture being sold for over a plat.</p><p>1 plat. not 95.</p><p>I'm sorry, I just don't see "167 bearskin rugs" as a viable suggestion for the "Best status bang for the buck".</p><hr></blockquote><p><font color="#99ff00">Ok.. Here you go.  My market prices as of right now:.. I've seen it as high as 1pp on my server (As you can see, Server Economys vary)</font></p><p><img src="http://eq2images.station.sony.com/000/001/010/440.jpg"></p><p><font color="#99ff00">77gp for a cedar piece of 500SP reduction furniture or 10gp-20gp for a 300SP Reduction Bearskin rug?  </font></p><p><font color="#99ff00">Sorry you don't agree with my logic.</font></p><p> </p><p> </p>

Zannah
02-09-2006, 06:37 AM
a pristine halasian bearskin rug is 400 rent reduction - if you harvest the roots/teak and pelts fuel and liquids to make 20 will cost about 45gp.  Tip extra obviously.Linen - Cedar - Ebon items = 500 rent reductionSnowglobes = 500 rent reductionOrnate vases - djinn lamps from DoF collection quests = 500 rent reduction.In South Qeynos - the 2 5 room houses near the Qeynos Harbor gate are 60K status rent - there are/is a house toward the middle thats 50K rent.a pristine Paladin Brazier - a pristine Ornate End Table - a pristine oil painting of a castle => use common items and extra fuels but yeild 300 - 400 rent reduction each.pets from the Courts in Maj'Dul are 200 status reduction - Thexian cat is 250 reduction - halasian mauler is 200 reduction - flaming pigs from splitpaw are 176 reduction.A 60K house needs each item (up to 500) to have 120 status reduction on it - more reduction per item means less clutterhave fun !!<div></div>

Starman
02-14-2006, 07:27 PM
<div></div><div></div>Back to this, after researching it for a few days.On my server, bearskin rugs go for as low as 8g, but they're hard to find. Most people are price gouging at 14g, and with the 20% markup, it makes it very difficult for me to just go the broker and buy them. I spoke to a player that sells them for 10g and asked if he could make me 12 of them for 1p. He said no. Found someone else, and he agreed. Then the first person came back and said "are these for status?". I said yes. He asked if I needed more than 12, I said yes overall I need like 100. Then he said he'd agree to my price, but I told him that I got someone else to do it. You snooze, you lose.A guildie is helping me with bearskin rugs and furiture (I don't mind buying some of the rugs, considering I could resell them). I provide the cedar, she makes the item for me. Since I've been selling a lot of harvested rares and Master I's, I take the cash, buy the cedar, and get the item made. We also have an agreement on this - if I provide 10 ashen roots to her, I get a bearskin rug (I think she said she needed 5 to make it, so she sells one and gives one to me, if I got the story straight).The problem lately is that I'm levelling like mad before 2/21. I haven't had a lot of time to deal with this at the moment. I'm in the middle of my carpet quest, and trying to hit 50 by Friday, and hopefully 52+ by 2/21.Currently, I have 309k personal status, which would leave me an extra week of status to get enough items in the house before I lose the ability to enter it the following week, and 9k on top of that for week 2 (not factoring in reduction). Right now I have only 4700 reduction in items (still living in an inn room). I plan on getting 2 more baby dragons and more rugs by this weekend. I also hope to get paintings and more furniture. I also have a bugged item - my snowglobe is supposed to report 500 status reduction and it's only reporting 100. I /bugged it. I also did the sand collection quest for the vase.Also, I do have 7 HQs to finish but I'm saving them for "emergencies" <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />Do I need some kind of faction to buy the pets in Maj'Dul? I know very little about that area.Overall, this has been a rather interesting exercise. If anything, it's made me patient <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />. I desperately want to move into that 5-room house, but it's impossible to handle the status upkeep without doing 10-12 writs/week, leaving me little time to explore.I was thinking about just buying the house and giving myself a week+ to gather the items together, but when you factor in Murphy's Law, something could go wrong.<div></div><p>Message Edited by Starman on <span class="date_text">02-14-2006</span><span class="time_text">09:30 AM</span></p>

NiamiDenMother
02-14-2006, 09:17 PM
<div></div><blockquote><hr>Starman wrote:<div></div><div></div><p>{snip}</p><p> </p><p>Do I need some kind of faction to buy the pets in Maj'Dul? I know very little about that area.</p><p></p><hr></blockquote><p>Yes, you need to get faction enough to enter one of the courts, which is a bit rough sub-51.  However, while the items are no-trade, you can always have a friend with access pick up a pet for you, and deliver it to your new home. (Make sure they have trustee access, and make sure not to get it until you're in your new home, else you'll need to pester them to move it to the new place for you.)</p><p>The court of the Coin, for example, has a tiny crio sphinx and a spotted leopard. Cost is 12g, if memory serves, and they reduce status by 200.</p><p>Know that trustees can also donate status directly to your home if they want to lend a helping hand, or help with shopping from city merchants and the like.  Or find one that's done enough faction workwith Qeynos Guard or Celestial Watch to buy their first rank of status items. For 10K status and 30s, you can get a lovely blue light called the breath of vox from the priests that gives a 350 status reduction. The guards have a nice target dummy, a weapon's rack and a chess set, all for 10K status and 30s, that reduces status from 300 to 450 status.  (I know, at your level, 10K status seems like a lot, but I've a guildmate that's drowing in status and he doesn't know what to do with it ... you can always hope for friends like that!  <img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />)</p><p>What you can't buy before the first week's rent is due, try to borrow for a day or two.  My first week of going from my 2-room to a mansion, I waited until hubby had paid his rent for the week, then borrowed his baby dragon and a couple rare furniture items that I'd made for him, then returned them after I'd paid my rent.  After that, first week I was doing fine as some guildies helped with a few items from status vendors and helped scare up some bigger rares for me to kermangle.</p>

Brigh
02-15-2006, 10:27 AM
I love how the T7 rares have 900 status on them.It will sure help out those with 3+ rooms.The sculptures sure have a place in the manors in the main hall and attic.BTW the ornate end table is nerfed, either on purpose or a mistake.On EQ2 Traders it is listed at the 300 but they are like 35 right now.

NiamiDenMother
02-15-2006, 12:02 PM
<div></div><blockquote><hr>Brigh wrote:BTW the ornate end table is nerfed, either on purpose or a mistake.On EQ2 Traders it is listed at the 300 but they are like 35 right now.<hr></blockquote>Make sure you're looking at the pristine version, not just "ornate end table" ... a lot of the odd furniture like that was taken from vendor-sold stuff, where it kept the same name as the vendored item, so it kept the same status.  That's why you'll see that it's listed as 100/150/30/300 ... 100 for crude, 150 for shaped, 30 for the non-named, and 300 for pristine.  You'll find similar things going on with Thexian wine racks and a lot of other "racial" furniture.

Howlingmoon
02-15-2006, 01:53 PM
<blockquote><hr>NiamiDenMother wrote:<div></div><blockquote><hr>Brigh wrote:BTW the ornate end table is nerfed, either on purpose or a mistake.On EQ2 Traders it is listed at the 300 but they are like 35 right now.<hr></blockquote>Make sure you're looking at the pristine version, not just "ornate end table" ... a lot of the odd furniture like that was taken from vendor-sold stuff, where it kept the same name as the vendored item, so it kept the same status. That's why you'll see that it's listed as 100/150/30/300 ... 100 for crude, 150 for shaped, 30 for the non-named, and 300 for pristine. You'll find similar things going on with Thexian wine racks and a lot of other "racial" furniture.<hr></blockquote><font color="#E2BD01">The <a target="_blank" href="http://eqiiforums.station.sony.com/eq2/board/message?board.id=a5&message.id=4527&jump=true">Pristine Ornate End Table</a> was nerfed. That linked thread in Carpenter forums has screenshots taken from all four qualities of Ornate End Table, showing the reduction values have been changed.</font>

Starman
02-15-2006, 06:47 PM
<span><blockquote><hr>Brigh wrote:On EQ2 Traders it is listed at the 300 but they are like 35 right now.<hr></blockquote>Unless the ones I bought recently were old, they're not nerfed. I didn't want to spoil the Big Find, but I bought a ton of them yesterday for 2g each, and they do in fact have 300 status on them.</span><div></div>

Howlingmoon
02-15-2006, 09:07 PM
<blockquote><hr>Starman wrote:Unless the ones I bought recently were old, they're not nerfed. I didn't want to spoil the Big Find, but I bought a ton of them yesterday for 2g each, and they do in fact have 300 status on them.</span><div></div><hr></blockquote><font color="#E2BD01">Are you sure you're not looking at the ornate <b>bedside</b> table ? The ornate <b>end</b> table was the one that was nerfed to 35 at pristine and that Brigh's talking about.</font>

Starman
02-16-2006, 12:10 AM
DOH!Yes, bedside. Sorry.<div></div>

NiamiDenMother
02-16-2006, 12:25 AM
<div></div><div>Well, feh!  Shows what I miss when I'm out sick for a bit and only check my forums when I get back, instead of the ones here as well.  That is ... um ... not good, since the fuel costs weren't reduced as well.</div><p>Message Edited by NiamiDenMother on <span class="date_text">02-15-2006</span><span class="time_text">11:28 AM</span></p>

Brigh
02-16-2006, 04:05 PM
I prefer the look of the twisted legs of the ornate too.As I told Tree I had to settle on the 'ugly sister' of the ornate end table.

IdeoPraxi
02-17-2006, 05:38 AM
Here's a true warriors carpet:<img src="http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/8989/bearcarpetfloor12no.jpg">

Lera
02-22-2006, 03:55 AM
You might also want to wait a bit now that Kingdom of Sky is out, and use Tier 7 furniture, which will probably be at least 600 status. Cedar might be start to fall in price now that people have moved on to Tier 7, but it'll take more items, so it's a tradeoff between space and cost. I hope they increase the item limit soon.<div></div>

Howlingmoon
02-22-2006, 04:13 AM
<blockquote><hr>Lera wrote:You might also want to wait a bit now that Kingdom of Sky is out, and use Tier 7 furniture, <b>which will probably be at least 600 status</b>. Cedar might be start to fall in price now that people have moved on to Tier 7, but it'll take more items, so it's a tradeoff between space and cost. I hope they increase the item limit soon.<div></div><hr></blockquote><font color="#E2BD01">900 for rare. <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> Which leads me to believe that T6 rare will be 700, when it comes out. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></font>

Xenon-Knig
02-23-2006, 08:04 PM
<div></div>as a carpenter, i make one of everything and put it in my house... it wont all fit. at early teir 6, i have a full 24-slot box of things that wont fit (mostly tables and beds, a few duplicate art chairs).So ive got a list of the good status items.Teir 5: Bearskin rug (400 status), sells for 2 gold, 38 silver to vendor. Paladin Brazier (300 status) 2 gold 9 silver to vendor. Oil painting of a castle (300 status, 2 gold 16 silver), of a stone castle (300 status, 2 gold 14 silver, nicer picture). all rares are 500 status (25 rares).Teir 4: Wooden end table (200 status, 48 silver to vendor), long ornate shelf (200 status, 48 silver), Oil painting of a seashore cliff, or a brick castle, of a stone building (200 status, 58 silver), all rares are 300 status (21 rares) [the 300 status non-rare tables were nerfed]Teir 3: generic wall sconce (100 status), painting of a sun god (100), short militia shelf (100), all rares 100 status (21 rares)the best bang for your buck is the teir 4 non-rares, at 200 status each. you can probably find a carpenter that does custom work on demand (such as myself), who will give a fair price.teirs 5 and up are very expensive. this is primarily because of the high cost of fuel. each item takes an average of 12 feul to make. at teir 5 this is over a gold to manufacture an item.  manufacturing cost raises faster than status for the item.<div></div><p>Message Edited by Xenon-Knight on <span class="date_text">02-23-2006</span><span class="time_text">07:04 AM</span></p>

Starman
02-27-2006, 06:50 PM
I just discovered that the T4 oil paintings listed above give 200 status. A very nice find, I've been making as many as I can for myself, and I'm close to level 35 so that I can start making the pristine ornate bedside tables hopfully sometime today.With all the work I put in since I posted this, I made over 24k in status and bought a 6-room house. I have a week to get my status down as much as I can; I expect to get it down to about 40k by the end of the week. I could make furniture from rares that I find, but instead I'll take the 49g from a rare and buy several cheap 300 or 400 status items. It seems silly to burn a rare for a single 500 status item when I can use that 49g to buy items that total around 2400-3200 status. I do realize I could make a rare item and sell it for more, but that could take time, and right now it's more about getting the status down.<div></div>

Yirabeth
03-03-2006, 09:09 PM
I guess my only question is..it's showing 167 bearskin rugs to negate the status cost of 5 room houses (assuming you get the one with 5 slots) now, with only 500 items allowed, that's giving you  333 items to decorate as you choose --- granted with the stuff you DO choose you may get an additional 20'ish slots...but still for an extra LARGE payment (how much is 5 room housing weekly?) I'm not sure 50'ish slots is worth it. I pay 7g and change a week for my 3 room house. I'm of course not using status housing because I don't want to put things in to negate status, I only want to decorate it how I want... and I get 4 vault slots with my 3 room house. So for huge money I get 1 more vault slot and 50'ish more items...I just don't think it's worth that sort of money <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> I do wish there were a viable way of affording the 5 roomer that still allowed me to decorate..but I think I'll end up going with 2 3-roomers, one for my main and one for my alt (main is museum, alt will have the comfy elegant home)I still think 200 per room is a more viable limit *g* (while admitting the lag in my 3 room home is horrendous..that's MY fault for having a crap computer.  When I get a new one that'll change.)~Yira<div></div>

Kassanthala
03-03-2006, 11:53 PM
<div></div><p>I'de have to say bearskin rugs are best bang for your buck. 100 pristine = 40k status. The other 10k is easily gotten through whatever other items you have. Just find a carpenter to make them for you, most will make them at cost, with a little markup. I wouldn't charge more than 5 gold each for a huge order. Thats 5plat. But.... you might have more luck if you wait just a little bit longer. When the new tradeskill recipes go in they will be much much less time consuming to make. It took me at least 20+ hours to make over a hundred, including all the harvesting and most people right now are intent on leveling or exploring the new zones.</p><p>Or, you could do what I did and just level up your own carpenter and never have to worry about paying status at all.</p>

Starman
03-04-2006, 12:00 AM
I'm currently down to 14k/60k status.I leveled up my character to a 35 carpenter, and just made as many pristine ornate bedside tables as I could. I have enough studs for 40 more, I just have to make the planed lumber and dowels (laptop + TiVo + Survivor).This was definitely an interesting goal. I didn't think I could do it.<div></div>

Starman
03-06-2006, 07:07 PM
Well, 35 minutes before the week's rent was due I got my status down to 0. That was one heck of a ride.<div></div>

aton
03-08-2006, 12:45 AM
<div></div><blockquote><hr>Starman wrote:Well, 35 minutes before the week's rent was due I got my status down to 0. That was one heck of a ride.<div></div><hr></blockquote>But the fire marchall is on his way over to see you.