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#1 Dec 13 2007 at 6:57 PM Rating: Decent
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who has a relic weapon and who can so 100% certany they didnt buy gil along the way or even had help from someone that did buy gil along the way.the point of this isnt to say awe look who buy gil i dont care if you did or didnt im just saying thar if you had to buy gil to get a relic shouldnt SE look into this and realize they should lower dyn runs or somthing. i was thinking if they lowered glasses to 350k and lowered entry to 1 earth day wouldnt that be more fun for everyone WHY 3 day wait >? sorry for no . never was good with typing lol.
#3 Dec 14 2007 at 3:16 PM Rating: Default
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well... i looked on a gilseller site... over $50 for 1Mgil... that blows $900 out of the water, methinks. Who in their right mind would buy at those prices anyways?
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#4 Dec 17 2007 at 2:34 AM Rating: Decent
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I have one and I didn't ige it cause mine was ls funded =X
#6 Dec 23 2007 at 1:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Me and a friend were bored one day, so we decided to tally up the cost of a relic. Can't remember the exact figures, but if we were to buy the gill from sellers we'd be looking at a mortgage. =s
#7 Dec 26 2007 at 5:08 PM Rating: Good
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Well, last Christmas, gil was sold at $5/mil so it's not unlikely people would have bought a fair share then. And no one in their right mind would buy the whole value of the weapon from bought gil but that's not to stop them from buying a couple mil here and a couple mil there. Back when it was 10-15 bucks a mil, it wouldn't be too unreasonable financially to part with $50 a paycheck ($100 a month) for an extra 8 mil a month (at $12.50 a mil) which adds up to an extra 96 Mil over the course of a year. If you can get 100 pieces for 900k, 900,000*100 = 90,000,000 gil or 90 mil for stage 5 (10k Byne/R. Stripeshell/R. Goldpiece) so you've effectively paid for the hardest stage over the course of a year for $50 a paycheck, about what you'd spend if you bought a new video game every other week.

Now I don't condone gilbuying in general but I do think it's naieve to assume that some (not all, some) players with stage 5 relic weapons got at least some of that currency courtesy of their friendly neighborhood gil farmer. ****, I know someone who just recently upgraded a weapon and I'd be hard pressed to be convinced they didn't buy a significant portion of that gil from what I know of them. I can't prove it though so I won't name names, but I'm pretty **** sure.

$50 a mil is rediculous but prices used to be cheaper during the inflationary periods of the past two years so it's not unlikely some people snagged a couple mil here and there when they could reasonably afford to do so. I'm not condoning it, I'm just saying it's not implausible.
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#8 Dec 26 2007 at 5:18 PM Rating: Good
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Just for ***** and giggles, a Gjallarhorn is:

01 R. Stripeshell (100 L. Jadeshell)
60 M. Silverpiece
15 100 Byne
03 L. Jadeshell

In total, that's 100+60+15+3 = 178 Hundred coins, and Stage 5 gives you back change of 3,000 R. Stripeshell (30 L. Jadeshell) so if you just borrow those shells from someone and give them back after you trade in the Stripeshell and get your change, that's 178-30 = 148 hundred coins. If we say that gil is $13 a mil, that's $1924. At $5/mil, that's $740. And at IGE's current rate of 50 mil for $2,789 (which is nuts, but we're having fun with math, right?), multiply that by 3 and 150 mil (which should buy you 148 hundreds with a little left over) is $8,367. Hardly mortgage-worthy; it's less than half what an economy car would sell for new. Still, it's far more than a virtual piece of information for a few more dps is worth. $740 is still more than any Gjallarhorn, Aegis, Mandau, Claustrum, Yoichinoyumi, etc is worth to me... but hey, a fool and his money shall soon be parted, right?
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