11/19/2012 10:23 AM
Posted by Ender
Ender, is it possible to tell me how much you paid for abend's chest armor? Just want to see how what you found compares to the 1.1M(without gems) that I paid for my current chest.
Of course I probably paid more than you did for his chest, I had a very limited budget of time. You most likely can search the AH an hour a day, only for your own gear! However, if you compare what I got him to other items for buyout on the AH with similar scores you would see that I still saved him a lot of gold. Abend's chest is also better by about 14 combined AR points (Armor combined with AR score) and 21 stat points (Str+vit+%life). I forgot how much I paid, probably around 5-10m.
You found a great chest at a great price, probably mis=priced, and for that I congratulate you. If you can do this sort of thing for all your gear you really don't need my services, I have no problem saying that to anyone, but unfortunately the rest of your gear is very poor, you should be focusing on the rest =P.
This service is for people who refuse to spend their precious time learning about balancing stats and AH searching tricks and bid sniping. If you search the AH for months you are going to find better deals than I can. I refuse to spend more than 2 weeks on ANY set no matter the budget, and many people don't want it much quicker.
Please don't think that I am trying to diminish or criticize your service...I was only curious to see how my find was compared to his chest in terms of price - I didn't want to say that I can do better. You've got a ton of experience gearing people, often in short time frames, so I was looking to see how I did :) I only get a few hours a week to play, so I want to be able to maximize how I use what little gold I have at the AH.
I was previously using a 3-socket/70 STR/66 AR chest that was given to me, and I found this one giving me a massive bump in health when I had nothing on my old chest. Looking for more strength was increasing the price by a ton(so I skipped it and used the gems instead), which is why I was asking about the price of his/hers.
I'm working on improving the crappy pieces of gear for sure, but I'm working with limited gold/time. My recent upgrades were(leaving my at 400K gold):
IK Helm - 2.2M
IK Belt - 500K
Chest - 1.1M
Gloves - 1.25M
Lacunis - 4.8M(I think). Read what you wrote about MS on Lacunis vs. boots. I focused on getting some good main EHP stats because CC Lacunis were crazy expensive.
Both of my rings were around 500k, I believe.
The pants and boots on my char are just to increase MF and MS. I've got much better EHP boots and pants. I may just stash these ones and move up to MP4.
Next upgrade will probably be my shoulders(unless you think I can make more significant gains somewhere else?). The current ones were a bargain search at 50k. Then, maybe some pants with 2 sockets if I can keep the stats similar(66 STR/179 VIT/55 AR) to what I have - those were also bargain searches for 50k or so.