Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Part 1: Atlantica Online Gold - Goncourt

Comprehensive Guide to Goncourt and Boxes

Introduction


As most business entrepreneurs says, "You need to spend money to make money". Same holds true for almost any MMORPG and definitely true for Atlantica Online. In this game you need gold to make gold. You might ask yourself why will I need gold? The simple answer is like most Atlantica players, you need gold to enjoy the game. Gold can buy you equipments, skills, scrolls and XP. You hear me right, XP or experience points.

With high end gears selling for around 300 million gold a piece, its a daunting task to fully equip your 9 initial mercenaries and the 20 more you can acquire later on the game. Giving them 1 high end item per mercenaries will already cost you 8.7 billion gold.

I made this guide primarily to support my LazyGamer Guide to Leveling. In that previous guide I run out of gold which I use to convert to experience points. Hopefully the Atlantica Online Gold Guide can let you players earn gold to support whatever needs you have in the game.

This guide is geared for casual gamer and in fact newbies and veterans alike. You can jump in as soon as you reach level 3 for the market access if you have the gold needed to start the process. The ideal money needed though is around 1.5 million gold and level 10. You can start with a lower amount but if you want to fast track that is my requirement.

Again like my previous guides, its up to you how to get the gold. You can buy it or you can beg for it. The source does not matter as long as you have it.


Commodity Boxes

You might be wondering why we need level 10 and not level 1 or level 3. Level 10 is ideal because you can gain 2 times money making potential compared to level 1 to 9. In fact level 10 can be achieved in an hour or in under 2 minutes if you have Golden Tusk from my other guide.

Let me show you a table on how many boxes you can open and trade to Goncourt.

Level 1-9 can open 100 boxes and trade 100 books to Goncourt per day.
Level 10-19 can open 200 boxes and trade 200 books to Goncourt per day.
Level 20-49 can open 300 boxes and trade 300 books to Goncourt per day.
Level 50+ can open 400 boxes and trade 400 books to Goncourt per day.

You might be wondering why we need boxes and who is Goncourt and why he needs so many books. The short answer is that we need to open boxes to get books and we need books to get Special Boxes and we sell these special boxes in the market for a profit. There are many types of boxes in Atlantica but the specific boxes that we need for books is called Commodity Boxes [Low], Commodity Boxes [Mid] and Modern Book Box. Below is a picture of boxes what we need and their sample prices in Macedon.



It takes around 12 minutes of non-stop clicking every 3-4 seconds to open 200 Boxes. To some this is acceptable but to others its not. The other way to get 200 books and perhaps the easiest is just to buy them. The best way to do this is buy the FIXED priced books at 5,000 gold each. There are books that are below the fix price too so you can buy them as well to lessen your cost.

A sample of fix price book can be seen in the image below. This book is called Lightning Spear [Beg] valued at 5,000 gold.



I will let you decide what type of method you are going to use in acquiring 200 books but I will share some facts and experiences that might help you manage your inventory since these books requires inventory slots.

  • Fix Price Books are the most expensive for our needs but it only require 1 inventory slot. You need 1 million gold to buy 200 books.
  • Commodity Box [Beg] are cheap. It can spawn around a dozen common [Beg] books and Growth Vial [Low] so you need to open more than 200 boxes to get 200 books. Take note though that you can only open 200 boxes per day.
  • Commodity Box [Mid] are cheap too. It can spawn more than a dozen common [Int] books and Growth Vial [Mid] and Manager Scroll [Int] so you need to open more than 200 boxes of this type. Growth Vial [Mid] cost around 25,000 gold in market place.
  • Modern Book Box are probably the cheapest to open but the messiest too. It will take like 60 inventory slots to accomodate all the different books so some books might be send to your mailbox if you do not have enough inventory slots. Modern Book Box though gives all common, uncommon and rare [Beg] books including the most coveted War Cry [Beg] which cost 3 to 8 million gold.

The Way To Goncourt

Now that you have the 200 books that you need it is time for us to find the NPC Goncourt. Finding him though is not easy since he is constantly on the move. You can find him by asking in the PEERS chat and hope to get some response but the most reliable way to him is through the NPC Livingstone and he is located near Bucharest.



In the image above, Goncourt is in the city of Edinburgh. To get to him you can either use Auto-Move or teleport to him if you have access to that city.

Once you come face to face with Goncourt you can start business. Goncourt charges 1,000 gold per book trade so make sure you have enough gold to cover it. One book traded will result to either Modern Book Box, Medieval Book Box or Ancient Book Box which we need to sell to the Marketplace for profit. Below is a sampling for 200 books traded and the boxes I got from him.



  • 123 Modern Book Box
  • 59 Medieval Book Box
  • 18 Ancient Book Box
The results above is from 200 books traded. It is below average now since usually I get like 20 Ancient boxes. On general you usually get 1 Ancient Book box for every 10 books traded. If you get less than 20 you are below average and more than 20 means you get above average. The results though seems to vary by +25% to -25% for every 200 books traded.

Now that I have some figures, I can do the math. Let me show you the prices of each boxes.



If I am going to sell all the boxes we acquired from Goncourt in the Market, I am going to have the following gross total sale provided that we follow the lowest cost listed as of today

  • (123 Modern Book Boxes) x 700 gold = 86,100 gold
  • (59 Medieval Book Boxes) x 7,800 gold = 460,200 gold
  • (18 Ancient Book Boxes) x 189,000 = 3,402,000 gold
  • Total Sale: 3,948,300 gold
I used fixed price to purchase my 200 books so it cost me 1 million gold. I traded with Goncourt 200 times so that is another 200,000 gold in expenses. To sum it up, the proceeds I get for all these trading and selling around 2.7 million gold.

Net Proceeds = 3.9 million gold minus 1.2 million gold = 2.7 million gold.

Having 3 character doing all this will theoretically triple my income and will make me around 8.1 million gold per day.

The gold seems alot for a day's work but I assure you that it is not enough as your level increases. If you keep doing this, you will eventually earn 100 million gold in a few days time and by the time you reached that financial freedom, I will teach another method on how to even earn more Atlantica Gold to help you in your gaming needs.

Stay tune for my next blog wherein we can gain more profits by opening the boxes we acquired from Goncourt and will give you an in-depth analysis on what books that sell best in the Market.

I hope you learned something from this guide and if you have questions feel free to leave some comments.


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17 comments:

  1. nice guide to earn money.. ^_^ thanks!

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  2. So buying books and trading is cheaper then opening and trading?

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  3. Opening and trading takes time. Eventually you only want to open Ancient Skill books since that is the most profitable. If you open lesser books it will count to your total daily boxes limit per day. Yeah, it seems more practical to just buy the books you wanna trade.

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  4. your guide is nice, but you forgot to add that every lvl reset the amount of box you can open and book to trade. so a lvl 10 could trade way more than 200 book per day.. very good way to make money at lower lvl, since its easy to lvl.

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  5. Err im level 58 and can only trade 300 books a day?

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  6. i have gone through this blog. i found it really interesting fot my job and my future career

    study and earn

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  7. This money scheme works much beter if you open your modern book boxes that goncourt gives you and then sell the books inside back to him. it will cost you 100k more to sell 100 more books from the modern book boxes and you will gain about 10 ancient books boxes which is worth about 1.6 million.

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  8. nice guide, reaaalllyy enlight my way on atlantica :D

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  9. make more money by eleminating the low and mid books. Use 100 boxes to convert to ancient boxes by recycling the low and mid books.

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  15. Wow, I just tried this and sold 21 ancient book boxes at 400k a piece , and they sold within 5 minutes, so i wouldn't say it's difficult to earn money at all.

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