Thursday, March 12, 2009

Part 2: Atlantica Online Gold - Ancient Boxes

Analayzing Gold Profits for Ancient Book Boxes

Last time I showed you how to make Atlantica Online Gold by trading with the NPC Goncourt. You can trade crap books to him and in return he will give you back a Book Box with 3 types of rarity (modern, medieval and ancient). If you missed that blog, you can visit Part 1: Atlantica Online Gold.

This time we are going to analyze if it is worth opening those skill books and sell the books we get from them for a higher profit. Or is it safer to just sell the book boxes directly on the market. Hopefully, after reading this blog, you will have a a better understanding on how to market Ancient Boxes and Skill books.

Let's start by assuming we have around 300 Ancient Book Boxes which is priced at 189,000 per box (base on the figure we got from previous blog). If all these boxes sells, you will have a gross sale of 56.7 million gold.

That 56.7 million gold is tempting but based on my experiences, Ancient Book Boxes does not sell that fast. If you are lucky it will sell in 24 hours but it usually takes 48-72 hours for it to sell out. This might vary depending on how active your server. Another problem is that once you put a tag price on it in the market in such large quantities, the small sellers will definitely undercut you, making it harder to sell them. You can sell them though in bunch of 10s or 20s and list it as the lowest price and they might sell faster. Selling in small chunks or selling ancient book boxes is not my style though unless I don't have enough playing time to open them.

One of the main reasons you want to open the Ancient Book Boxes is to have higher proceeds. There is also a good chance that you can get the Big 3 advance skill books, namely War Cry (30m), Freezing Atmosphere (20m) and Requiem (20m). All these 3 averages more than 20 million gold each in my server. Another book to watch out is Chaos Edge.

I decided to open the 300 Ancient Book Box and the results are listed below. It does not look promising and I did not get any of the BIG 3 but I am confident enough that they will yield more than 56.7 million gold.

Out of the 300 books I got, only 20 types are sellable and 115 pieces. See the pretty pictures below. Let's analyze them further.

TIP: Be sure you have enough inventory space when you do this, otherwise your mailbox can get lots of mails and you can lose the books. I advice that you have at least 60 inventory slots.

I provided the pictures below so you can have an idea on how much these books sells. The prices varies from server to server but this seems pretty standard as of this date. The staple stuff are Meteor Strike, Beast Summon, Concentrate, Light Slash and Evanescent Scud. These sells at least for 500k gold to more than 1 million. Others ranges from 100k gold to 600k gold.

To sum up the results, I provided another illustration below.

If these books will sell at lowest price possible during the time I made this blog, I would have only earned 57.8m gold. Just more than a million gold higher than selling the Ancient Book Box.

You might be wondering why should I waste more than 30 minutes opening these books for a mere million profit. It seems unnecessary but you want to do it because of the BIG 3. If I get one of the big 3 in this batch, I would have earned at least 20 million more gold.

Another reason for opening the boxes is that skill books sells faster and the prices is much stable compared to selling Ancient Book Box alone. For example, if the price Ancient Book Box dropped by 15,000 gold, you already lost more than 4 million gold. Unlike skill books, a drop price for example in Meteor Strike [Adv] does not necessarily mean a drop price in Beast Summon [Adv].

Honestly, the 300 Ancient I opened above is not the best run. It's fairly average. Of the 50 batches of 300 I opened (yer right 15,000 boxes), around 70% of that run, I get 20 million more gold compared to selling them straight as Ancient Book Boxes.

Now let me give you some ideas for the other book boxes and book prices.

Medieval Book Box Tips

Opening Medieval Book Box is the same as opening the ancients. I strongly advice you that though to use another character in opening them. If you mix these boxes with your Ancient Book Box opener, it will get very messy and chaotic.

Medieval Book Box averages around 5,000 to 12,000 gold. The question to ask yourself in considering selling INT skill books is - Is it worth opening it? The answer for this varies. If you already have enough gold, it might not be worth your time. If you are just beginning to earn your gold an extra 3 to 5 million gold on average is worth it.

The watch list and approximate prices for INT books are War Cry (15 million), Freezing Atmosphere (6 Million) and Requiem (8 million).

The staples for these set are Concentrate, Beast Summon, Meteor Strike, Light Slash, Scud and Ice Ridge Axe which easily sells for 50k gold or more. Speed Cast, Healing, Break Down, Deadly Strike, Chaos Wind and Deadly Shot averages around 30-60k gold.

Modern Book Box Tips

Proceeds for modern book box is not that good. They average around 800 to 2000 gold each.
At best you can easily sell the rarer BEG books for 3,000 to 8,000 and they would usually sell.

The only good book that comes out of it which is worth more than a million is War Cry [Beg] which sells for an average of 3 to 6 million gold. Requiem sells for around 300k gold. Freezing Atmosphere is dirt cheap.

The staples for these BEG books are Deadly Strike (20,000), Deadly Shot (20,000) and Speed Cast (70,000).


Even though I have an unlucky run illustrating the Ancient Boxes to you, I still am happy that it is worth more than 56.7 million gold. It would have been nice if I got one of the big 3.

I am not convincing you though that you should open every Ancient Boxes you have for higher proceeds since opening them up takes time and saving time is a profit in itself. It is also a gamble and you can get trash books instead.

Open the boxes at your own discretion since after all it is your gold :).

For modern and medieval book boxes, I suggest that you open them on per need basis. As you earn more gold, you will find that opening these boxes is not worth your time.

I'm hoping by a week's time you have already 200m and visit me back for my next blog so we can use your gold to work for you instead of you working for gold.

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  1. Very nice blog, hope you don't mind me linking to this. Most players will be needing those Adv books sooner or later, so I've always ended up opening them for the books I need. Worth it too, since I always get a few rare books that I can sell in a batch of 300.

    1. it's good to see this information in your post.Thanks for sharing us.

  2. Welcome Lyn, feel free to link. If you copy it too please make sure you it links back to this blog.

  3. the adv books price already lot dropping you know ><

  4. ever since the book traffiking started :P the prices have been depreciating. the ancient book boxes go around 120k - 170k depending on the time of the week.

  5. i'm lvl 47..and i have only 12.3m
    i used to do this but never got any book worth 20m or 30m..i got only one worth 600k..

    but how can i be sure to get the books worth 20m or 30m?

  6. I actually had a better time making money of Medieval boxes, rather than Ancient boxes.

    Out of my 20 or so Ancient boxes, most books were under 100k, with a few at 4-6mk which instantly paid for itself. I had even more 2-4mk books from the Medievals though.

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  8. Very useful idea for us. Thanks for sharing us.