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After the craziness that was Terr's Ride of Roman Death, Largo had 16 million in Infamy. However, he also had a good deal of lack of slots, because going
from 45-49 in one map will give you the sea of red right quick.

So, I try to IO out his build, using just generic IOs. I note, my seed money for this was 16 *million*. This would not be difficult blueside. I'd want,
say, 20 mil to be sure of it, but I'd feel just fine about making the conversion from SOs to IOs.

I am now down to 4,000 some inf. I've *almost* got all the End Reducs I needed, and a handful of SOs are green now. However, about half his slots are still
red. I note, I concentrated ONLY on the End Reducs for IOs, figuring the rest could come later.

And most of those IOs were bought as recipes rather than the 500K a pop asking price for crafted IOs. Which lowered the price to 92,000 a pop, plus the
salvage. The silver wasn't bad(500 a pop for 10 pieces), but the Nevermelting Silver, common arcane salvage, apparently rings up for 50,000 a piece. @_@

Needless to say, I'm grateful that I'm perfectly fine with SOs most of the time. Otherwise redside's market would probably kill me.
"Oh, silver blade, forged in the depths of the beyond. Heed my summons and purge those who stand in my way. Lay
Ops, you could have used your tickets for the salvage. They recently increased team ticket rates.
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them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.''

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I've been saying for a very long time that there needs to be market controls on the auction houses.
Do note, Ops, that is actually cheaper to buy the pre-crafted IOs off the market than it is to buy recipes and craft them yourself. In adition to actually
getting the recipe and salvage, you have to pay a good amount of Inf for crafting level 50 IOs. This ranges from 162 600 to 464 600 inf. I noticed this while
memorizing IOs on Emet (Recipes are the same red/blueside), that people who -do- have them memorized can make the recipes for (about) half the inf normally
needed, and the put them up on the Market for just under the normal price, and make a good profit.

It too me about 26 million to IO out Ankh with all level 50 IOs, buying direct to IOs.

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I'm not so sure about market controls. I'd just be happy if the linked the markets. That would effectively level them out (after a short period of
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cost me about 30 mil to IO out Lost..
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