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Buy Mystic Coins and Sticks of Butter

I feel like I'm on the Mad Money show proclaiming "Buy Buy Buy" with bull noises going off in the background. Mystic Coins have gone up significantly every single day since the release of the game. I remember on day one how they were 1 copper each, and then suddenly players realized what they were for and the price broke 30 copper. Then 60, then a silver, and on and on to today's price.

But here's the thing, it looks like they are going to continue to increase as more and more players hit level 80. Players simply can't farm enough mystic coins on their own from dailies and monthlies, so they will always have to revert to purchasing on the Trading Post if they want to use the Mystic Forge.

As more players get to 80 and less are leveling up, the Mystic Coin market will continue to explode. I wouldn't be surprised if these eventually sell for 6+ silver in the coming months.

BUY BUY BUY!

If you have the extra income, consider buying 5 Mystic Coins per day for 30 days. You'll be able to track the price and participate in a little investment strategy called dollar cost averaging.

Now for sticks of butter. OMG. These things went from 1 copper vendor value to 12 copper overnight! Must be a lot of people cooking this evening! Instead of running and buying a bunch of the stuff, I would recommend waiting until next week to see if maybe the butter drops back down in price during weekdays before returning to 12 copper on the next weekend. Might be a market cycle we're witnessing, so that's what I would suggest.

Chocolate bars also went up. Do you use butter and chocolate bars together while leveling cooking? I haven't tried the discipline yet, so I don't know! Any resident cooks want to explain this one to me?

9 comments:

  1. Trig said...:

    Not sure how much this is affecting the butter prices, just something i remembered reading yesterday.

    http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Mystic_Forge

    In the consumable sections, there are temporary recipes. The example it gives is 1 mystic coin, 1 glob of ectoplasm and 500 sticks of butter, for a mystic chest.

  1. Markco said...:

    Thanks Trig, how interesting!

  1. Markco said...:

    Mystic Chests

    * TEMPORARY RECIPE *

    Mystic Chest

    Ingredients

    1Mystic Coin.png Mystic Coin
    1Glob of Ectoplasm.png Glob of Ectoplasm
    250Stick of Butter.png Stick of Butter
    250Stick of Butter.png Stick of Butter

    IMPORTANT: Can be made with anything on the Trading Post that is near worthless with very high commodity counts in place of Sticks of Butter. (i.e Soft Wood logs, Iron Ore, Green Dowels, etc.)

  1. Terranola said...:

    What loot do this chests give?

  1. Markco said...:

    "You will get a mystic chest which when used can give you jewels worth anything from 10s - 2g, pieces that allow you to make a portable mystic forge and some useless tonics.

    Basically it's an expensive gamble unless you just want to make a portable mystic forge."

  1. John Olson said...:

    my first 2 chests netted me 2 gold total in revenue.
    my next 5 resulted in complete failure.
    anyone know if its completely random or..... the more you use it the less chance of awesome you have?

  1. Terranola said...:

    i opened one and got 50silver so it seems to be totaly random

  1. I have the extra income - can you please give some tips to participate in little investment strategy. I tried different tactics but was unable to participate.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Since no one answered I will! Chocolate and Butter is used in so many recipes that a huge stock of it is required to get anything done. Especially because people enjoy making cakes and sweets a lot more than the Soup!

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