29 December 2017

WildStar: Currency Exchange

Currencies allow you to buy stuff in games. Unfortunately, most currencies have only a limited amount of items or objects that you can buy. So what happens is that you start to accumulate these.

Short On Gold and Platin?

Runing and C.R.E.D.D. are expensive in WildStar. Imagine you have a rune, removing it costs seven platinum, buying or crafting it costs 12 platinum. If this happens multiple times you're quickly losing your money. When you're left on the bottom, the next logical step would be to start farming again, right? Well not necessarily. If you have less than 10 platinum left but 30000 elder gems, 500000 renown and/or 50000 prestige - maybe, just maybe - there is a way to convert these currencies into gold and platinum. If you have bought everything there is, you don't really need those currencies anymore, do you?

Let's Start With Elder Gems

(late edit: if you don't need elder gems to make sure to keep your elder gems below 2000, most optimal would be exactly 2000)
For the elder gem currency, there's only one vendor and this are the categories he offers:
  • Housing
  • General Goods
  • Mounts
  • Costumes
  • Runecrafting
The next step is to go through even categories and look at each item. First, we need to check which items we can buy and which items we can sell as well as whether or not it's a container with a fix or random item like the dye packs. In the housing category, we have 3 different housing items. We look at the price of the items as well as their sell price, then we divide the selling price through the cost to determine how much each of our elder gems is worth if we're selling this item. We're searching for the highest worth of a single elder gem.

Item Cost Sell Price Price per Currency
Datascape Window 20 6750 6750 / 20 = 337.5
Tiki Lounge 50 6750 6750 / 50 = 135
Ferris Wheel FABkit 100 8437 8437 / 100 = 84.37
Null Space Container 70 5625 5625 / 70 = 80.36
Elder Coin Pouch 250 7031 7031 / 250 = 28.12
AMP Power Upgrade 320 14062 14062 / 320 = 43.94
Ability Tier Point Unlock 400 14062 14062 / 400 = 35.15
Mount Stuff A  175 1 1 / 175 =  0.01
Mount Stuff B 175 419 419 / 175 = 2.39
Best Costumes 20 1 1 / 20 = 0.05

As you may have noticed I didn't list every option. Even the last options were unnecessary. Looking at the cost and selling price you might already notice that something is not worth it if - for example - the cost is higher than the selling price but there's an item where the selling price is higher than the cost. So looking at our table it is safe to say the datascape window is worth the most for each elder gem spent in it. We get 3 silver and 37.5 copper for each elder gem spent into the datascape window. Side note: you need to sell it after buying to actually get the money. :P

Next Currency: Glory

Glory, the currency of raids and dungeons. So what do we do with this one when we got everything that is or was useful? Let's check out the items sold. Again these are quite a lot so we'll be looking for obvious competing ones. For now, let's start at the top.

Item Cost Sell Price Price per Currency
Experienced Dungeon Traverser's Keen Cap 625 34222 34222 / 625 = 54.76
Experienced Dungeon Traverser's Keen Wrap 700 42778 42778 / 700 = 61.11
Experienced Dungeon Traverser's Keen Slippers 550 29944 29944 / 550 = 54.44
Bioweave Phagehelm 1150 62208 62208 / 1150 = 54.09
Bioweave Phagemail 1300 77760 77760 / 1300 = 59.81
Bioweave Phageboots 1000 54432 54432 / 1000 = 54.43
Electroweave Datamail 2350 113535 113535 / 2350 = 48.31
Renown Pouch 50 1500 * 0.62 = 930  930 / 50 = 18.6

From all the items we calculated those that seemed to be relevant and from this selected the Experienced Dungeon Traverser's Keen Wrap brings us the most copper. 61.11 copper for every glory spent on this item. Only downside: we need to wait an hour to be able to sell that item for the gold we want.

Player Vs Player Currency: Prestige

Tomorrow / Today - depending on where you live - the violets for PvP Battlegrounds will reset. Participating in these gives us the PvP currency called prestige. If we're not interested in PvP or got our equip done already, what's the best thing to buy? Let's find out! Let's start with the PvP Seasonal Gear. Why? I have my reasons. This order makes it easier. ;)

The trick behind this is that if we start off with items that already look good we can filter out all the bad conversions by having a high comparison between buying and selling. For example, the first item in our list costs 3000 prestige and gives us 27562 copper. That means we get about 9 times the value in copper from one prestige.

Item Cost Sell Price Price per Currency
Renegade's Fusillade Flexsuit 3000 27562 27562 / 3000 = 9.19
Renegade's Fusillade Crown 2400 22050 22050 / 2400 = 9.19
Renegade's Fusillade Foxtrot 1350 19293 19293 / 1350 = 14.29
Renegade's Fusillade Analyzer 1350 26460 26460 / 1350 = 19.6
Renegade's Fusillade Bastion 1350 33075 33075 / 1350 = 24.5
Chamber of the Underdark Shadow Sidearms 600 2520 2520 / 600 = 4.2
Bloodsworn Battler's Slacks 700 4556 4556 / 700 = 6.5
Treasure Hunter's Jungle Raiments 700 5062 5062 / 700 = 7.23
Underdark Warrior's Headdress 800 7200 7200 / 800 = 9
Crucible Guardian's Blood Sight 900 10890 10890 / 900 = 12.1
Fusillade Duelist's Vestment 900 17015 17015 / 900 = 18.9
Claim Jumper's Hand Carbines 1000 28350 28350 / 1000 = 28.35

And with this, we also know what item we should buy with prestige. The one selling the PvP Leveling Gear, the category "[...] Imbuements Level 10-50" the one that costs 1000 prestige and rewards 2 gold 83 silver and 50 copper.

Last Currency For Now: Renown

Renown is probably the currency you have the most of. Anyways make sure to always have some renown left over for the experience and speed flask. Since experience is converted to silver and copper once you have reached your elder gems cap. Going from top to bottom we get:

Item Cost Sell Price Price per Currency
Satchel of the Reputable 500 1 1 / 500 = 0.00
Greater Set Focus - Minor 1200 8 8 / 1200 = 0.01
Refined Set Focus - Minor 1600 14 14 / 1600 = 0.01
High Set Focus - Minor 2000 22 22 / 2000 = 0.01
Worn Easy Chair 75 1 1 / 75 = 0.01
Exile Commander's Boots 17500 7031 7031 / 17500 = 0.40
Exile Commander's Legplates 22500 14062 14062 / 22500 = 0.62

So one renown isn't even worth 1 copper. Oh well, we can still make 0.62 copper for each renown.

I Can't Find These Items

That's possible. I've created this data on my main character which is a Spellslinger Exile. Lucky for you I told you or shown you what to do and you can calculate it yourself! Besides the prices are probably the same so you just have too look for the same sell and buy proportion.
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