Game of War Bazaar (Live!)
With all the requests Game of War has received for unused game items that keep on piling up in our forge, Game of War seems to be taking the right approach by testing out a new Bazaar building in the Alliance City. The Bazaar starts off like any of the buildings in the Alliance City do, it does nothing. But as you level the Bazaar up it unlocks more items you can buy and sell.
Levels of the Bazaar
In order to trade in higher quality items, you need upgrade your Bazaar. Game of War places more value on the items you can trade in at higher levels of the Bazaar.
Level 1: Sell Items : Requires 500 Bazaar Commissions
Level 2: Sell Gems : Requires 1500 Bazaar Commissions
Level 3: Sell Materials
Level 4: Sell Cores
Level 5: Sell Pieces
Bazaar Commissions are required to build and upgrade the Bazaar. They cost 8 million Alliance Funds for 1 commission, or you buy a $100 gold pack with 25 commissions. Additionally, for a limited time, you can grab 3 commissions from an Athena gift. If your Alliance is not full, collect the extra commissions from athena gifts by adding your farm accounts to your main Alliance.
100 members = 300 commissions from Athena, leaving only 200 left!
The Commissions are CUMULATIVE among your whole Alliance. So your whole Alliance needs 500 to build the first level of the Bazaar.
Sell to Shop
Once the Bazaar is completed you are given the option to buy or sell items. In beta the list of items you can sell range from speed ups to gems to cores. I have found out that gems and cores seem to be the most profitable to sell but it is still early in the Bazaar testing in beta and I am sure the prices will change as Game of War understands which items people want to keep and which ones they want to sell.
The "Sell to Shop" does not always accept all of your items. It resets approximately every 12 hours and will allow you trade in different items in your inventory, whether they are: items, gems, materials, cores, or pieces.
The image below is what a simple transaction looks like. When I go to the Sell to Shop page and select my Great Wave Gems. I see that each level 6 gem gives me 30,720 in copper coins.
Copper coins are the currency for trade in the Bazaar. You sell items for copper coins, and in return you can buy all sorts of items and gear from the Merchants.
Note: That so far in beta you can only sell items and only collect 135,000 copper coins in 8 hours and then have to go back again. I hope that when the building goes live they raise the limit, because it would take some time to be able to buy items from the Bazaar in bulk.
Buy from Shop
So now that we sold our gems lets go look at the store to buy from. As you can see there are alliance speed ups, gear, chests, and items.
The Bazaar will have gems and items that you can get no where else. For example, there are legendary research and construction gems that will be interesting to see their stats once I have bought them.
Here are the items that were released with the first opening of the Bazaar: Orion Chests, Frostlord Chests, Mana Potion, Architect's Gem, Scholar Gem, 6 Hour Hemlock.
All items in the "Buy from Shop" have unlimited quantity.
In BETA all the items in "Buy from Shop" reset approximately every 24 hours.
With the maximum copper amount every 8 hours of 135,000 and a good chests costing anywhere from 50,000 to 85,000, Game of War will either need to raise the cap of 135,000 or it will just take longer to accumulate enough copper coins to buy in bulk.
The copper generated is for individual use only. You do not get access to copper earned from your other Alliance members.
I will keep you updated as things change and when I get more copper to test out the gems. I will also do a cost analysis in the future on packs and infernos based on what you can sell the extra items for to stretch out that $100 as far as possible.
BETA article contributed by Prince Todd, and Gav