Ossus Gold Rush!
Ula Vii / Dec 20, 2018
It will help me plan our future guild perk usage more effectively if I knew more about the Reinforcement Modules that are required to purchase the highest tier guild perk. My guess is that they are a static item like a Framework that sits in the guild bank/inventory and is consumed when a top tier perk is activated. This means they should be tradeable and sellable on the GTN. I want to know all this for certain.
The standard way you get a Module is to complete your weekly CQ goal for 10 weeks. Each week as part of your CQ reward you get a single Reinforcement (bound to character). Once you get 10 of these on a single character then you can click the stack to convert it into a single Reinforcement . Pretty lengthy!
The much faster way...
Due to great teamwork we managed to pass guild level 12 and gained access to a new guild perk:
You get a Reinforcement Component as a reward for [Heroic 4] Hold the Line and [Heroic 4] Supply Heist if completed while in a guild group
- Just the two H4s on Ossus
- You must be in a group and it must be with other characters in the same guild
Help the guild prepare for level 64 💰
I will pay 5 million credits for each of the first 10 Reinforcement Modules traded/COD mailed to me on Ula Vii. The Ossus Reinforcement Perk is already active in Alpha guild so go do something heroic!
My speculation on Reinforcement Module sales
Any guild member can read more about each perk by visiting the Perks tab on the guild panel. Hover over a perk to view the details. Don't worry about breaking the guild ship, you can't actually change the perks without a rank permission.
There are 6 perk slots and each has several options including a single level 64 perk that requires a Module.
These top level perks last for 14 days so a guild *could* get through over 12 Modules in a month.
I think the actual usage will be much less since there are some other nice perks that don't require Modules.
For now, time is a factor. Guilds are capped at 8m GXP each week (4m CQ points) so the large guilds that pass that limit every week will hit level 64 towards the end of February 2019. That means nobody can even use the Modules for the next ~2 months!
It will take smaller guilds many more months to reach level 64 when they can use them.
The slow speed of leveling Guild XP plus the weekly cap both serve as throttles on this market since they are the two main factors that prohibit buyers from the market.
My gut feeling is that their cost on the GTN in 3+ months will be in the 100,000 - 500,000 range. There will be a fairly constant stream of people earning them just from CQ plus it's quite easy to farm the heroics with the perk enabled although the same could be said for Encryptions & Battle Masters and yet we've all seen how guilds can be lazy and the price of encryptions has crept back up to 400k+.
I think there may be some interest in Modules from buyers now just for the novelty and possibly as a gift to their own guilds. There's also the market for all the people in very small/solo guilds.
I think the people advertising them in fleet will get quite a lot of negative replies as I've read messages from a few smaller guilds who feel the system it massively advantageous to large guilds.
We just won't know what the market potential for them is until more guilds reach level 64.
It doesn't do us any harm to stock up on them now so we have enough for our own usage.