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The Bantha Mount

weejohnathon's Avatar

05.09.2014 , 04:36 AM | #1
Hi all how common is this mount across servers? We have 3 on the Red Eclipse cheapest at 12mil which seems insane. I can only assume we have less people buying packs.
Although Im curious is this a ridiculously rare mount or just down to fewer packs being bought?

odonoghuet's Avatar

05.09.2014 , 04:58 AM | #2
Only seen one on Beregen colony so far. Know a guy on Harbringer who got one on the 6 hypercrates.
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SW_display_name's Avatar

05.09.2014 , 05:36 AM | #3
On the primary server I play GTN on, there's been at least 6 unique Banthas on the GTN so far but they disappear quickly.

12+ listings if you count all the people who keep buying up and reselling the Banthas (obvious from the relative timestamps).

And then the people who buy the resold Banthas, and relist them even higher.

General progression since Packs unlocked has been about 2.5mil (bought and relisted within 20 minutes) → 5mil → 6mil → 8mil → now up to 10-12mil from mercenary relisters.

It's fairly common as pack goods go IMO, but since it's completely new and unique right now, the market is extremely unstable they disappear almost instantly once listed, aggressive GTN mercs keep relisting them at quadrupled prices, etc.

Give it a few weeks to stabilize to a normal supply level and reliable price range and we'll get a better understanding of actual demand/cost.

Solloby's Avatar

05.09.2014 , 05:40 AM | #4
They are around 6 mil on my server, with 1-2 listed. I've seen 3 or so of them around on players, one of my guildies got one in a pack so he's super chuffed about it because he loves animal mounts. I think it's pretty rare because I don't see many around or listed on GTN, but not unusually so compared to other super rare cartel pack mounts.
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weejohnathon's Avatar

05.09.2014 , 05:47 AM | #5
Thanks for all the replies. We have had 3 on the Red Eclipse now (same sellers) since about 6pm gmt last night. The prices are ranging from 12-14.5 mil so I think they might have hit their highest price or at least for trying to do the trick that theyve currently been doing

illgot's Avatar

05.09.2014 , 06:05 AM | #6
it is rare, but it also looks like a hairy slug moving around the way it is animated.

Just wait for the black one to hit the CM.

Hoshkar's Avatar

05.09.2014 , 07:10 AM | #7
Seems like the rarest item out of the packs to me. Then again brand new items with low supply and high demand are going to have the same effect. I watched this mount start off at 10 million in the morning yesterday, in the afternoon it already was 1 page full, and down to 4 million.

Sometimes you just have to wait patiently till an item comes down to a price you like. Sometimes you can mail a person who is selling something you would like to buy and strike a better deal with them.

PlasmaJohn's Avatar

05.09.2014 , 07:25 AM | #8
There were 2-3 pages worth on JC last night, lowest was 6M, highest was 32M Yah... give it a week or two and keep an eye on the GTN for somebody to drop a 0.

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SW_display_name's Avatar

05.09.2014 , 08:16 AM | #9
It's definitely one of those "YEAHHHHHH A BANTHA!!! ... why did I want this, again?" kind of things, IMO. The act of getting it is more satisfying than actually using it.

Prices will probably nosedive as people begin realizing this.

Rancors on the other hand will probably consistently tear your wallets apart once they hit GTN.

Wylf's Avatar

05.09.2014 , 08:19 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by SW_display_name View Post

Prices will probably nosedive as people begin realizing this.
Like it happened with the other expensive mounts that still cost around 5 million credits? :P

Speaking of nosedive, the Progenitor had a Bantha for 5,5 million creds in the GTN today, I fully expect them to go down further.
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