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What to do with Candy Cames?

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Because I've been dealing in Super Packs for the last 6+ months, I have a lot of odd stuff lying around. One of them is hundreds of Candy Canes. I went to the Elf and bought all the badges and temps powers. Now what? It looks like my only real option is Buying, crafting and selling Winter's Gift, which should give a smallish profit. I could get a respec recipe for 500 canes, but that seems like a bad deal since they cost 10X what Winter's gift costs while selling for about the same plus I have 53 sitting in Character Items (not to mention all the free ones I got).

 

Any better ideas? Maybe just throw the canes on the market and take what I get? Do they get any more valuable during the winter event?

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Give them to your Alts and/or friends.  Freely.

Organize and run events, or donate to others' events.

Make a new Alt who is an Elf or a Santa, and drop one Candy Cane in to the pocket of each random player-character you meet.

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3 hours ago, Troyusrex said:

It looks like my only real option is Buying, crafting and selling Winter's Gift, which should give a smallish profit.

You should be able to convert those crafted Winter's Gifts, they count as Rare in the converter.

 

Too bad you can't make peppermint ice cream out of candy canes.

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2 hours ago, AboveTheChemist said:

You should be able to convert those crafted Winter's Gifts, they count as Rare in the converter.

 

Too bad you can't make peppermint ice cream out of candy canes.

 

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If it matters, all the Candy Keeper's temp powers are actually...temporary.  The Snow Beast is sometimes useful, but you probably have a bunch in your email already from the packs.  The only one I regularly buy from the CK is the Renewal of Light (self-rez) at 20 canes every 8 days, just in case.

 

If you're feeling saucy, the Duplicating Gift (25 Canes, 30,000 inf) is fun, and it's worth two badges (one for giving, one for getting).  You have to be ready to roll with it when you buy it, though, because it only lasts 10 minutes.  Grab one and head immediately to a populated area so you can pass it around.

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10 hours ago, AboveTheChemist said:

You should be able to convert those crafted Winter's Gifts, they count as Rare in the converter.

Excellent point!

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On 5/26/2020 at 5:28 PM, Troyusrex said:

Because I've been dealing in Super Packs for the last 6+ months, I have a lot of odd stuff lying around. One of them is hundreds of Candy Canes. I went to the Elf and bought all the badges and temps powers. Now what? It looks like my only real option is Buying, crafting and selling Winter's Gift, which should give a smallish profit. I could get a respec recipe for 500 canes, but that seems like a bad deal since they cost 10X what Winter's gift costs while selling for about the same plus I have 53 sitting in Character Items (not to mention all the free ones I got).

 

Any better ideas? Maybe just throw the canes on the market and take what I get? Do they get any more valuable during the winter event?

I got as many winter's gifts as I could, then converted them all to Blessing of the Zephyr KB procs when they were selling routinely for 3m or more. Maybe 6 months ago? I got one yesterday for 1.8m, so those days are probably over. Still, given that rare salvage is now selling for a patient price of 425k or so, probably still worth it, unless the rng just despises you while converting. 

They will get a little more valuable during the winter months. Newer players who don't read the forums, or don't visit them until it's too late will want those badges but lack the canes and feel like they're running out of time pursuing them. But they'll likely never sell for much. 

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And why are candy canes going for 50K now??? I just listed about 700 at 40K and half were snapped up instantly and the rest going quickly.  Update: less than five minutes later and every last one sold at 50K! 

 

Now there was an unexpected windfall...

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2 hours ago, Troyusrex said:

And why are candy canes going for 50K now??? I just listed about 700 at 40K and half were snapped up instantly and the rest going quickly.  Update: less than five minutes later and every last one sold at 50K! 

 

Now there was an unexpected windfall...

That does seem odd--I'd have expected something like that next week, once the Winter Event ends and people want to round out their stocks for badges, temp powers, etc..

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