Who pops the largest pop ?

Saturday, 24 December, Year 8 d.Tr. | Author: Mircea Popescu

Previously, Daniel P. Barron held the title, with an eye-popping 81 million ECu (0.8144 BTC) pop on August 7th. What makes his pop particularly sweet is that while it came out of a small Boulder claim, it wasn't just Boulders. No, he found particularly valuable and extremely rare Mysterious Rocks, that carry a significant (if not very well known, they seldom sell) premium which could well put his find in the 400 mn to 1bn ECu range (4 to 10 BTC!).

I promised him then and there (1st comment heh!) that such will not stand. I tried all sorts of things in the intervening four months, from the Chettyi Sticks there mentioned to overcrafting of all kinds, but what finally popped for me was the best thing that could have possibly popped : a cons!

A cons, short for Consideration, is the type of blueprint that produces other blueprints. They're extremely valuable, 100 having gone at auction for 50mnii originally. Since blueprints rarely go for less than 1`000% these days, and since these blueprints make other blueprints, I imagine saying my loot is worth 10x what it says on the tin is probably an understatement.

But the great part is what it actually says on the tin : 108.16 million ECu!

Mircescu outpopping Barron means that the largest pop in Euloran history went from 81.44 to 108.16 million ECu nominally, but in actual value it changed from "four to maybe ten Bitcoin's worth" into "certainly over 10 BTC worth". Like that, with no known upper bound.iii

Todayiv will forever live in the annals of Euloran history as the day Crafting took backv its well deserved status of pre-eminence amongst the occupations of the realm from the evil cluctches of Exploring ; and also as the day large bundlesvi washed their honor that was tarnished by the lowly Small Exploration Bundle.

Not to mention that the intricate colors of house Mircescu fly on proud above all others! Mwahahahaha!

  1. Last year just about this time, an old jew in an argentinian private hospital was eyeing me carefully.
    "You know what this is."
    You have got to be kidding me.
    "Come on. Pain codeine can't cut through ? You've seen the tomograph. You know." []
  2. The change where overcraft wouldn't produce blueprints directly anymore making them instead craftable through a dedicated process was announced on February 9th. Various items were sold as a bundle by S.MG on February 14th, with an opening value of ~6mn ECu (equal to their base value) and were bid up by players as high as 140mn ECu (that's a solid 2089%!). The winner then sold the bundle by parts, with the part that consisted of the blueprint crafting line seed (Apprentice Bouquinist Considerations) going for 50mn. []
  3. The question of the upper bound on the value of considerations is very much open, what with their "license to print money" properties. []
  4. Well, really, the 21st, when it actually happened. I just didn't have the time to write it up before! []
  5. The top pop title had been held by a craft ever since November 11th, 2015, so almost a year, when that uppity boulder basher snatched it! []
  6. A cons bundle ordinarily costs over 1 mn ECu in base value. The one I actually clicked was 2.4 mn for instance - which means that the multiplier I caught was something to the tune of 40x. For comparison, a Small Bundle like the one that yielded the previous pop is worth 180 ECu nominally, but people click them as high as maybe 2k ECu - making Daniel's pop easily a 40`000x multiplier.

    This is to say that if I had my bundle and his luck we'd be looking at a 108 trillion ECu pop. How about that! []

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5 Responses

  1. Congratulations! I still toil in the fields hoping to hit my first pop one of these weeks. I'm sure Daniel P. Barron will continue his drunken exploration in hopes of unseating you.

  2. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Saturday, 24 December 2016

    The joke's on him, I'm out there beating the fields with my piles of q 300 CFT an' lbn each and every day! Mwahaha!

  3. Congrats!

    ...what are the colors of house Mircescu, given Neener ain't a color?

  4. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Saturday, 24 December 2016

    Neener must be a color!

  5. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Saturday, 24 December 2016

    PS. Turns out I got a pop digging up SR earlier. Just 1.3mn, but hey, dat sweet sweet delishius q832 SR.

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