Submitted by Michael Oliver on 2013-06-25 21:23:24
3 Advantages Gold Members Have When Grinding Champions Online Resources
When it comes to accumulating Champions Online resources, Gold members have it easier than Silver members because of 3 particular reasons: They have a
higher resources cap, have access to freeforms, and are given more inventory and auction house slots.
Higher Resources Cap
Memberships play a huge role in how much Champions Online resources you can accumulate at any given time. Silver members are given only a 250 Global
resources cap, while Gold members enjoy a 200,000 Global resources cap – such a huge difference that will make you think about upgrading your
(Note: Global is the most valuable kind of resource. 1 Global resource converts to 100 National resources, while 1 National resource converts to 100
There are two ways you can upgrade to a Gold member. For dedicated Champions Online players who expect to keep playing the game years from now, there
is the Lifetime Subscription
for $299 which grants
Gold member status as well as a lot of cool exclusive items and perks.
But for those who consider themselves to be more casual Champions Online fans, the monthly subscription should be enough. The trick is to schedule
when you will be playing the game a lot. Students looking to grind during their free summer months can upgrade to Gold member for a few months, for
example, to raise their resource cap temporarily and then spend them just before the Gold membership expires.
Access to Freeforms
Gold members also have access to freeform archetypes, which can choose any power, Super Stat, Innate Characteristic and has access to builds and
different roles. Basically, a freeform archetype is more flexible and has a tendency to perform better in battles. Freeforms make each dungeon run
faster because of their more potent combat potential, allowing you to earn more Resources per hour.
More inventory and auction house slots
Gold members also benefit from getting more inventory and auction house slots. More inventory slots means less trips to the vendors to sell your
drops. The time you save on inventory management and item selling can be used to squeeze in one more run, and earn you that much more Champions Online
resources during each play session.
Meanwhile, more auction house slots will exponentially increase your Resource income from market auction activities. Gold members, by default, can
keep 100 auction posts going at any time compared to only 10 for Silver members. This means as a Gold member you can sell items at the same time
instead of waiting for one post to finish before posting another one. You also avoid giving in to the temptation of simply selling items that take
long to sell at the auction house to the vendors.