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Sunday, January 22, 2012

"Sunk Costs" and buying items

I have seen it happen too many times where someone on my team starts building an item to counter the enemy team, only to realize halfway through building the item that what he was building would no longer be effective. Most of the time, that person continues to finish the item. A practical example would be someone who starts to build Force of Nature, only to realize after buying 2/3 of the item that the enemy team's AP users are no threat and the primary damage-dealers are AD users. What's the best thing to do in this situation? According to economists, items that have already been paid for are considered "sunk costs" and should not influence what to buy in the future.

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