Originally Posted by Toad
Bored so I got my calculator out...
Converting 210 FPPs to $11 = 19 FPPs/dollar
Converting 5400 FPPs to $215 = 25 FPPs/dollar
Converting 3,000,000 FPPs to 1 Porche (MSRP $59100) = 51 FPPs/dollar
But the car is a guarentee so you have to take that into account...
although qualifying in the 210 FPP SNG is pretty close to a guarentee.
Even the best player in the world won't place EVERY time. And even if he could you have to consider that since he is the best player he could be earning money in another tournament as well. Things like the cash bonus and the Porche don't use up time. A good player could be spending his time on another tournament and even if it's not as profitable, the opportunity cost (stolen from economics) is really what we should be looking at. You could play the other tournament and get the cash bonus but playing the tournament takes time, especially on that scale.
Let's say the 210 one is 100% guaranteed and takes about an hour. To use them all for what you could get the Porsche for it'd take 14285 hours which even if you treated it as a full time job (40 hours/week, 50 weeks/year) would take over 7 years to complete. Instead you could buy the Porsche and continue to win money and in that 7 years would probably win enough FPPs to get another Porsche lol.
btw the Supernova cash bonus is 66 FPPs/dollar