I play a lot of Gems of War, several hours every day, and most of that is spent doing either PvP or Explore. Well, now with Medals, it’s all Explore for Medals. What have I gotten so far? Well, I have two Badges of Nysha (the Mythic for +1 Magic). I don’t yet have a Medal of Nysha (which requires 3 Badges of Nysha). Of course, the “goal” is to have 3 Medals of Nysha for a total of +12 Magic to all troops.
But… Medal of Nysha is also used to upgrade Mythic troops. Troop rarity is directly correlated with medal rarity and upgrade chance. For instance, a base Legendary troop requires 1 Legendary medal (Medal of Anu) for a 100% chance to upgrade to Bronze. It requires 2 Legendary Medals for 100% upgrade to Silver, and 3 (I believe) for 100% upgrade to Gold. That also means a Mythic requires 1 Mythic medal for 100% chance to upgrade or 2 Legendary to Bronze and 2 Mythics to Silver.
But my god… it takes forever to acquire medals. By far the easiest things to upgrade are things like bounty troops (which have a base rarity of Rare) or any common troops (like Dooms) or the guild war troops (which give +5 to all stats for their respected colors). Legendary troops though? I’ve managed to upgrade only two Legendary troops to their first level of Bronze.
And here’s what I have available to me after that:
For a 100% upgrade chance for upgrading a Legendary to Bronze, you need either 1 legendary medal (Medal of Anu) or three Epics (Medal of Aranaea). That is crazy. That’s just for getting it to Bronze.
I really wish I could show you the scope of how many more Medals of Cedric I have versus all the other medals. Well, I can kind of show you. Here’s all my troops that I’ve leveled:
I only do Explore 12 and, on average, it takes me about 4 minutes to do all the explores and the mini-boss and the mythic boss (of course even on Explore 12, you need to do 1.37 Mini-Bosses per Mythic Boss, because of the drop rate of Mythstones being 71-75 per Mini Boss at difficulty 12).
At this rate though, it will be months before I get my three Medals of Nysha, because I’m only 2/3rds of the way, since Medals came out, toward getting my first Medal of Nysha. Medals came out mid October. So it’s been about a month now for 2 badges of Nysha, and I need 9 Badges of Nysha to get 3 Medals – at 1 badge per month, mind you, because I just got my second badge of nysha today!
How do they expect us to upgrade any Legendary or Mythic troops at this rate? I’ve heard people say, well, they only want us to upgrade our favorite troops… uh, I can’t even get medals for myself fast enough, let alone my troops. We’re talking years out before I get enough mythic medals to upgrade a complete team.