Am I alone here wondering why the cost of gems is so outrageous in this game? I have never bought the gem packs other than the $4.99 cdn sub which is 15 gems for 15 days or 225 gems which adds up slowly over time and allows me to support the game somewhat. (that said I do buy other subs which I think are the only real items of value in the shop, items like gold, gems subs, ring of wonder, Growth and Path to glory packs etc all decent value doled out over time compared to virtually every other offering. Death Knight armour of course is another example especially for a new player that plans to play for a long time (which is something I bought as well).
I saw the Facebook post that there was a new St Patrick’s day sale so I figured I’d check it out. I did and It still seems ludicrous to me. If I was a new player I’m going to spend $100 cdn for 1500 base plus 750 bonus - 2,250 total gems which is one 50 pack of VIP keys with about a 5%-10% chance or so for the mythic (if that… I’ve opened 300 in a row now with out a single mythic so I have no idea what the % rate is anymore perhaps I’m just unlucky in an epic way). Even at my VIP level (11) I only “end up” with 3,075 total gems for $100.
The math on the sale has the 15 day sub still as a way better deal if you can wait the weeks to get the gems. My VIP 11 “Mother-lode” works out to 3.25 each gem and the sub for anyone works out to 2.22 each gem.
I really think they need to go back and have a serious look at the price of gems or the quantity you are getting for $100. It boggles my mind that anyone would pay $100 for so few considering the “gem” cost of everything in the game these days. (And yes I’m sure this has been discussed before but never before has the game “requested” so many gems to play all the new modes due to the shop tier costs. I really think if they expect most players to buy up to Tier 3 or 4 in these new modes which seems to be the general expectation I get from reading the recent threads that they need to drastically increase the amount of gems $100 is getting you.