Money spenders on this forum, what do you pay for?
Devs, obviously you can see how many people buy what, but not necessarily why, or why not. Thought I would share my thought process. I am curious about others too. I realize I do not represent all spenders blahblahblah, just curious.
I buy the gem subscription and anything with gems if they’re at a similar or better price per gem. This happens with some holiday offers, but that is it.
Looking at the gem sub, that gives me 40 gems per buck. (rounding in the game’s favor, and this number differs by currency) So, I only buy gems at that price. Looking at the gem shop today, there is a 50% sale. That plus my VIP bonus plus first time bonus gives only 35 gems a buck. Ouch. If it was also 40 gems a buck though, my goodness, I would be so poor. I would legit buy all the gem packs.
Edit March 2021: Good news, the gem sub price has decreased. Not sure why, Salty thinks it may be currency exchange rates but I’ve never seen a price change before until this year. https://community.gemsofwar.com/t/prices-on-everything-slashed/
Using the new price, CAD currency, VIP 9, and first time purchase bonus:
- the gem sub is now 43 gems per buck
- the motherlode, the expensive gem bundle, on sale is 37 gems per buck
- the stack of gems, the cheap gem bundle, on sale is 23 gems per buck
I think the different gem bundles not having the same gem per dollar ratio is new, but maybe I just never noticed before.
Moral of the story is, for anyone tempted to buy gems, but the gem sub first. You don’t get the full amount instantly, but over time if you don’t need more, it’s cheaper.