There have been numerous suggestions for how to improve the power orb (I searched before making this thread to see if anyone had suggested this before). I’m sure the devs can see how many are ever actually used, and I GUESS they have it balanced in a way that makes them the most money from people buying gems to chase leaderboards, BUT I can say personally that since I’ve crafted zuul, I value chaos orbs at a very low number of gems anymore, and power orbs are basically worthless (the only orbs I care about are green and purple…) I may some day craft 8 more power orbs for a 2nd zuul as a flex, but I’m certainly not going to chase that goal with my wallet.
HOWEVER, if using a power orb added the gold elite upgrade on top of mythic ascension, level 20, and 3 traits, I would very much continue to chase those orbs for that purpose. Getting a mythic to gold-elite costs either 6 nysha medals or 5 nysha and 3 anu… vs the orbs that would otherwise be piling up uselessly in my inventory.
I guess the problem would be that too many veteran players could just immediately craft dozens if not hundreds of power orbs to convert into elite levels, so this will probably never see the light of day. But a Log can dream… Heck, I’d even be happy if a power orb added only a single elite level, so it could be used to boost from silver-to-gold.