I’m fully aware this is just a snarky way for you to hit back on 5.2 but let’s breakdown your jab a little bit and use it as a fun thought experiment for the future of gems and how we will get to PL 30.
Another stat to look at here is the amount of total troops required to get to power level 30 on all kingdoms. Currently we have 889 troops. To get to Power Level 30 on all kingdoms that would be 1326. This also assumes that they will start to even out the distribution of troops across all kingdoms by that time, which is highly, HIGHLY unlikely. We are still almost 100 new troops total away from all kingdoms to Power Level 20 so the update to show Power Level was less of a “here is your new target to grind for right now” and more of a “This is the longterm roadmap to plan ahead”.
At our current rate of troop releases we are 437 troops away from max and given the average amount of troops releasing per year is around 150, that means we are at the very least 3 years away from seeing PL 30. This of course doesn’t account for any new influx of kingdoms/factions that would bring with it a new set of troops. Even if that does occur, next year we hit all factions so we lose the 4 new troops a month, so that new kingdom/faction area would need to bring 4 new troops a month plus additional ones to beat the 150 troop pace. So we have a REALLY long way to go before PL 30 begins to matter.
Now let’s look at the true grinding numbers that will put a shiver down the spine of even the grindiest of grinders. Using some projections based off the current troop release schedules, current cost to medal certain troops, and how many of those rarity that you will need to finish all to PL 30, here is my total cost assessment.
Total Souls Cost = 40,800,000
Projected amount of troop rarity by all PL 30
Common = 165
Rare = 235
Ultra-Rare = 280
Cost to level those troops to Gold Level
165 Medals of Gaard
330 Medals of higher rarity than Gaard
235 Medals of Yasmine
470 Medals of higher rarity than Yasmine
280 Medals of Orpheus
560 Medals of higher rarity than Orpheus
This is the cheapest it would cost someone to complete 680 troops to Gold Level. I could go into how many explore that would take to get all those medals but it’s pretty much overkill already just looking at the amount of medals it takes.
So yes, it will take a super longtime to grind all those gold elite levels, but it will also take years to even be a relevant issue. Even then I would argue it would be optional content no one is forcing you to complete.
TL;DR I get it, 5.2 sucks ass, I’m with you white knight. Look forward to seeing your next complaint about how color gems aren’t falling at an exactly 1/6 chance when no storms are active. Cause you know, that matters.