My dude, I could farm enough materials to fully trait Infernus in 4 hours, tops. That’s ignoring that I have enough orbs stowed away to trait about 5 mythics for free before I spend $35 to do it. I have always, and will always argue that almost every GoW “deal” is ridiculous.
If you take the devs’ valuation of $70, they’re asserting you should have to work 9.6 hours of federal minimum wage to trait Infernus. On sale, it’s 4.8 hours. But I already don’t think it will take more than 4 hours. Ouch.
On the other hand, I could spend $34.99 on a Pokemon game at GameStop and spend 140 hours doing all of its junk. The $70 they think it’s worth could get me Xenoblade Chronicles 2, a game I spent 200 hours on and only reached about 60% completion. For the traits on one troop.
So what I’m saying is if you want to value your free time at dang near minimum wage go ahead, but if I were you I’d spend my $35 on a Ring of Wonder, or put it towards Deathknight Armor, or hell, buy a week of diamonds. That’s stuff you can’t farm in less than half a day. You shouldn’t pay Gems of War more than you could make mopping the floor at Dairy Queen in the same time.
Now, on the flip side, JUST for Infernus: If this was the troop PLUS those traitstones, different story. $35 for the troop if you don’t have it is a great deal: you aren’t really out of early-game until you get Infernus. There are 4 or 5 troops I’d sigh and say are worth $30.
And for a really new player? 175 VIP points ain’t shabby, but it doesn’t get you to VIP 3. Deathknight armor is a better deal. Period.