Since Friday’s release of Will of Nysha, I have used:
- 600+ Gem Keys
- 5000+ Glory Keys
- 450+ Guild Keys
- 100 VIP Keys (5500 Gems)
And this is what I have to show for it.
I used the same amount of keys, if not more, trying to get Mother of Darkness as well. I have 5400 Diamonds right now, but I will need 32,000 Diamonds to craft all the missing Mythics I have, on the basis that the only source for the missing ones is:
- Event Keys
- Event shop purchases
- Legendary Tasks
My guild only completes Legendary Tasks now on Guild Wars weeks. The other weeks we complete every task except Epic Brown, because Epic Ingots are so terrible, it’s better to save that 5 million gold (that’s 15 million saved after 3 weeks towards legendary tasks!)
The cycle is a really stupid one. A new mythic comes out, you burn all your keys hoping to get it, and then when it goes back to random Mythics, you start saving up your keys again for the next one.
For FIFTY chances, with 1% odds on every chest, it would cost me…
Over $100. Are you joking me? Well, what if I just want to roll the dice just ONCE, open ONE VIP chest, the highest chance in the game for a mythic at 1%. How much will that cost me?
Five dollars. For FIVE DOLLARS I have a 1% chance to get the new troop.
Jesus christ are you kidding me? For $2 I can go buy a lottery ticket and have a 2% chance at winning $6!
It’s pretty outrageous that after spending the equivalent of $250 in gems, I have nothing to show for it (literally, all the troops I got were disenchanted cuz they’re all duplicates – whoops, except two legendary troops, those helped me ascend those troops and level up two kingdoms, totally worth 5500 gems, that’s obviously why I used that many /s).
I get it though. I didn’t “really” spend $250 in gems. I didn’t “buy” of those keys I was saving. Everything I just collected from playing the game for free. I’m a freeloader. The only money I’ve spent on this game in the last month was $10 for 15 vault keys and 250 gems. Right now I wish I had that $10 back.
This is what corporate greed looks like. It’s what happens when game companies are so out of touch with their playerbase, they don’t know how to market at all to them. They don’t know how much money the average player should realistically be spending because they don’t know what the value is of anything in their game.
Well, I’ll tell you what it is – you release content monthly, and players keep playing monthly for it. I pay $15 a month for things like Hulu, Netflix, Spotify, Amazon… so if I spend $15 a month on this game, shouldn’t I have access to everything in the game?
Why is it that even players spending $20 a month for Ring of Wonder and then more on Flash Offers STILL don’t have all the troops and weapons and pets in the game? How is it that players who give you money, keep your doors open, are still always behind?
Or do you really think that players are sitting around with gobs of money and want to throw it at you for your outrageously overpriced offers that don’t even guarantee anything?