[Rant, Primer, Summons] 2019 Summons x1 versus x10 now with Taxi driver simile
For a while, blue 4* Grimm was considered the best blue 4*. Grimm is one of the Ramming Pulverizer trio. I also needed him for my original Wu Kong Cascade Squad ( one of the most over powered rainbow 4* hero teams in Empires ).
I got Grimm on my very first Elemental blue summons.
Hansel is a unique, fast mana speed, hero with a special skill defense and mana control.
I got Hansel on my very first Grimm Forest pull of that month ( I had failed other times ).
Several times I have gotten a hero I want/ need in the first 3- 4 summons.
If I had done a Summons x10 for Grimm, I would have had a strong chance of getting Grimm plus nine blue 3* heroes - including 2- 4x Gunnar.
If I had done a Summons x10 for Hansel, I would have had a strong chance of getting Hansel plus nine 3* heroes - probably including Gunnar.
When I get a hero I want in the first 3- 4x summons, I only get 2- 3x additional 3* heroes.
If I had done a Summons x10, I would have had a strong chance of getting 6- 7x 3* heroes or double to triple the 3* heroes - probably including Gunnar - I would have gotten doing Summons x1.
Unless Summons x10 offers a significant discount ( personally I would want a 50% discount ), Summons x1 can save you a huge amount of gems that you can use on other summons.
If you get the hero you want/ need in the first 1- 4x summons, you save Edit: 1400g to 2300g for the next summons you want to do. These numbers are even higher for Atlantis summons.
Even if you have bad luck and need to use 8x summons, the odds of getting the hero you want with Summons x1 eight times ( 2400g ) versus Summons x10 ( 2600g ) are very similar.
Players who love Summons x10, and I have to agree
The real advantage with Summons x10 are my teammates who spend thousands of USD on HotM. Summons x10 lets them quickly do 30x to 90x summons. Ironically, they are the ones who care the least about the gem discount.
Getting 2- 4 Gunnar from Elemental Blue, or 2- 4 Bane from Elemental Yellow
Using the Cascade squad, alternate roster for the squad ( due to color stacking or hero roster ).
Emblems and the Cascade squad
(Classic 4* heroes and emblems or Gryphonknight's emblem spending plan EXPOSED )
Hansel/ Proteus/ Merlin/ Gretel discussion
Bundle sales example- Buy One Get One Free
On the contrary, BOGOs can be much more profitable for stores than a half-price sale. To see why, assume that you value your first pizza of the night at $15.01 and the second at $5.01 and let’s say it costs the store $2 to make each pizza. If the pizza store has a buy-one-get-one-free offer at $20 then you will buy two pizzas and the store will have profits of $16 ($20-$2-$2). But if the store sells pizzas for half price, $10 each, you will buy just one pizza and the store will have profits of just $8 ($10-$2). The BOGO doubles the store’s profits! ( linky, linky)
Carefully designed BOGOs increase profits because they let the firm price more flexibly, what economists unfortunately call “price discrimination.” At $20, the BOGO is equivalent to charging $15 for the first pizza and $5 for the second. Notice that these prices are ideal for the firm since they are the maximum the consumer will pay – any more and the consumer won’t buy.