This post got me looking into how much I’ve spent, and what I’ve spent it on. I thought this was as good a place as any to ruminate on this.
I started playing on Sept 12, 2018 so I just hit the 5-month mark. Early on, I was frustrated at raids, it seemed I couldn’t get a matchup that I could win. I made it through those early struggles, and now I have a better roster and I win more. I have winning streaks and losing streaks, but don’t get as frustrated as I used to. (I still grind my teeth when a board locks up on me and I can barely move anything as my heroes get slowly poked to death, heh heh.)
I currently have 68 heroes that I’m working on:
- 15 are 3* heroes (mostly for events)
- 49 are 4* heroes (the workhorses)
- 4 are 5* heroes
Up until a couple weeks ago, I only had ONE 5* hero (Lianna, who I got fairly early from epic token); I got Kunchen early this month, then Hatter using 20 pulls in the Wonderland event, and now just today I got Quintus from just my second pull from my first TC20.
Now… this thread was about it being worth the money I spent. Looking back, in the five months I’ve been playing, I’ve spent $151.40 total. Honestly, that number kind of shocked me, because I was sure I was only spending $20/month or less. But still, I don’t regret it, as I’ve gotten a lot of enjoyment out of this game, I have some fun people that I’m in an alliance with, and the forum community has some nice, helpful people who make it worth sifting through the negativity.
A note about spending habits: I keep VIP going; I tend to buy the 200 gems for $0.99 and the Atlantis offers (400 gems plus 25 coins for $1.99). In my first 3-4 months, I see that I bought some of those “200 gems + Compass” and similar offers, but I don’t think I’ll be biting on those hooks anymore, now that I see I can get them easily enough without buying.
And one last number for you math geeks out there (you know who you are), my overall spending has cost me about 0.575-cents-per-gem. This ignores the “value” of other items in the various offers, as I tend think of these offers as buying gems and the extras are just “bonus” stuff.
OK, rambling over… for now.