Surely everyone knows how valuable rubies are in the main game. They have many uses, the majority of which can lead to a nice seasonal mythic dragon. Diamonds, on the other hand, barely have any uses.
Rubies are used for the following things:
- Opening Gold and Super Sigil Chests
- Speeding up egg token missions
- Elite (for those that still have that ability)
- Speeding up gear and other items in the Forge
- Buying spells (which is an uncommon use, and rightfully so)
- Breeding (which also isn’t normally advised)
- Changing IGN
Diamonds are only used for a few things:
- Speedup up traveling
- Speeding up Primarch leveling
- Speeding up rider missions
- Buying Atlas chests
I may be missing a few, but you all get the point. There are far more uses for rubies than there are for diamonds. The availability of diamonds in Atlas is also significantly higher than the rubies in the main game in the sense that when an Atlas event ends, a new one begins on the same exact day. Since diamonds are easier to come by, and the average Atlas player can accumulate a great abundance of them in a matter of weeks, I suppose it wouldn’t hurt to allow players with Atlas to choose whether they want to spend diamonds or rubies to speed up gear. Of course those that don’t even bother to speed them up could just pay no attention to it, but the speeding up of gear seems to be a waste of rubies that could be further put towards a mythic.
I’m not saying I (personally) speed up every piece of gear I start crafting; I’m saying that those that speed up a couple pieces just to get closer to the upcoming elite piece could use this. The reason I suggested to make it a choice-based feature is because not everyone has a sufficient amount of diamonds for certain actions all the time. If they have the rubies, they can switch.