Gasp! Megs is on the forums! Yup. I am. I am sure there are pigs flying somewhere. And yes, I know I am writing this on my alt account; it’s what I have logged in on this device lol.
Line chats are full of conversations regarding dragon/research increased costs and the lack of increases in egg token sources. However, Line cannot be seen by those who need to see it, so it was suggested that the convo be brought here.
The following commentary does not necessarily reflect my own viewpoints; this is to open the conversation here, to compliment the conversations happening elsewhere
Majority of conversations seem to reflect the idea that the egg token economy is broken, and that costs are too steep without increased source of egg tokens. Precipitating factors are the new research tier (costing over 2mil tokens, if previous tiers have been finished), and the new tier of dragons (which themselves seem to be a reasonable cost if considering the progression, but heavy overall without increasing sources of tokens and moreso considering research). It has been observed that costs continue to go up at large increments, but sources of egg tokens do not increase, or if they do, its at a minimal rate in comparison (for example, in the trading post, which remains out of reach for a large portion of the player base who do not have the extra sigils). It seems that there is agreement that the occasional reduction in costs based on tiers is helpful, but only barely touches the gaps.
Question: Is that felt across the board, and if so, what is the solution? Or, is it even a problem at all?
Solutions that have been proposed on Line include:
-increasing dragon backbreed availability/decrease backbreed cost, thus minimizing research costs overall
-increasing tokens in chests (not increasing the drop rate; increasing the amount being dropped) to scale better to player level, similar to what was done with lumber packs
-rescaling egg token rewards for league rankings
-“whatever it is, don’t introduce a new source that has an attached cost other than existing chest costs" (referencing the trading post or mystery branches)
So, what say you?
retreats into natural state of forum-avoidance