This is something that’s been bothering me for a long time but haven’t had much time to bring it up. This game is full of offers that are inconsistent with one another and it literally seems they are strictly meant to scam new players.
One example of this is 250 egg tokens for 1k rubies, this is literally a scam there is no other way of looking at it. PG is valuing 1k tokens at 4k rubies which we all know is far from its value. I’m not saying the value should be comparable to the value of egg missions because those you have to work for, but the evaluation of 1:4 is insane no matter how you look at it.
Another dumb example of this is the ability to speed up buildings/incubating eggs with rubies. This is one is even more inconsistent. In the forge we have a speed up pack that gives 455 hours worth of speed ups for 5900 rubies, this is a direct trade of currency that values 1 hour at about 13 rubies (Some people will say that’s not even worth it). So if the direct trade between rubies and speed ups is 1:13 why the hell when you speed up a building or eggs the rate goes anywhere from 1:18 to 1:36? That’s an insane difference that will end up costing you about twice as much. Also let me add that when you incubate an egg with rubies, it doesn’t even ask you for confirmation, if you happen to miss click you will lose thousands of rubies.
Pricing of rubies
Last i want to address the deceptive tactic of having rubies incredibly overpriced when you buy them from the resource tab at the store. They claim that 20k rubies is worth 100 USA dollars yet they have packs all year around offering 35k rubies with additional prices for the same $100 dollars. This is solidly so they can come up with misleading tactics and claim the packs have a 75% discount, they even have a timer on them to mislead new players even further. I’m almost certain this is against the deceptive rules of the google play store.
I’m sure there a few more things that I forgot to mention but these I believe are the three biggest ones. The only players who will ever make use of these features are,
1. New players that don’t know any better.
2. Old players that missclicked
Literally i don’t even understand why this features are still in the game, their only purpose is to screw up players that don’t know or that made an unfortunate tap.