I know the headline seems absurd, given how plentiful ice and fire shards were in the past…
However, with the introduction of new tower levels more and more are talking about their inability to level their turrets and a quick check on alamach easily confirms why.
From Level 69 onwards turrets do begin to cost significantly more the higher the tower level reaches, whereas the gold chest drop amount is less than one third compared to embers during fort.
The discreparency becomes the most evident at tower level 85. A flak upgrade costs 13.5k embers whereas the same level for a turret amounts to 40k shards. From another perspective speaking a level 85 flak upgrade requires about 114 gold chests, the turret upgrade would take 1063 gold chests if one were to open them for the resource needed.
Last but not least the view from 0-85 - 250,86k vs 180,48k.
Is it possible to have this dynamic at high levels questioned? Could something be done about it, along with the pearl availabilty issue in the very near furture? I as a level 390, D2 player for 3 and a half years have no issues raising two flaks to level 80 with my stock but will be dried out of shards with a single ice turret at level 77. Is this intended?