yingying wrote:I'm seriously impressed someone would spend so much time on sewer quests. It's an interesting experiment though.
If I read correctly, you spent 10 hours to get 13 fragments? That's just... wow. I know you don't have to watch it every second for 10 hours, but logging in every 5 minutes, wait for the quest success screen, wait for the loot selection screen, hand-select your 5-6 teams to quest again... You pretty much cannot do much else in these 10 hours.
I did a little math to see if it's "worth it" to farm fragments, using gold chests (that's what I'm working on):
- lowest gold bp require 39 frags, so 13 frag <= 1/3 of a gold bp
- current trade house price is 220 gems for a gold key and 6 gems for a gold chest, let's just say roughly 230 gems need to open once.
- From my personal experience, I need to open less than 30 gold chests to get one bp. Of course, there might be some valuable gears I get which I can sell to get some gems back, but let's forget about it for the moment
- so, 1/3 of a gold bp = 230 * 30 /3 = 2300 gems value
- If you buy 2 Bags of Gems, that's exactly 2300 gems, for 13.99 x 2 CAD, add in tax, that's about 32 CAD
Seriously, 10 hours work for $32 of value... That's less than what you get with 3 hours minimal wage, so why not just get a part-time job. I wouldn't recommend this "farming" approach to anyone unless CC introduce an "auto-quest" feature in the future
Retep wrote:Thanks for the analysis on whether it's worth it or not though Good to know I shouldn't be wasting any more time doing this lol, and that's even using a 1 in 30 bp rate, which according to my numbers is way above the average bp rate (maybe I should share my chest opening stats at some point too lol).
inVoh wrote:I get a higher ratio of BP Fragments out of higher lvl quests. You also get better rewards like gems/bags which also have higher bp frag drops too. I've tried and concluded that each tier of quest/bag has a different chance to drop them.
yingying wrote:To me, every player has 3 choices: a) do more real-life work, and spend the extra money on the game, b) waste your life on grinding, or c) don't do more work and don't grind, just accept something is practically unreachable and enjoy the rest of the game. Personally I choose option c), but if I have to decide between a) and b), the former is definitely the winner here.
Seriously, 10 hours work for $32 of value... That's less than what you get with 3 hours minimal wage, so why not just get a part-time job.
Retep wrote:One thing I did want to mention about these comments though is that time spent is not the only thing to be considered. Despite how boring and how much of a grind it might seem to just constantly run sewers for fragments, or whatever other grind you may be doing, personally I still find that more enjoyable than my job. Probably because I have the freedom to stop whenever I want and I'm doing it because I chose to, not because someone else told me to. You also generally get to learn more about the game and get a better appreciation for it than doing a job and then "buying progress".
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