I went through P/Ming my guild of 75 members today, ended up with 4 BP's, only 1 was a dup. Some days are good...
I read one post where a player claimed to have spent $1,500.00 (US) to buy diamonds to get, and completely upgrade, one of the higher lvl Great buildings. seems like a lot of money to me. But that's what the premium content (diamonds) are for: To speed up the game by getting your "stuff" quicker.
A lot of proposals have been made to speed up the game, make it easier, quicker and more boring. I've opposed most of them because if a player doesn't want to take the time to a acquire resources (including buildings) through game play; however the developers set up that game play; then go for the shortcut by spending diamonds.
>> What's annoying right now is that there are so few players with great buildings, and the drop rate through polish/motivate/plunder is so low; that almost everyone that has GB's had to buy them with diamonds. That's just now changing as more opportunities to donate come up.
I think we can expect it to continue to take 2+ months to get a GB through straight game play, or if you don't have the patience, you can speed it up by spending some money
As a non-payer, I have to say that I'm okay with the speed of GB acquisition. Yes it takes time, but it's not impossible. the "payers" are paying for that convenience and speed, that's the entire reason the diamonds are there, to get people to pay for an edge.
Originally Posted by GeneralCuster
and I think that BP trading, no matter what form it finally takes, will close a large portion of the gap between payers and non-payers. the devs are doing a pretty darn good job of making the game competitive for both sets in my book.