We already know how much a $ is worth gold, by Arena Runs/packs
Arena : 2$ = 150 gold
Packs in gold : 2 packs is 200 G
Packs in Cast : 2 packs is *3$
So each pack is worth $1.50^ = 100G
making this adventure worth in gold
But the thing most people are forget also - You are getting something you can replay, and not just packs.
If you ever play online games that use ingame currency vs real $ normally ingame currency get inflated over time, which gold would be, so you’re paying more gold as it not paying for blizzard work, due to some long term replay you havei nthe game mode. Yes we’ve been “spoil” by free adventures, but before this was the same price for the adventures back then, then it was raised to 20 to 25$ for the other adventures in the past.
Also we don’t know what going happen, they said they’re going tell a ongoing story, and there may be a long term investment in this adventure. As there may be more “EVIL decks” in the future, like more lackeys are said to be be coming.
Honestly 20$ for this adventure isn’t a bad deal, you get your 15 packs u would a spent money just delay for the 4 weeks. but in the future, this’ll be a better deal over the packs itself due to pity timer for newer players.
And yes while you can’t “dust” the golden Zayle now, in the future you’ll be able to dust it.
The reason behind this is to prevent people calling support saying they “didn’t” get the card , and just dust it for free dust and get the card again by support.
it’s been like this in the past for cards that were given just ‘free’ to be dusted and claim they never got it.
If you’re enjoying the adventure just spend the 20$ and not bicker over the 700G , cause it was like this in the past adventures.
Let’s look at the past adventures that had the same gold price for about the same wings, expect you’re not told what cards YOU are getting.
|All 4 wings
while we’re at it, let look at the pro and cons
Pro - Don’t need to buy the adventures to have cards or invest dust to get the cards you wanted from X wing that you don’t want to spend gold on.
Con - Packs are a hit or miss on your luck, maybe you get lucky and get more value then you would from the wings saying you’ll always get X card.
You were getting roughly 2k-3k worth of dust cards in those adventures while in 16 packs, you get roughly 1500 Dust. but you do not need cards to run this adventure as the past ones needed you to build a Deck to vs the bosses per a wing, while this is 1 go and build a deck.
This adventure more friendly to newer player with less cards, while vets. don’t gain much beside 'insane value games" you wouldn’t normally get.
I consider this game mode as much as Slay the spire. Expect slay the spire is getting more content slowly, while this will remain as this is, unless As I mention the on going story would have a long term value , which isn’t announced as of yet.