Is it worth it to get a premium account


#1

its 25% off so should i or not


#2

Obviously the answer is a no unless you are a hardcore campaign farmer that also use tokens on hundreds of refuels


#3

Well, I handle it like this:

I buy premium account for extra arena coins.
So I only “need” it for those 5 battles a day and not nonstop for 24 hours.
As such I “only” buy those 8 hours of premium account each day.

So let’s do the math:
today 16 tokens + tomorrow 16 tokens (thanks to sale) + 22 tokens * 28 for the following 28 days without sale = 648 tokens for 30 days.
= 21.6 tokens a day

Compared to that the “best value” per day from the sale:
30 days nonstop premium account for 937 tokens
= 31.23 tokens a day

So it is far more expensive than just buying those 8 hours every day even without that discount.

Btw. if you have the opportunity you could play like within 4 hours before the daily quests reset and within 4 hours after the reset of daily quests.
Even within just 1-2 hours before the reset and within 6 hours afterwards or vice versa within 6 hours before and 2 hours afterwards is also possible.
Then you can buy 8 hours premium account and do those 5 battles before the reset and then after the reset of daily quests within those 8 hours.

That way you could even drive down the costs to:
16 tokens altogether for 10 PvP battles of today and tomorrow + 22 tokens * 14 for the remaining 28 days paired into half before the reset and half after the reset of daily quests.
So then the total is only:
16 tokens + 22 tokens * 14 = 324 tokens for 30 days.
= 10.8 tokens per day

Hence if you only want that premium account for additional arena coins then that sale is not really worth it as the 8-hours-premium-accounts would only cost you 1/3 to 2/3 of the “best price” per day of this sale.


#4

oh so then i should if i am good at pvp


#5

The short answer is, yes!

The long answer goes like this. As Clouded Sunrise so thoughtfully did the math for us above, the 8 hour premium account is actually less expensive than the 30-day one, and the 50% increase to arena coins is pretty big. Add that to this fact: As a rank 4 player, I get 270 tokens a week, absolutely free. 150 from the raid, 50 from clan rewards (although not always right now…) and 10 each dayfrom achievements. If you get 8 hours a day, you’ll spend 154 tokens a week. So even if you can’t make more than the 100-token mark in the raid, you’ll still gain tokens overall, and a hefty boost to your PvP power. It doesn’t matter if you’re good at PvP or not, you’re guaranteed to get 5 wins a day if you try long enough, and (as one who personally uses premium accounts in exactly this way) I can personally attest that this strategy is absolutely worth it.


#6

Not really.
I only do it for arena coins.
And for that I only need 5 victories a day.

Btw. I can buy those 8 hours a day “for free” because I get 7 * 10 tokens from daily quests + 200 tokens from raid ranking = 270 tokens for free every week + some more from individual raids, clearing portals and level-ups.

The cost for buying 8 hours daily is (without discount) 7 * 22 = 154 tokens a week.
As you can see I get more tokens a week than those 8 hours daily cost me.


#7

then 8 times 5 is 40 so then you get 40 arena coins


#8

Or 45 if you’re rank 5+. And that’s a noticeable increase from 30.


#9

Rank 5 and higher get 6 coins without premium and so 9 coins with premium per victory.
So it is actually 45 arena coins a day.


#10

so which one 1 day or 8 hours


#11

8 hours. Premium’s benefits are overwhelmingly geared towards pvp (higher rewards), and you shouldn’t be doing that more than 8 hours every day. Campaign, sure, but premium has no real value there - 20% health isn’t a big deal when you can modify your build for more hitpoints while tailoring it to a specific mission.


#12

No. It’s never worth it to get a premium account… Why?

Having a premium account makes it so you cannot get tokens from ads.

Yes… this is the reason why your ads fail to work.


#13

If you only want it for arena coins then 8 hours.

If you need 20% additional HP for farming campaign missions and play several times a day (more than 8 hours apart from each other) then buying a full day is cheaper than twice 8 hours a day.
But as I said:
Only if you need those 20% HP for farming campaign missions.

@Fluxeon:
I only play on my computer.
And so far I never got any token-earning ads there.
And that also includes the time before arena shop was implemented when I did not buy any premium account.


#14

Oh I see.

On mobile versions, you can get up to 60 tokens a day by watching ads. (assuming you don’t use those ads for something else)


#15

On mobile versions you can also get an additional card from mixed boxes when watching an ad, right?
That does not exist on the browser version either.

The only thing I noticed so far were
"Watch an add to get premium prizes from PvP" after a PvP battle.
But my game froze when clicking on that ad.
So I do not know if that works on the browser version.

Edit: Btw. this had happened before the arena shop was introduced. Hence I stopped trying it as it were only some XP and some gold coins.
And after the inplementation of the arena shop I decided not to risk it and simply take those 8 hours premium account a day as I get neough tokens a week.


#16

As far as I know… those “mobile-only” ad bonuses tend to glitch up a lot when they’re on the PC versions.


#17

Make that 100%. Adds literally never work on PC; so those users without mobile are stuck without the token earnings, free cards and free premium bonuses we’d otherwise have. Frustrating, to say the least.


#18

you overlook the 50% bonus to arena points. falling behind in arena points is very dangerous indeed. I personally dont see premium accounts as just desirable - but necessary.


#19

If you have the mobile version, I recommend just spending 5 ads (worth 10 tokens), to get those extended rewards.

Unless your ads don’t work in the first place.


#20

you can watch ads then buy 8 hour premium, but as it happens I don’t have ads anyway.