At this point in the gaming world it feels like almost ever game has some sort of in-game/in-app purchasing going on. These range from skins to maps/levels. The interesting thing is that at this point in our gaming careers we automatically make the assumption that the bigger the dollar amount the better conversion of special currency to dollar.
What if I told you that that isn't always strictly the case, that there are times when one of the amounts is actually a worse conversion rate than the previous? Well I can list at least one example off the top of my head. Now let me just say that I enjoy the game, and I've purchased the special currency on multiple occasions, thankfully not at the amount I'm about to talk about, but I have no issue with continuing to purchase this type of currency.
As many have you have probably noticed there has been a big increase in the amount of Smite streaming from our twitch channel. Now that could be that the World Championship bug is starting to sink in so perhaps I just want to know what gods I'll see, or maybe I'm just enjoying the competition. So let's break down the gem rate:
At first glance this seems to be your average you get a better deal of gems the more you pay, and that statement is true except in one case. I would say try to figure out which one it is, but I'm going to have to tell you eventually, so I'll just tell you. The $49.99 is the sneaky bastard. I will admit I'm OCD and there are times when I get slightly distracted or bored that I dig deeper than most, but let me break it down for you.
|Gems per $||40||50||53.3333||60||71.4285||70||80|
Now I know if someone were to check my math these are slightly off, but to make it easier for me I just added a penny to each so that the conversion looked prettier. So my recommendation to you, if you are going to buy gems, treasure chests, crystals, etc. you might want to calculate it out, there might be a sneaky price that actually gives less than you think.