Thanks for the explanations. I think that we'll just have to agree to disagree.
I was thinking the same But since i do enjoy discussing the details of this game I always prefer people to disagree with me rather than people that agree with me, as it let´s me keep doing what I enjoy
Indeed you can, but in almost all cases it isn't the most efficient option, (just as there is a big difference between the value in using diamonds for recipe flipping and buying badges).
Agreed, so why is timeboosting hats your preferred way of doing things? And how does it explain that hats are not a limiting factor because you can time boost them? While other are limiting because time boosting is inefficient?
At least I think that was your argument before?
How many thousands of hours of time boosters does Swag use in a weekly tournament. My guess is at least least half of this entire FA requirement. A perfect Spire alone provides around 5000 hours of time boosts to the FW on a weekly basis, and rushing time boosts in the Academy can often return more than you consume (if you focus on crafting them).
I suspect that for many players (including myself), the bigger consideration is the diamonds needed to generate the corresponding 2000 Arcane Residue badges needed to get to 150k. I don't know exactly what that would cost, but assume something in the 50000 to 100000 diamonds range. Either that collectively needs to be won in the Spire (possible for a top FW, but it would certainly take longer than the time boosts), or it needs to be bought (which moves the FA towards the Play2Win model).
I suppose you are right, I haven´t done the math and am not intending to I am not saying it is not possible to do. I am saying if we put that many time boosts into one badge, we could just as well put them into any other badge. it is not what defines the limiting factor.
The diamonds I haven´t done the math for either, it has quite a bit of variation as well. I personally don´t care about the diamond cost as much as the CC in the VV badge, but if I valued diamonds higher I could make far more VV badges by crafting all good VV recipes instead of only the actually useful recipes to me. Overall the numbers of diamonds necessary in my wasteful way o doing it still doesn´t cost me more than I gain with regular gameplay. Of course I would have to step it up if I wanted to double my contribution (as my part of doubling our overall FA result from 80k to 150k). But I think still quite acceptable But yes I guess diamonds have higher value to you than they have to me, so this might be another point where we simply have to disagree based on personal preferences...