It is blowing my mind how little opportunity for pxp is righ now. I see teams with all prime players to date and capped at D10. No way they're getting that much from those putrid 300 gold boxes with 50% eco.
I need to know, what's your secret? Do you just purchase it? I honestly don't get it.
Also helps that this year the trade in/repull value of pxp is higher than bxp. So if you are spending 100k gold on a weekend like a log of guys, then a guy like Mancini you don't need go spend as much pxp on and what you have spent you'll get back in repulls.
Because the market has been flooded with pxp, I expect it'll stay harder to get for longer.
My point is, it’s all about resource allocation and the 300 gold pxp boxes were one of the better things, value wise, to be available so far this year. I also still have 57k pxp, so if they become available again soon, I’ll buy another 50 or 100 and take keeper Brett’s skills to 12/12. Then I have a WoH closer from each side, for quite some time — that will not require any more resources, until lxp is released. At that point, I’ll have the same strategy. Yes, to cap keepers and their skills, costs a ton of cash, all forms of xp, and gold — but they are easily the best value on the game. Anyone is wise to use the pxp and lxp this way first, then of you have the resources to do so, work on current primes.
For the gold value, I just don't think these boxes are that great - you are almost at a 1:1.5 ratio of gold to PXP (if you recall, they will hopefully have Mega/Colossal PXP boxes with the minimum of 2000 PXP for 500 gold eventually - and much better odds at even more PXP).
I do agree that they are not good value when compared to the mega and colossal pxp boxes. However, those don’t help me level my keepers’ skills right now (which will be crucial for WoH now and in the foreseeable future, especially if primes become the WoH reward soon, as I won’t have any primes to attempt it with) and based on the extreme pinching of xp/pxp this year, I don’t expect those boxes any time soon. (Hope I’m wrong though 🤞) Also, by the time those boxes do become available, I will have more than recouped the gold via D6 cycles, allowing me to buy up as many as I can at that time. I did have a gold stack of 250k+ too, and I wouldn’t recommend someone doing it, if they don’t have a nice stack and/or a way of easily recouping the spending. The only other current alternative is to buy specials with good amounts of pxp, but I’d rather spend 30k gold for 120k pxp, than buy even the best of deals that have been available — like the $69.99 one today— for 10k gold and 80k or so pxp.
The main reason I posted was to explain my opinion on the relative value of those boxes today, which I think was high, when compared with the options we’ve been presented to date. I also know that I’m not a full blown expert at this game and hoped it would spark some responses to give additional perspectives, strategies, etc. — as there are many ways to go about building resources — some of which I’m likely unaware of. Your response is hopefully the first of more to come. This is type of constructive discussion I like to see on here. Not all of the BS that’s been going on in here lately, lol.
So, thank you for your response. I appreciate your perspective and it does give me even more to think about. 👊
In summary, don’t use the pxp, unless it’s truly worth it at that time and for at least a little while. I recently took my keepers skills from 10/10 to 12/12 each (Brett and Cabrera), but only because I have no interest in leveling any primes, until there are primes for WoH rewards. Plus, I’m already at Diamond...even then it was painful to watch 252k pxp disappear from my stash...at 40% discount.