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So I did the math, and here's what I've come up with...
It takes 729 flawless square gems and 35'400'000 gold to make one marquise gem. Not to mention the amount of tomes of secrets... And finding the plans for all the gems in between.
Are you serious, Blizzard? How is this the cost of it? It's unrealistic! The rarity of drops for all the plans involved is high enough as it is. Couldn't you make it a bit more... doable?
ok heres i what I came up with cause I have an issue with this gem. so figure you found the flawless square gems and all the tomes, it cost 20mil to craft plus 3 rad star which cost 15.4 mill a piece. so if you found the tomes and the crafting mat. its going to cost no less than 66.2 mill.!! I believe this gem quest to be VERY impractical considering what you gain from the gem. Not to mention that the gem is account bound.
yeah you are taking gems that are worth almost 30m each and making them account bound for a 4 stat point gain or a 10% crit gain.
I think I would rather have the gems, that I could sell for 30m, and have it only be a fraction of the cost to remove them.
The gems can be worth it. Perhaps not to the casual player due to higher costs.
I can use myself as an example. I put in a Radiant Star Ruby into my Calamity having +130/130 and my dps was unchanged. It was an even swap from a Radiant Star Emerald.
Putting in the Marquis Ruby gave me over 9k DPS increase.
I had the gems already (whether you have the gems or not is not super important in some aspects).
With the cost of gear upgrades for me For me to increase my DPS by over 9k without having to sacrifice ANY stats on my gear would cost me over 200m most likely. So for me a 20m upgrade for 9k DPS was a bargain in it of itself.
for many who are not in the upper-mid-level gearing or higher this most likely would not be a good bang for the buck. However for many it is super cheap compared to other upgrades.
Say I need about 7 gems to complete my gear.
So all in for 7 marquise gems:
For 21 Radiant Star gems (calculated using above link)
323,400,000 then, Plus 20,000,000 per upgrade (140,000,000): =463,400,000 gold.
The weird part is, if you look at some of our community members profiles, there are a lot of users with multiple marquise gems in their gear.
If you look at the costs for this it seems highly doubtfull that anyone can afford this.
* Even more expensive is buying all the 21 radiant star gems (around 420,000,000) and then upgrading them (560,000,000).
Edited by Sephiroth#2302 on 5/8/2013 4:44 AM PDT
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