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This came up in the game chat last night, so I figured that I'd post my math here so that other people can see it if they didn't happen to be on at the same time.
First of all, I posted [this](https://www.kongregate.com/forums/32630chessevolvedonline/topics/1688320rubycosttracking?page=1#posts12755313) last year to show off a link to a spreadsheet I use to keep track in market price fluctuation for various peices. (A direct link to that spreadsheet is [here](https://bit.ly/2WPBwLJ).)
As you can see, I fell out of the habit of regularly updating the sheet and have now refreshed the information in it for the first time in six months. As of last night, you could theoretically buy a complete collection of every piece in the game with a grand total of 291,644 Rubies, buying each piece separately. This total assumes that you would be buying 4 units of every Champion at every tier and 8 units of every Minion at every tier, and also takes into account the different number of units needed to upgrade at each rarity. Obviously, the only reason to even consider doing such a thing would be if you have a nearly neurotic completionist streak and feel an unreasonable compulsion to have complete sets of everything. (::cough::ahem::like me::cough::)
In general, I'm actually really surprised by how much the prices of Legendaries have gone up. I would have presumed that as time has gone on without an update, we would eventually be reaching a saturation point of people selling off Legendaries that they don't need (as they clearly have for Commons and Rares). Instead, the price of a complete Legendary collection has jumped up by 26,000 Rubies which means that anyone selling off any surplus is being overwhelmed by those people who are buying.
Also... Y'all GOTTA start selling back some VoidMages back into the Market. There are only 11 available at the time of writing this, and that's just nuts. The worst part about the scarcity of that piece (from a completionist's point of view) is that it is impossible to buy a complete set in the Market, since that would require purchasing a total of 60 units. (4 for Base Tier + 8 for (Tier+) + 16 for (Tier++) + 32 for (Tier+++) = 60) This is why I described that "291,644 Rubies" total as theoretical, because it is currently not possible to purchase a complete set.
Anyway, back to the actual math and the subject of this post. 291,644 Rubies would require a total of 41,730 Kong Kredits to purchase directly: A purchase 1k Kredits gets you 7,000 Rubies (and therefore 41,000 Kredits would get you 287,000 Rubies), plus another 500 Kredits for 3300 Rubies, 200 Kredits for 1200 Rubies, and 30 more for the remaining 150 Rubies. (You would also be left with 6 Rubies to spare. Yay?)
As you can see, the addition of "Bonus Rubies" and "Bonus Kredits" at each purchase point makes the math annoyingly complex to determine at each step.
In order to buy 41,730 Kredits, the most cost efficient way of doing so would be to purchase 36 $100 packs of 1,150 Kredits each (for 41,400 Kredits), a $20 pack for 225 Kredits, and a $10 pack for 110 Kredits. (You would also be left with 5 Kredits to spare. Yay?)
Altogether, that total comes to **$3,630** in order to completely Pay to Win at CEO. Hopefully, someone out there might also find this bit of trivia as mildly interesting as I do.
As someone pointed out in the chat last night, this was truly a "troubling sum" to come up with. That pun makes me feel dirty.


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This subject came up again in the game chat yesterday, so I decided to go ahead and run the numbers again. Based on current market prices, the theoretical cost for a complete collection would be 286,864 Rubies. As mentioned in my original post, this can only be considered a "theoretical cost" because there are no Void Mages currently in the market, and this number is based off of a price for that unit of 300 Rubies each. If, however, there were somehow exactly 60 units of that piece in the market, the unit price would drop to about 270 Rubies. In that scenario, the actual cost of a full collection would be 285,064 Rubies.
I'm not going to walk through the math of dealing with all of the conversion rates and "Bonus Rubies" and "Bonus Kreds" again. Suffice it to say, it turns out that this difference of 1,800 Rubies is almost negligible when considering the cost of purchasing Kong Kredits and then using those Kredits to purchase Rubies. At VM300, you can "get" a full collection from the market by spending $3,570. The ammount of money needed for the VM270 total is only slightly beneath that at $3,555. All in all, the price has dropped by less than $100 since April.
And this has been your daily alotment of pointless numbers time with Troublesum. Thank you.


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You have to be a special kind of stupid to buy pieces directly. So your math is worthless.


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I buy em directly (with rubies). and I have more pieces than you


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> *Originally posted by **[pfiidude](/forums/32630/topics/1818719?page=1#13230825)**:*
> I buy em directly (with rubies). and I have more pieces than you
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thats a terrible way to prove someone wrong, and i think everione can agree on the fact units bought directly are overpriced.


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> *Originally posted by **[Troublesum](/forums/32630/topics/1818719?page=1#13081148)**:*
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> As someone pointed out in the chat last night, this was truly a "troubling sum" to come up with. That pun makes me feel dirty.
I appreciate that pun.


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That's some insane maths dude!
