This first, of course. With that said…
This particular event has two drops, and I’m not sure if any attention was paid to balancing them against each other in any way. This is fair, they’re generated in different ways and used to craft different items. If you could convert one to the other, I’m sure they could find a somewhat balanced ratio.
Honestly, maybe. There is other loot on the table, of course. But it’s admittedly trivial
The ones that have been on stands off season are showing around 2k+ and ignoring a serious outlier BUTT says the average price of the bunch is 3600c.
It takes 10 red canes to make twinkle, too. You can mass them but then you’re out 180 canes you’ve got one color of twinkle. That would also be roughly 20% of what’s showing on stands, and assuming most of those were there last week it would have cost you 486,700c to craft this one recipe.
It seems a lot of people were planning (hoping?) for a market price around 500c each, even there we’ve got a block worth as much or more than the rarest gleams.
Trying to balance a recipe on current market prices would be rough though, and probably not the best way. They have control of the mechanics and the drop rate. If we could mob up a bunch of green ones and make the reds, there’s a more reasonable way (IMO) to find the balance.
This would also handle things like @redlotus’ mentioned doubling down. We each only have so much time and you could choose your path (or take both) and still get to roughly the same time/effort invested for each cane. The decision then resolves around what you want to craft.
Yeah there are definitely options for that. Right now it seems pretty egregious. I’m not sure if that’s how it was intended to work out or not.
I make jokes about this event and try to stay positive. Nonetheless while I can trivially solo a T3 level 1 meteor - it’s nearly impossible for me to complete an oortmas battle. You can’t do anything to armor up and there’s no method of increasing damage. And even if you go into builder mode to help with the snow camouflage there are cotton ■■■■■ flickering everywhere.
For now, I’ve thrown almost all of my coin into a buy basket. Offers are approaching that 1000c so for this year, it is what it is.
EDIT: Oh good grief. I’m not changing that this time. Please fix the text filter so we can talk about gleam ■■■■■ or beach ■■■■■ or cotton ■■■■■. Even trying to use that word in it’s most offensive sense it’s not even worthy of a PG rating
EDIT 2: Oh I see now the oortmas oorty has both canes in it. No other craft approaches these prices.