And thus, this situation is over. My entire clan has said nix to this beautiful game. 6 heavy IAP players, 8 casuals, 3 waffles, and I'm all that's left. Thanks for talking to me on this, players. I guess this is what is to be expected.
A little math for everyone, if anyone cares, which it looks like nobody does.
I started at 15082 IC approximately upon opening of OBT. I am, as of the end of the booster, with I'm talking DOZENS of hours of hard gameplay both in duo, in solo, in coop, in 5v5, in solo play. I did everything, just for a mix of IC rewards. And here's what I ended up with.
That is a net gain, with literally dozens of hours played this last week, of approximately 39.5k IC. I give a small approximation because, as most people know, the IC rewards for matches have been SCREWED. You win 700IC, but you actually get 680. It's on other topics here and I'm sure that my account is no exception.
So. Let's just bump it up and say 40k, just for giggles sake.
40k IC. Over a week of hard work in every game mode available.
15082IC. Arguably a lot saved up in CBT. But not the point. With the approximation of IC values being bloated to, as Hsuku said, roughly 8x their previous price point, this account should have, at the start of OBT, had this much IC...
- So. Let's see. I am right now at 54626. So I am down 66030IC from that. At the start. For doing nothing. And that's with using that entire booster as much as I could, even playing when I should have been in bed for work some. Yeah geeky, I know. But whatever.
Now let's test what Hsuku's should have started with. let's go wild and say Hsuku earned 50k IC, even though I'm pretty sure he did not since I played a LOT more than he did during this week. He had 25k!!! at the end of CBT.
That's 200kIC. With an end of booster result of 75k. He's down 125k that he should have had BEFORE the booster started.
Now for the casuals who had oh, let's say around 5k or so, which is a decent commander BEFORE the unannounced IC super-nerf.
That's 40k IC. And let's say they played a decent amount this week. 25k IC worth with wins/losses/everything. A solid number by anyone's calculation for a casual only playing a handful of games per day.
They should have started with 40k. WHAT?! THEY BROKE EVEN?! WITH A WEEK OF WORK?! This is insane! Congratulations! You used the apology booster to BREAK EVEN BY WORKING YOUR TAIL OFF for the ENTIRE WEEK. You are now back at square one. You are amazing.
To anyone who drained their IC even though they stated there would be no more wipes, and this does indeed feel like a currency wipe, congratulations. You made out like a bandit.
I usually buy the founder's packs just for commander choices, and never buy anything else from a MOBA, as I did with LOL, but this left such a sour taste in my mouth. My entire clan quit for this horrible situation just to go to a different MOBA. Some would call that fickle but customers are fickle. Whatever.
I won't be spending money on Supernova pretty much ever after all this.
Thanks for reading this thread. Pardon if it got derailed. Math is above to show just how far in the hole responsible IC savers got thrown because of this.