There offers are actually insane in terms of making them unappealing for purchase.
Black Friday chest. 28 dollars for a RANDOM dia relic + random gold relic + Beledig + 2 RANDOM legendaries + 20 elementium is not worth it in my book. The rest of this offer is just RNG useless stuff not worth purchasing, especially if you're in a decent team. I have enough random lvl5-6 runes for TBG already and there is no way I'm going to use lvl6 runes in wars.
Elementium chests. Some of my teammates and in game friends tried to purchase them and most of them got 12 elementium. One poor guy actually went hard on them but still the best that he got was 36 elementium in 9 purchases. 5/9 was 12.
The saddest part is it's the best offer as it seems when you check other offers.
Runes. Gamble to get random lvl 8-10 runes from this insane chest with probability we can't even see or get guaranteed X runes on discount for almost the same price or even cheaper if you consider this RNG bundle runes dropping in rank after you try to change their color? Hmmm.
Abundance chest. The epitome of SP offers with a random rank 3 legend (considering how many useless monsters we have in the game), random lvl 9 runes you can't change without risking to downgrade them, golden relic chest so you could gamble while you gamble, some gems, pvp stamina for broken pvp mode where L4 almost doesn't exist anymore and random amount of food+gold to justify the price. Insane stuff which doesn't match the price tag.
1800 orbs, 100 elementium and one X rune for 110 Euros and 750 orbs , 35 elementium and X rune for 55 euros. Let's think about it.
Let's assume we buy 3400/1700 gems respectively. That leaves us with 3055/1355 gems for the rest of the deal after we distract 345 gems for X rune.
55 EUR bundle:
This offer includes 750 orbs. If you buy 110 orbs for 42 gems 7 times you will get 770 orbs for 294 gems. That means that SP thinks that 35 elementium is worth 1061 gems (lol).
Ok let's go ham and buy 180 orbs for 79 gems. Then you'll get 720 orbs for 316 gems, 900 orbs for 395 gems. This would still leave us with roughly 1000 gems for 35 elementium.
110 EUR bundle:
This offer includes 1800 orbs. 110 orbs for 42 gems = 1760 orbs for 672 gems (16 discounts), 1870 orbs for 714 gems (17 discounts). In this case 100 elementium is worth roughly 2360 gems if you buy orbs twice during the discount. If you buy orbs 3 times during the discount then you get exactly 1800 orbs for 790 gems (10 discounts), so 100 elementium would worth 2265 gems.
This pricing logic becomes even more interesting if you consider the fact that you can't use elementium to rank up warmasters. It means that nemesis are the most expensive monsters you can spend elementium on. That means that 100 nemesis cells are worth about 33% more than 55 EUR gem pack in SP eyes, leaving us with 72 EUR for 1 nemesis monster. And that's if we use these elementium cells for nemesis...
Here I can also start ranting about nemesis dungeons and chests, but there is enough of that without me already.
These offers highlight several major problems with bundles in this game:
SP loves to add random useless stuff to justify the amount of money they want from you. Yeah sure add more food, gold, you can also add battle items like you do in golden relic chests, slap some random cells for useless monsters on top. Insane!
We will never know which monsters/relics/cells are actually in pool of possible rewards. You see R3 legend in an offer and you can actually end up with rank3 worker hulk or something like that. Now remember that you can't purchase most of diamond relics in any way other than chests. Can we get wm relics from this black friday chest? What are these special team shop relics? Who cares just buy the bundle and get your 5th Osur's Amulet you never used in the first place.
There is almost no way to get relics in this game other than chests. Now it’s even in team shop with that "grind for several months to get RNG blessed" dia relic chest. Hell, they even locked out 2 new team shop monsters behind the gamble of which one you will get from one chest. Sometimes I see people asking here why someone actually purchases these chests. This is the answer – SP doesn't allow us to get relics without gambling. Simple as that.
Last but not least, loot probabilities. Some countries actually pushed game developers to publish probabilities. Let's just quote Wikipedia here:
In December 2016, China's Ministry of Culture announced legislation which required "online game publishers" to publicly release from May 2017 onwards the "draw probability of all virtual items and services". When the law came into effect publishers complied, resulting in a variety of statistics being released which quantified the odds of Chinese players receiving different categories of item from each loot box, some of which were as low as 0.1%
Why do I have a feeling that it would look quite similar in ML case?
Do you know what would be insane? To be able to buy what you want without these RNG BS chests.