Given we have recently had the change to allow skills changes to be made for free many have asked if we would see the same for changing runes.
Much like the skill changes SP would have the data on how many players pay gems to remove runes during normal gameplay as well as when a discount is offered.
While I have no knowledge of that information I would have to think that the amount of players continually paying gems to swap runes during normal gameplay would not be that high.
Therefore if the cost was reduced (depends on how much) or made free what would be the impact to the game?
For SP there is the reduced income (from gem purchases) from un-equipping or when runes are on sale, (level X for 345) gems as I would think that once a player had a certain number of runes of different types you would be ok for PvP & Team Wars to move them around as required. Battlegrounds may be the only aspect of the game where you would want as many as you could get.
For players much like with skill changes you may see different combinations and obviously a lot more teams equipped with all X or other higher level runes than you might now.
I know for me personally I could set war & PvP defences with all X and have leftovers for attack as well, something I don’t even consider doing now due to the costs to move them around.
My X runes went on the best monsters I had at the time but as the game has moved forward I still find myself using some of these older monsters as they have the best runes. Moving them during discount is the best option but still costly and these discounts don’t happen that often.
I am sure most players would like to take the best monster into a battle equipped with the best runes, relics & skills possible. Currently we can easily do 2 of those 3.
What are you thoughts, how would a change like this impact you as a player where you are in the game at the moment and the game as a whole?
Should the cost be reduced or even free, should we get 3 free changes per day or something similar, maybe free rune change for 24 hours once a month?