@nynaevelan said in Getting My First Two Star Heroic Dragon:
This is interesting but it is assuming that you do not have the other two required dragons and they are not leveled or empowered prior to the end of the heroic race. That cost also assumes that you either do not have anything currently empowering or you start both quests off at the same time, at the beginning when the quests are first opened.
With that said, if you are short the food then you will either need to grow it in the time between each race, assuming you can and you do not feed anything between each race each month or you buy it with either food or gems. If you buy it with gems then it is 300 gems for 13.6m of food which raises your cost to @1500 or more gems to feed 3 dragons. Sorry but I do not know the numbers for the cost for real money deals since I never buy them I never pay attention to them. You are also not accounting for the food that will be needed to progress in the race which will race what you need in food.
But just with these numbers it would not be cost effective (to me) to try to go for the second heroic quest if you do not have the other 2 required dragons either already leveled or empowered. This most recent heroic dragon and quests cost me 543 gems, 375 of which because I started the second one late but this is not something I plan to do for each heroic, it would just be to expensive in the long run.
Sorry but based on your levels of food and gems right now I am not seeing this as a realistic goal to accomplish in a month. I could be wrong but just based on my costs for this race, I think you need to increase your targets in gems and food. You do not have the gold to grow the food so it is going to cost you more in either gems or real money to reach your goal in a month.
I agree with most of this, however there are a few things I want to look at today, and a few things I want to point out:
Today I am going to look at the cost of producing food. I believe that ultimately, you are correct: I do not have enough to make the progress that I need to make for this to be done with my current resources alone. I currently have around 2k gems outstanding in tasks at the DragonTV Island. I expect around half of that to expire before I can redeem it, but if a big chunk of what I do end up with ends up going to purchase food, that could suffice. For now though, that's not part of my plan.
You are also correct that I am not considering the cost of food throughout the race, or during other quests. However, I contend that taken independent of any other leveling, I can chose methods that are food-positive. Every race I have done has led to an increase in food from the race itself, not a decrease, since the feeding tasks can all be done on low level dragons. I expect other events to fit that pattern as well (or at least to be able to participate in them in this way).