If you are playing this game on a daily basis, you may want to consider spending some money on premium content. The question is, where to start? Of course the first thing you need to decide is how much should I spend on donuts?
Before we even get to that point though, consider how often you play the game. If you play daily, and feel that six-months from now this game will still be a part of you daily routine, it may not be a bad idea to spend some money buying donuts.
|Name||Number of Donuts||Cost||Price Per Donut|
|Boatload of Donuts||2400||$99.99 / £69.99||$0.04 / £0.03|
|Store Full of Donuts||900||$49.99 / £34.99||$0.05 / £0.04||Truckload of Donuts||300||$19.99 / £13.99||$0.06 / £0.04|
|Tray of Donuts||132||$9.99 / £6.99||$0.07 / £0.05|
|Stack of Donuts||60||$4.99 / £2.99||$0.08 / £0.05|
|Dozen Donuts||12||$1.99 / £1.49||$0.16 / £0.12|
The above chart goes over the options in detail, but the column you really need to pay attention to is “price per donut”. The more money you spend upfront, the better the value. Throwing down $99.99 at once may be a hard sell, but you can make that purchase go a long way. Let’s say you only spend $4.99 at a time, the “price per donut” value drops in half. In a roundabout way, that makes whatever content you spend those donuts on, more expensive.
This is how the publisher makes money. Very few people are going to spend $99.99 upfront because it is a ridiculous amount of money for additional content, even though it is the better value. So what people typically do is spend maybe $19.99 a time, because while still pricey, it doesn’t pack the same punch as a $99.99 purchase does.
Now as an example, let’s say you buy a “Truckload of 300 Donuts” (which cost $19.99) on the game every month, for five months. In cost that is the same as spending $99.99, but when you multiply (300 × 5) you only get 1,500 donuts. Great, you just lost out on 900 donuts because you didn’t bite the bullet on buying the “Boatload of 2400 Donuts” (which cost $99.99).
It sucks, but the difference between $0.06 per donut and $0.04 per donut is quite significant if you take the time to really do the math. Don’t even bother buying anything less than a “Truckload of 300 Donuts” because then you’re really getting screwed. The cheapest thing you can buy is a “Dozen Donuts” (which cost $1.99) with a price per donut value of $0.16, which quadruples the cost of premium content without you even realizing it.
Think of it this way. The person who buys a “Boatload of 2400 Donuts” would get the Squeaky-Voice Teen (at a cost of 30 donuts) for $1.20, whereas someone who only buys a “Dozen Donuts” would be spending roughly $4.80 on the same character.
If you do buy 2400 donuts, is there enough content worth purchasing? That’s for you to decide.