I’ve always been curious what the comparative value that Ludia places on Dino Bucks, Loyalty Points and DNA in the game, particularly in the trade harbour as that is where we often see different resources offered for the same item. So for the last week I’ve recorded all trades involving DB, LP or DNA, chucked them in a spreadsheet and tried to figure it out.
Wouldn’t you know it, there is a definite value ratio for DB:LP:DNA that is remarkably consistent across many of the trades. Obviously DB are valued highest, followed by LP then DNA. So…what is it I hear you ask. Ask no more.The ratio is
1 (DB) : 1.4 (LP) : 2.7 (DNA)
So what does this mean? Basically DB are worth approximately 1.5 times more than LPs and 3 times more than DNA and LPs are worth twice as much as DNA.
So 100 DB are “worth” 150 LPs or 300 DNA and those 150 LPs are “worth” 300 DNA.
These values are conserved across almost all trades, including food and coins for DB, LP and DNA. This means that for the majority of trades we are getting “fair market value” to acquire those resources. However there are a few exceptions. These include:
AF to DB or DNA. For these trades they are treated equally, making AF to DB the best trade in the game…of course, we all know that already!
In both DB to LP and LP to DNA trades, the LPs are significantly undervalued. Never do them. Again, we largely knew this already.
For Dino to resource trades DB are significantly undervalued. Granted, we all take them anyway, hower we are getting nowhere near the actual value in terms of the ratios above. In fact, we are getting half of the DB that we should be for these trades. Interestingly, we are getting offered more LPs than we should be. So Dino to LP trades are by far the best trades to take.
I use my daily custom trades to do DNA to Jurassic for the VIPs and the average cost of those trades is about 14K DNA to one VIP. Comparing it to the equivalent LP cost of 8700 for a solid gold pack, we should expect these trades to set us back at least 17K DNA. Therefore DNA to Jurassic custom trades are the cheapest way to obtain VIPs in the game.
So next time you are trying to figure out “is this trade worth it”…think about those ratios and you’ll have your answer.