I was wondering what people’s thoughts were regarding how Custom Trades are calculated in the game. Are they calculated in real-time, or, like reward spins and (I believe) creation lab attempts, is the outcome already determined beforehand - i.e. before you even click the trade button, the game already knows what it is going to offer you?
The reason I think it might be the latter is that there are times when custom trades are greyed out for me, which suggests that the game is telling me I cannot afford the trade that it has already determined it wants to offer me. If trades were calculated and offered in real time, then even if I only had 10 million coins (for example), the game would offer a cheap trade, and as my coin balance increased, it would calculate and offer better and better trades.
The reason this matters is that you might be able to guess at what the Trade Harbor is going to offer you based on when it shows the trade is available. Assume we start at 10 million coins - for me, none of the coins to dino trades are available. As coin balance increases, at some point, the coins to dino trades start to be available. If that happens at say 30 million coins, you might assume you’re gonna get a normal super rare. If it happens at 50 million coins, maybe you’re gonna get a legendary. If it happens at 80 million+ coins, maybe you’re gonna get a rare hybrid. You might also be able to choose which trade to do based on which type of trade is made available last. For example, if Coins–>Jurassics becomes available at 30 million coins, but Coins–>Cenozoic stays greyed out until 80 million coins, I might logically assume the Cenozoic trade is going to be better, and act accordingly.
Also, if this is the case, then waiting to max out your coins in the hope of a better trade is a waste of time…
Just a thought - would be interested in people’s opinions.