So I wanted to just kind of throw this little rant out here because it's something I'm personally disliking the most about this game. And that's the cost of Gems. When you're at the point in the game where you can't really complete missions to be rewarded gems, they become suddenly more difficult to obtain. Leaving me constantly trying to hold myself back from buying gems. Sure there are sales once in a while, but the average price I feel is a little extreme. For some other mobile games that had a "gacha" system for obtaining units, weapons, or whatever you need to make yourself better, the cost was more reasonable and affordable. You could do a pull for 10 units for roughly $10-$20 if you didn't have the cash currency. And it usually paid off pretty well in the end. In DFFOO if you don't have gems, but there's a banner you really want to pull on, you have to spend $37 just to afford one round of pulls, that will usually always net you about 5-7 trash items that no one wants. And even when you're just doing a single pull, either with gems or tickets, you're more than likely going to get of course a trash piece of equipment. I feel I'm struggling to build myself up and keep up with the direction the game is going simply because I can't afford pulls, and I don't get the items I need. Now of course I'm not expecting the game to just give me what I want, but for how little to no profit I'm gaining from trying to do these pulls, I kind of want it to be a bit more balanced and cost efficient. Especially for someone like me who doesn't have a lot of money to put into the game in the first place. And I know SE isn't suffering for money, I mean how could they with their long and pretty successful line of games, and even having 2 online subscription based games. As well as their mobile games. Now all this being said, I love this game to death, I really do. I find myself playing it all the time in my spare time. And I wouldn't be adverse to spending money on it, if only it were more affordable. And I know complaining here about it won't change anything but I just don't get why it has to be like this. Anyways, sorry about this long and winded rant that probably sounds a little immature. I've just been thinking about this for a while and wanted to get it off my chest to other players. TL;DR - Why is this game expensive and difficult.