I definitely agree not worth the Diamonds now that we have Alliance Ships. But at the time it was something to look forward to every three months or so.Imo 1800 diamond for 24 shard not good enough since the alliance quest apear...but i want to try it myself
Today I did a search on the forum regarding best use of Diamonds and ended up here. After playing a bit over two years I’ve piled up a little over 10000 and have recently been thinking about the Imperial Ship mostly for the chance at Gold jackpots.I definitely agree not worth the Diamonds now that we have Alliance Ships. But at the time it was something to look forward to every three months or so.
Remember. There was a time neither Alliance ships nor War Harbor existed. It was MUCH, MUCH harder to get shards at that point. Just think about how many you get from those two sources now. Imagine trying to level up all your armies without them.
Harbor ships used to be the main source, and at one time even those were random and you often got shards for units already at 5star level. Now you only get shards for units which still need to be promoted.
Definite improvements to the game brought in by InnoGames.
This is not as true as it used to be now that the Devs have removed high level upgrades.If it is gold you want, I would recommend using the 100 diamonds to reset a Stronghold when you have maxed it out and have time to max it again. The gold you earn from rewards and selling the upgrades received will likely be more than the ship would give you. Especially if you do it 18 times.