that's just it. with the red astrals coming, i want something that would actually be convenient you know how high the exp for those astrals go and you know how unbelievably rare that energine is. you can spend 4mil and there's .099% of you getting that with 4mil. by the time you gathered enough for one energine, you'd have already made 2k astral exp with the same amount. ever since the new patch there hasn't been many orange astrals that's gotten by players. in the past there were at least three players getting orange astrals every 10-20min and now it seems all i see is just crypt completion and guild blessings. energine has gotten much more rare than before so how does that help? okay sure, it's for end game but still, 500xp = 4m? really? when the exp i need to fill is past 25k xp?
Stop using one click capture, you get more Star Points for doing it manually. I get 1k Star points from less than half of the value you're talking about, normally off of 1.5mil to 2.2mil depending. Also I get around 1.2k-1.6k Astral Xp per 1mil gold. Yes it's 4000 per Magus star and Magus gives 1 Star point so that'd why you feel it takes 4mil gold. But remember that you're selling back Greens and Whites, at least you should be, this then recycles the money back around where you can start with much less than the 4mil and earn as if you're using 4mil. Keep only the Blue+, sell the rest. A Green Astral makes a Magus star cost 400 gold, a White Astral makes a Magus star cost 2,800 gold.
I still see one energine every few days someone gets one. Saw one last night in the AM server time.
Yes, I have the Star Points saved already where I can buy all the reds that I'd use. They're only the prime bonus stat astrals that are going red: MAtk, PAtk, Crit, MDef, PDef, HP, Block, and Charisma. The rest are not changing. Most people use 3-4 Stat astrals. So you only need 45k-60k Star Points. I currently am sitting on 47k Star Points and will have all 3 of the Stat Astrals I use right when they are released. Then will be back to energine buying with them, as I have no need for anything else with star points.
The game isn't supposed to be max out fast and then move on. You're supposed to take time to achieve higher level and quality items, or pay a high increasing amount of money. I still see players getting tons of orange astrals(I've gotten about 20-25 between S1 and S2 since the patch) as well as many players getting them back to back. Typically every 100k-800k gives me one orange astral. I haven't really been working on astrals much since Part II came out though thus the small 20-25 oranges only. Been getting my guild mount, guild skills, and some legendaries enchanted.
If I recall it's somewhere around 800k-1mil Astral Value to be maxed for all level 10 astrals. Astral Value is every 10 Astral Experience = 1 Astral Value. So every Energine = 50 Astral Value.
I had never seen 3 oranges every 10-20 minutes though. Maybe it depends on when you play that the ones that were spending before on astrals during your play schedule have stopped working on astrals to get things like: Guild Mount, Guild Skills, Enchanting Legendaries, Converting Gems.