Just curious what the community has invested into PM. I've only spent about 3.99 because I consider the game kind of pricy. Another question I would have is if anyone has mostly been able to build a deck they enjoy without a significant financial investment.
I think I've spent around $40 on this game, with 3/4 of that going into purchasing items.
Gold Rescues are pretty much worthless, and as I stated in the Persuasion Thread, the statues are worthless in general.
If you want strong pirates, you should really wait until an event, where they usually have a small group of strong pirates for (usually) the same price as the gold rescue, but you have a better chance of getting "good" pirates. In addition, these pirates often help you in the event itself, so you also get an SR. Win-Win situation.
Regarding me spending on items, it was mostly because I wanted the Fireball Reesa in the previous event, and there was literally no freaking way I could've reached the 100th floor without at least 8 roasted chickens.