Long ago, I purchase two 5x licenses for Istani. Now it is on sale again, I only wanted the one mount out of the 5 left, the selected license costing 840 is a no brainer but I can gamble using a single random license costing 280 and see if I can get lucky to save gems or at least spent the same amount of gems (3x280) but also get two more mounts.
Decided to gamble because the odds are good, 3 out of 5 chances right? Didn't get lucky and got the mount I wanted on the 5th try spending 1400 instead of 840 or even 1260
I know, my fault for falling into the trap but oh well.... Good thing is that I am staying away from the Black Lion Chests lol.
Now this raises the question, I know it depends on how many mounts you wanted and RNG being RNG, but what is the best tactic in getting the mount you wanted from the mount adoption licenses using as few gems as possible?
1) Let say I wanted 5 mounts, what is the best option? Purchase two 5x licenses?
2) How many mounts "wanted" do you think buying the whole 15x license would be worth it?
3) In what situation would spending on a single random license would be ideal?