Grievous is a very popular cinematic character and I understand that he is meant to be rare, but why does each of his shards cost so much more than regular shards in the shop?
10 Grievous shards costs 2,250 currency, which comes from 150 extra shards. This makes a 15 to 1 conversion, where 15 extra shards will get only ONE shard for Grievous.
For any other character, the cost is 300 currency for 2 shards. The 300 currency takes only 20 extra shards to make. Essentially, all of the other characters in the shard shop have a 10 to 1 conversion!!
Why is Grievous 15 to 1 and everybody else 10 to 1?? This is the only place to get grievous and he is 50% more expensive than characters that are regularly round elsewhere in the game.
Also, I'd like to point out that a player could 7 star 15 characters .....or 7 star Grievous!!! This is insane. Could the exhange rate be lowered? There was a temporary bug where Grievous's shards cost 400 shard shop currency for 5 shards, 800 currency for 10, and 2,400 for 30. I thought this was a miracle until I saw that it was being changed back.
Could the developers please look at this?
Look, I'm very passionate about the whole Grievous thing because I put in the work, and anyone else who has will back me up. Even non-whales, F2P, etc. If you want him that badly, you need to put in the work the game requires. There's criteria to obtain him, just like anything else in life. If you dedicate the 10 shards available in the squad arena, the 15 from GW, the 5, sometimes 10 from cantina, maybe throw in another 5 from random hard-mode farming and another 5 or 10 from guild shop, and do that daily with DISCIPLINE, you can obtain him.
It's not impossible, and his intention is not to be a meta arena fighter everyone uses. I have him at 5* and I'd be pretty livid if they dropped his rate so significantly that he was in 1 out of every 5 squads. Sure, I'd make it to 7* a lot faster, but that's not my point. The point is, you have to sacrifice a LOT to get him.
If you want to accelerate it, here's a tip: 7* Leia and Kit Fisto. Then, go buy some Chromium packs and get your currency. Otherwise, put in the grind.
Every week there's another thread why people can't get him, it's unfair, it's unreasonable, etc. If you don't like the rate, don't go after him. I really want a Tesla Model X, but I'm not writing Elon Musk asking him to look into his pricepoint because I don't have $180K for a P90D.
Bottom line: Grievous is in the game. That is his cost.
If you're too impatient to get him as he comes through normal play... just get 1 character to 7* in each play area, then continue to buy nothing but those character's shards until you have your goofy asthmatic cyborg. The rest of your squad is going to suffer, but at least you'll have him I guess...
He wasn't there at Christmas 2015
This! Grievous should be a powerhouse in the Meta for how absurdly difficult it is to get him.