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My DragonVale park has stabled out a bit.. I am growing in number of dragons, coins and food at reasonably sustainable rates. I now have a few boosts that are available for purchase but they are a bit expensive for me (100,000 I can do ok, but 250,000 sets me back for a while).

Are boosts even worth getting until I have dragons specifically for making money or an island specifically for making money as opposed to breeding for goal achievement?

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Someone should math this out, but I'm absolutely sure it would take weeks of gameplay to actually get back the money put into boosts. I bought them for display purposes only and would recommend doing this yourself. –  Ben Brocka Mar 31 '12 at 0:03

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Buy boosts when you have the cash to burn (you WILL have cash to burn). If you're "saving up" for anything under 1 million, it's way too early to think about boosts.

Boosts are of very limited use and force your play in a very uncomfortable way; suddenly to max your coin earnings you have to segregate your dragons onto islands based on type. It's just not fun, and the 20% boost is pretty dubious.

Also remember these boosts negatively impact the opposing element. You'll need multiple islands to shuffle dragons around so that you don't significantly limit some dragon types.

The actual benefit is often invisible unless you play extremely actively; you're probably often coming to the game with your coin reserves full/close to full for many habitats already, the boost really only helps if you collect coins so fast your habitats never hit cap.

Generally, Boosts suck. Don't buy them unless you have cash to burn and you're really hardcore about getting the most money. If you do get boosts, get Earth and Cold, and segregate your Earth and Cold dragons habitats onto the same island. With large Cold and Large Earth habitats you can see a real return on your investment. The other elements, not so much.

A special case however is the Pan Long dragon; due to it's elements and high coin rate, it benefits substantially from boosts and can be used to quickly fill Earth Habitats with money. With the Fire and Water boosts Pan Long dragons get a 44% boost to coin rate and can easily get over 400 coins per second at level 15 and over 500 coins at level 20. A habitat full of boosted Pan Long dragons will get cash more than 3x faster than Rainbow dragons, but will require much more attention.

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Your last two paragraphs seem a little redundant. But good info! –  EBongo Mar 31 '12 at 0:22
    
Haha, I love the Boosts Suck at the end, drives it home.. Thanks for the info! –  James Mar 31 '12 at 0:26

I like the boosts. Ive been getting more cash since I got my plant dragon boost and am currantly building a cold dragon boost and an earth dragon boost. I have two islands so I just keep opposites separate. get them when you unlock the water dragon-$250,000 isnt much then and you can put the ones with both a plant or other element with a low max coins for the habitat that also have a element with a high amount of max coins in the habitat with more max coins. after a night, my earth habitats aren't quite full yet. Get them when it isn't a lot of money and you don't have to save up!

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Hello Nathan, and welcome to gaming.se. While we appreciate your willingness to answer questions, this particular question had already been answered much more thoroughly and with much better wording. –  Shadur Mar 16 at 10:18

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