While the master blacksmith is by far one of the best additions that the game has ever had, there is one major flaw with it. Most of the items that you can purchase with gold pieces are extremely overpriced. The cost for things such as wall capacity and base food widgets is kinda justifiable considering the only other way to reliably get them is through the wheel of affluence, but even the cost of those is quite absurd it could easily take you a couple years of consistent play in order to buy enough lvl 20 wall widgets for all castles. The fact that the outdated unique equipment sets cost between 10,000 and 20,000 pieces is ridiculous. The entire sets should be in the 1-2k range realistically. You also have PO items that cost nearly a month's worth of pieces to just buy ONE and even then there are better po items for only 5k rubies each. Something else that is a overpriced are the military districts, an item that takes an even more ridiculous amount of time and pieces to obtain and the general consensus is that it is not worth purchasing unless you hypothetically in the late late game and looking for more room for PO items. However by far the most egregious of things you can purchase from the master blacksmith is the lvl 10 relic food production widget, which cost 50,000 gold pieces. The primary issue with that being that you can craft those on your own by using widget resources you buy with the superior currency which are silver pieces. It costs 20,495 silver to craft 1 lvl 10. You could potentially convert those 50,000 gold pieces into silver pieces and then make 7 of those widgets rather than using 50,000 gold pieces for one. Overall I would say that GGS needs to slash the prices for items you can buy with gold pieces by a large amount, and the current best way to actually spend them is to simply convert them into 3 silver pieces each unless you have no other way of obtaining the wall and base food widgets.
geniusguy @ wok of usa 1