We all know the biggest complaint here has to be the prices of everything. And we know in our hearts why these prices are jacked up.
Without the purchase of dragons (Which go for around 3k diamonds, give or take, on regular DP), your purchases are being hurt, aren't they? That's why you've had to jack up the prices to meet a quota. To keep the game alive.. However I think this isn't the way to do it.
Nope, here's my suggestion. One people might not like - but may also be better than what you've already got going on.
Yeah, you heard me right.
I don't mean turning the game from Free to Play. I mean a monthly sub service, that gives you nice little goodies each month. Goodies that give enough incentive to make us pay cash out to you guys for them.
You could even have sub ranks.
$5 for 400 diamonds a month, a 15% discount on the store, an exclusive dragon, a special sort of player housing.
$10 for 800 diamonds a month, a 25% discount on the store, yadda-yadda.
Or just have a set price. $15 a month for __ amount of diamonds, ___ discount, ___ dragon, ___ lair slots, etc. I think you'll find people would much prefer paying out that $15 a month than paying your current prices, because they are harsh. And I think I speak on behalf of everyone here when I say they are TOO much for what they are.
And it's not because I haven't experienced the prices, because I have. I've paid for lair slots, active dragon slots, chamber slots, speed-hatching. You can bet I would pay up to $20 a month for a discount to buy more things at lower prices than you have now.. Because you see, sometimes less is more. You open yourself to a much wider audience by lowering your prices.
Suggestions on this are very much welcome and if you don't agree with me, by all means say so! But stay respectful, just as I will.