Dark Essences, By The Numbers – A Statistical Analysis of Rewards

About a month after I began playing, when we were finally able to get the rare lvl 3 dark essence from tippy-top lvl 1 darknests, I started wondering how different the rewards really were at each essence level.  At times it seemed like a level 3 essence didn’t provide much more value than a level 1, and it made me question if it was worth all the trouble to fight so hard for them.

Much to my surprise, I could find no good information online.  At best the occasional person would bust out an anecdote to support a claim one way or another, but that was hardly convincing.  So I opened up Excel, and set about tracking the rewards I got from every darknest on each of my accounts over the next couple months.  What I found surprised me.

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