I have 1400 winters rage shards but will not get the other 100 I need before xmas event ends... will these still be obtainable?
Doing the math I would have to spend over $2000 to buy the required jewels to get all the merits. I put money into the game, but that is too much for almost anyone. I'm 950 short of getting the hp leech glyph. I talked to a tech and hopefully they can make the event last all year or bring it back and allow us to keep our shards.
I got Winter's Embrace and had enough Bells to get 600 shards for Winter's Rage but decided I'd rather get something I know for sure I can use, so I spent them on glyph XP instead... However, it really would have been nice to know for sure one way or the other because I would have spent the Bells on more glyph shards if I knew that I could get more later to finish the glyph.
And I agree - the whole merit thing was, for the most part, a big joke. Almost half of the merits you could get came just from buying jewels. I'm fine with those tasks being part of the event, but there should have been a lot more other tasks to at least give people a chance to get more than 1 of the glyphs without going bankrupt.