The inconsistency of the prices is what pisses me off with this whole thing. Although @Elcent does make a good point in that the most expensive colours basically act as “social dominance” for certain players as if we were all male tropical birds on the Galapagos islands or something, I still find it ridiculous that not only are you charged tokens for these paints but to also have the prices go from fluctuating between a steady 5-7 tokens up to 20 for red and 100 for white - no consistency, as if they didn’t know what numbers to put in. Not to mention the pallete of these colours is lack luster at best.
As it stands now the paints should cost coins, not tokens. The customisation in this game is virtually non-existent so in my mind it does not justify monetisation. At this point I would have also included the incentive to buy premium packs due to all of the new Legendary-Mythical items they’ve already implemented to use as a point on why this is stupid but honestly, considering that you will mostly end up with a bunch of epic items I can’t really say they’ve even done that right.
What I suggest
A whole new system put in place that deals with colours and how you buy paints; based on your run of the mill hex colour wheel with RGB and HSL values you can tweak. (I despise the ones that don’t let you input the values)
Secondary and Tertiary colours; just like with the flag system you get to choose three colours for the emblems/devices and for the background of the clan flag. Apply a similar system for the masks of sprites, and to a greater extent, add liveries. (The whole tiered item system in Reloaded might not make this possible however)
An in-depth customisation feature that includes varying shapes on certain parts of the sprites, mainly for torsos, legs and drones. Unsure about weapons for the moment.
The devs could then outlet any monetisation on those features should they actually be implemented, however, to do so they would also need to un-monetise parts of the game that actually affect gameplay and vise-versa. Basically, this post is based off of the principle that you shouldn’t be able to buy power.