Hello MrCookedGuy here.
Keeping it short cause it annoys me.. Currently "0.9% Emerald staffs is Ultimate++" and "0.72% clavas is ult++" (uber short last sentence)
Clavas, can triple cap, Clavas/akatiti takes 9-10minutes to farm(semi-afk). But Clavas is 1/3 per character in... and theres a 0.72% clavas rolls ult++.
Emerald Staffs, can double cap, has extra hero speed, is character based drop. Emerald staff/city takes 20+minutes to farm(with constant playing and wheeling).. and there is a 0.9% chance Emerald staffs roll Ultimate++..
Those are some differences i've noticed doing it so far(thank you for the math you smart people). I like that the staffs are going to right way towards outsorcing the Clava. With the extra hero movementspeed, slightly higher ++ drop rate and a possebility to double cap(Although i've understood it that they roll so poorly that youd have higher chance to get ++ Clava double cap then Emerald ++ single cap).
But as one that still lacks a good ++ clava(Ya'll seen my current ones.. its.... bad). I can say that even though its on the right path, its not remotely close to get me to move from farming Akatiti to farming emerald city...
The map(Emerald) is generally a pain the ass... Shortcuts that generally take longer then running to crystals, mini-djinns that deal buttload of damage and mega wyerns that requires you CONSISTENTLY WHEEL for the last 2waves(Including boss wave and when boss is up, if you dont kill it quick enough).
Now to my cooked conclusion(yeah short one uh?), Emerald is a challenging map even for high endgame players... But rewards are NO... WAY... NEAR... worth the struggle to farm. I heard rumours the Staffs were getting a buff, making this map actually worth the time for players. Now i hear rumours that this is not going to happen which BREAKES MY HEART cause that means the map will go back to being as dead as it was before, and is currently... Which maps are worth farming is(ofcourse) Measured in effort vs reward... Emerald is 50times the effort vs Akatiti with not even close to 2x chances of a good reward, cooked math if you ask me?
Makes sense? No? i guessed so...
As of current, Emerald City is not worth farming for staffs vs Akatiti, there needs to be a buff on the Emerald staffs ult % for it to even be considerd worth our time.