I appreciate what the market is for, but for me collecting shards makes this game feel that much more tedious. I've been here a long time, and this game admittedly has a pretty poor track record of holding my attention because I've felt like the imbalances sucked any kind of enjoyment I had in playing it. The market is a good solution, but not a perfect one. I think 100 shards a week is just too low, considering the prices we're looking at currently. If we're going to be adding things like prizes to it, then the imperfections need to be fixed. Maybe fluctuate the amount we can collect with the current values in the market instead of one flat rate every week. Two years for one egg is too long. I'm not saying they should be handed out easily, but I think prizes should be reasonably priced or progress in collecting shards should actually feel like progress and not just spinning my wheels.
But I'm also really salty because I've been here for 10 years and my opinion reflects that, so take this as my disclaimer. 🤷♀️