As we have been well aware, boosts are very much the future of what Huddle is banking on, and for the most part, it definitely adds an element to the game that Bunt never had. With so many active sets, it can be hard to keep track, even more so after the awards have already gone out. So this begs the question of what to do with the boosts you dont want after they are expired? Here is how I have been approaching it.
Trading for the New Boosts
This is my main method, as I try to identify the main boosts I want to keep, and trade the other ones to people for ones I need from new sets. It can be a lot of work, but it is well worth the trouble. If you are good at trading, you can easily parlay the boosts from old sets into complete sets for the new cards if you are willing to overpay a bit. I am, and it has worked out quite nicely.
I think the best thing about the trade economy right now is that even really good players have value drop offs in their boosts when the awards expire, so you can more easily stock up on the older expired boosts for good players if you want to do that too.
Completing the Entire Set
If you have been following my advice and buying nothing but boost packs, you probably have a lot of extras. If that is the case, you can either stock up on the better players, or you can start to go for the complete set. As we have seen with Black and Purple, there is a big reward for putting together all the available cards. I think I came about 10 and 15 cards short of the purple and black sets, just from all the wheeling and dealing I was doing. The only issue is the bundle boosts, which are very much more rare and very much more tough to trade for. Those will take some firepower to get. If you are dead set, the rewards have been quite nice, with Andrew Luck being the Black Reward and Aaron Rodgers being the Purple award. Not bad at all.
Money is an Object
We are already onto our 6th or 7th set of Blue Boosts, and we saw yesterday that Huddle is trying to introduce collectible Mint Boosts now as well, so you will need to make a decision on how you are spending your coins. Right now, the Blue Boosts are well worth the investment, as were the purple boosts before them. The gap between card rich users and card poor users is growing by the day, as it did in Bunt, but that is inevitable when you have a base of users that play for free and those that spend lots of money. If you are free to play, boost packs are still your best buy, and I wouldnt even waste your time with anything else. I would make sure to play along with the fantasy element too, as it seems to be relatively easy to score high enough to get some coins for that as well.
In turn, this will give you more coins to buy more boost packs, and more boosts to trade for the cards you want.