I recently bought a hero, and being the noob that I am, I didn't realize until after the fact, that the only way you can upgrade your hero with more medals is to buy more $5.00 packs from the store? and how many do you have to purchase before maxing out at gold? 15 medals a pack? it sounds ridiculous to me. I mean I would spend $20.00 to max out a hero. is there something I'm missing here? is it just me? or is this absurdly overpriced?
Which hero are you buying?
All hero pack will be reset a certain times except Big Guy.
If you are buying Big Guy then you will need to spend a lot of money. Big Guy pack start from 15 Medal to more each time you purchase it and so the price.
If others hero then just purchase once and wait for reset then purchase again.
maxing big guy is about 300$ if i recall correctly
in average case, maxing a hero from the store is about 1000$
if you intend to max a farmable "free" hero, it would cost you about 250$ in gem price ( or 60 days click time if you do not wish to spend money on it)
Honestly I wouldn't blow money on paid heroes unless you plan on spending the next few years on this game. Don't really need to worry about it too much til you get to t4 anyways.