So I made it to my two year mark with E & P, and sadly it’s hard to enjoy it as the world is in a very awkward state at the moment.
However any escape from what’s going on is welcome as people are trying to stay healthy and sane. To all of my fellow players in every country, my deepest condolences and hope that we all can learn to pull together as one instead of this every man for themselves hoarding mentality that is simply breaking my heart. Everyone everywhere please be safe.
So 2 years, A lot has changed in this game from when I started. Remembered almost falling out my chair when i got albe, scaring my cat in my lap(OUCH) When a Yelp of joy escaped as I recieved joon from an epic hero token…definitely the days.
Todays meta, well honestly, I actually for the first time in 2 years went to see what else the playstore had avaiable. I was a very vocal supporter of E & P for a long time as sticking to a budget allowed some form of sanity during horrible droughts of heroes.
However after some recent life setbacks for all of us has seen us stuck at home, I really had time to play more regularly than before and also decided after 2 years of loyalty, to try another game that seemed Intriguing to me.
The first thing i really noticed was how little time I am able to actually play empires.
Back when you first starting you had a lot of things to check regularly, but with 5 and 7 day build times u become more frustrated that u can’t use your builder to change a building back for crafting.
The fact that the last hero I ascended in green was Kingston and being ctp I dont buy mats so when I was lucky enough to land telluria, this many months later, I’m still unable to ascend her as waiting on tonics…I looked at the number of dupes I had and how still not a word on the hero academy.
I go back through the Francois post and watch as the communities true self came out from under the rug remember anchor leaving and then returning.
Then my new game really opened my eyes to the greed. Setting a budget is one thing that a player can control, but empires has completely taken all the measure to make sure that the player gap will never decrease. Their goal is simply push out FTP and focus on what profit margin they are seeing deals bought the most at.
I recommended this game to a lot of friends and all but 1 still plays but as many have said before me now. They simply are here because they investted.
In three years they have no pity timer, no way of using duplicates to help roster growth, no form of story quest or repeatable quest allowing one to farm needed items at all. Every single thing you need in this game is based on rng and seeing the kind of heroes new players have to face versus what I had to face when I started is frustrating.
Releasing heroes with very few counters is bad for business on all fronts. Several extremely tough to deal with heroes have been released lately and it has put a definite heavy hand on players.
I have a decent roster with 2 years of hard work yet the last stage of wonderland event today took me almost 8 minutes to complete without using crafting items…8 ■■■■■ minutes with high troop high emblems 5 stars…
The community which used to be very supportive has taken a either you agree with us or its Fk you attitude that has really saddened me. The higher you move up the rankings the more you realize how fun the game is not.
3 years later troops still not able to be trained, other games allow you to ascend heroes from one tier to another with fusion and other examples and I would love to have a 5 star wilbur. Hansel, or proteus…heck an alliance mate just got seshat to 80…just now…check the month seshat was released.
Not only do you have to pay to try and get heroes even when u get them you have literally no time frame of when you gonna be able to use them.
I nabbed lepus and malosi in a ten pull, I should have been overjoyed, but I just stared at the screen, as they join the graveyard of heroes waiting on items to be ascended.
I’m now currently FTP with no desire to spend on anything here. The way they treat our FTP players is wrong, the withholding of items at the extent it is is wrong, having to wait months after getting a hero to use it is wrong…for three years you have been blessed, at one point this game was a top grosser and was voted into the running for game of the year, Now…its just not the same.
The only positive for a while was the community and recent decisions have made what seems to be an irreparable split between the masses that has made logging in feel like a task.
In my new game I can farm tokens just like here, but I can actually farm a garunteed five star token, use duplicate heroes i have to turn them into coins that will allow me to buy a random ticket, or save then for enough coins to actually purchase a hero I want with in game currency.
People in my alliance actually have an alliance building with actual objectives to complete daily that allows us to earn currency to purchase ascension items.
You can pvp live and have pvp duels with your friends list. Literally every gripe that has been brought to empires seems to be addressed and that feeling of knowing that at some point I can grind my way to everything is very refreshing.
As always cash can speed some things up, but it also has a pvp set up where the top end players and ftp remain separated until one is ready to move up, so no cupdroppers ruining your day.
A ten spen in empires is 2600 gems, players are lucky to receive 5 per day. As a FTP that is one heck of a grind and saving spree just for a chance at something and everyone here knows the odds mean that it takes normally 2 to 3 10 spins to get something beneficial…not always but om average. Which means with some simple math, in over a year most FTP have to done 2 or 3 period.
New game, 30 gems for an 11 spin. Average as a casual player, 5 to 6 gems per day, pvp brackets actually payout gems for your placement at the end of each week , so example of you were in gold here in empires u get a chest full of garbage but there you get 26 gems. So a FTP players with very casual habits can still earn close to 2 ten spins per week just by doing their dailys and remaining in gold.
Empires is to stingy and the type of players it has created are now bitter yet lots dont even know it. .I used to feel like I was investing In my entertainment ment but it’s not entertaining anymore, fighting +30 ursena, telluria, kunchens, none of it is fun, its aggravating…most players are being forced to stack just cause otherwise it’s over in seconds. 3/70 5 stars are pretty much useless now as even they are one shot by high emblemed snipers…my HEL has full life and +10 emblems yet was still one shot by a + 20 lianna.
I dont know what your plan was empires but you guys lost site and I feel lost respect for the people who got you where you are and the thing is it dont matter, they already got their money and then some. If this dies off well, they already got paid. probably wont even have to work for the rest of their lives all by taking advantage of good people for just three years.
Empires I challenge you to prove me wrong. Take a look around you at how FTP are being treated elsewhere and bring those idea here sooner than later
Stay safe out here everyone and my blessings to those who have suffered at the hands of this horrible illness.