One detail to ruin this dream is, SG when acknowledging the duplicate issue not being addressed by Hero Academy, stated it’s because they do not want solution to such important problem being locked in the most advanced building in the game, but rather make it more available to all the players. And frankly, I couldn’t agree more with such reasoning.
TC21 being available at SH 26 etc would be something exactly opposing to this idea.
Not like they don’t have right to change their minds of course.
I am quite torn about the idea for buffing stats of maxed heroes using their duplicates. At first, finally some solution to duplicates issue that isn’t a total waste - and finally let’s be done with it and free some roster space.
But then, the end game whales would be unstoppable - I saw pictures of rosters with 8 Drake Fongs, multiple Cobalts etc. stacking them up would create such imbalance and uncontrollable chaos we’d be wiped out. On the other hand, if same rules applied to epics and rares, you could easily boost guys like Boril or Grimm to be on par with ‘unboosted’ Aegirs or Athenas.
There would need to be so many considerations and limitations there to prevent blowing the whole thing up that I am pretty sure what we would be left with would be as underwhelming as what HA10 turned out to be.