I’m suggesting something really simple. Provide enough gems though world battles, Titan attacks, and raids to give players 1 epic roll per week.
Give a guaranteed small amount of gems per activity listed above up to a daily limit of 45. I would suggest that each activity provide 2 gems until the limit is reached and no activity gems after. To me, this is better than a daily gem gift because it rewards playing the game and is earned by players. The more you do each day, the more free epic rolls possible per year (54.6 max).
Idea Update per discussion:
Now, I recognize my concern as a new player is very different than the concerns of a late game player. This idea could be scaled across arena leagues. Higher leagues could increase the daily limit and gem reward per raid.
- Bronze : 45 Daily limit, 2 per Raid, Battle, Titan
- Silver : 60 Daily limit, 3 per Raid, 2 per Battle, Titan
- Gold : 75 Daily limit, 4 per Raid, 2 per rest
- Platinum : 90 Daily limit, 5 per Raid, 2 per rest
- Diamond : 105 Daily limit, 6 per Raid, 2 per rest
So under this, Diamond would be 38,220/yr, 3185/mo, 735/wk on avg. This comes to 127 epic rolls per year in comparison. Which is likely 120 3-star heroes.
The daily totals and reward can be adjusted to be more appropriate for each arena, but that shows scalability and flexibility to make adjustments later.
I’m a newer player, but I’ve also spent a bit ($20 in 2 weeks) of money on the game and have been highly discouraged by the result. I don’t mind spending money on gems for rolls if I’m also receiving enough gems though gameplay for some rolls. Because I purchased gems in the start, I’m unsure of how many I’ve earned vs purchased, but i think I’ve received enough gems to roll 1-2 epics in 2 weeks if I didn’t spend any gems on other game features. While an extra 45 per week doesn’t seem like much; i think it would give more freedom to do different things in the game without being discouraging or dissuading gem purchases.
Right now the gem purchase results have been so bad that I can’t bring myself to buy more without some sign rolls do occasionally give good things. This is one of those things I need to experience myself in order to be comfortable with. I’ve heard of the luck of others, but it’s not enough for me to justify spending right now. More opportunity to earn additional rolls with effort would allow me to encounter higher quality 3* and possibly higher. This would likely happen enough to show me spending isn’t just dumping money into a game I’ll eventually quit out of frustration.