That’s hilarious, nonsensical, and indicates the disconnect between the company and the players – again.
I’m still missing Triton. And I’d like to get a second Wilbur and Ameonna, too – just for “collector’s goals”. And the only way I have a chance at them is by chasing Atlantis coins during AR, and then rolling the dice every once in a while. I’m not spending 10x pulls on Atlantis anymore. Heck – I only have ONE S2 5*, Misandra. And she was the first of the 54 5*s I’ve accumulated in almost 3 years of play.
Back on track.
Frankly, I am of the opinion that adding the S2 and long-time event 4* heroes to the HA8 production list isn’t enough. I recommend that there be an unlockable feature for an “Advanced Training Camp”, which would allow players to select a season or event and add those heroes to the training queue. Upon successfully completing the normal difficulty of a season, the 3* and 4* heroes would be unlocked; completion of the hard difficulty would unlock the 5* heroes. As for the event heroes, three completions of each tier would enable the rare, epic, and legendary heroes (or, if a player meets a certain ranking at the end of the event – say, the top three reward tiers – those heroes are automatically enabled). These rewards could be called “Hero/Knight/Lord of Atlantis” or “Favored/Hero/Knight of the Round Table”, and other such. Once a player has converted a TC to an ATC, these unlockable augments could then be selected, and the associated heroes would be spliced into the possible training results with the normal TC tier constraints.
For example: SH25 would retroactively enable the conversion of one training camp. Upon its completion, a player would then choose from among the unlocked augments. Then, paying the standard training costs, those heroes would be added to the available results. A Hero of the Round Table ATC would add Lancelot, Merlin, Bauchan, and other Camelot 3/4*s to the lists for the trainings at 12th - 20th levels of the ATC. Only ONE augment could be selected at a time, and only that specific pool of heroes would be added to the standard S1 heroes. If you want Proteus and Mitsuko, choose the Atlantis augment. If you are looking for more of the Golden Bacon (Gullinbursti is awesome!), choose Asgard.
The power creep is real. The ascension mats are still few and far between for more casual players. But giving even the F2P among us the chance at finding these heroes would be excellent. The suggestion I have made, and the idea of splicing in more heroes at HA8, BOTH give more players a greater ability to fine-tune their rosters. And, naturally, the whales would still be on top – no real change in revenue for SGG, I would wager.
Desirable heroes made attainable by everyone is a good thing.