I’m not going to lie… there is a rant intertwined in this post.
First, I know that you do not have to spend any money to play and enjoy this game. Second, I know that all the odds are posted before you attempt to use gems for a transaction. Third, I know the game is designed to entice players to spend money so the developers can earn a profit.
However, I do have a problem with how long it takes to obtain ascension items. I’ve now spent literally over 10,000 gems on the 600 gem packs with ascension items. I have never seen a 4* ascension item from one of them. I have seen some 3*.
Personally, I think the developers would be better served by adjusting what you get from those packs. A win-win situation would be to first remove the junk that no one needs. Some of the items that are desirable (like adventure kits) should have the quantity awarded significantly raised.
The odds for 3* ascension items should be higher, like 25% and the odds for a 4* ascension item should be more like 12.5%. At the same time, the amount of stock available can be lowered to avoid accumulating those items too fast or the frequency at which those packs are offered can be reduced. Even a combination of both. But to spend 3,000 gems and walk away with a couple warm gloves and a bunch of junk is not a way to encourage players to invest in this game. Feeling like your money was well spent will encourage more players to spend and will keep others from feeling like they are getting ripped off.
War and Titan Chests
Just like earlier, our alliance is killing 8* and higher titans. We all share our loot rewards after each kill. Most of us get nothing but junk. More often than not, ascension items only obtainable from titans and similar events are not awarded to a single member. Then after finally killing five titans, again the chest drops nothing.
I really think the game needs to have a guaranteed ascension item in the War chest and the Titan chest. It’s frustrating when you are waiting weeks and weeks to get an ascension item. Add to that the fact that you need so many to even fully ascend a hero.
I’m a very patient player, but there’s a point where no matter how optimistic you try to remain, you start to feel like you’re wasting your time with the game.