1/ This game has both components of P2W and F2P. In terms of Hero Pulls, it’s essentially some sort of lottery except you don’t know exactly the odds, which I don’t think matters much. I don’t know how much legal that is but I don’t think it matters as much as some people concern. Low chance is low chance, isn’t it? And even if you had known the exact odds, could that have stopped you?
2/ I have spent a crazy amount of money on this game. I’m neither bragging about it nor proud of it. My point is if this game would ever die, that would have more negative effects on P2W players like me than F2P players obviously because of the amount of money spent. So if any self-claimed F2P players wish the game to be dying or make others think that their saying goodbye so important, I couldn’t care less.
3/ If this game has become a real business, SG would have to think of a way to make P2W players keep spending. I’m asking myself: ‘I’ve spent a crazy amount of money, what would make me keep spending as long as I can afford it?’ The answer is very simple: more new heroes, more deals for rare ascension items, and higher tiers of leveling up heroes, buildings, and troops; that’s it right?
4/ For F2P players or those who spent dimes and nickels, what is their value to SG? Likely marketing and PR, which may be deemed a bridge between Empires and Puzzles and potential new ‘clients’. So if they can’t add this kind of value but keep asking for an easier way to achieve heroes and items others have spent actual money for, I’m not sure how seriously I would take their opinions if I were one of the devs, let alone those who have said their sensational goodbyes.
5/ There’s no winning in this game, even top 10 players win and lose on the daily basis and the leader-board changes all the time and I believe that’s the beauty of the game. No matter how strong your teams are or whether you possess Zel Guin GM, you would be beaten. There’s been nobody invincible; even Zero and Jimmy are no exception. In other words, regardless of your team power, you’re always playing in the league that suits you the best, and it seems how active you are also determines how high you can claim to the top.
6/ I’m in an alliance whose members still enjoy the game pretty much despite occasional complaints about loot or how rare legendary heroes are, and interestingly most of them don’t even know such a community forum exists (lol). I mean whenever there are some sort of opinions in this forum, we can’t just jump to conclusion that they speak for the majority of the E&P Community.
P/S: Any player in 7 Days Departed is my idol, and since you are even the founder of the alliance, I thought I’d just be 100% honest. :slight_smile