I feel/felt the same as all of you. I have invested a ton of money into the game only to get little to nothing in return. Last event I spent over $1000 trying to get Guardian panther and the only event heroes I got were 7+ duplicated of guardian falcon and guardian jackal. I felt terrible and figured I would give the next event one more chance, and if it didn’t turn out well, I would cut my losses and quit the game.
Now, I spent between $500-$600 on this event and here is a list of all of the notable heroes that I got. Notable heroes are categorized as 5 star heroes, and any event hero. I am not counting the normal 3-4 star heroes as I already have 100s of them from previous pulls. In no order I received:
Morgan Le Fay
Sir Lancelot x6
I am VERY happy with all of these pulls and will continue to play this game. I know that not all of you got this same result, and trust me, I was shafted last event as well. I have seen a spike in Ascension materials as well. I got a yellow chest quest today and when completed received a damascus blade, and warm cape as well as a lot of other goodies that made it worth it.
In my opinion here I firmly believe that increasing the rate of ascension materials is going to increase spending because now you actually have the ability to fully ascend your heroes and make 6x great lineups for wars. People will be more likely to spend to roll for 5 star heroes to create all different kinds of lineupes for wars, but also defense team, and offensive raiding.
I have 28x 5 star heroes (including duplicates) and can make some seriously cool combinations for teams. Sadly none of them are higher than 3/70 and 90% of them are still level 1/1. So in my head I am happy that I have these heroes, but know that it will take me years to get the materials needed to actually be able to use them, and by that time there will either be 100s of new heroes that make these ones obsolete, or the game won’t even exist anymore and makes me slightly discouraged to continue to invest in this game.
I firmly believe that maybe a small increase it 5 star attainability will be appreciated, but the real appreciation will come from a HUGE increase in ascension materials for these 5 star heroes.
TL;DR , I spent a lot of money, received what I feel is my moneys worth for this event. But ascension materials desperately need a higher drop rate or to be able to be purchased directly. This alone will make everyone happy and will also increase peoples spending, and keep long term players.