In recent times, there is a marked trend for SG to introduce lower and lower hero pull rates wherever they can get away with it. Take the increase in number of legends in some portals (e.g., events), which effectively reduces the pull rates for specific heroes. Or take the shameless .1% “Secret Hero” in the new Legends Portal. Or the nerfing of the costume portal after its initial release and success. The idea, of course, is to milk the whales, but as a community we should really stand up for ourselves a bit more.
Speaking of the introduction of new event heroes, consider that this draws older players to spend more money where they have already spent before, now for much lower chances of what they want. Already spent a couple thousand for Panther? Well, spend again for Gazelle, except now your chance is down to .2%.
So what can we do? Speak up!
Let’s protest, for example, the fact that the new Legends portal does not have a HoTM pull chance, dropping overall legend chances there from 3.8% for almost all portals to 2.6%. What possible reason could there be for the HoTM to not be there, when it’s in every other portal?
Only one reason: greed. Personally, I think that as community we should tell them where we draw some lines. And draw them in practice - for instance not doing gem pulls there unless they fix it and add the HoTM (this is certainly my intention).
If we don’t speak up, they will continue to take advantage of us to an ever growing extent (not that they don’t already, with pull rates that are vastly, ridiculously inferior to any successful gacha I know of). Whatever we accept, they will continue, until it hurts their wallet (and that is coming - many older whales are quitting or reducing spending in disgust these days - doesn’t make sense to spend money when you get nothing for it).
By the way, here is a projection: they will soon remove past HoTM for Atlantis, to push us to pull with these reduced chances at the new portal. They will do so with other steps, diverting us from “old” portals to newer, lower pull rate portals.