And that’s precisely WHY it’s strategic. Bad habits? No, it’s that different events require different tactics! The unhappiest people in this forum are the ones who have the mindset of having “figured out” the game and want to play every part of the game the same way cause they’ve decided that’s the best way. These events reward when you’re open to different ways of playing and strategizing each different event.
It’s something in that range I don’t make exact notes, I don’t think it alters the general point. Here’s the thing I don’t use hurricanes on titans often, the ones I use for Tower are the only ones I use for the most part. I lead a teaching alliance with a lot of lower level players. We aren’t competitive and we hit 7-8* titans so my heros don’t generally need to use items to make reasonable titan hits. My iron has gone to finishing HA this last few months and now I’m starting Alchemy Lab, but as I finish up my base I’ll be using iron to make items or troops. To me emblems are much more valuable than iron since I don’t compete in challenge events and use iron to make lots of items. Most of the time my forge is idle.
Everyone has different priorities and what they value in the game. I do Atlantis for backpacks. Some do it for nuggets, but that’s an item I’ll never run out of due to how little I craft battle items. I would love to take all my heros to 20 emblems if I could, so more events great, and the NT is the best event for getting them. Plus it’s the most FUN event in the game for me.
If you just see it as a slog to throw items at fine. We’re all unique.