[Discussion, Rant?] The lack of Quality of life improvements in 3 years shows Devs do not care about F2P / C2P or multiple Classic heroes or trade but they care only about the latest shiny hero
This rant is getting out of control. But from day 1, Empires has been set up for 1x copy of each hero.
I am disturbed by Devs
buffing slow mana speed heroes in Beta only to restore them ( see notes ).
But then it occurred to me that Devs do not want to buff Classic heroes because players often have multiple of Classic heroes since every single summons, and training, produces Classic heroes.
@Rook has a really cool defense using Magni- Kashhrek- Magni. So 2x Magni can be useful.
If it was worth spending 18x rings on 3x Khagan or 18x tonics on Horghall then players would not chase Gravemaker ( year 2020 loot box unit pricing $31,807+ or 2,550,000+ gems ) or Jean-François.
If you have Gravemaker, Jean-François, Grazul, etc. the current roster system is fine. Chasing new heroes means you only need one of each. Especially with no trade ( but that is another rant ).
If you have 3x Khagan or 3x Horghall then the current system sucks.
Troops are so expensive to level, having a 4* level 30 crit troop for flank Magni and a 4* level 30 mana troop for a corner Magni is tough.
Instead it encourages having a tough blue hero ( like Aegir ) and a separate high damage hero ( like Vela) with the same 4* troop.
This subtly discourages play styles with 2+ copies of Classic heroes.
Emblems do not show a heroes increased crit, increased mana.
Emblems do not show what path you took.
Multiple copies of emblemed heroes are a nightmare to use, unless you take the same emblem path with all of them.
This is not a problem is you only have 1x copy of each hero.
Costumes would seem to be a great use for 2+ copies of classic heroes but the current implementation of costumes is targeted at a single base hero with a single costume outfit.
Ancient roster system
Not only does the current 3 year old roster system save Zynga/ SGG money it would cost to improve it, but the current roster system, and current number of roster slots, encourages chasing after new heroes instead of investing in old heroes.
Zynga/ SGG is all about the newest shiny heroes with new updates penalizing multiple copies of a heroes.
Devs once said they wanted a use for multiple copies of the same hero.
But they do not make any quality of life changes to make using, collecting, or just storing, multiple Classic heroes easy.
But their actions over 3 years( where are you trading?) show they want you to chase the latest hero, not multiple copies of Classic heroes like Hawkmoon, Bane, Rigard, Grimm, Vivica, Lianna, etc.
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Slow mana heroes
Click for slow mana speed discussion
I would argue the opposite.
They deliberately changed them back to get MORE data, on the original build versus the latest Telluria + Vela nerf
One of the problems with arguing for change is sometimes your arguments for change can undermine your own case.
Instead our combined feedback here encouraging Devs to buff Classic heroes, especially slow mana speed heroes, we probably convinced Devs to concentrate on nerfing Telluria + Vela and defense teams.
Empires still does not have some basic quality of life improvements like telling two blue 4* Grimms apart when 2x or 3x Grimms are common, and good, for F2P/ C2P account’s.
I have had VIP pass since it was introduced, but it will now lapse in 7 days.
While I just bought more item storage, and hero storage, in Pokémon GO because they have made some amazing quality of life improvements ( looking at you AMAZING
today info tab ), adjustments for players stuck at home and out of a job, easier to fight 14* titans ( looking at you remote raid pass ), REDUCING merciless RNG and heroes ( looking at you elite TM s) INCREASING 4* ascension items ( looking at you rare candy), temporary increasing their catch up mechanics ( looking at you timed research ).
I no longer care what made Empire this way, once Gryphonkit, me wife, is finished with the current Path of Valor, I am going to spend a month trying to find a better user experience. If that fails, I am seriously considering buying 100x decks of cards and taking up an old hobby.