Idea for Donating heroes.
I feel we need a mechanic to donate (or give) a hero to another member of an alliance. Not a trade.
My Idea: Create a new building (like the troop center) that allows a player to donate heroes. I would convert one of my buildings to the new “donation center”. Then I could select a hero to donate and select a member of my alliance to receive the donation. For me it would cost me gems to do this. 300 gems for a 5*, 200 for a 4* and 100 for a 3*. It costs the player receiving the hero nothing. The donated hero is dropped to 1^1. The receiving player gets a splash screen that “player so and so has donated a hero to you” and they can claim their shiny new hero.
I know, what you are thinking. This sounds harsh and who would do this. I would and a lot of other high level players would also. Bear with me…
Small Giant needs to turn a profit. If they don’t, the game ends. If I donate a 5* for free it hits SG right in the profit center. They would loose the potential of gem purchases from the receiving player. Gems pretty much directly translate into money/profit for SG. By having the donating player pay gems, SG still makes money.
The hero donated needs to be dropped to 1^1. Otherwise it would unbalance the game badly. A player with only 2 and 3* heroes who suddenly gets a 4^80 is a mess and not fun in the long run.
Players should earn their high level heroes by leveling them up. No “realistic” amount of money can level up a hero to max without spending time playing the game.
The opposite it true for getting the heroes. Drop $300-500 and you will get every 4 and 5 star you probably will ever want.
I have a number of players in my alliance who are great, talkative players, but they are stuck at 3* for all their heroes. They are all on a budget, save their gems, buy the small specials and hope for a 4 or 5 star hit on their one epic summon per month… only to get another 3*. My fear is they will get frustrated and quit before they get that one 4/5 star they need to move on.
Yes, they could play for 6 more months and hit the training camps for a possibility of a 4/5. I want to short cut this a little bit for them as a reward for being awesome. They are great players and loosing them would be a loss for my alliance and the entire game.
Ok, that is it for now