So I’ve enjoyed this game for a long time, honing the skills to learn and progress this game and working myself towards the top. However I’m starting to feel I’ve reached the limit, and am starting to feel the pay gap a lot, by jealousy and frustration, on both hero pulls and alliance efforts
1 year ago I noticed a pitfall in this game, and voiced it long before I knew I’d be part of the bottom 5% of the RNG pool. By now it’s become clear that SG will never implement a safety net and we should accept this as is.
I’ve spent a lot of time on reddit, to the point where I believe I’m an expert on giving advise to players’ questions (but get annoyed when people are oblivious (or just trolling) about how good some of their heroes are sometimes.)
I’ve spent some money, even put in extra effort on xmas, telluria month and gravemaker atlantis, but have not been awarded for those efforts.
You can see the wrapup in my 1year review, excluding the 26 sand event pulls which netted no 5* heroes, but yeah, some good 4* at least. https://www.reddit.com/r/EmpiresAndPuzzles/comments/hgwwzs/my_ep_birthday_1year_review_streaming_at_19h/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x
I’ve reached events top1K rare, top500 epic and rank #8 global. top 1% rare and top 1% epic tournaments are also checked. And it feels like I won’t be able to compete any higher.
Where troubles began for me
Every since telluria was released, raiding has become much less fun, as I just don’t have a good counter for her.
I’ll be honest. If they weren’t nerfed I would be gone already. I’ve emblemed scarlett, gormek and boldtusk, but you can’t even bring them to a vela fight so it seems that 3 purple +2 holy is the only way to fight my way through, albeit giving up fun while pushing. I’m about to ascend Elena but I’m not sure she will improve that situation.
First alliance was messy and people were quitting.
2nd alliance had some very negative people and fell apart
3rd alliance was good for a long time, until some backstabbing started where me (and my friends) were removed for basically no reason
Now I’m back with some fun people who learned me the game when I started, but after 5 war defeats in a row it seems like we don’t belong here. Problem is, looks like there’s not much dutch alliances out there that perform on a level we do (daily titan hits, all war hits done, teamwork, motivated). The few that do are top-alliances that go into 4.5K telluria-only wars–which I’d probably want to avoid for fun’s sake.
I think season 3 is more of a drag than fun, there is no challenge. I get my thrill from raiding and wars.
Obviously, it takes an absurd time to level up your base, I think hero academy would be a great addition to trying to flatten the curve on my odds, but it might take me another year to build up that thing, because I don’t feel like I want to spend more (as it feels I don’t get anything from the investment)
So that’s where I’m at. Feeling a bit on a low here. What’s your take?