After spending another month trying to gain the needed items to break free any one of my eight locked heroes, I have given up. Some of my heroes have been blocked for four or five months. And with only two still open until they hit the “lack of items” wall and become blocked, it is just a matter of time until I will not have any reason to play. And no, I don’t think a false hope for items that clearly are not going to come is a reason to play anymore. I just feel the game is more work and less fun. No sense of progression nor real opportunity either.
So after putting several weeks into thinking through this, it is with a sad heart I am going to stop playing. Tossing shields for unseen possible trash has just gotten to be tedious. The lack of ability to move forward means this is just a grind for no reason.
Note to the Developers: I loved your game. It was the first Mobile Game I really cared about and the first I really wanted to play on a regular basis. But with the changes you have made to make it so very hard to progress, even the lack of rare quests or elemental chests makes it so that I no longer feel you want my business/money.
I wish the best for those who are still playing. And I want to thank the developers for the fun I did have before the change.