Well now this is going in a completely different direction, and I agree, the way they worded their AMA, my proposal doesn’t seem likely at all.
But yeah, exactly, my proposal allows strategizing and more flexibility in when you want to use it, which types of heroes to chase, etc. I think
Is basically equivalent of saying my proposal is better for f2p players (that’s why more people will be f2p, thus eating into SG’s revenue). Which I agree with, which is frankly why I made my proposal.
I didn’t make it to benefit SG, I made it to benefit the players, us. Just in a way that I think SG might reasonably be willing to accept, versus giving out boat loads of free heroes.
Now in terms of your other point about the structures, well, I’m glad there’s finally someone who’s discussing what I originally intended to discuss about. I guess we’ll just have to disagree, because I still can’t understand what you’re gonna do with useless heroes, whether they’re 5 star or 3 star.
I think you’re falling for the sunken cost fallacy. Once you have your 5th quintus, that’s all it is. It doesn’t matter how you got it. it’s a useless hero, and it’s better if you could trade it for something better.
As to the point about 0 risk, i still think that leaves a few problems that I’ve pointed out earlier, mainly that older players with a deeper bench and more dups don’t have any advantage whatsoever, their dups are still useless, and also TC20 becomes useless once you get all of the s1 heroes you want.
So essentially, there’s 0 real benefit to 0-risk (because it’s still worthless to worthless), but it leaves some other problems that a more elegant solution could solve.
edit: Let’s not forget, for f2p players, there are also potentially quite a few 4 star or even 3 star event heroes that they might want, so it’s not necessarily a down trade.
edit2: @Rob_DI I just realized another perspective to think about this issue that might make sense to you.
You’re saying that you spent a lot of time and effort to get that duplicate 5 star hero (let’s call him quintus) so you don’t want him to end up being completely useless, right?
Well, true, in your proposal, that quintus didn’t become useless. But in turn, all of the other duplicate 5 star heroes you have remain useless, because all you need is that one quintus to use the HA.
In my proposal, sure, that quintus could become useless. But in exchange, all of the other duplicate 5 star heroes now become useful and a really good use of TC20.