Hi everyone. I have been playing around 6 months, and lurking on the forum a lot. I wanted to say how much I am enjoying the game, and how for me the positives far outweigh the gacha RNG nature.
Why am I so happy and contented? Because I find the mechanics really interesting, and as per Stoic philosophy - Marcus Aurelius - The Obstacle is the Way. The patchy drop rate of AM and heroes really pushes me to optimise what I have, and to live in the moment. I am looking forward to the increased complexity of the Class system, and again my goal will be to optimise what I have and to play smart.
My Alliance members feel the same on the whole, and we have a really happy cohesive collaborative group. We have grown from 5* to 8* in 4 months, and progress as a team together.
I have spent about $150 over the 6 months, mainly over the Events with AM offers. I am happy to support the devs with my money, I feel I have got great value as I play at least a couple hours a day.
The second reason is that I am not in a hurry to progress. I hope to play this game for at least a couple years, so there is no hurry. I am currently at the bottom to middle of platinum with TP 3400ish , and intend to float there for quite a while yet. I am upgrading 4s and have no intention of ascending a 5 until I have 2 at least of each fully ascended 4* in each colour.
Of course I understand that not everyone feels the same as me, there are many players who are incredibly frustrated because their goals are not the same as mine. But I think there may be many like me who are really happy, and I wanted to balance the threads with a positive one.
Thank you also to the Mods, you are fantastic.