A It’s really worse than you describe—the game only opened in production in spring of 2017. I didn’t start until August 2017 but have:
- 20 5* heroes in final ascension
- 38 4* heroes at 4/70 or 5* at 3/70
- 48 4* ascension mats in inventory
- 240 non-farmable 3* mats in inventory
This stockpile is some combination of hard work, good luck, and budget to buy most every offer that includes a 4* Rare mat. Th frustration that is everywhere on the boards stems from the sheer randomness, I think. An ally has 15 Tomes of Tactics but no Damascus blades—ouch. I’ve gotten way more darts than tonics.
Another problem is that it’s easy to spend on buying summons, but far less frequent that offers to buy rare mats come around. So people get ahead of themselves with their hero rosters. My alt, by contrast, spends almost nothing and is sitting with a nice roster of 4* and some 5*, with a pretty good balance of rare mats and heroes to use them on. So it’s the cash inflow creating a hero inflow that seems to make the Rare mat inflow seem poor.