TL;DR-- I’m barely hanging on, myself.
Really long rant. Ignore if you don't like reading really long rants
It has been said so many times… there are many who spend a lot to get heroes and then these people outpace the ascension material drops… then they get more frustrated than someone who spends very little.
As for me, I absolutely outpaced my ascension material income with my hero pulls. I’m sitting at around 120 heroes, 20 of which are 4* duplicates that I’m only keeping because… I might(?) use them in the future for… something?
I have 18 5* that I am awaiting 4* mats for. (scopes, mostly) I’ve purchased 5 scopes through deals. I’ve only ever recieved 17 total scopes in 2 years. Right now, I have 3 4/80 ice heroes, the rest (Arthur, Magni, Frida, Aegir, Isarina, Thorne) just have to chill out awhile. My thoughts are to ascend Arthur then Aegir… eventually.
On the other hand…
I have 5 4/80 dark heroes with 9 spare tabards.
I have 5 4/80 holy heroes with 6 spare darts (Not ascending second Inari, and Justice seems like a waste).
So what am I doing?
I have cut my budget way down. 50/mo or so. Buying only the best deals, trying only for heroes to fill the materials I have. (Dark, Holy, maybe a Red).
I always seem to have more interest when I have a passel of gems banked and ready for a 10-pull or two 10-pulls. Then, after I clearly do not get what I’m hoping for, I become disappointed and bored.
So I run 4TC20 for awhile. Would love Sartana, Domitia, Vivica. Would settle for another Joon, Leo, Obakon, maybe even Khagan (if only to have the full set) or Richard (why not have another blue at the wall).
But then… Berden, WuKong the 11th, Friar Tuck, Hawkmoon…
Sorry. Food. Already have 3 maxed.
So I grind away and farm for packs and shht during atlantis rising. Build up 2 million food and 200 feeders? Nice. Yunan eats them all and goes up 12 total levels. [CENSORED]? Okay. back to grinding
So i try to fill my chests and speed them up on the off chance I’ll get an elemental chest. Each more disappointing then the last.
Oh, wait… cool. a titan. Let me get my [CENSORED] titan team in there with a tornado (for insurance) and a harpoon. Oh… sorry. bad board. Ok I’ll try again. Got a decent board. cool. try again. fought the board got an OK score. Those are my 3 hits… moving on… yay the titan is dead let’s see my loot… Oh! NICE! I got A+ loot… which… [CENSORED]… is [CENSORED] terrible. Waitaminute… i just filled my titan chest? NICE! sigh. not nice.
TRUE STORY I filled my titan chest on a titan two days ago. the combined loot between the titan chest and the titan was worse than the raid chest including the food and iron.
So… more waiting for good loot. oh, neat. Mystic vision pops up. Gunna grab my little red health potion, my single gem and my single emblem. … 8 hrs later… mystic vision… okay cool. OHH SHhh… I’m getting 4 or 5 items!! battle manual…little blue mana… single arrow… silver token… 2 emblems. Why even bother spending the 30 seconds for this???
Waitwaitwaitwait… Blue elemental chest… nice. power through. open it.
Dragon bone… scabbard…chain shirt… dragon banner… 3 silver tokens… 1* trainer, 10 emblems and a raid flask. BFD.
well, alright… let’s go do this tournament thing. something different… i guess…
oop. I’m out after day 4. top 5% let’s see the loot… total garbage.
so… I do all the things… keep my attention focused like a good little tap-rat and… it’s more of the same.
At least I’ll hang out with my alliance mates. that passes the time. Oh wait… they’re getting upset because not everyone is contributing. Hey, I get it. I want to string 12* together too. But I really REALLY like the group I’m playing with even if not everyone does 100k damage per hit, or even more than 60K damage per titan. Still, gotta try to do the leader thing. So I do my best and try to rally people together. works for the most part. make some tough choices, bring in some new blood that seems really cool… but that’s only as good for the length of the time that everyone is there…
But there’s always war, right? Sure. let’s go after the war chest in a moment. I enjoy war. The planning, the strategy, the feeling of completely dominating my enemies. Sure I get a bad board. The winning war loot is secondary to the fact that WE [CENSORED] WON!! Okay… let’s peel open that war chest.
So it takes three weeks to open a war chest.
I mean, at this point, I should just be [CENSORED] glad I get anything at all. I half expect a picture of SG giving me the [CENSORED]. like the whole company photo in front of a sign that says ‘[CENSORED] PEACHYKEEN’
Maybe I could at least frame that. That’d be nice. It’d be tangible at least.
Oh come on… it can’t be all bad
No no it’s not. SG is updating the challenge events to include more loot, more emblems. It’s a bright spot. I’m ignoring the fact that they’re releasing new heroes that I’m never going to get. I just look at the hero tokens as food for my boring masses.
Right! and SG is releasing alchemy lab-- it even has the same name as the suggested feature
NO. FAILURE TO LAUNCH.
Okokok…Costumes are supposed to make Season1 heroes relevant
Except for the fact that
- the costumes look [CENSORED] stupid for the most part
- they’re subject to another RNG portal you may never ever see a legendary costume
- gotta level it up put different emblems on
- Actually makes heroes WORSE in some cases (Heal over time IS NOT BETTER than straight-up healing. [CENSORED])
You have hero academy to look forward to
After seeing the way that Alchemy lab is bungled? nope.
Don’t even care. Let’s see them release it first. I don’t even care about beta updates (sorry, Zephyr)
Just another way to become resource-poor for very little return. Guess it falls into the “OK” category.
That may be too far away. I may have quit before that arrives.
Season 2 - Atlantis Rising
Just ignoring the seadragons. too rare to be consequential.
Love the WE cost. Hate the limited time it’s available. is “Good” though, I guess.
so yeah. struggling to keep interested.