Barring unusual circumstances, yes. So that’s probably a lot of the difference there.
I can relate to that — for several months Hawkmoon was my only healer (not counting Friar Tuck), even as I got a decent roster of other sorts of 3* and 4* heroes. My enjoyment of the game the last month since suddenly getting a flood of healers from tc20 and some pulls (Melendor x 2, Rigard x 2, Boldtusk, Vivica, Sabina, Belith) has increased a lot.
That would explain that stat too. We’re good about killing titans regularly, and have quite high participation in general, which helps a lot.
I farm depending on what I’m after. I banked tens of millions of food in tc13 on my way to tc19/20, so 8-7 farming was a necessity for quite a while to get enough recruits to put away the food. I imagine I must have run that level more than any other so far, given the long run of only that.
Since then, I farm 7-7 a lot for the balance of Rugged Clothes and recruits, and jump around to 7-4 for monster chests, 8-7 sometimes still, provinces 9-14 for particular items, and every few days or so will do a couple runs on higher levels using loot tickets if I’m in a rush to burn WE, e.g. before bed, when I don’t want to wait on autoplay farming.
Lately I’ve been using a lot of my WE on Christmas, Knights, and S2 Hard levels, so I haven’t been farming as much outside of filling monster chests.