I just hit my one year anniversary today and decided to take stock of what I’ve accomplished in this game so far as 100% free to play. Others might find this interesting or useful, so I figured I’d post my results.
Player Level: 47
Defense Team: 3800
I’ve been with the same alliance since day one and it’s been fun rising in the ranks and becoming one of the top 10 members. We’ve gone from struggling to tangle with 6 or 7* titans to taking down 8*s on a regular basis now.
5 Star Heroes received: 9 (Domitia x 3, Leonidas x 2, Kadilen, Elkanen, Elena, Quintus)
4 Star Heroes received: 54 (16 yellow, 14 red, 12 purple, 6 green, 6 blue)
I have every standard 4* except Skittleskull. Still haven’t managed to get that one. I also just got Gormek and Grimm within the last couple weeks. It sucked not having two of the main pulverizers for so long.
Now there are two big things to mention here that are a major source of pain about my heroes. First, I don’t have a single non-standard hero. Zero HotMs, zero special event heroes, and zero Atlantis 4s or 5s (I have a few Atlantis 3*s). This hinders my options greatly as my heroes don’t do any of the interesting or unique things, just standard basic stuff. Never hitting a HotM is probably the second most annoying lack of luck I have. Especially when so many alliance mates post about getting one randomly here and there all the time. Often when they don’t even need them or have gotten multiple copies of the same one. Given how many pulls I’ve done in a year, I should have gotten about 2 or 3 by now on average, so zero isn’t that far off, but it still sucks.
The second major thing is my lack of Blue heroes and Green to a lesser extent (I literally just got two of my blues within the last month, so I’ve been running on just 4 blues for almost a year). The disproportion of my colors is pretty nasty and it hurts my war bench. I’ve been running two TC20s non-stop for about 6 months now. I told myself I’d cut it back to one once I got a blue 5, but despite getting three Doms, I can’t seem to get a blue, so I just keep the LTs going.
4 Star Troops: 2 (Purple and Red)
This is my single most frustrating lack of luck. It’s remarkably bad. I’ve done two 10-pulls on troops, neither gave me a 4. My purple I’ve had for just 4 months, and the Red I just got within the last month. I almost had just a single 4* troop after a whole year of playing. I have 3* troops leveled up to 17 in each color, so it’s not horrible, but wow is this some bad luck. If the posted 10% chance is correct, then I should have around 12 or so by now. And I’ve gotten TWO. At this rate I doubt I’ll ever get a 4* troop of every color before I stop playing this game. And even if I do start getting them, it’ll take so long to level them that it won’t even matter. There needs to be another way to get 4* troops.
Total Damascus Blades: 5
Total Tome of Tactics: 8
Total Farsight Telescopes: 9
Total Mysterious Tonics: 12
Total Mystic Rings: 11
Total Poison Darts: 9
Total Royal Tabards: 7
Total Fine Gloves: 27
Total Compasses: 37
Total Hidden Blades: 28
Total Orbs of Magic: 34
Total Sturdy Shields: 33
Total Trap Tools: 32
Total Warm Capes: 25
Pretty good distribution of ascension mats and plenty to keep me going for awhile. I can ascend a blue 5* and 7 fours with what I currently have in stock. Of note is that I did have a serious lack of Fine Gloves for the longest time. I’m up to 9 spare gloves now, but there was a stretch of several months where I had 5 heroes waiting on gloves and absolutely none would drop.
My war bench is solid. My top 30 heroes are all over 500 power. I have 4 full rainbow teams of maxed 4*s or better and will be finishing that out to all 6 teams within a few months I’d guess.
All in all I’d say I’m doing fine for being 100% free to play. My heroes are competitive, and other than lacking special event heroes and 4* troops, I certainly can’t complain. It’s been fun and I’m still looking forward to finally getting my first HotM and blue 5* at some point!