I think we need a “Three Years Progress as FTP” thread for some of our amazing fellow warriors
Very appreciated with such an overview, so I know what I can expect Thank you for taking the time to write it all!
Was there like, a point, during your gameplay, where you got that feeling of “Oh, alright, now we are going places!” ?
I would say getting Onatel as my first five-star. Not just because of the elation of getting my first five-star, and not just the elation of getting my first HotM - both of which were substantial. But once I got her to 3^70 and used her regularly for events, I realized how absolutely critical mana control is to being able to complete harder content. Most people had this realization when they drew Proteus, but I got him very late. Regardless, the vanilla mana controllers “ain’t much pun’kin”, as we say in my neck of the woods. My favorite among them is actually the much-maligned Little John, but only after beefing him up with emblems so he can survive.
Anyway, Onatel let me start finishing rare quests and event tiers, which let me land the ascension mats I needed to progress my better heroes. I still remember the feeling of getting Kelile to 3^60 and being unable to ascend her because I needed four hidden blades and had zero. I was like, “Are hidden blades even a thing in this game?” (Actually, that’s what initially led me to the forum.) Going from fruitlessly filling chests in hopes of landing this elusive hidden blade McGuffin to being able to land such materials on a semi-regular basis and understanding how my four- and five-star heroes would eventually progress was definitely a turning point for me.
Personally, I think it was when I finally got 2x TC20 and started to get some of the S1 5* to fill out my roster. I have an archived 1 yr roster snapshot and I had a total of 2 maxed 5*. Once my base was set up with the TCs it seemed that things kind of started to settle down before all the advanced buildings showed up.
This thread is getting more and more depressing for me, as I feel I was quite unlucky in my pulls compared to most other FTP rosters
My roster is not very good either
True. But considering I am player level 72 and playing over three years, if you pull only one HOTM this year and nothing else, you will be where I am at.
I hope you are luckier than that , wish you all the best!
Of course, I still do not give up hope too. If I did, I would already not be playing anymore. Will do several pulls in near future too (30x Valhalla in October, at least 8x Guardians in November, at least 10 Halloween or Christmas seasonal event (still undecided).
I guess I am where you are at. I managed to pull only one HOTM (Telluria) this year from all the free pulls. But I did pull Master Lepus with an EHT during Easter. Hoping I will get atleast one more HOTM with all the saved EHTs during Halloween and Christmas, but I am definitely not keeping my hopes up. I will be reaching 2 years soon.
I got absolutely positively unnaturally lucky and pulled Proteus very early (less than 3 months into playing!) but even then I already realized how powerful mana control was… I immediately knew I had struck gold, and maxed him very quickly. (before then i was relying on Renfeld as my Purple, sigh)
My AHA moment was when I pulled my first 4* Healers, Kiril and Sabina (they came within a week of each other). Proteus was already letting me finish harder content, so I had the mats to ascend them on hand pretty soon. Before that I had to rely on poor Belith and Hawkmoon and a 2/60 Aegir for healing… um… yeah…
I was also on the forums early as a lurker, so I knew early on to focus on 3s, then 4s first, and leave 5s for last. I ascended my first 5s - Margaret, Inari and Lepus - after almost a year of playing. About 9 months. Seshat was ascended in my 11th month. By then I had a very solid base of 4s (at least three maxed 4s per color - except Yellow, where Hu and Wu wouldn’t arrive until after). That was another major breakthrough…
… as was finally getting a Red 5* (Marjana) in my 15th month of playing.
@Noble_Weasel I understand what you mean - I have come to notice that as well; those mana controlling heroes is a pain to go up against too! I got Kvasir, and he has really been a great help for me during those rare quests. Until stronger heroes comes along, I think he is the best asset I have. I do miss those ascension mats too, currently, but all in good time. I read somewhere this is a turtle race, which is very accurate and good to keep in mind. I can´t wait to be where you are Thank you again!
@Quinn3 Thank you for weighing in, Quinn - I read that multiple places too, and have been focused on reaching that point as well. Slowly building my base, I believe my Stronghold is at level 16 now, but my storages could use some love, as they are sitting on level 11! Thank you
@sleepyhead Wauw, that is super lucky! Congrats Ah yes, I came across Sabina too, and spotted she can dispell buffs as well, so she is high on my list to level, once I find the materials I need. I went up against a rare Titan that had a nasty debuff, that absolutely needs dispelling.
The forum has been so helpful to me as well, and it´s a lot of fun to keep getting better and obtain more and more knowledge. Thank you
@Gwniver Sabina is brilliant, I have her at +20, she was my first hero to reach that. Great attack stat too She and Proteus were on all my raid teams and almost all my map teams, when I was starting out. keep that great attitude, and keep learning and building your team, sounds like you are well on your way!
you will eventually need to upgrade storages I do recommend prioritizing training camps, once you get one to level 20… that’s where most of my 4* and 5* came from
Ooh, good to know, lucky me, then! Thank you, yes, I have just begun to upgrade them all - it makes sense to have most buildings close to each others level - aside from all the forges, isn´t that so. Yes! I really need to get those troops out of my Training Camp so it can be levelled a bit too, it has been sitting on 13 for too long.
the game kind of forces you to upgrade storages from time to time some building upgrades (or researches of training / forge) will require more food or iron than you can currently store, so that means you have to upgrade the storage at that time.
it is definitely a turtle race
18 October 2020 (2nd year Anniversary):
Click for Hero Progress.
Rare-Epic-Legendary Heroes Collected:
Hero List (Non-Dupe):
Click for Troop Progress.
4☆ Troop Collected:
Click for Ascension Material Progress.
Unfarmable Ascension Material Collected:
|Tome of Tactics||16||12||28|
|Orb of Magic||44||54||98|
Click for Emblem Progress.
Click for Rank Progress.
|Rare Challenge Event||3132nd|
|Epic Challenge Event||1092nd|
|Legendary Challenge Event||1494th|
The 4☆ AM I collected in the 1st year is 94. As in 2 years I collected 215, that means in the 2nd year I collected 121. It means that in the last year, my 4☆ AM rate is 10.083/month.
Today, exactly at my 2nd anniversary playing this game (F2P), I completed the Ninja Tower with my last free flags and use the collected token for summon. Here is the anniversary present that SG give me:
A fat ninja…