I just checked s4 and from what I counted I get a 16:5:5 ratio of 5:4:3 heroes and of course I know there are at least 2 more 5s that have been in beta.
Season one is obviously better balanced as they were likely created all at once with balance in mind to a point. I know there are 20 5* and roughly the same with 3 and 4.
Does anyone know the count for season 2 and 3? I’m just wondering to see if there is a trend where the 5s outnunber the 3 and 4s by larger amounts each season. While s2 was likely created all at once and had a longer lead time but we still released slowly there was still some semblance of a balance both within s2 and also to work with s1.
We already know 5s are more important for SG especially with events but the seasons have gotten released faster so I wonder if all the heroes are known before the season starts or if they still develop as it goes on.
Anyhow if anyone has the hero counts for 3,4 and 5s from s2 and 3 and could post them it’s be interesting to see how the ratio changes. I will try to get a count of s1 and edit the post unless someone replies with it before I get a chance but I wanted to post this while I was thinking about it.
Also what bought this up I that we are nearing the end of s4 so I assume we will see beta of s5 soon since s4 came out so close after s3. Are there any mechanics that can really be added or will we just see more powerful heroes? Will the onslaught of 5* heroes continue? Will we return to a time where key r* heroes were essential since there were no 5* that did what the 4* was doing. Heroes like Rigard, Melendor, Kirik, BT, Sonya, Caedmon as healers and boosters plus the latter 2 as debuffers and then with costumes made even better.
Oddly Melendor and Kiril were my first non 3* and I was angry cause I wanted the attackers but I still use them nearly every day. There seems to be less of them as seasons go on as well. S2 had Wilbur and Proteus (though 4 years in I have no Wilbur so I hope they get into haXX or tc2x). Triton was a mini Magni of sorts and sadly gadeirus was slow or would be up with the rest. But in s3 almur is obviously a great one with mist and Bryn being decent but the groups gets smaller and in s4 there’s hardly any.
So besides the ratio of 5:4:3 changing over seasons, the old backbone of the game, aka the epic heroes, seem to be disappearing. And while great event 4s exist even they are now getting lost as the events are gone and heroes will likely go behind a paywall so forget jackal, falcon, Merlin, hansel, Gretel. And while so e may not need them since they have Frida, Evelyn, panther, or other 5* versions , the majority really want and need them as evidence by the love for Sergei, a 4* tarlak/miki and bertulf, a 3* version.
Just some ideas as the epic heroes were and for most still are the backbone of the game. And as the ratio shrinks between 5:4:3 this means more don’t have the hero skills needed to compete or even COMPLETE certain things. Not that it can’t be done w s1 heroes but it’s much harder with non costumes s1 heroes.
I look forward to comments about the shrinking ratio from each season(if someone can post 2 and 3, it’s be a help but I will try to edit this if not once I go get them). I also want to see if people agree that these epic heroes are still the backbone of many rosters and what people are doing as the push towards less 4* seems inevitable as they appear behind low odda portals that appear only every few months.