Lately most of my posts here have been very critical of the game (well, more specifically, the pricing model; the game itself is okay once you learn to accept that RNG is gonna RNG and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it)…
I would like to just thank SG/Zynga for actually (for the first time that I’m aware of at least) putting unfarmable ascension materials in the gem store without tying them to some kind of larger purchase.
IIRC it was something like a compass, hidden blade and some other item (refill potion I believe?) for 500 gems, no strings attached. That means that even F2P could purchase it directly without lootbox RNG or credit card info (assuming they had 500 gems saved up at the time).
I know that seems like a small thing. Many of you might balk and say, “eh, I have tons of hidden blades and compasses already anyway, I get those every other day…” well I don’t. I know they’re just 3* mats and not nearly as rare as the 4* (I need more of those too, would love to see them added to the gem store)… but for me, seeing a deal like that in the “store” available to all players, honestly it lowered my anger towards the game by a significant degree. I’m now going to start saving up gems in the hopes that they have more offers like this in the future.
Would be nice to eventually see some 4* items in there (I know, I know, you have to limit them to keep everyone from progressing too fast… but I could really use one more set of darts… just need one… already have tons of orbs and all the other stuff…)…
… but uh… anyway… yeah I don’t care for the hero summoning odds and have accepted my lower status as a carrier of a primarily S1 TC20 hero roster. Just got a tiny burst of excitement after seeing that offer and realizing that, if they keep putting unfarmable mats in the gem store, I might at least not have to wait 5 more years before I can finish leveling up my trash roster.
Sincerely, though, I like it. Keep putting stuff like that in the store on a regular basis, and I might actually drop a few more dollars on the game in the future
I mean, like, not a ton, I’m not a whale, but… at least maybe enough for you guys to replace that flickering light bulb in the employee bathroom.