I’m here to talk about the experience of an”average” player of Empires and Puzzles. Not an F2P player, not a Top 100 Alliance member, or a venerated Beta Player. A player who spends $50–$100 each month in order to make progress in the game, and have fun.
Of course, I’m talking about a player like myself! I’ve been active in this game for about two years. I have all of the 5* heroes of Season I. My Stronghold is sitting at Level 22. I don’t have an Alchemy Lab or a Hero Academy. I want to enjoy this game and meet all the great community members I can!
Here’s my dilemma: I despise the fact that the same people win the Challenge Events time after time. I detest the fact that these same folks will pull the Season III 5* heroes; when they are obsolete, I might pull one or two. I’m tired of trying to win Raids and Wars with my underpowered heroes for whom I can never pull a costume.
It’s getting worse. I used to cook up 5* heroes in my TC 20, all the time! Now it’s giving me 3* heroes. What’s the deal? During a Challenge Event like Pirates, I would nearly always pull a Challenge 5*, or a decent 4*. Now, if I’m lucky, I pull the token 3* of the Challenge.
SG, you keep players like me down, while rewarding the same group of players, over and over. If a player is in a so-called non-competitive Alliance—one that isn’t willing or able to run stats on everybody’s performance in War, Raids, Titan damage—they will never pull Jabberwock (forgive me if I misspelled his name).
I do look at the D Teams of these top Alliance members, and they all have Jabberwock, Telluria/Vela power combo, or Finley, Gravemaker, with the elusive Season III 5* heroes filling in gaps. I personally would give my left arm—I’m not sacrificing my dominant hand!—for the lovely Sif. I might pull her when there’s a Season 5 and she’s obsolete, which is when I finally pulled Guinevere.
Devs, please create a framework in which a level 60+ player, who just wants to enjoy your game and not analyze it to death, can become a Beta player, can get ascension mats, can win something other than a Summons token, in one of your Challenges.
Why not put players in rubrics, and consider groups of similar skill sets? Let the top 100s be their own group. Let me compete against players more similar to me in ability. And give me some opportunities, too. I’m a dedicated member of your community even if I will always be a mediocre player. And I want some love, too.