Those are wealth issues in real life. Games are not supposed to be based on real life. If they were, I wouldn’t play them, I would just play real life - after all, real life has better graphics and a more immersive storyline anyway. In real life, I can’t put on a suit of armor and cast lightning bolts from my fingertips. If I could, I’d be the most famous person on the planet, and I’d have more than enough money to summon every hero I ever wanted.
Point is that this is a game. I play games as an escape from real life. I’m more than happy to pay a basic reasonable fee to play a game. But when my progress in a game is limited by the amount I’m willing or able to pay? I guess it wouldn’t be a huge deal if they told me I had to pay a few dollars in order to access certain endgame content, but this is a game where individual heroes cost upwards into the thousands??? That’s crazy. Might be less crazy if they actually sent you a 3D printed model of the hero after you pulled it that you could put on your trophy shelf to admire, or turn around and resell it on eBay, but no… you’re spending thousands for virtual sprites with zero real world value.
Of course, as you say, the spending is about the enjoyment you get… in that case, I have gotten far more enjoyment from games that cost me far less than what I’ve already spent on this one. This game is not worth anywhere near the amounts they expect us to pay for individual heroes IMO. If you think it’s worth it? Publicly, I’ll say “good for you, congrats,” but privately I’m thinking that either you have way too much expendable income, or you’ve lost your damn mind. Or both.
Appreciate the Ferrari comparison, and I’d also say you’d have to either be crazy rich or just plain crazy to buy a Ferrari… but at least in the case of a Ferrari, that’s a real thing that you actually get to own and drive. This game is pixels, man. Pixels. Pixels that we don’t even own after we “buy” them. Pixels that we set up to fight against other people’s pixels, supposedly for fun, but it’s not fun at all when one pixel can easily smash the living out of all the other pixels. Unless you happen to be one of the lucky wealthy few who is currently leasing that particular pixel… then I suppose it’s loads of fun, squashing everyone else in your path, pretending like you’re a giant stepping on tiny villagers. Only… if you’re wealthy enough to afford to do that in this game, you’re probably also wealthy enough to tromp on poor people in real life. Do you really even need a game to escape from reality? If you can afford to spend $50,000 on a mobile phone game, I’m pretty sure you can probably afford a real life Batmobile. Why spend thousands for Black Knight in E&P when you could be the real deal Dark Knight in real life? Seems like a huge waste of time and money to me, just to boast about how you’re top 10 in leaderboards in a game that most people have never even heard of.
Second to final note: I know, you’re thinking, “if you don’t enjoy the game, just don’t play it.” I used to enjoy the game, not so much now. I am kind of approaching my final days in this game. Only reason I even still play at all is because of my awesome alliance, the people there have enriched my life and I owe it to them to at least help them kill titans. Otherwise, though? The normal gameplay became tedious and boring to me a long time ago. I downloaded it seeking a mobile role playing game; I stayed for the people I met. People are far more interesting than matching colored tiles ever could be.
And final note: in an attempt to stay on topic… seriously, 30 gems for 500 titans? That right there says it all. Grind for 2+ years in exchange for less than $1 USD worth of game currency. I’m sorry, but that is beyond pathetic.
(seriously man… 500 titans gives you 1/10th of a Dawa…? LOL what a sick joke)