One other issue with the emblems is like Melendor. I have him at +20 and a L11 mana troop. This lets him charge at 9 tiles instead of 10. Hedrops to 8 if used with Buchan or Khagan(24% boosters). But is I use the costume, he does a HoT and takes longer to charge. He also loses his minion chance as well.
I think this was something that started as a good idea. Then it got complex with emblems and things like that and I think we haven’t even seen all the problems that will eventually arise.
I also just am failing to see and I said this before release, the use for them in general.
It seems that new players could benefit but as a new player you want new heroes to get better and move to 4,5*. So spending time on leveling a costume with minimal benefit doesn’t seem useful. Longer term players have better heroes in the 4 and 5* range. You have ones like me who have a handful of 5* leveled and some still being worked on. The goal is to continue leveling them to make better teams. In my case like many, you have mostly S1 heroes and maybe a few event, S2 or HOTM. With the severe limit on resources, and I know the costumes take much less, I can’t see using most of these.
I don’t want to rehash things that have been discussed at length before these came out. I just think people are going to chase new heroes. I don’t see a lot of spending for the costumes. The spenders want new heroes from events and HOTM. They likely have all the S1 and have moved onto using S2 and event heroes. This is a generalization but I don’t see this drawing money like new heroes would.
I just wish they would have taken this time and put it into the HA. That thing is what I am really waiting for. MAny are as well. We have tons of dupes hoping to try for better heroes. I would just like more chances at event heroes and the coins are a nice start though even if you beat all the stages you still need more from farming to get 2 pulls.
Anyhow, it just seems like a complex idea that could have worked but it should have maybe been shelved and thought through to address emblems, etc. It may work out and maybe we will see new top 100 line ups of Thorne, Horghall, Vivica, Khagan, Quintus.
If you take a serious look at the stat boost and the new skills almost all of them are underwhelming. Also if you do plan to pull for Vivica or someone else like Sonya, you are better doing it now. The pool of costumes is small right now. I assume they will just add new ones to the existing pool and not only have a limited pool each month. So soon that Viv costume will be mixed in with all the other costumes and the chances for getting it will greatly decrease. It is the only one I think really could make a huge difference since she is yellow and it would be nice against all those purples like Kage, Seshat, Sartana, etc. I have her, now I just need to pull her costume which has the about the same odds as pulling a legendary hero. UGHHH. Just let us have HOTM in the TC already!!!