For the longest time people have been asking for trading. A way to get rid of their duplicate heroes. And after the clusterfest that is “Hero Academy” I’ve seen more people ask for trading. Here’s my opinion on this:
Trading heroes won’t solve anything. People can create new accounts using their invite codes. Then level up those accounts to 5 (which is really easy) and get a 10 day vip on that account, which yields 300 gems. Combined with the rewards you get early game, it’s not hard to get 700 gems in 10 days. Which means 2 pulls on Atlantis. Now imagine doing this with like 50 accounts (which not unreasonable when you consider the time and effort we already put in to the game to get the 10th Khagan) which means 100 Atlantis summons. You might get a lucky pull and then give that sweet Atlantis hero to your main. Adding the requirement of only trading 5* still wouldn’t solve anything because I would gladly give a Khagan for Ursena.
Trading ascension mats won’t solve anything. Because again I can just create 100 accounts and watch Mystic Vision on all of them. Shouldn’t be unreasonable to expect at least one mat from 100 Mystic Visions. Only being able to trade mats with other mats still won’t solve anything because I can just give those Damascus Blades for Telescopes or whatever. And those Damascus Blades will be waiting in that account for when I need them back.
Adding a marketplace or whatever won’t solve anything. Let’s say I wanna sell my Khagan and Telluria. Should they be the same price? Or should Telluria worth more? What determines their price? Let’s say they put a set price of 5000 gems for Telluria and a set price of 500 gems for Khagan. Wouldn’t this be admitting that even though they are both legendary heroes Telluria is 10 times better than Khagan? I mean we all already know this. But wouldn’t this mean that they are admitting that they are not doing a good job at keeping the game balanced? And making them all same price would mean you either undervalue Telluria or overvalue Khagan. Now they could make this something like an auction. Let’s say I wanna sell a hero. I set 500 gems as starting value. And let’s say it lasts for 7 days. So during that 7 days people come and raise their offer and race with each other to buy it. But then you’ll just be widening the gap between P2P and F2P.
So I feel like adding trading or a marketplace would introduce more problems than solutions.
The best option for duplicates still seem like retiring a hero for a return. Some people say they should yield their elements ascension mats. But this would widen the gap between older players and newer players since older players will have a lot of duplicates. While it may sound like it makes sense to reward older players. It actually doesn’t benefit older players aswell. Because it will be harder to introduce new players to the game which will lead to game’s inevitable death.
So the logical thing to do (to me at least) would be to give something like 200-250 gems for a classic 5* and something like 400-500 gems for others.
Anyway I made this far longer than it needed to be.
What are you guys’ opinions on this? Let’s discuss and maybe find a way to make the game better. Not that they’ll listen anyway. But one can hope.