There have been a lot of complaints regarding the quality of recently released F2P toons (from myself included). I wanted to check for myself on the ascendance tower exactly how the last few released compared to those before them. For the sake of the comparison I have excluded SC toons from the list, as well as any premiums that have been included in temporary reward wheels (such as the war wheel and summer tokens etc). Each of these toons must have been available from one of; 5 star tokens, league tokens, four star ascension, a grindable event or be a legacy toon. I have not excluded or missed any out in the time line. This is the exact order they were released in.
Here are the last 7 F2Ps released (most recent first):
- Earl Sutton
Here are the 7 previous to that:
- Guardian Rick
(I could go further and include Donny and Eric as the two before that).
Just look at those two lists. The best on the first list is probably Piper, the toon available from the hardest grind event in RTS history. And at best, she’s average. Many people I know weren’t able to get her, and I wouldn’t exactly consider them slackers. There isn’t a single GOOD toon on that first list. They are all sub/par versions of their premium counterparts.
Now look at the second list there isn’t a single BAD toon on there. They are all able to hold their own against their premium counterparts (some don’t even have premium counterparts!) Some of them contributed to a meta change (Nik notably). What happened between releasing Regina and releasing Sawyer? Something changed at Scopely HQ.
It’s also worth mentioning that during the release of the last seven, reward wheels have massively dropped in quality and pull system has changed to make it near impossible to get anything from a 40-pull. I hope #PU changes Scopely’s outlook on the quality of the toons and the avenues to acquire them. Because looking at this, the future is bleak.