Why are we gated 3 different ways? There’s gear, food, and survivors/ trainers. Can you choose one or maybe at very worst, two? There’s no way anyone can continue meeting and milestones on level up events without increasing a way to obtain food or survivors to make trainers. Even if you could somehow get over that hump you have fodder for ascendance which is a struggle and then gear to actually ascend those characters.
Please remove one or more of these gates, as it’s very frustrating to have obtained a lot of 5*s now, but have them unusable.