Given that you like to make money, I can’t see the downside of you releasing a LOT of legacy ascendables. It will certainly not make ftp competitive with p2w, but you would get a lot of activity on the part of the lingering ftp players like me. You might even get a bunch of ftp back and generate enough interest and activity that fresh fodder would appear and keep whales entertained…and spending.
It’s just a thought. Whatever your plans for the game are, I think this would just make you money. How about it?