I am not exactly free to play here but as someone who never got a premier from approximately 500 pulls pretty much feel like I am. (About 150 of those since ascension) My roster clearly shows someone who has never pulled
Always been in top faction, lead one for extended amount of time as well, some pretty good top faction at that, and focused pretty much whatever coins I had on war (was always a better investment than touching the rng wheel of death and avoiding the feeling you get of being totally done when you do 60-70 pulls and come up empty… every single time you try… or with fodder since ascension).
Ascension let ppl like me get ahead of everyone. In our faction it was quickly embraced and we were ahead of all regions we faced in crw. Now of course luckier team mates still progress, and yes we certainly have huge spenders in our group as well, but people that always stayed on top of everything here are seriously stuck. Haven’t seen any progress in about 2 months, roster didn’t improve, all the future ascendables have been 80 for ever, all 13 6 stars are t3 for ever (with 4 canteens from chicken nuggets there is no hope to t4 anytime soon).
How can the f2p ish ppl progress now? Pulls clearly don’t add to the roster, armory used all the mats from level 125 without any success. We have a few key ppl in faction who are in this boat and the game just feels so incredibly stuck. Previously war helped move progress along but now war is either farming event in local wars or fun fight once a month during crw but for things that don’t do anything to help anyone progress.