Do you Remember when an AOW war gave out the likes of Erin, All Teammates 30% Def against Ranged 30% Attack against Melee … 56AP 350 Damage & Stun to 2 enemies, All teammates 20% HP for 3 turns
Toons like this gave factions who were willing to fight tooth and nail get this character, ALL 30 of the players in a faction.
Whilst she was not game breaking so was a very versatile toon, she could be both used as a team leader for def or attack, she could be put in a team as a supporter etc
The idea would be that the better players could help younger players how to use this toon, talk about it, show different teams on how to use that toons, whats best to do with weapons and all that.
We would see a much more competitive push from the top teams to try and take first
NOW, all we get is tokens on an RNG Wheel with some decent toons on there (If were lucky) that month
It’s no coincidence many many players are putting the game down for a break or completely. many of the players in communities wants the game to get better but in this climate its still not being addressed.
Right now we are getting museum collections or roadmap events that bring out 2 new toons that arent on the top side of things, which is fine in my eyes, they are basically free for EVERYONE but it still negates the endgame with what you should be promoting.
an Event you want players/factions to push hard on and compete (Spend time and money) should have a DEFINITE reward to it, fight for a new character, MAKE war be all about this character if needs be, have a little story that shows the new toon being a new character in the story, and different alliances trying to get to that character at the end etc, not needed but can add more emphasis on players to obtain that toon.
As you are and should be made aware of, factions are right now playing/competing for PRIDE and thats it …
yes we all like to get 200 winter tokens at the end of a 200-500-950k war weekend But as seen in previous weeks those players push and push to end up with a randomly not so random pull of their 5th duplicated Red Richard … then leaves the game either fully or for a period of time
make RTS Great again or at least for a reason to play, keep aside new characters just for certain events … during war we had great new characters and also crap new characters (looking at you Tess) this was part of the fortnightly hype we built up for ourselves … spending all weekend thinking on how that character would be useful … it brought more camaraderie towards players
it also meant back in the day, factions could temporarily bring lower players up from weaker factions and boost their roster the next week with a brilliant toon etc … now we get Red richard and Harlan aplenty and everyone SS that crap and move on, never to ascend them
It’s a simple and tested theory that was once used and worked for players, that is what most “3 years Veterans” of the game are still expecting to happen.
Also please keep in mind that “Legacy” toons are still free to get and many players hoarded roster still has the toons so please do not consider older toons made into 6* a viable option as it still decreases hype when 75% or more of the faction has that toon already duplicated and ready to ascend 5 times over