P2W mostly don’t like any of the new ascendables. Many older f2p either have them already or have better toons by now to appreciate them. So that mostly leaves newer f2p who could actually benefit from them and they can’t get them either because of unrealistic milestones for us.
I’m f2p in a 2 month old region and it seems very few are participating on this event. Even mild-moderate spenders doesn’t seem to bother trying for the lvl up milestone. Majority of the region is below player lvl 40 so they won’t have enough energy to farm for training even using refills. I’m lvl 71 and I don’t think i can keep up either and reach the 1.25m milestone more times. You would need four 5* tier 4 or 6* tier 3 ready at lvl 1 to achieve 1.25m milestone each time, newer f2p don’t have that many characters.
Overall the event is disappointing so far. I do appreciate and would love to have these characters. Just hope scopely does something about it.