Just the stats for all to see about current available 6* and why there is no variation (yes some 5* are still viable but when tier 4 becomes more common they wont be)
Here are the stats, If you want to have a 6* team especially for defense who can you choose? There is currently 22 6* (10 f2p, 10 p2p (shane who is semi f2p from prizes but not readily available) and dwight currently unreleased) . So what variations can you have if your f2p?
Your leader?- Carl, Mirabelle, Barker, and Shane. Varied right? But wait barker and shane are trait specific so are nowhere near as viable as Mira or Carl
Ok you chose your leader as an f2p player so lets have a look at your potential variations of teams.
In Range as you have- Mirabelle, Yumiko, Tyrese,Abraham, Sidique , and Shane(see above)
Or Melee- you have Carl, Negan,Barker,Shiva, and Ezekiel,
That means if you want to go range you have 6 options if you already own Shane, or 5 options if you want to go melee, and as there are no universal 6* you cant really run a mix of both in a team.
** Just for recap That means out of 21 viable characters half are f2p and half are p2p (with the exceptions above)
That also means if you want to run all melee you have no team choice , and range, you can swap one character in or out if had shane prior to ascendance if not tough luck ,you have got no choice as anyone else , hence why almost everyone has the same team**
So just inferring from the current releases that we have had we since release we are averaging 1 new purchasable 6* to every f2p 6* and as there is an approximate backlog of over 200 characters, that means we will see at least 200 more new characters before everyone currently in the roster is made ascendable .which also means that it may take 4 years before we see everyone become viable again ( at current rate).
This is why buffing the stats of 6* ruined the game for most, you forced our hands to ascend ,yet didn’t give the variation for us to do , this is why the game is so stale as if you don’t want to spend like myself (as our investments can literally be wiped out overnight) this is coming from a man who had spent for the past 2 years in game both money and time, and for all that my team is the exact same as a guy in the tenth faction with a fifth of the prestige i have.
All these problems can be temporarily solved while you update the ascendance list by reversing the stat buff on 6* , it will bring more variety back into the game, as more teams will become viable again. Both my previous polls show the community did not want the stat buff , so i will poll again with a simple question
Do you want the 6* to be debuffed to old levels again so there can be a bigger variety of viable team choices?