it is a shame we are not getting more older toons to give us a bit more variety, I believe we are getting about 3 a month at the moment, it doesn’t feel like it recently, but Ascendance came about end of July and we have 9 that I know of that were freely available. I believe there is something close to 225 (I read it somewhere I haven’t checked) 5* characters. at this rate it will be just over 6 years before all of the 5* characters are ascendable.
It seems a shame that when they put ascendance live they didn’t have a pool of 30-40 of the older 5* characters available so that we had the option for a bit more variety in the teams we face every raid and war. but they have made that as a business decision to try to encourage people to pull for the newer promo toons, it is understandable from a business perspective, but from a customers point of view it has made the game a lot more boring to play.
Sadly I can’t see the rate they are releasing them increasing anytime soon, Shane has previously talked about how long it takes to design each character, and that they then have to get each design signed off by Skybound. without greatly increasing the size of the design department they are not going to be able to ramp up the rate that they release old toons, while still releasing new toons that they hope to make money off of.
I would love for them to release a batch of older toons to create a bit of variety and breath some life into our rosters again. but at the moment I just can’t see how that would happen as they just wont make enough money from it.