I have been playing this game since day one, and have been an avid player the past three years. I consider myself f2p, although I have spent about a little over $100 on monthly passes, I have never received anything worth while from them. In addition to that, I am probably one of the few players who have never had any luck whatsoever with this game. While I’m getting sick and tired of pulling useless 4☆s and the occasional rare but useless 5☆ from premier recruits and endless 3☆ from elite tokens, I understand that rng is a part of the game. Whether or not I have never pulled a groundbreaking toon to help me stand out as a dedicated player due to extreme unluckiness or just being unfavored by Scopely algorithms, I accept that games require rng to maintain balance and interest.
Looking at my roster however, I’m realizing just how much being a f2p player with bad luck has impacted me. The only 6☆s I currently have, and 6☆s because there is absolutely no way to compete with 5☆s now, with the exception of shieldchonne or Priya, which I have never been able to obtain with my horrible luck with rng, are the guaranteed 6☆s that I have earned through guaranteed events and countless attempts at ascension. Toons including Dwight, Wyatt, Eugene, VIncent, Abraham, etc. Its getting harder to compete when every single event favors those who p2w or have amazing luck.
Anyways, I appreciate Scopely’s attempts in the past to maintain consistent balance between the f2p and p2w and I get that it is a hard thing to do, but this event is a real kick in the gut to me as a f2p player. This even clearly caters more towards the p2w and/or lucky players, two groups I do not associate myself with, and not to the hardworking or dedicated players like a Three Year Anniversary celebration should be.
Even aside from the Anniversary event, it is sad to see how much this game in general has become a cash grab. I’m getting tired of seeing the same “Special Offer” and “Just for You” “DEALS” over and over. This is also the only game I know of where it is almost the norm for people to be able to spend $50 to $100 dollars to get absolute garbage.
With all of this being said, I am not trying to gain sympathy in anyway nor chastise p2w players, I wanted to voice my frustrations and make add my voice to the many that want to see a change in this company that we have supported for so long. As dedicated players, we should be better rewarded for the work we put in. Not a chance for a reward for the work we put in, and not a reward for how much money we put in.
@JB.Scopely, I hope you see this, and if you do, I hope you see it with an open mind and take this into consideration when talking to the team.