I’m gonna whine, because I feel like there have been 2 changes in the last few months that have made the game less fun for me, and they’re both connected.
1 - Arcane traitstones. They just don’t drop enough. I’ve got heaps of ideas for fun teams I’d like to try, but no way of ever getting enough traitstones to actually upgrade the troops to use them.
2 - Pay to win. Yeah, it’s getting to this stage, and it’s related to the traitstones. Since there’s no reasonable way to get the ones you want, you need to buy them. And they’re EXPENSIVE. $50 for the brown pack? That’s almost the cost of a AAA pc game title, not a microtransaction on a phone game. So those who DO buy those packs upgrade their legendary troops, and I have the extremely not-fun experience of trying to beat through Celestias or Gloom Leafs with full traits.
What’s the alternative? Save up glory and wait and hope that the traitstone combination will happen to be sold for glory that week? The one I’m looking for hasn’t come up yet. I’ll just keep waiting another week. Then when it finally happens, I hope the team I’m going to build around it works, or that a counter for it isn’t introduced the very next week, otherwise I’ve blown my glory load on something useless.
Just a minor rant. If my guild hadn’t increased the minimum trophy contributions, I’d definitely be playing less.
Just so it’s not a complete whine thread, I have several solutions:
1 - Unlimited refunds on troops so we can at least get our hard earned resources back and try new and interesting builds.
2 - Increase arcane traitstone drop-rate, both in chests and games (or reduce amount required to upgrade).
3 - Introduce a crafting system so we can make our own arcanes out of lesser versions.
4 - Lower the price of arcanes in the cash shop, or make them purchasable for gems.
I don’t expect this thread to get a lot of traction, but I feel better after writing it.