For me right now, its the stupid Horde Mimic and how it is completely luck based with 3 stacks of RNG on it. You can grind Explore for years and never get it because the battle just never appears or it does appear, but it never rewards you with the troop.
Unfortunately I can’t spend all day grinding out explore and only play for about an hour or two on weekdays, more on the weekends. And I would have thought that after a year and from when I started tracking my boss chests, that 2,117 chests later I would have had at least 1 of this troop.
Its not even good troop, its just the fact that it was tied to an achievement on Xbox, that I even care about getting it. If there was no achievement I would not waste time grinding for it. But after 2,100+ chests, I’ve only ever encountered the battle 10 times in a year. Its not even like I can work toward the battle, its pure luck that it even appears.
I can grind explore for the next decade and never get this troop because “RNG/luck wasn’t on my side”. I would gladly horde shards and spend 5-10 times more just to guarantee a Horde Mimic battle. Add in an option, where once you beat the miniboss battle, the game asks if you want to end the run or continue to the boss if you have over 100 shards. You decide to use 100, then you fight the boss and maybe if the RNG is on your side you get the mimic battles just like it is now. But if you choose No, it ends the run and you just stockpile your shards. Then if you save up 500 shards, you can use all 500 at once, fight the boss, and guarantee a Mimic battle. Save up 1000 shards and use them all at once, it guarantees a Horde Mimic battle. You still have to fight the boss and mimic battles and win, but it would guarantee it’s appearance.
At least then I could feel like I was actually working toward something instead of just mindlessly grinding away with nothing to show for it as tokens/medals are like the majority of other resources now and are pointless to me. Especially since the devs added in Orbs of Glory to replace needing medals to upgrade troops.
The Devs don’t want to make it craftable or add it to the drop table in the chests, then fine. Give us other ways to obtain it.
Make it a possible drop from the Gnome Room in a deep delve. At least then i’d have a reason to play a deep delve each day. At this point, i’m not even doing the regular delve battles each day or even trying to max the renown for the Underworld anymore. I just horde my gems and went for a delve weekend and if its a for a faction I don’t have maxed, I spend my gems to max it out. Its a lot more cost effective than wasting gold to try and level up the horde.
Add it as a possible drop from the Vault, it should be under that “Kingdom” anyway. And redo Cedric’s drop rate while your at it, that troop shows up way to freaking much as a reward. Also, why is the Horde Mimic a Dragon Claw troop? Cause dragons have gold hordes? That’s stupid when you literally have the Vault Kingdom, which is basically a giant pile of gold. The devs have essentially blocked that kingdom’s power level from advancing if you can never get it. Mines currently stuck at 16 cause I don’t have a 2nd level 20 pet, so I don’t know at what level you would get halted at if it was the only troop for that kingdom you were missing.
Also, just off of 1 of things mentioned in the video, all troops should be like the Guardian troops. Once you have 4, have made them mythic, leveled them to 20, and fully traited them, they should stop dropping from the chests till you have all the others. Hell, add in that they have to be at the Gold Elite Level as well to stop dropping until you have them all for that particular drop table/chest. And no, this won’t mean that the chests will just be dropping mythics at a certain point. They would still have the same drop chance, it would mean that maxed troops gets replaced by one of the available resources that also drop from that particular chest. So instead of getting 4-10 Zombie troops when opening 200 gold chests at once, those 4-10 drops become gold, trait stones, glory, souls, or gems.