Now that we have Heroes Classes elder players have a big advantage with no possible recourse for newer players. In 108, when Heroes were relatively unused, we could always hope the chest drops were favorable, and even pay to catch up, but that isn’t the case with weapons. We simply cannot get many of the weapons, and many more of them require grinding to insanely high levels to unlock them via masteries (e.g., Eternal Flame, Sheggra’s Heart, etc.). Elder players, on the other hand, had easy access via the weekly Rewards packs whenever these weapons were introduced.
I get that longevity should translate into benefits, but there needs to be a better way to acquire weapons than grinding to level 250 over the course of months to get some of them. I’m not sure what the solution is, but it’s very frustrating seeing people talk about how great all these different weapons synergize with different Hero Classes and to have no possible way to get them (either ever, or in the next 1-2 months). Maybe a new chest, or incorporating them into existing chests? Maybe two Rewards packs, one with a new troop and one with an old weapon, for a while?