Hello Perblue and happy anniversary to my favorite blocky game! We’re all getting very excited for 3* ascension and also new stamps and cosmetics to celebrate. I did want to express a small concern, however. I’m sure you guys have already mathed it out, but I spent a little time doing some calculations yesterday and was slightly concerned and shocked by the numbers. Current 2* ascended heroes will be reasonably easy to get to 3*, although there are enough of them that it will take an exorbitant amount of skill points, epic charges, and xp to promote all of them. But hero and ascension shards should at least be obtainable.
What concerns me most is brand new heroes being released at 3* and the weekly ascended heroes. Now, my math might be off, so correct me if I’m wrong (I have no doubt someone will), but for brand new heroes, in addition to the hero shards to get a 5* hero from gold chests, we will need 18,650 hero shards to get to 3* epic. And while your generous gift of 100 shards will certainly help get us there, it feels like potentially it will be difficult for the average non hoarding player. Besides hero shards, we will need about 15k ascension shards, and 26k epic gear. Yikes!
As far as consumables, the 2 new toons will require 1,425 forge charges and 6,840 skill points to get to 3*. That’s a lot. If it were just the 2 heroes, however, with all 2* heroes ascending, each will require 285 forge charges and 1,710 skill points. I don’t know the total number of currently ascended toons and I can’t get into the game to count because it’s down, but it’s starting to add up.
Weekly newly ascended toons are also going to be burdensome, requiring about 12k ascension shards to max. That’s a lot of elite resets and a lot of monotonous time farming.
While 3* will be lots of fun, I’m wondering if pb would consider being a little more generous in its anniversary give aways as you consider the math for ascending a whole slew of heroes one more star plus the brand new ones, plus the weekly older toons. Increasing the number of ascension shards available throughout the game, more chests as rewards in contests, making shops useful again, more (greater quantity) resets, charges and skill points for diamonds, all things which have been previously suggested, I suggest again. And please consider gifting us a few more hero shards for new heroes (especially since they will not be in elite campaign it seems)? Let’s make the 5 year anniversary a true celebration with joy rather than frustration for all. Thank you Perblue!