You clearly are rather oblivious to your own game if you think that. Given that there STILL are items, single pieces of gear that would take 6000+ stamina to get (or 100 stam packs), and thats with double drops (which if youre f2p and have few raid tix, you can barely use to its potential)
Have you yourself done the math? I bet you have.
124 stam from guild checkin (assuming full guild, which many don’t have)
420 from blockbuster crusade
180 from 3 daily stamina
240 from passive regen
Fort completion… im blanking, but lets round up and say 120
Rounding up, max amount of daily stamina for f2p is 1100.
I took fox, dagger, dragon as examples of o5,o6,o7 respectively, 1300,1800,2500 rare scraps needed to gear up. (By rare i mean grim mace, manticorpse, etc. things that i still farm. I imagine i have a surplus of a few items f2p players don’t, so the number might actually be a little higher)
That totals 5600 scraps to gear up one hero from o5 to full o7. With double drops, 1k stamina yields you roughly 100-150 scraps. Let’s say 150. So 5600 scraps would take 37k stam. So it would take a free to play player 33 days to get one hero from o5 to o7 geared.
Dungeon is naturally the only way to speed this up, but even with dungeon - 100 floors from 70-170, with double drops, yield roughly 4k useful scraps, cost about 400-500 torches, a double drops/boots item (which im guessing f2p players aren’t swimming in either) and hours upon hours of time.
And we got 52 heroes. Not to mention my calculations only start at o5.
Sorry about incredibly long text.