This is probably not the correct spot for my rant but this is the ONLY spot I've found to leave a post.
New Player here, so some of what I have to say will be redundant and I'm sure you've all heard this before but NOT FROM ME, so be nice in the replies...
I am currently in 1st Place on two current events due to end in the next day or two from 27 Jan 2020; depending on when you read this.
The biggest complaint is the rewards NOT counting towards Event Progress. Seriously how petty is that??? EVERY REWARD should count towards progress of the pittance or table scrap you call a base reward even if it's a lower number. If it only counted as a single point I would have cleared this event days ago. I get it, your intent is to force folks to spend real money to play your FREE GAME, so you tweak the system to kick out NONE REWARDS so that you think I will waste real money on this game. Needless to say your crap system has cured me of spending a DIME MORE on this game due to your unfair business practices but more on that in another rant. Back to the current events that I lead.
What is happening is in 30 runs, on Spiders, 28 of the rewards DON'T COUNT towards the Table Scraps. I need some 340 points to get the final table scrap and have been wasting energy all day just to end up with 200 Mystery Shards and 140 Beer Mugs. Granted they both have their merits and I'm glad to get them but when they don't count towards the SPIDER EVENT then they are USELESS, MEANINGLESS, and a complete WOT or Waste Of Time to me as a reward. I've gotten more Mystery Shards in Spiders today alone than the past 10 days I've been playing Spiders.
Am I being punished for something? I am so far in first place that this even can last 2 more weeks and the person in second place might catch up; maybe. The way it is now I should have cleared the Table at least a day ago and if I continue to remain in first place is up to me. Just today I was able to unlock the 50 Gems, after spending 80 Gems for 2 x Energy. This is unacceptable in ANY GAME. This is by DESIGN and Luck, Chance and Good Behavior have NOTHING to do with it.
I gave up on the Champion Event due to the constant redundant over and over again same crap Chumps you'd like to pass off as Champions. I read today that you're going to reward Duplicate Champions, sometime in the future or translation NOT ANY TIME SOON, so that it's not such a feeling of PUNISHMENT. But your NOT going to address the issue of DUPLICATION that will cause more folks to leave then any reward will cause them to stay. It just seems that once you draw Great Champions your account will be BLESSED with Redundant BLESSED CHAMPIONS and Legend Champs will just fall from the sky.
The downside to this game is if your first Draw is LOUSY Champions. Then forever will HORRIBLE, RED HEADED STEP-CHILD TYPE CHAMPIONS with Negative IQ's will not only Fall from the Sky but will MULTIPLY IN YOUR VAULT as they mingle and make babies with other, RELATED CHAMPIONS only further decreasing your chance at ANY DECENT CHAMPION.
Again the original issue of Duplication is NOT being addressed but rather Silence is attempting to be bought with cheap trinkets to make one feel it more of a reward than ISSUE. Keep your TRINKETS and FIX this REDUNDANCY. This poor Champion Pool will cause more folks to leave the game than anything else. Who wants to spend real money to get RIPPED OFF and VIOLATED at the same time??? No one that I know and surely NOT ME.
When I release 10 Mystery Shards it's ANYTHING but a Mystery as to which ones I end up with; it's more like WRITTEN IN STONE which ones I get. Now if I was getting Decent Champions once in awhile or ONCE, perhaps I might not be so sour on this game. The 2 Legends I did pull are the two worst in the game. NO LEGEND should be worse than the average Epic. NO EPIC should be worse than the average Rare. NO RARE should be worse than the average Uncommon. Well, Uncommon and Common are by far the worst of the worse so it does not matter what they have for stats the only reason to upgrade them is to FEED the 1 or 3 that might be worth it. In the close to 600 Mystery Shards I've opened I'd be lucky to have released 10 Rares, and of the 10 only 2 might be worth not using as food.
It's your game, run it into the ground if you want, that's on you; I am just giving you some perspective that you best get your head out of your behind and cater to the average Joe supporting your game. If not, there won't be any GAME. Greed is known to have killed more games than anything else. Sure you have your Cash Cows and Whales currently keeping the game afloat but how many Cash Cows and Whales are there vs how many Average Joes.
Do the math, it's simple, 10,000 USD from a few cash cows or whales or 100 USD from a Million or more Average Joe's??? Sure in the short run you will make more Money quickly with your Cash Cows but when those Cows and Whales grow tired of this game; then your left with the Average Joe's, you know the ones that don't spend anything because you cater to GREED. If you made this game affordable, like 60 bucks a month MAX you'd have over 200 million players but I guess 12 BILLION PER MONTH is not worth the time or effort when you can have 60,000 per month from a few Cash Cows and Whales. Again the choice is YOURS.
As for the REWARDS during Events they should ALWAYS COUNT. You've already cured me of working hard to complete ANY FUTURE EVENT, such as the Ice Event going on right not as other events finish up. Not only do I have ZERO DESIRE to start the Ice Event but I will not waste any extra Energy on any future event for ANY REASON because the REWARDS seem more like PUNISHMENT than anything resembling a REWARD.
If an Event lasts 4 days and one is forced to NOT SLEEP for 4 days just to get midway up on Table Scraps, you know the things you use as Carrots to tempt folks to continue with an Event, then just know they won't be repeating their mistakes anytime SOON. Drops are a HUGE ISSUE in this game and the Game Devs like to sweep it under the carpet with MISDIRECTION and SILVER TONGUE VERBIAGE. I don't care how much gold you cover cow dung with, bottom line it's STILL COW DUNG and it STINKS just like the current DROP SYSTEM of this game.
Of course I'd continue but I'd venture to say this post is going to get me BANNED because RAID can't handle the TRUTH. Grow UP RAID... Oh, in case you missed it, when I say RAID I mean all game devs and anyone associated with the Game RAID: Shadow Legends right down to the person in the building that is only responsible for opening the Door for folks to enter the building.