Yeah, so Ronin is essential for the next Shield Training..? There was a message back when Magik was required that it was an 'oversight' that a character that was only in rewards once before being featured in ST. Any questions on this subject when it happened again when 4* Thanos was essential were pretty much ignored or 'overlooked', but now this makes 3 in a row.Well, about that...I expected Sabertooth to be the E4 for this one. When Magik popped up in placement I thought maybe we'd dodged a bullet. But nope.It seems we had a fairly steady cadence of these things falling on more mature 4s up until the point where the normal rotation was broken for an extra-long string of vintage 4s. Since then, we're stuck on a more, shall we say, aggressive setup.
Yeah, so Ronin is essential for the next Shield Training..? There was a message back when Magik was required that it was an 'oversight' that a character that was only in rewards once before being featured in ST. Any questions on this subject when it happened again when 4* Thanos was essential were pretty much ignored or 'overlooked', but now this makes 3 in a row.
Funny sense of humour.. getting a new character is an Infinite Pursuit..
Have some self respect and address this.
The devs know that the number of 4's in the game forces players to make hard choices in terms of who to cover, where to use iso, etc. As of next Thursday you'll need 1,053 covers to get 13 for each non-limited 4. 810 to get everyone to 10 covers. At 1% odds thats..... well, 810 Legendary pulls perfectly divided amongst all 4s in the game.Making older characters - many of whom are not doing much for your roster and veeerrryyy rarely essential for PVE (about once every year to 18 months) essential for ST is on the one hand not bad for a lot of vets (if by vets you specifically mean the top end players who have been going hard for years). On the other hand, it's a big incentive for newer people to chase at least the first 10 covers for a lot of characters given that the ST is fairly unpredictable.It's always worth remembering that every choice or change the game developers make impacts a huge range of rosters, and sometimes very differently.And while it seems like the choice was driven by the schedule to run Ronin this time, the fact is that Magik is a reward now, and she is not a Latest 3 (she's like a Latest 5), so doesn't fit the previous pattern of Latest 3 then 2 Vintage. And then they went to Ronin. Someone made some choices here that led to this situation.
@Bluewolf is correct.
Of course, the Dev’s are free to attempt to chase dollars in
any way they see fit but it is normally a bad strategy to aggressively change
course on a previously established pattern without explanation/feedback to an
established customer base. This doesn’t just apply to free to play internet
based games, it applies to all walks of life. There has been either a
miscommunication on the forums or a walk back. Until it is clarified which it
is, customers are going to lose trust and those already looking for reasons to
criticise are rubbing their hands with glee (Yeah – I think we can all agree
that there are people watching developments on this board that are actively
pleased when the Dev’s screw something up).
@HoundofShadow – so if the Devs are free to aggressively monetise a targeted customer base, that customer base are free to cry foul about it. Fair is fair - why do only the Devs get to have it their way in your scenario?
Not me personally, I’m used not to being able to complete these things but for those who
could before and now can’t, this forum is their feedback and they are seeking
an answer it seems.