This semi casual player blew his hoard after 9 months...
After what felt like a lifetime of saving tokens & command points, which in fact lasted around 9 months, I’ve finally made the courageous decision to spend it on the latest (Hela, Rescue & Storm) vault. Curious to find out how I did? Well, sit back and keep reading.
Since I’ve been a silent member of this community and forum for most of my days, a few words about my situation and style of playing. I’m at day 1732, I have a championed Phoenix and championed 5trange, no other 5* over 10 covers all sitting at lvl 255, around 2/3 of the 4* championed, and a slow but steady 3* and 2* farm (ánd 1* actually since an alliance member figured out the gained xp outweighs the lost iso).
I consistently play DDQ, generally reach 4000 points in the season, play Shield until completion, and get the occasional full progression in story events. Since I mostly stumble across Kitty & Grocket or Thorkoye, PVP has become a tedious activity in which the 575 10 CP reward is my only reasonable goal. I am aware that this in part can be blamed on unfavorable scaling due to the fact that I championed two 5* characters.
Nonetheless, with playing
roughly 10hrs per week (sometimes less, sometimes a lot more) I have never been
able, nor had the inclination, to really play competitively. This is also the
reason why it took so long to build up a hoard large enough to even dare blowing
it on the latest selection of characters.
I saved exactly 200 Legendary Tokens, 3778 CP (151 pulls), and ~5 million iso. I figured with a perfect distribution and 1/7 odds I’d need 273 pulls, my hoard allowing me a 30% ‘bad luck-margin’ (without taking possible bonus covers or additional earned CP and LT during the opening process into account). The simulations shared by kbmartin would suggest I’d have less than 50% chance of actually covering all three latest characters. But I was willing to accept that risk. This is how I did:
I received 9 4* bonus covers, and unfortunately zero 5* bonus covers.
I stopped pulling as
soon as I opened my 13th Hela, which was at 279. The risk of blowing
my hoard on additional duplicates didn’t outweigh the possibility of fully
covering a character like Rescue.
This put me at a 14.69% 5* pullrate versus the 14.28% projection.
Let me share a couple of final thoughts about the whole process. Overall, I feel reasonably lucky. I’m very happy I was able to completely cover Hela and Storm, who have both (especially Hela) proven a delight to use in the past few days. Beforehand I considered the worst-case scenario of fully covering Rescue and not the others and I was very content to experience the opposite. I’d hoped for a bonus Daredevil or two, but I suppose I have 80 pulls left to invest in a future 5* introductory vault.
Although it took a
long time to get here, I feel like my anticipation was met. I’ll start saving
LT’s and CP again, but less rigidly than before. I am still missing a lot of 5*
characters (for instance Okoye & Kitty) that were introduced in my period
of drought, because of that strictness in saving everything. I’ll be opening a
token here and there just to make sure I can add every character to my roster.
In the end, collecting them all is one of the enjoyments I find in this game even
after all these years.
Thanks for those that endured
till the end. Would you have done something differently? How do you feel about
5torm so far?