It’s just as the title say, I think that compared to other gacha games FEH has been falling behind in terms of summoning options and rewards. I mean, besides this game, I play Fate GO, Dragalia Lost, and one obscure game called Destiny Child and I think all of those games have something that FEH doesn’t have and it is either a daily free summoning or a proper anniversary reward to give us more summon sessions.
If you save you can get at least like 300 hundred orbs, more or less, and with the tickets in certain banners you save like 20 orbs, but that’s it. With the horrible rates that the banners have, specially the 4 man banner, sometimes it is impossible, or most of the time, disheartening to no get even a single copy of the unit you want in the new banner. Worst of all, if you want to score really high in arena, you need those +10 units, specially if you don’t have a legendary hero like Alm to up your score.
I have one Alm, but my sister doesn’t, and she has hit the wall of only reaching tier 20, extremely barely and just once, because she can’t even get copies of ‘normal’ units like Nowi for scoring purposes, or common skills like aether because in all her playing time of 8 months she just managed to summon her first chrom last week and she doesn’t even want to sacrifice her Brave Ike because she likes the unit. She hasn’t got the Ike of the challenge missions and she doesn’t want to waste him either.
Imagine that, not getting even copies or low rarity heroes for months, or worse, 5 * heroes you want. My last copy of Myrhh was in march of 2018, and she is only +1.
Compared to dragalia where not only you need to summon the rare unit only once and at least get one good dragon for that unit to start a budget team, the upgrades and merges for the dragons and weapons, with enough grinding and dedication, can eventually go up to max level freely by doing events or raising other dragon bonds. I started with the Fire Emblem banner and with the recent anniversary gifts and revamp on the daily log in rewards I am having a blast. With enough savings you can form various elemental teams and get premium wyrmprints and the eventual wall of progress is no that bad compared with heroes.
Fate GO is known for its atrocious rates but the free 4* that you can get from events are useful, and best of all, super low rarity servants are as useful in farming, and in some cases, challenge quest viable. Yes, premium units sure help a lot because premium stats and skills but if you have a good friend list you can manage with what you have. Every time there is a maintenance, the staff gives you premium currency, and if there is some major setback like the Santa Lily extended server error, you get even more premium currency and the log in rewards from the campaigns will be delivered at a later time. With enough savings you can get good servants, and even niche servants will eventually be mainstream with a certain servant that will come next year to us.
Destiny Child is a pure waifu collector and admittedly very autobattle unlike the previous games but the point of the game is to collect those units and make theme stronger. If you log in everyday, at the end of the month you get a free 5 star ticket to summon a unit, everyday you can make a free summon from the general pool, every 2 months there are events where you can pull 10 units and 10 pieces of equipment for free for 5 or 7 seven days. Like all gachas, the rates for the 5 stars are low but even then, you get so many 5 stars that the ones you don’t need you can use them as resources to make a unit 6 stars and I just started on February but i already have 7 6 stars units. I need merges as well, yes. But they have surely and steadily come that I am not bothered by it. And the endgame is getting costumes in a certain game mode and get more units and repeat the process again and again like all gachas.
Fire Emblem doesn’t give me that anymore. No matter how much I save, or how much I grind, or how much I struggle in the harder maps for those few precious orbs, if I only get a raigh, or a virion, or a hero that doesn’t have new skills that will let me overcome the wall for arena or aether raids, or at least fun or new worthwhile heroes to try meme tactics, then it becomes wasted time, in a game where the creator himself said that summoning was the main focus of the game, and it is truly disheartening because I really enjoyed the game a lot before the summoning pool became so convoluted.
What are your thoughts? Thanks for commenting.