It seems to me that time after time when something is rumoured to be coming (OG FALCON for instance), everyone starts mass posting about who they think will be necessary to unlock said thing... Often times it ends up being guesses of things that are difficult to farm currently. I wonder how many times they’ve actually looked to the message boards and said “hey, that’s not a bad idea.. it maximizes our revenue and we didn’t think of it” like how people keep breaking raids and being the good school child and reporting to teacher.
If you have an idea of what will be required to
unlock a toon, keep it in discord etc to your guilds and maybe don’t express it here and then pre complain about it because it always seems to happen. Not saying it 100% influences them but i’d bet it has at some time or another influenced them.