Shard shop exlusive character...and you're giving us the heads up so we "don't spend all our currency before he arrives."
If I weren't so insulted by the shard shop, this would be funny.
I've spent a lot of money helping fund your game and I've enjoyed what the experience you've given me. Like many pay to play players tho, I stopped buying packs because of all the redundant character shards I was getting.
I was under the impression that the shard shop would be both a thank you to the people that have been funding your game, and an incentive to begin buying packs again.
I just traded in all my excess shards and was impressed with how much currency I received. Then I took a long look at the shard shop selection. I looked again. Then again. All I can see is a giant middle finger. Maybe some EA personnel laughing at me for spending money on their game, too.
I have access to zero of the characters I would like to trade for shards of, and of the 6 characters offered, I JUST traded in excess shards on 4 of them.
6 characters a day and only 2 shards each of these pre chosen characters. Not much of a thank you for the game funding. It would take over 45,000 currency to take a character from scratch to 7 stars in the shard shop, so it's not like you really have to worry about an abundance of P2P characters popping up suddenly at 7 stars. It takes 15,000 currency just to take a character from 6 to 7 stars. Those of you who have traded in shards already know that this represents a seriously enormous number of excess shards.
So what would it hurt to let us pick the players we want to buy shards for? I don't see how it could hurt pack sales, as people would be buying more hoping either for the character they're working on or for more currency.
I don't know. And I no longer care. Your shard shop has created another F2P player. Well done.