Wow that's a nice surprise. I bought the Maat costume a long time ago, so I guess I'll get a free 240 blood crystals for another costume! (人 •͈ᴗ•͈)
Looking forward to getting Leda's in the rebirth synthesis!! (I have the other two already)
I'm f2p as well. It does depend on what your goals are in this game. If you're trying to +6 units, then I don't think saving this much is feasible. but if you're a collector and trying to just get 1 of each unit, it's much easier, especially with the boosted guaranteed pickup summon.
On average you're expected to spend about 10k crystals to get 1 copy of that unit. (You should view as an average instead of just 1 pull session for the long haul for coming up with a savings plan) Some new units are added every 2 weeks or so, but usually you just have to pull for 1 since the other is the event unit. In this case we have 2 units we have to pull for. So on average, our crystal expenditure is 10k - 20k per 2 weeks. Let's say on average 30k for a normal month (range is 20k-40k).
Running dailies nets you 950 per day, and since you have to do 3 PvP anyways, you get the weekly gems to. Total about 10k per week. Events net you a bit more per week. You can also raise 2 star units in exploration for 500 more gems per day (I don't do this personally). When all is said and done you can net 12k - 15k per week. Let's say on average you get 50k gems per month.
So on average, you can save 20k per month while getting 1 of each character. Of course, some months will be really bad (and you dip negative profit due to bad RNG), and some months will be really good. What's important is the average over time.
It 100% depends on what you want out of the game, to figure out how to enjoy it.
For me, I'm also free to play. I don't chase the meta. I chase waifus. Basically I'm more focused on getting 1 copy of every character, than to try and +6 character for PvP. You don't need an insanely strong team to participate in events and get the important rewards (and by important I mean any new characters, cartas, or costumes I didn't previously own). Having 1 decent team of lv60 characters is a good start to clear most content. For example right now, I'm not pulling the Dana banner because I can get a copy of Dana from the event. Save my gems for other things, especially future collabs.
However my advice is very very different if your goal is to rank high in events and PvP. High ranking would definitely require fully uncapped teams and whatnot. Also your time commitment to the game will be much higher. 100% collection would not be a priority in this case since it would be more desirable to get duplicates of characters for uncaps.
I don't know what childs are free for new players, if any, at the start of the game nowadays. Been playing since launch, and they updated the game a lot since then.
All I can say is that, Mafdet will be still part of the summon pool, so there's no worry about her becoming HoR exclusive.
hahaha you can do it too!! You get about 40k per month just from dailies and PvP!
The only thing dangerous right now is that 6% banner! I've been doing it for a month straight and it did a number to my crystals! I'll probably pass doing it for the next 2 weeks hahaha
my current amount of resources in the game. As f2p collector, I have a habit of just investing into characters very slowly. I do however, try to collect and get all the S-rank skins for every waifu!
trying to get back to 100k crystals base for future collabs. Should take about 2 months, unless I'm really unlucky. Good thing they started those guaranteed summon banners!
oh no I've been playing since launch hahahaha sorry for the confusion
The Feb 27 date was when the 6% banner started. The banner is extended another 2 weeks, according to the update notes, which means it's going for a full 1.5 months at least. There's never been a 3 time back-to-back "limited" banner like this so I was curious what they are planning.