I started this game in December 2018. I have spent a total of $18, buying the monthly pack twice for $9 a piece. I think once in February and once in May. I main motivation behind purchasing each time was "wow I really like this game! I should throw some money in to support them!" It was never for chasing a unit.
I have played many many gacha games over the years. This one by far is the most free to play friendly I have seen. They provide a ridiculous amount of the premium currency for free. Other gachas I have played, once I got over the beginner phase, only provide enough free premium currency for a multi-summon maybe every month to couple months. On top of that their highest rarity rate is usually like 1% or even less. Chasing a unit is even worse. DC is at 3% for highest rarity and usually 0.75-1% for chasing a unit.
I don't consider this game pay to win at all, but I play as a collector, not for PvP, so my reasonings may differ from you greatly. Also by this standard, I would say money has not impacted my enjoyment in the game. I'm missing 4 childs (Astrea, Jacheongbi, Guardian Chang'e, and Santa Claus), but they are semi limited so I'll get my chance again. I chose to skip Astrea entirely in preparation for the BlazBlue colab.
I typically use up 10K-50K crystals when chasing a unit (average around 30K crystals per unit). I'm fortunate and grateful to not have spent like some people, who I've seen spend over 100K crystals and not get a unit. One day, my time will come to pay this kind of tribute to RNGesus. For Jacheongbi I have probably spent closer to 50K and she has not come home yet. With all that, I still have 54K crystals during the writing of this post.
Also I have never seen a game that has a built in mechanic to get you pretty much all the costumes (except a few) for free. In other games these are typically pay only.
TLDR: I definitely enjoyed this game spending minimal money. Frej will come around again for you to collect
Bathory will come around ( ╹▽╹ ) since she's free from the event!
Also super nice board! Congrats on that!!
(人*´∀｀)｡*ﾟ+ I'm currently missing Astraea, Jacheongbi, Guardian Chang'e, and Santa Claus in my board! As an almost f2p player (spent $18 total since December) I've had to strategically skip some and grab them later, like skipping Astraea entirely to save for BlazBlue
(. ❛ ᴗ ❛.)
I heard that it is extremely unlikely due to licensing fees or something to that effect.
Quite a few people were even surprised that DOA colab even made it to Global, even if we were slapped by ridiculous costume prices likely due to Tecmo charging LINE Games a tit and a leg.
If you're a collector, save your gems for Catherine ฅ^•ﻌ•^ฅ
I would say it depends on your goals in this game.
As a waifu collector that doesn't care much for PvP, I didn't bother going for the broom at all, because I can clear game content and get all the important event rewards without it. But I can see those that are maxing their team's power and performance to really care about this item.
If it were me, I would refresh assuming I already had the R skin.
I have had bad luck before where my next several boards absolutely sucked, and I wasted 20,000 gems in one sitting to get a good board.....
ಠ_ಠ anyways I learned my lesson and limit myself to 1 refresh a week if needed. Basically if I refresh and get a bad board, I just save up the Rebirth coins for that week and refresh again next week for 1900 gems.
The only time I would not refresh the board at all is if I know a colab is coming up. In this case I just save all my gems and slowly accumulate the Rebirth coins until I get my colab Waifus.
(人 •͈ᴗ•͈) so far this has worked for me and I have not missed a colab character yet.
I play more as a collector--haven't missed a colab child yet! ( ꈍᴗꈍ)--so my units are probably weaker than others but feel free to add me if you want!
Totally understand if you'd rather friend someone else with stronger units. Probably the only benefit with me is that I always live summon so friendos that watch can get the double/triple bonuses
this is from a newer post:
looks like they got it after contacting support, so there's a chance it may work for you.
I'm saving coins to see if I can get the costume from a plat chest first but my priority order is
Costume first because priorities lol. Fireworks next because I think it's going to be required to eventually get that 300 mark. Dupe is lowest priority because we will eventually get that Hall of Reincarnation thingy that will allow us to +6 our units. Not sure when that's coming exactly though, but I play this game more for collecting than for a buff team for PvP.
That's right. Sorry I did not mean that your chances increases for the next roll, I meant if you were to ask yourself if you were to drop 54,000 gems, the probability of getting the unit is 87%.
1-0.99^n can never equal 1 for finite n, meaning you can still never get her after thousands of pulls. I'm just saying that these large amounts of crystals (e.g. 50K crystals) you see people spend to get a unit are usually within a range where there is still a very high probability of not getting that character.