I've seen a lot of posts here about awesome pulls people have had. And I'm happy for those folks. It's kind of like the lottery though...you only hear about the winners lol. I just wanted to make a point that there's a whole separate group that I'm a part of. And I know I'm not alone! I'm in the group of people who have never actually pulled a top hitter from that "1%-4%" group that's actually worth building your team around. I have pulled a relief pitcher and starting pitcher in that group. But I think we would all agree that pitchers aren't why we play this game. Hitters are what make it fun.
I estimate I've opened 800-1000 of these boxes. Is it possible to go 0-fer? Yes. Highly improbable, though? ABSOLUTELY. Whether it's this week's Arrenado, any box with a Living Legend or just call it "a player I would love to have" it's just not something that I've ever experienced with this game. So "Fight or Flight" kicked in and I decided to make some Black Friday purchases, as well as a couple holiday buys. My friend who was playing this game went through the same thing. But he chose the flight option and stopped playing. Kind of a shame, and I feel it's avoidable. I'd like to throw out an idea how.
Now I cycle WOH regularly, albeit entirely on the backs of players I purchased. I enjoy it a lot and there's so many things I would say I love about the game. But I think it's important to point out that perhaps one way of improving the '19 version would be for Glu to keep track of who hasn't had luck on their side, and maybe throw them a bone once in a while for being a loyal player. Nothing crazy, but once or twice in a thousand tries doesn't seem like too much to ask.
I would extend this to the Twitter #FreeStuffFriday events where you're entered in to win boxes if you retweet. I've done that at least 20 times and never won. And many people point out that there are teams that win quite often. Many people believe that it's Glu employees scratching each other's backs. I'm certainly not saying that. In fact, I'd like to think that's not a thing. But my point is, many people complain in the comments section that the boxes and the Twitter giveaway are rigged. And I would respectfully say none of the situations I've described here do anything to prove them wrong.