This is getting ridiculous.
I understand the grind for parts, and I’m all for it. But mission 5-4 (the only mission that awards Gold Throwing Stars) is practically a troll. It’s pretty much just a trash dispenser for energy. If you wanna make zero progress on ranking up heroes, head here.
I can’t give you exact numbers, but every day, the first thing I do with my energy (and ads) is run through all the hard mode missions on 6 different heroes. Then I start working on ranking up heroes. By that time, it could be anywhere from 3-7 PM. So I usually have 1- 1.5 energy refills before I go to sleep (around 120-180 energy). Divide that by 6 (cost of doing x1 mission 5-4), and I have 20-30 chances to get a Gold Throwing Star.
Here’s the thing.
I don’t wait until it refills completely, I check in several times a day and I can do about 3-5 attempts each time. Doing it this way, I almost never get a Throwing Star. So now I’ve been trying to do bigger groups: 6,8,10, or more in a row. I’ve found that you don’t really stand a chance until after around attempt 5 (in a row, mind you). Then the odds become a little better (not really). Also— and this is why this RNG is a troll— most of the time, I don’t get a Throwing Star until the very last attempt I can do, like it’s taunting me. I SWEAR TO GOD IT’S DELIBERATE. Within just the past two days, I’ve gone from 13 to just 17 Gold Throwing Stars (taking the estimated amount of energy I spend (120-180) multiplied by 2 (240-360) divided by 6 equals 40-60 attempts. Only 4 succeeded, giving this a 1/10 to 1/15 win rate).
I’d like one of two things to happen:
- Improve the RNG of mission 5-4
- Put Gold Throwing Stars in more missions. Some suggestions: 5-10, 6-2, 6-9, 6-10, 7-1, 7-4, 7-7, 7-8