Originally Posted by JBRUU
Well that was a big middle finger to everyone who just bought during the sale. You couldn't have waited a week or two?
I'm confused. In what way is it a middle finger to anything? The free version is not the same as the premium, and regardless if you purchased the original game during the sale or at the full 2 dollar price, you're getting more for your bucks than in the free version (unless you go for the largest IAP packs at 5-10 dollars).
(The two heroes not included in the free version will cost you 70 crystals. 60 crystals will set you back 2 dollars, and you still need to spend more to unlock all three starter heroes. If you go for the big IAP packs, 350 or 750 crystals, you might actually beat the price of purchasing the premium version and receving three heroes from the outset, even during the sale, but then you've thrown quite a lot of money at Foursaken and might arguable deserve a discount.)
(As much as I'd like to see a premium Heroes & Castles without any IAP, or to see Foursaken release every future game for free with no viable profit model but yet make fortunes, they are developers who have accumulated an extensive reputation of communicating with players, letting feedback influence their design decisions, and of continously updating their games with new and free content. I doubt they would do anything to willingly middle finger their player base, and even if they were to do so by mistake, they'd probably make amends if more than just a loud few of their customers complained.)