The Finnish Phoenix
When players start PVPing more and stop spaming the most OP legends I'll be happy to play more. If Epic Duel was anything like this nobody would play that either.
To add to what Kakarot said, all five elemental tournaments so far have been won by free-to-play characters (Ice: Cosoma*, Shadow: Poison Drake, Fire: LoveWeaver, Earth: Minotaur, and Water: Soul Wyvern). The energy tournament is very likely to be won by Volt Engineer, also F2P. Ice and Energy, two of the best elements, require little to no CC (clinton's and Jop's Volt Engineers both use only two slots for Neutral 525 and a Charged with clinton being undefeated and The Jop having lost only to clinton), and Volt Engineer can consistently beat Queen Aegea and is a match for Neutral/Ice/Earth Legends who have to play very carefully to avoid being killed before they can set up, if they can avoid it at all. OverSoul has become decreasingly pay-to-win. Not only because all of the groundbreaking characters this year are F2P (Tyrant Moose, Soul Wyvern, and Frost Dragon), but also because time has passed for F2P players to easily accumulate Level 20's, and with any degree of devotion to the game they can get the best free characters for each element to 20. By the end of 2012 alone I had eight Level 20's well before XBoosts were a thing, and now there are free players with 30+ Level 20's. SG's really only help to obtain CC's faster, and since we haven't gotten any new CC's for a long time it's only a matter of time before the gap between F2P and SG CC's narrows to the point of being negligible. If you think this game is run by OP pay-to-win Legends you're mistaken, the only pay-to-win Legends that are good are Neutral ones whose differences to Shaolin Monk are negligible, and Queen Aegea which can be beaten by F2P characters of other elements.
*I checked with DeathGuard (the runner-up) and he said Beck was indeed using Cosoma (Vet) and not Cosoma Titan to win the tournament. Then again, it was Beck so he probably could've done it exclusively with Ice Beetle.
< Message edited by The Finnish Phoenix -- 9/18/2014 18:17:23 >