I’ve played Gacha games – only four or five total – off and on for years. I’ve rarely spent money on them, but I know they are – by design – predatory. I find them relaxing and they offer just the right level of engagement for 10-30 minutes a day – sometimes more, sometimes less.
On some level, I know it’s a bad idea to play them. Having played for years, I know the feeling of spending all your “free currency” on summons and getting nothing of value (where value can mean either a useful unit or a favorite unit). It was tempting to spend real money – maybe $5 or $10 – to “support the game” and try for one last chance to get something good,but I managed to resist the temptation. → Call me game-shmael.