All I ever understand with these types of topics is how ‘Fairness’ is always an issue with people.
This content isn’t meant for casuals. They are for people who want to prove themselves in PvE. You want those fashion items? Go buy them, it’s not like they are untradable… and they are mostly just for flex/bonus.
A lot of preparation is done to compete, here’s what we “Whale players” actually do to even be a competitor.
Specific Boss Ichors - 4x armor, 1-2x weapon. If you are lucky enough you just need to Nucle re-roll but that’s almost impossible to do… 99% of the time you will use Blue Sandra’s for these stats. These aren’t 2g2p / 3g1p armors. These are 2R2G/2R1G1P, and reds have the most modifiers. Go figure how much that already cost. Ah don’t forget the Detailed Sandra’s since you want the highest value possible. This is every week of participation
Legend Cards - This is the most expensive part. Go check out Crevox Legendary Card Guide for a rough estimation on how much you are gonna spend.
Being in an actual guild that wants to progress through hard content, and actually do it. - enough said, if you are looking to be part of these guilds, well you gotta show how dedicated and good you are, and maybe ask if they are recruiting? They have standards for sure, but no harm in trying.
Hope I gave you an insight on how much effort we put to do these types of content.
besides they already made the important rewards casual, they revised it so that even a Non-Varna user can even get the 700m reward without even trying, you don’t even need to learn the mechanics of the boss. There are so many things you can do to overcome these “whale barriers” best solution is to play with friends you can trust and rely on. No friends? I mean you can chat in-game…would be a different story if we can’t even communicate. This game was designed now to be played in teams, so why not play it that way.
What Don_Falce said is true, but doesn’t necessarily apply to everyone. If you really want something try harder than the other guy, don’t give up. If you didn’t get it this time, try again next week. Just be patient, dedicated and hope you get blessed by RNG, or farm your RNG.
fredrick-mossberg has the right idea, set realistic goals. lots of ways to play ToS.