FEH Pass and what went wrong in Fire Emblem Heroes Posted February 12, 2020 · Report reply 12 minutes ago, Baldrick said: Having a smaller budget does not increase my luck, and all the dedication in the world doesn’t mean anything when it takes half a year’s worth of free orbs to +10 a single exclusive unit. I always have the option to make my team stronger and higher scoring by spending orbs. There always has been since launch, when it was possible to buy enough orbs to +10 as many units as you need. An exclusive advantage does not mean you automatically win. There are f2p players like Akariss that are dedicated and retain top tier in all modes despite being f2p. I wouldn't call that way of playing fun for most, but it's proven doable. And believe me, I know what bad luck is in this game, but that doesn't change that it's possible and been done. A whale could +10 units easier but never were those units simply unachievable to a f2p like resplendent-boosted units are now. As Niddo said, it does not necessarily mean you automatically win over all non-paying players. But exclusive stat advantages f2p players cannot even access and such is exactly within the realm of p2w. Really, you can argue whaling in general is p2w as well, going by a looser definition like Ice Dragon mentions. But the pass definitely fits under either way. You are literally paying to have inaccessibly better units than people who don't.