GREE, end of 2017: "We're going to make it easier to collect gear, since cyan it's become difficult to promote new heroes to max rarity. We're going to do this by end of first quarter.
GREE, end of 1st quarter: "We're going to make it easier to collect gear, right after we add more rarities and content. Hopefully in September or something"
GREE, during 2nd quarter: "Here's a new rarity. I know we said we were going to make it easier to collect gear, and we are looking into that. Meanwhile, some new gear will require twice as many scraps. Enjoy! Oh, here's enough stamina to collect 300 pieces of gear, that should help. You only need tens of thousands of scraps to bring up a dozen or so heroes"