It's rather disappointing to spend several weeks grinding for theonite for 11 character specific relics and then to get nothing more other than bronze and silver variations. Now, I do understand that you shouldn't necessarily be guaranteed an exclusive variation every single time you purchase 11 relics, but I would think that the offer can be made more attractive if there were a pity timer. Otherwise, it's really disappointing to feel that you have grinded (or purchased) theonite and didn't manage to get that exclusive variant you would've wanted. Personally, I have purchased 33 character specific relics without getting a single exclusive variant since my last one (which yielded a Buzzkill Painwheel, the only exclusive variant that I have to date) and it's starting to get rather demoralizing and boring. Kinda like continuously throwing the premium currency in a bottomless hole and getting nothing from it. I have no doubt that there are others who have spent even more without finding an exclusive variant, so I am quite aware that it can be far worse. Ultimately, adding the time spent grinding with the disappointment of getting nothing interesting for the relics you purchased can contribute to players getting burned out and even dropping the game entirely, which is never good. I would suggest adding some sort of pity timer for exclusive variants so that even though you may have purchased those 11 relics at once and got nothing interesting, you would at the very least feel that you are working towards getting an exclusive variant. In this case, the pity timer would guarantee that every relic that you purchase has an increased chance of yielding you the exclusive variant you have been grinding towards. Given that the earning of theonite is to some extent generous I wouldn't know after how many relics should the pity timer activate. Nonetheless, as more and more F2P games use this mechanic, I would think that its inclusion would be a beneficial idea to keep the player-base happy and engaged with the game.