I enjoyed the original release, but it is absurd to see English players treated like spare change.
Korea released first and gets every new character one week before any other version. Taiwan released with the Tamer. Japan released with the Striker. Global released with... Taiwan getting the Mystic. Japan gets a crossover with KOF. Global gets everything converted to white pearls. Think of how much data you could save paying someone local to spit on you.
This may not appear to hurt the free players, but you won't see many of them making it to the endgame content. Some of them managed to convince themselves that being screwed over was part of the soft launch and it would magically stop when the game released. How'd that turn out?
If you still want to play, despite the fact that the game is cheating global players out of their hard earned money and breaking promises out of the gate, I have set up a guide to port characters from previous regions at https://www.tap.io/topic/70949
Make sure to support real developers who actually care about saving you time and money.