Got in after a friend’s housewarming party last night and opened my prizes for solo survival Road.
I went on the game in a few free lessons whilst I was at work to make sure I used my energy and had little wasted. This made it so that I left work a little later since I had to finish marking the year 7 papers I hadn’t completed in my frees. I kept popping on during the evening whilst watching shows with the missus. Next day I woke up in the morning, opened the game and went straight on it to make sure I didn’t lose too much free SR energy, this did not please the missus. I then kept on at it through the day whilst helping her with a masters essay, using 2 cans that I had to use more time earlier on in the week to gain from a level up. I dawdled to the housewarming, a walk that usually would take 5mins to make sure I used the 6 energy I had free. At the party, whenever I went to the loo, I made sure I was completing a level or 2.
I didn’t go all out like some did, and finished 35th.
For all that effort I got:
2 epic gear crates.
This is the same for all of us, and when it dawns on you how little you get back in the game for the RL time you put in, it hits you like a freight train that tournaments really aren’t worth your time or effort. And quite frankly, the effort I went to was pretty sad, even though I didn’t go all out.
I think I’ll still be popping on to do the daily gold bars, do my arenas and help out in faction tournaments (to do my bit) and War. But solo tournaments… No point. It’s absolutely not worth your time. Even if you place 1st, that’s 2 days of solid gameplay for 1/11th of a relevant character. Back in the day the top 8 or 10 got a character that was useful and the top 3 or 5 got characters that were great.
Look at the prizes for faction raid now. 1500 5 star tokens. 5 star are the 3rd tier of characters now and you get 15% of 1. That would be the equivalent of getting 15% of a 3 star character back in the 5 star era, and they didn’t have 3 star tokens back then because people would have laughed the game off if those were the prizes. Even 4 star tokens were only given to factions finishing worse than 20 or more, in fact I’m pretty sure, if memory serves me right, that 11th place finish got more 5 star tokens 2 and a half years ago, than 4th place finish gets now.
What’s the point?