With 2019 has seen some big changes to large parts of the game in regards to rewards. Leagues, levelup and War have been the main areas changed thus far and no doubt raid and SR will be in the mix soon.
The league changes were announced but by now everyone will know - leagues coins had massive changes. It also seems like divisions were expanded so more people are competing for less in each division.
for giggles I created a new region and did 6 raids and received my now new weekly reward for doing so upon logging in today. Versus competing all week on my main regions.
how to fix: honestly needs just overall balancing, within 2weeks leagues has become more stale than it ever was with people I have talked to.
One of the bigger issues is stepping stones system removed for newer players with the current levelup rewards, while the RNG bags were not amazing at least there was a baseline of what you would receive if you competed - the current structure sees the majority of people receive zero main rewards over a 3week (6-10 tournament) period.
Levelup tournaments now provide no consistent game progression and the best way to approach them is to hoard and then go in for wins - but because of the milestone structure for events this is difficult to do while also going for needed milestones.
how to fix: A new low tier hand in for the placement items (platinum medals, etc) would resolve the issues within levelup. 500 hand in gets you 1K 5* Tokens. Newer players definitely need something to play for or they will end up just not playing.
The new war stashes are potentially good however they don’t last for very long - it seems like the aim here is to force the hand of higher tier players to buy bags / offers to make up the tokens they require to complete the first stash.
CRW rewards reflect this as only the first handful of factions get enough to complete the rewards - CRW reward structure still seems to be done as if there were 3-4 competing regions rather than the 8 that are actually competing.
24th place in CRW = 3rd place in AOW, but the CRW rewards for those positions are closer to 11-40 placements in AOW. CRW is meant to be the flagship event of the game it is already extremely boring, time consuming and enforced to compete in War, at least reward people for doing so.
how to fix: Increase CRW rewards to be in line with AOW - balance it for 8 regions. Make the stashes last multiple Wars (4+) make calculations where lower factions/players have something to compete for - 5* era warring was bad for non top tier players, lets not make it that way again.