So by now we’ve probably all heard the news;
But I want to focus on 1 aspect in particular and that’s the reasoning. Apparently this is intended to evoke competition, but I’m fairly certain it’ll have the exact opposite effect for many.
In terms of coins for Diamond ranking, if you’re in mid-Platinum and below the goalpost is far enough away that there’s not really any point in trying.
Honestly the only place I can see this sparking competition is Diamond I to avoid demotions and Platinum V which is going to be such a shitshow I don’t wanna go anywhere near it.
As for the top 3 cutoff this is going to be harmful as well. It makes it beneficial to throw leagues for a few weeks, be purposefully demoted and then squash people below you on your way back up. If enough people do this then again mid-tier players are gonna get shut out.
So with that being said it’s time for the meaty stuff; where do you stand? Will the reduction of coins motivate you to participate more?
- Yes, I’m gonna smoke these scrubs!
- Eh, I’ll keep steady and won’t change
- No, this makes me want to care and participate less
And for bonus flavor; Do you like/support the decision to largely remove coins?
- I don’t care
- Hell no!
So personally; I’m going to be deep in not caring and participating in leagues. I’ve been hovering in Platinum IV and V for a long time now. So this should be grade A motivation for me right? I’m so close!
Hell no. I’ve been stagnant pretty much since leagues begin in ranking because of the piss-poor way it’s structured. I’ve always half-assed solo events in favor of faction ones. It’s easier to take on whales in groups rather than all individually. Because of this I run largely natural. Hit territories whenever I can, raid whenever I can, play it cool until a faction event is up at which points it’s all systems go. The one time I can remember getting promoted was because I had the entire weekend off for war and fought nonstop getting trophies each battle and finishing #1 for that week. Otherwise; nothing. My stagnation isn’t a result of not caring about rewards or lack of desire to engage in territories or raids or lack of activity in general; it’s due to prioritizing faction events and being buried by the bonus trophies for ranking in solo tourneys.
As per usual with these polls I make I think I know how this one is going to overwhelmingly swing, but I’ll wait it out and work my conspiracy theory later…