Absolutely spot on. There’s no reason to do anything but hit early milestones and prepare prepare prepare, in all events. Save cans for six months so you can blow them all on one event. Right now, even moving from rank 51 to top 50 is not worth any resources in many tournaments.
Scopely values 200 (or was it 300?) collectibles at 30 dollars though, as the offer over the weekend showed, so your numbers are very high. This would be a boost to collectible acquisition rate way beyond the biggest boosts we have in the game right now (which is probably onslaught). Maybe that’s how the game should be (I’m sceptical, but could be wrong, and don’t think it makes sense to argue about this), but this mixing two different arguments:
- How fast should getting an Sclass toon be (without paying), and in particular should it be much, much faster than it is today?
- Given a rough timeframe for Sclass acquisition, how should these be distributed through events?
Even if they don’t want to massively speed up the process, making the events matter is clearly the right choice, because it gives people a reason to actually play the event, and therefore the game, regularly. If we follow the existing scaling of rewards and adjust them a bit to follow the typical amounts, we end up with the following:
- First place 60k 5* tokens / 2000 collectibles (actual)
- Second/third place 33k 5* / 500 collectibles (actual)
- 4th to 10th 28.8k 5* / 300 collectibles
- 11th-50th 16.8k 5* / 130 collectibles
- 51-250th 5.3k 5* / 30 collectibles
- 251-1000 1k / 10 collectibles
This would not signiifcantly speed up the acquisition rate (50+ would work out to an additional day of the free roadmap, and a top 50 equivalent to one torch map run without the bonus gear etc), so with reasonably active play shave of a week to a few weeks, but it would make it feasible to actually play every event, and give some motivation to do more than the bare minimum.
Even if they do not boost the total acquisition rate by a huge amount, as you suggest here, they absolutely need to spread them throughout the ranks.