So I just wanted to express my opinion on the changes made to SR tournaments mainly: Normal, Hard and Nightmare mode.
From what I have gathered the recent change did not make many people very happy and I can understand why. We just had a Hard SR even for the first time, and it was challenging but not overwhelming for me personally, but this goes beyond me as a 2 year old player.
This mode was far too difficult for many players who
a) are just starting out
- some players could not get past bronze 4
b) players with smaller rosters
- free to play players
- mild spenders
- players with little to no roster space due to trainers not stacking
This event in my opinion needs to be tweaked especially if we want continued player engagement. I know a number of players who gave up. SR was during the workweek / school week. It is hard enough on normal SR (tournaments) with energy regenerating every 2 hours. Getting on to play at these intervals has not worked in the past for many and I think it’ll be even worse with Nightmare mode and Hard. Without the ability to auto play and some stages being very very tanky - instead of less than a minute on a stage for some, it becomes 5 min+ on auto depending on the difficulty. For 8 energy that becomes 40min of play and SR although revamped with new walkers (I like), is an enormous amount of time required for engagement during work / school.
I think we should be given more energy (higher energy cap)
I think if we want to keep the engagement level of all players having an option of what road to take would also help
By that I mean at the start of the tournament if the player has the option to play: Normal, Hard or Nightmare.
More points would be available in more difficult roads, but it would allow all types of players the chance to play where they think they can be successful.
New players or people busy during the week could choose Normal.
Hard would be for more experienced players
Nightmare for the players who want to challenge themselves.
Feel free to comment below on what you think and what you would like to see. I’m not saying my ideas are the best or only options but I am just trying to brainstorm