I can’t agree more, when they first started really ramping up the milestone rewards, Shane said that they had data that proved lots of people were really going for them, great we all thought as at that point a 1 mil milestone in a level up was an ascendable toon, at least at this stage I thought cool they have got the idea, people will be willing to put the effort in and maybe even spend to hit high milestones if the rewards are worth it. however they seem to have taken that and destroyed it by making the milestones higher for worse prizes, this looks to be the 4th individual level up in a row on my region that I don’t think anybody has bothered to go for the last milestone.
They are clearly a data driven company, and I do wonder what the data is telling them, is it just because my region is on the older side so most people on there have seen all of scopely’s tricks already, and therefore know there is no point burning ourselves out for one piece of gear, when they will have to release a roadmap at some stage for these, and we will just farm that, or is there such low attempts at going for these tournaments all over the place.
If I lived closer I would have been tempted by that reporting job there, as it would have been so interesting to see if people were still actually going for these milestones. I currently work in Business Intelligence so I do get a bit geeky about this sort of thing.
Sadly people will always spend on war, some people have to be number 1 and the only way to get that especially at the moment is through money. The only thing that will stop them is when there isn’t enough competition to feel good about getting 1st anymore.
I think that at least 95% of the people of the forum will deny spending for the rewards at the moment, probalby 90% of them are telling the truth, I have been without even a monthly pass for the past couple of weeks, as there is nothing to even think of spending on at the moment. I hate the rewards, but at the same time my wallet loves them, my bank balance is thankful for these awful rewards, lack of fodder and medals and everything else that means that even if I had coins there is nothing that I can spend them on at the moment that would actually do anything to my team.
Sorry that reply turned into something far longer than I meant it to.