Two changes I’ve had in mind, for a considerable length of time now, that would bring significant balance and diversity to the game play are as follows:
- Allow only one (1) of a particular character on a team.
Reasoning: Simple logic would dictate that identical people don’t exist within the realm of TWD and thus could never fight side-by-side. Furthermore, it would bring players to be more clever and intelligent in team design where it isn’t a factor of how many Zachary you can pair with Doctor Stevens. Heavily premium teams would still be very difficult for most f2p players but this change would allow for well-designed f2p teams to actually compete. It would bring team-crafting and ingenuity to once again become part of the game.
So much of the boredom currently within the game is based on the fact there is little diversity in defense teams of heavy-spenders and some of those teams are essentially impossible to beat with f2p teams, even for players who have been around, and being competitive, since well before the advent of 6* characters.
- Revived toons should NOT be revived with the same AP they were knocked out with.
Reasoning: Realistically speaking a revived person would be quite groggy and not able to rush. Also, if a toon doesn’t come back with full health, why should they come back with full AP? Reviving a character itself is an advantage in a match, reviving a character with the ability to rush immediately is an excessive advantage.
Players shouldn’t face a situation where they are facing three or four revive characters but are able to take out all but one only to see one rush end up with all five toons alive because of the cascade of rushes upon each individual revival. Yes, there are decapitate rooms available that would reduce the chances of that situation but not everyone has viable decapitate options. Having a decapitate toon gives a player a slight advantage in these situations, but not having a decapitate toon shouldn’t be such a large disadvantage as it currently is.
I believe these two changes would bring back a lot of interest to this game as it would bring it back to a place where intelligent gameplay still allows a f2p player to compete with heavy spenders. This balance would give more excitement and more enticement for f2p players to grind hard. They may be f2p but money is still being made by the company every time they watch those videos for free coins and thus, a non-spender’s fate in the game should not be quickly overlooked.