You're a new kiddo to AE games and you see this game called EpicDuel, you join it and want to have some fun. You hit some rocks, you ask some people around for tips, you maybe get some. You get to around 38, the struggle happens. You ask people what to do, what do they say?
Juggernaut or NPC they say. You're like, okay, sure, until I get to 40. You grind out these boring battles to get to 40. Yes, I finally made it.
You try a 1v1 battle, rank 30. You get crushed.
Okay, maybe bad luck, let's try another. Some rank 57 smears you.
Alright, how about another. Some rank 90 beats you to a pulp and calls you 'noob'.
What do you do from here? Keep taking losses because let's be real here, at low ranks- higher legendary ranks are just going to beat you and that's that.
You ask people what to do as low rank, they say- NPC or Jugg.
You hear people talking about botting and how people have these high ranks with tons of juggernaut wins. What do you do now?
You're probably thinking, alright- if I want to 1v1 and not get creamed I have to bot, or be extremely bored (or quit). But let's say you don't want to quit.
You start botting, you start gaining ranks and then you're there at the high rank many weeks later. Did you grind to get there? (sure?)
What did you get out of that? Well, you learned how to bot in order to be able to beat good players. (Take out the varium cores and whatnot).
This does happen, but more often than not people slow down their 1v1s because of losses, or the quit. Juggernaut is boring, you don't want to beat up NPCs, you want real people.
What should we do as a community in this situation?
I know we talk about ranks staying and that people would quit, but how many people do you think would? Do you think the people who jugg constantly and have 700000 ranks care? They don't really 1v1, and they seem to do it for fun, have their juggernaut faction, or they make oodles of credits and they're okay with that.
You still have people who earned their ranks a long time ago grinding it out or whatever, but how many of those people are there left? Do you think people with ranks would quit because now they're even? I mean maybe, but those dedicated probably won't. They're not really enhancements because you didn't pay varium. (Maybe for slots, but have you seen gifting, I doubt people pay varium for that stuff).
I am a high rank and love having my advantage sure, but is this really how it should go?
It is now 3x easier to hit level 40, but ever rank is a whopping 7500 experience points, that's 312.5 jugg wins or 156.25 on a power weekend, and that's a lot of time.
You either have to grind, or die. If you want to play the game casually, you already better be up there in ranks, or learn to love juggernaut, because I know that 1v1 will be painful.
Long story short:
Ranks? Should they actually go away? I mean yeah they should, then we can also take away underdog (geez, it's so frustrating when opponents get a buff for being weaker, what sense does that make? Levels sure, maybe someone has been playing longer. Ranks? It's weird how it is because ranks aren't really levels).
Anyone who wants to return to the game, or makes a new account will suffer and probably quit. Sure, we're retaining the old playerbase, but would removing ranks really make that many people quit? I highly doubt it... maybe some angry people, but those who really have skill can win even if ranks are taken away. This can make battles more challenging, which could be good.
(Also couple this with taking away losses and it could be great)
< Message edited by .Lord Ginger. -- 6/10/2019 21:07:13 >