8/4 - Community Arena Update
While the July 26 update came with a ton of great new content and features, it has also come with a a decent amount of pain, in particular for the Arena. The experience we provided wasn’t to the caliber we hoped, both in terms of bugs but also design. This has created an uneven playing ground when it comes to ranking and created some angst in the community.
To address the issues, next Tuesday 8/8 at 3pm PDT we will take an update maintenance in which will deliver 300 Bronze Champion Medals to all who participated in the arena from 8/2 to 8/9 - but no other rewards will be given for this time period. In addition, we will be temporarily disabling the cost to enter the arena, as well as eliminating the ranking and rewards for participating.
If you wish to continue to test, or experience the Arena you can, but we don’t believe the experience is good enough to provide rankings and rewards. We fully expect the rankings and rewards to come back at the end of August patch with a higher level of polish, adjusted balance adjustments for each floor, expanded access from level 1 through 65, and showing the clear time in the rankings.
We know that this hasn't been ideal, but we want to provide the best experience possible. We learned a great deal from our first major update and I intend to apply this knowledge going forward. We are quite lucky to have great development support from ALLM, but that also comes with the cost of more thorough testing before we push an update live. I hope to have more information in the coming weeks on how we hope to improve that experience.
As we get closer to the end of August we will update you with more details on how it will be improving. Thanks for your patience, and as always, your feedback.