Arena Feed Back
I think most of us are frustrated with the new arena changes and what it has caused. With this new update, the person who gets the time first keeps it until bettered. Now this brings a discussion that no one likes to hear.
Now to say how bad that experience was describable. I bet most of you faced the issue having your time beaten. I honestly don't understand why they have made this decision. Most players that have a job, school or some other issues couldn't compete. Players punished for having something important to do other than this game. This is really unfair. Arena is super easy to beat so anyone can really get that 1 second time without much effort. I saw someones alt beating a main for 1 second time so that main character who had 1 second the whole season now got kicked out just because he did it 2 minutes later than the guy who now is rank 1.
How can they fix this? Simple but very bad solution is to give every player who has 1 sec time the rank 1 wings. Other solution is to give no one the rewards. Since the rewards were distributed unfairly I see this as a plausible fix. Remembering what happened with the Vine Greenleaf "Memeleaf" weapon, we had arena rewards taken away from us and arena shut down for the whole month. I'm sure they need to do something like this to keep the player base at least at a fair level. Memeleaf isn't that much far away from Thermalar since they both have % maxhp damage to bosses.
Other fix could be to add harder floors before reset to allow us to do arena on a fair level. If we do this then we also need to not allow special properties or at least remove Thermalar % max hp damage property. This would make arena way more competitive than it is right now. Old arena with the 150 floors was fair (if we don't count in bleed). Ranking based on classes and old arena is much better than what we have now. Not the best arena but certainly more competitive than what it is right now.
I have already heard about people quitting this game since this was announced and I find myself debating to commit to the same plan. Can't enjoy a game where you are rewarded for your internet speed and how fast you can load your game, while also relying on procs, if your time needs any.
Other big issue that has came up during this patch was the lack of information and clarification. It was mentioned that they reduced the time to clear arena stages. Was it to make the fights shorter from 5 mins to 2 mins? Did it mean bosses are easier to kill with the combat reduction for arena? Or did it mean that we can get 1 second? Clearly it was the last option and seeing Bear.Shoes say 5 seconds minimum was intended to be implemented made me question if they know what is actually happening within the game. The lack of transparency and info is just absurd if you want to make a game successful. They have council members that could help out with writing the patch notes. There can be so much done but alas nothing.
Hopefully we all can come as a community and complain enough to see a change in this game for the better. I'm sure if march patch is a fail this game will bleed out. Let's not allow that to happen.
If you have any better solutions or have a story to share with your arena experience then please do so. Maybe they will listen to us and do something about it, like they did with Titan's Rage.
Thank you for your time~