For those asking, Kommandon Ld seems to be a prize in the next HQ.
My little star indicator is at 241 (I'm missing 7 stars from the entire season) and it says next reward in 29 stars. So even if I had all the stars it wouldn't be until next HQ that I could earn him. Make sense?
10 bucks for some hours of fun are a fair deal, I dont think Arcade Mode is too expensive. Obviously the devs have putten work into it, you can see it especially when you look at the design.
Personally I like to grind missions; a good PvE mode is great for that. Nevertheless I didnt buy me into Arcade. The gameplay doesnt feel much different to the fights against Kate for me. I think it was fair to give the first two HQs and the first new LD for free. With the second new LD being given out at the end of the season I expect it to be available in the free rotation somewhat soon. Those who support the game with money will get it some weeks earlier? Yepp, sounds fine to me.
I also have trust the rewards will be worth it in the end and look forward to the point of time, where I will have collected enough free Arcade tickets to unlock a full season. In my oppinion it would be better to give out a big bag of clintz rather than a CR, but whatever.
You really dont enjoy Arcade? You can play more draft now in Leader Wars and more PvP with interesting deckformats in Coliseum, get your kicks and grab your rewards there. For beginners, who might struggle in the other game modes, Arcade is very cool.
I am somewhat disappointed that the Arcade and the new website were presented as something better than they appear to be. Some more modesty would have rubbed me in a better way and maybe kept some people from spitting poison. I also hope the devs make a PvE mode that I like better at some point. With a better story at least, but best with some amazing game machanics.
@Bokneehog & Waster:
Something important I want to point out is that we do try to avoid censoring players as much as humanly possible. In Butkevich's case, which you saw develop here, I gave him a warning and an explanation. We usually don't delete comments which use appropriate language either, although exceptions are sometimes made for insulting or instigating posts.
I don't think there's any compromising on this point. The etiquette of the forums is clearly spelled out, and it's here for a reason.
We do read almost everything that's suggested by the players, but it's very difficult to respond to everyone personally. If your forum complaint wasn't acknowledged personally, it's definitely not a reason to violate forum etiquette, and it's not going to improve your odds of getting a personal response.
@Bokneehog, re post 24: I think it's been mentioned that we're tweaking some of the values. To give you a better idea of Arcade rewards:
-Each HQ should yield progressively better prizes
-Fully completing a Season will reward you with a valuable CR, somewhere in the ballpark of around 300k
-3 LDs should be unlockable per season
@Pilot-: The new LD should be available sometime next week. I think releasing him today was just done to give players a chance to "discover" him a little early, just for fun.
While I appreciate the response, there isn't any new information there. We know that each HQ will offer better prizes, intuitively and because you said it. We've been told about the 300k Cr. Not sure if we've been told about the 3 LDs so thank you for that.
We still have no way to put a ballpark on our ROI should we choose to spend credits on it. Every other mode in the game has always spelled out the prizes, as do the packs (except for those ridiculous theme packs). I encourage you to post a list of the prizes for each level of HQ for each season, as this will greatly encourage players to buy into the mode. All it takes is something like this:
HQ 1: 500 clintz, 1 common card Hardcore: 1 credit
HQ 2: 1000 clintz, 1 common card Hardcore: 2 credits
HQ 143235235: 25000 clintz, 1 rare card Hardcore: 300k Cr
45 Stars: Aviria Ld
90 Stars: Kommandon Ld
etc. etc. etc.
Maybe...add a Hero vs Villain type of battle? Give each HQ a boss character for every fight on normal mode, and change for the clan's leader on hardcore?
ex: For the 10 battles on Normal vs. All Stars, you'd have Randy lead the crew for every fight. And maybe have him say random puns or taunts between fights.
For the 10 battles on Hardcore, you'd do the same but against Eyrton.
Maybe force the players to play one of the characters from his deck as leader too, either by pick or randomly.
Give Arcade some meaning behind it. A game isn't supposed to be a chore. In short there's 2 options, lower the fees and improve the prizes...or improve gameplay and player experience by a LOT.
I just hate spending 2 credits each time I lost in hard mode. I mean I spent 30 credits for a HQ, UR shouldn't charge more for that. Why don't you charge clintz instead of credits?
And I agree bok that US should make a list of prizes in arcade mode, so people will know what they are gonna get before playing. Please indicate more about the Cr at the end. Is the cr worth 300k or it could be worth from 0-300k range. If that's the second case, this will cause a riot at the end for unclear communication?
@Bokneehog: If it helps put your mind at ease, I will repeat something I've said elsewhere. We're always, always concerned with the kind of ROI you're getting, and we always make sure it's good. I personally don't know the exact rewards for a Season of Arcade, but I do know that the design is intended to give similar returns as buying packs with rather good results. Maybe something will be adjusted here or there, but the return will absolutely not be less lucrative than spending the same amount of credits on packs.
We've discussed putting together an exact list, and I think it will be released eventually... But for now, we prefer not to take the element of discovery entirely out of the process.
Regardless, whenever you see anything, whether it's a limited edition pack, a Coliseum, a Leader Wars, or a new mode of play, it's meticulously designed to provide a good value based on how credits convert to clintz through pack purchase.
I really like this idea. Maybe we can do something more special with the boss fights for Season 2. Keep in mind, we're still refining this mode, and some improvements will definitely be made.