At the borders of the city, Kolos is fighting against another giant dinosaur that no one has ever seen before! All of the clans are watching the battle intently (from a fair distance...) It is said that the outcome could determine whether Rex Sweig or Ielena will be the main threat to the city from now on. Will you and your army join the battle in this Coliseum?
Start: 09/29 14.00 (GMT: +2)
End: 09/30 02.00 (GMT: +2)
It has come to our attention that lots of you have questions about this Coliseum, especially the short time frame and the high credits entry fee. We would like to answer your questions in an inclusive way below.
Currently, we are experimenting with some different reward systems in Urban Rivals. Our goal is to give credits more purchasing power by creating some new and exciting ways that they can be spent. You will notice that the cost of this Coliseum is similar to a pack. However, so are the rewards: a good value comparable to opening a pack is absolutely guaranteed, even if you are not able to play all your games.
Additionally, unlike with the purchase of an ordinary pack, you will be able to increase your results with good play! In addition to great CRs for the top places, as well great Clintz rewards for participants who are unable to reach the highest ranks, you will notice that there are many RB cards available as prizes. Placing within top 200 will earn you a Steve Rb, roughly a 150,000 clintz value!
At the time of this post, there are only 23 participants in the Coliseum, putting the odds of winning a great prize in your favor... Especially if you are confident of your skills! We would like to encourage as many of you as possible to help us out by participating in this experiment. Good luck to all contestants.
I encourage all of you to ask any questions you may have, and I will do my best to answer them.
edited by ChaosDragon88 monday 28/09/2015, 22:07
So, to be clear:
1. You would still get the rewards even if you were unable to play any matches? (assuming that 4k+ player do not suddenly join). Last I checked there were only 58 players who joined, so even if I was online for a little bit of the time (will be sleeping through most of it), there is no guarantee that there will be another opponent to play.
2. Will players still be able to join the coliseum after it has started or is it strictly a pre-entry?
Let me take some time to address the concerns in your post.
1) "But now you have officially fallen down to an all-time low by trying to extort the UR players a stretch further by making them excited by an event that is ’50 credits’ to just to take part… Well done"
At the end of the day, remember that the game needs to make money to function. We have to pay our artists who are constantly producing work, translators that are allowing us to offer the game at an international level, programmers who add new features and fix the bugs that inevitably appear in any game of this size, and of course, we have to pay for the costs of servers which are running a huge number of games every single day.
When UR makes money, a lot of that money goes back into UR. In other words, when UR makes money, UR players win. The mentality that it's "wrong" for a Free 2 Play game to earn money is exactly what has lead to the prevalence of poorly designed and poorly supported games in this era. I prefer to be honest with our players and simply explain that their purchases help improve the game.
Furthermore, this isn't some money-making scheme, but an experimental deal that offers extra value to our players. If it's not liked by our players, we probably won't try something like this in the future... I'm personally happy whenever we can offer good rewards for skill rather than luck, and this allows you to increase your rewards through skill. It sounds fair and good to me.
2) "Is it not enough already that we spend (real) money every week to just try and get the latest released cards so we can at least compete in the ELO mode. And the funny thing is that the newly released cards are exactly (if not little) identical in terms of power/damage and ability-wise to the cards you have previously banned in ELO…
You ban Xingshu, You release Galactea
You ban Buba, You release Dianzi
You ban Avola, You release Magnolia"
These are actions necessary for the improvement of game balance. For example, Galactea is a more balanced version of Xingshu. It's worth noting that Xingshu was considered so imbalanced that she was banned out of ELO the majority of the time... Not by the staff, but by the players. Perhaps that shows that the "BPL" theory is a little inaccurate.
3) "I keep coming online from time-to-time just to see if a new change has been made to their way of thinking, but sadly always leave disappointed. I just hope that this ‘beta’ version they have released which apparently only is accessible for some random players (which I believe is completely Bullsh**) is going to make a change that is desperately required."
The Beta site is just the first part of a bigger UR overhaul, which will include big graphical changes for the game, a great new look for the cards, backgrounds, etc, a new companion app to use with the market and for private trades, the new Arcade mode... As well as some expected improvements to existing modes.
We've long acknowledged the need for UR to make some changes and expand, and we are working very hard to accomplish those goals.
edited by ghelas tuesday 29/09/2015, 00:31
1: Yes. I think that we'll have more players tomorrow, when the event is active. Anyone not joining is missing out on perhaps one of the best deals ever offered by UR. As it's just something in an experimental stage it's being kept as a pretty low-key event, but it's honestly an incredible value.
2: Yes, I believe so.
When the format is nothing special and the entry fee is undeserved don't expect players to gather up in line to enter this.
It might be a better idea to let event team members take over coliseum events as they have a better understanding of how a good deck format is made I'm pretty sure 0AL yoh could come up with a much better format rather than the current one, or the other formats that we have seen so far for coliseum which were rushed to say the very least. You got members playing the game more than you do, doesn't hurt to consult them from time to time
"When the format is nothing special and the entry fee is undeserved..."
The format is our typical competitive format. And the entry fee, as I said, justifies the big prizes that are freely available to all who join, and can dramatically increase for those who perform well.
To shed a little more light on this thing: Whenever you see an event like this, the prizes are not at all random. It's the result of at least three people meticulously working out in a spreadsheet how many people can be expected to participate based on past data, and how the prize-to-entry fee ratio looks for a below-average performer, an average one, and an above average one.
All that aside, I don't think you have to have a spreadsheet in front of you to be able to tell that 50 credits for a decent amount of clintz guaranteed, and a chance for hundreds of people to win a 150,000 clintz card is a much better deal than just buying a pack. With just 76 people signed up right now, the number of participants could triple and we would still have almost everyone walking away at least with a Steve Rb. Compared to what you usually get out of a 50 credit pack, that is quite simply a tremendously good deal.
edited by ghelas tuesday 29/09/2015, 03:22
Really wishing I had the credits for this. The problem ghelas is everyone who can't join due to the entry fee is annoyed and is whining. I suggest you guys just ignore it, as the whining won't end. If I somehow get the credits, I'm so taking advantage of this.