We are coming to the end of the inaugural rush event. I must say that this event by Ludia is awesome, a huge salute to the dedicated players that put in the hours - what’s more is that it is FREE!! I have quite enjoyed the activity in the arena.
As always there is a huge selection of people complaining. This time it is about people dropping arenas. Although on the grand scheme of things it really does not effect anyone for more than 2 minutes, it does seem to have been the latest wave of complaints.
Unlike the DC and D2 bandwagons is joining them really anymore beneficial than just battling at your rank?
The simple answer is NO! Because in this game we all reach plateaus where specific dinos and dino levels cause your process to stutter. We all have those times that we get stuck at a level or arena until we unlock the next dino (Dilo, Trko, Erli or Magna) and are then able to push through that limit.
This means we will always hover - RNG dependent - +/- 300 trophies of this limit. so in this rush de-ranking 3000 trophies giving you 100 points, to come back again giving you another 200 points to leave you in the status quo that you was before. In this de-rank you fail to look at 2 other factors - coins and incubators. the lower level incubators are much lower in rewards and the coin rewards go down to 100 coins for the lowest arenas.
On Saturday I de-ranked from 5000 trophies to 1002 - it became hard to lose and took so much time to lose as the opponent was taking too little damage from my dinos. Then coming back up - I managed to earn 4 incubators - with a majority of Miragaia - and earned 26,940 coins in levelling back up.
On Sunday I maintained my rank and battled this was simple as I was at my plateau, I won as many battles as I lost over the course of the day. I completed the same amount of battles but made 49,460 coins as the rewards are much higher. the wins and losses balanced and the time per battle was much the same and SO MUCH MORE ENJOYABLE. In the end I still earned the 300 points for the rush, but I was rewarded with much more than that.
So in conclusion, de-ranking only effects the person dropping by giving them less resources for their effort. The people they face only have a 1 minute annoyance, but ultimately they can laugh the the person dropping is losing a lot more in the process than this little blip you are facing.