I feel championships and arena should be different.
Championships have always been epic and rare with an occasional legendary and then of course the unique skill on a 5 tournament month.
Arena is for your upper tier hybrids such as unique and some legendary.
It’s been nice to have the championships set up this way so that we can avoid the monster of arena and not have so many long battles and rng as well as so many resistances.
With the introduction of apex creatures, arena is evolving into a new monster of its own. Apex creatures take over the arena and your uniques become less used or not as good due to the new tier in town.
Championships took the hit for this. This new introduction of unique advantage tournaments (assuming it’s a new thing). Is making certain tournaments into “the old arena”. Now players can use their uniques again without these apex creature beast taking over. For these arena players, this new tournament is a breath of fresh air. For tournament teams such as myself and many other competitive teams, it is awful.
For tournament players, we don’t build legendary and unique as we focus on rare/epic for tournaments. Arena players focus on Unique and some legendary but now apex for arena.
The introduction of apex creatures has shook the whole game and not only ruined arena for many but has now ruined championships if we seem to get these every month now opposed to what we’ve had the last year and a half since the championships were introduced.
Personally, I hated this last weekend. The battles were too long. It wasn’t fun. If I wanted to play arena I would. I barely did any tournament battles this month and it has always been my thing. Despite me hating battling altogether I did tournaments as a team effort for us to enjoy something collectively.
Now myself as many others I’ve spoke to are not happy with the unique x2 advantage again this month. We were hoping it was a one off or once in a while. Now we see this could become a new thing and it’s very discouraging. For those of us who don’t like to use arena creatures or want a change of pace, tournaments had been that little place to find enjoyment.
I’ve thought of a few things to why this could happen, the unique advantage tournaments. Obviously the go to thought is more money for ludia. If they introduce a new type of tournament ideally more players will invest into more boost, coins, and cash to work on these legendary and unique creatures. Where in the past they would only work on rare and epic. So you’ve opened the pool from 2 types (rare/epic) to 4 types (rare/epic/legendary/unique) or 6 if you include rare and epic hybrids separate from non hybrids. More creatures used = more resources needed = more money for ludia.
I still am a free to play player. I have never boosted a legendary or unique and I don’t plan on doing it. I guess I’ll have to suffer in these new tournament types. I’ll level some legendary up and work on the unique I enjoy using.
I guess this will be the new normal. I wish we could have a survey from the community on it but with majority of players focusing on arena over championships I know the unique x2 and unique advantage tournaments would be in favor.
That’s my 2 cents for those who read it lol.