Crystal League IS DEAD

    • Crystal League IS DEAD

      We are 21 days from the release of the patch designed to overhaul, improve, and revitalize the crystal league.
      My team had 4 STRAIGHT SKIP/WINS IN A ROW AT 2 UTC LAST NIGHT.
      We sat there for TWO HOURS to get 0 PvP.

      Please fix crystal league before you move on to other content in the next expansion.
      Deliver on the commitment and promise that you made for this major content release/expansion.

      Here's your solution:
      Make fights more frequent, merge all sign-up queues, offer different rewards on different nights, and swap from a single match to an instant double elimination tournament system.
      1. Shorten matches to 12 1/2 minute timers awarding victory to the team with most points at the end (most matches are over by this time anyway), and run matches every 15 minutes
      2. Instead of queue for a single match, put players into a tournament realm that runs new fights every 15 minutes (2 1/2 minute breaks between matches.).
      3. Teams participate in the tournament until they lose twice (seeds are randomly generated for skips/byes, but double elimination means that everyone gets multiple fights.)
      4. Tournaments should run multiple times per day in line with the current 13 UTC, 20 UTC, 2 UTC system. As there are no more "tokens" or tiers, simply have certain days of the week/month/end of wipe provide better rewards with higher IP caps.
      5. Run a non-lethal league that is scheduled to start 1 hour AFTER lethals, so that teams that were eliminated early or wish to not risk their gear can participate in the non-lethal league, whereas the big boys are locked in to the main crystal league (any team that wins at least twice will still be in the lethal tournament when non-lethal tournament starts).
      6. Completely refactor rewards to provide similar (or better) incentives to those provided right now,
      7. Make crystal tournament wins provide shit tons of territory energy again, so that it incentivizes guilds to participate even if they don't want to merely farm season points.
      8. Make crystal tournament wins provide an equivalent territory siege protection for hideouts in the Roads of Avalon, to incentivize small scale PVP guilds (as opposed to ZvZ guilds) to participate, and to make Roads of Avalon hideouts similarly safe from sieges, comparable to BZ hideouts.

      The post was edited 2 times, last by Svenblade ().

    • Itsmagic001 wrote:

      The main problem are the Timers.
      Nobody wants to Que for specific timers and the worst part only to play 2 matches.
      Rewards are good but those Timer make it realy unfun to go for especialy when your having crystal arena as an alternative where you usualy get instant content.
      I agree. If they are going to have set timers for matches, they should be offering a seriously fun, competitive experience.
      The tournament system with a single merged queue will guarantee that every team fights at least once, there's less downtime, there's more action, and there's hopefully more rewards in less time (because you're getting matches in) to make up for the big time commitment for gathering.
    • But then again why post stuff and ideas when devs actualy never listen to us.

      Only when majority complains stuff are done. Clearly not enough players are playing this dogshit system of crystals that we have now.

      Get rip of timers or Make an hourly tournament system.
      Current crystal league sucks ass.

      Mabey make a crystal arena type whit elos idk but something needs to change
    • Itsmagic001 wrote:

      But then again why post stuff and ideas when devs actualy never listen to us.

      Only when majority complains stuff are done. Clearly not enough players are playing this dogshit system of crystals that we have now.

      Get rip of timers or Make an hourly tournament system.
      Current crystal league sucks ass.

      Mabey make a crystal arena type whit elos idk but something needs to change
      I think every once in a while they do look and post, it's rare.
      It does feel like Crystal League is basically ignored as it's only a small percentage of the player population that participate. The fact that nobody cares about this issue at all, when it's such a large one, is readily apparent.
      I think only a small percentage of the player population participates partly because it is ignored though. If they fixed it up structurally more people would participate.

      The post was edited 1 time, last by Svenblade ().

    • @Svenblade The fact SBI introduced Crystal Arenas and Non-Lethal Crystals is not enough of an indicator that SBI are aware of the issue? That active measures are in place to fix one of the core problems (participant numbers).

      The lethal 5v5 is highly competitive and always has been dominated by a select few players. The skill cap needed is high. Players need silver to fund it. Teams need to stick together to truly excel. Because of the full loot in lethals means that less people are incentivised to play, as new players have historically been farmed. At least the non-lethal Crystals provide an avenue for teams to form, practice and get the confidence to try lethals.
    • Grunzjunge wrote:

      5v5 Content is way to strechted in my Opinion. Non Lethal stuff makes it harder to even meet someone in lethal stuff. Its the same in Hellgates once you pass a certain Infamy fights get rare and it feels like doing Groupdungeons with the boys.
      I agree. I understand that SBI is trying to cater to the carebear population that makes up a large bulk of the Albion's playerbase, but that isn't helping high level 5s content, they've just split queues and made it harder to get good matches.
    • Tbh they trying to add a lot of the newer players into the 5v5 screen trough crystal arena. But Crystal Arena even on max tier is sich shit rewards whitout even season rewards and they reset rank that nobody is actualy playing it.

      Unless they make Crystal Arena more competitive you wont have any newer players actualy get into the 5v5 crystal league. There has to be an incentive for Players to start playing 5v5 whitout having 5 guys (soloq!)