Raid are slowly improving the arena issues!
Raid are slowly improving the arena issues!
“We have been receiving quite a number of questions concerning the current state of affairs in the Classic Arena, and would like to elaborate on what we’re planning to do to improve the situation. The ultimate goal is to make the progression in the Bronze and Silver easier so that the Arena in these Tiers becomes less of a head-against-wall bashing exercise.“
They are finally starting to listen to the player base and the issues all the lower players are having in bronze and silver arena! No one wants to play a game where they aren’t enjoying it so we are glad they are starting to address the issue!
“Matchmaking adjustments. The changes will only concern tweaking the matchmaking in Bronze and Silver Tiers. We’ll still be filtering the opponents in these Tiers by the player’s account power and level as before, but the pairing in Bronze will be configured in such a way that newbies won’t meet the teams way too much out of their depth, and will be able to steadily progress to Silver. As for Silver, naturally, this Tier will be more challenging than Bronze, but the opponent selection will also be not so harsh.“
This is what we were looking for – bronze and silver players can actually compete to earn the medals to upgrade their Great Hall, and the difference between silver and bronze will be more noticeable. We also want to see all players earning the Arbiter rewards because she is such an essential part of PvP; she is able to change your accounts and push your medals up.
“As for Gold, where we do not filter opponents by their account power here, and use only the current Arena placement as the main criteria when picking up the opponents, this Tier will remain challenging. Be ready to fight strong opponents here to remain competitive.“
I believe this is a step in the right direction because the bronze and silver arenas were extremely difficult to progress through!
“Defensive battles. We’ll implement a flexible system to prevent players from being demoted to the lower Tiers too quickly by losing defensive battles in Bronze and Silver Tiers. It is logical to assume, the higher your Tier the greater is the number of points that you can potentially lose in the defensive battles.“
This was one of the main issues because all the players accounts that left the game were being demoted to bronze and left it near impossible to climb up. We are glad they are seeing this as an issue and are starting to put a stop to the AFK accounts messing up the arena. They still have a way to go so we don’t see the AFK accounts in our arena but we are making progress!
“While the changes will make the Arena easier in terms of progression, remember that it is still one of the most competitive game elements: keep improving your team, explore different strategies, watch videos dedicated to Arena tactics on YouTube created by enthusiastic players and content creators to increase your knowledge, and you’ll be able to reach higher Tiers, eventually.
While we cannot reveal the exact date when the Arena adjustments will come to live, we are ready to tell you at least the approximate time of their release. It will happen shortly after the release of version 4.20, but definitely not on the same day. The Arena-oriented update is planned for the first half of May, and the changes will take effect only after server reload.
Guys, we’ll continue to closely monitor the situation in the Classic Arena after the upcoming fix goes live, and will make all the additional changes needed to ensure our players have fun in the Arena and enjoy the game.“
So here we are! We have some progress after asking Plarium to fix the issue for a long time. And no, these aren’t perfect but it’s a start and it’s a good one at that. So bare with Raid as they are starting to listen and make the arena better for all players! The steps are definitely in the right direction so we can’t be displeased with them!
Dont you think it should be based on Your “ARENA POWER” rather than “Account power” ? cuz to me i dont see how me having 50 food champs stored up makes my Arena team better just because it causes my Account power to go up, makes no sense to me. Yours in the vid showed an Arena Power of about 300k <— right there shows your strenght in Arena. mine for example Account power is about 600k, my Arena power on the other hand is rubbish at about 5-10k yet i'm facing those with a much higher power and they wonder why i cant progress for Greathall progression, because i need silver or higher medals, cant progress Arbiter mission as need to reach and win in silver / gold league.