Just curious what other people think of this so far. Personally, it’s been VERY slow going right now for me. A few days in and I have a little over 2,000 SP. I’ve played Shadow Survival several times and I always seem to get bodied by some 1-0 player that has skills for days. Not that it takes much to beat me.
Still, the collector in me want every Shadow skin (and every Mimic skin for that matter). But looking at the numbers… I really think IG has the goal posts moved to far. Yes, there are people that can earn several thousand SP in a day, but what about those with lesser skill that don’t feel good about dropping a ton of SP to roll the dice and hope their opponent isn’t elite tier.
This isn’t a “wah guy gud” issue, this is an issue of the grind being too punitive to the point where the reward isn’t worth the time put in. Couldn’t this potentially frustrate people and maybe even turn them away from trying to get this stuff? Not saying everyone will, but some might.
With that in mind, I’d suggest the following:
-Lower every character’s mimic skin requirement to 25,000 or less. None of this 75K silliness.
-Make any daily reward SP 1,000 or more, up to 5,000.
-Lower Mimic battle requirements to 25 matches per character or less. Any “beat Gargos” requirement should be five max.
-Raise all SP payouts for all matches. I think this is going to happen anyways, but whatever you’re thinking about, take it a notch higher still.
-More shadow matches in Shadow Lords, like, a LOT more. Right now, in Normal, I go several rounds without a single Shadow match.
-Also, raise the payouts for beating Shadows in Shadow Lords. These should be 80 to 150 per match, not 25 to 45 or 50. Guessing the payouts are higher on higher difficulties, but still.
-Have dormant shadows automatically challenge your shadow, maybe what, 3 times a day? 5 times maybe?
I’m sure some of you are looking at this and saying “who’s, at that rate, we’d have all mimic and shadow skins in a week.”
Well, there’s 26 characters. If each had a SP requirement of 25K, let’s see… Carry the 5… That’s 650,000 SP needed for all Shadow skins. Now recall that I’m talking about raising payoffs to 150 and daily rewards to 1,000 or more. There’s still a HUGE grind here, not to mention whatever we’all have to do for gold and terror skins.
I’m all for unlocking stuff while I play. I love it, in fact! I have all characters up to level 50. But right now, the climb feels so massive for mimic and shadow skins that it’s actually diminishing their value for me.
I really hope that whatever adjustments they make are substantial enough to make the climb feel less arduous. They’re awesome ideas and I really appreciate them though! I’ve also finally created a (mediocre) shadow because of these skins but I love improving her (even if she’s horrible right now).
TL / DR: I’d like SP farming to be easier and some requirements lowered, I know they’re working on some of this, but I hope that take some big steps as opposed to little ones. How bout you?