Arena end time change request!

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  • Symphily

    IMO, the arena system is fragged. As is, it’s a matter of timing your matches - esp. catching the final match late, late ... that’s dumb. They should open arena up to grinding. Maybe arena matches could revise the ranking system + drop energy for dolts/nuts or rarely drop energy for calamity ... make ranking based on power and win count and folks will play a lot more ...

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  • Mike

    I disagree. I am on the east coast and the current server reset is fine IMO. There really isn’t a time that would be “fair” for everyone due to time zones and I doubt they would have the server reset at midnight on every different time zone.

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  • Mike White (Keats76)

    I agree. Quick fix is to adjust to midnight EST. That covers the US at least. Long term, revamp the arena (which it sounds like you have planned)

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  • Lazarus301

    12 est would be perfect. I got 500 points at 12:57 this morning and honestly thought I was getting 463 with whom I hit. Didn’t want to do a 3 am wake up after a long day at work. Most people fall asleep around 12-1, whatever their zone is. If the U.S has the highest player base, that would be best. But this is also an international game and I have the slightest clue of how popular GPK or this app is across the globe 🧐

    Less baggy eyes is always an upvote

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  • Chained Shane

    Instead of changing the timezone, Arena should not be based solely on who is that last person to log on and fight for the night.

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  • Lazarus301

    But.. it’s not?

    That’s just one aspect, is getting to 500 points. There’s a ton of other aspects in this current arena. Like your power. I can get #1 some nights. If I mess a fight up, I’ll get #30~ some nights different people are top 10. Some nights there’s similar ones.
    You don’t just automatically win by hitting at 2:55. You only “can” if you’re the #1 might person in the game. And luckily I think he cares more about sleep most nights than a video game 😉

    No matter what PvP mechanic there is, hitting closer to server reset time has always been a factor in pretty much every game. It’s normally based upon some maximum score you need to fight to get to and secure and daily grind to keep getting higher. This games no different in that aspect, as of right now. I mean, do you want it to be completely RNG, meaning a completely random #1-5 player each day? Cause I’m sure most top tier don’t 😅

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  • Chained Shane

    I agree to an extent. I play Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes and with a strong enough team, I can do my Arena battles early in the day and be confident that my level won't drop drastically enough to affect my payouts at rollover because I know there's only a handful of teams that can beat my squad. Here... even teams that are vastly inferior to mine can get a higher rank than me just by timing it correctly. This may change, though, as people start maxing out their cards and picking the right combinations. Then the top 10 spots might be teams I can't touch and the people that deserve to win with strategy beat the players with later bed times.

    The 500 points thing is another issue entirely. If you manage to space out your attempts throughout the day and time it just right to get to the maximum of 500, you are now tied with all of the other people who managed to get 500 and then it is up to RNG on which place you actually get and what payouts you get.

    Here are the factors that I think could be improved with Arena:

    1. 500 is not the maximum. There should be other ways to get more points, so the top 15 (or whatever) people aren't randomly assigned payouts because they are all tied at 500. And then the next 60 people who have 465 aren't randomly assigned a number. My suggestion... bonus points for defeating a team with a higher power level than you.

    2. Time rollover should be earlier. Like mid-evening when the most people are up and able to contribute.

    3. There should be no zero scores for winning ever.

    4. Clearly laid out rules for scoring when in the top 25. Right now it just seems random.

    5. The circles around the portraits should change color to correspond with their Junk level so you know what kind of team you're going up against before attacking them.

    6. Show your possible opponent's score on the Matches screen.

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  • Symphily

    I think it’s a dangerous assumption that “most people” go to sleep between 12-1 a.m.

    I’ve got two kids and 4 a.m. start. And I don’t think arena scores should advantage those who stay up/rise later. I think arena scores should be based on power and win count.

    Notwithstanding, I assume Jago has their own set of priorities, and maybe what they want is people chasing the reset... 🤷‍♂️

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  • Lazarus301

    There is no RNG involved when you have the same score as another player, in our current setup. There’s fact that if my team has higher power (Ie:10,000 power) vs your team (ie: 9800 power) whatever the 5th battle team used that got us to our same end score (whether that be 463, or 500), I will be a higher rank than you. Because my final team had more power, and we finished on the same exact number) if I was 1st, you would be 2nd. Unless Mike came in and scored the same as us, and he had 9940 power and bumped you to 3rd and grabbed 2nd for himself. The time of the final attack has absolutely no meaning or value. It changes everyday for me. I can go to bed and be #1 rank all night sometimes at as early as 11 PM EST. Some nights I have to wait to at least 1:30 am EST. That is at least, our current setups mechanics.

    I’m all for a new setup, but I don’t think this one is as random and broken as many people seem to think. Besides the 2 major bugs; scoring more than 500 points shouldn’t currently be possible, and sometimes we don’t get arena placement daily rewards. Both of which they’re working on to fix currently, if they haven’t already. I’ve scored 1st the last two nights in a row at 500 points, I’d like to assume they fixed it.

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  • Lazarus301

    Haha, well kids or no kids I have an early rise most days and still burn the midnight oil. I may be wrong on that assumption, but I’ve been a gamer my entire life and I feel like we’re more of the night owl type. Again I’m just assuming, and like you said, maybe Jago’s priorities could be getting people to play at that specific time for whatever reason. I think we can all at least agree an earlier time would be preferred no matter the motives 😂 like Jago said themselves. They sleep like us normal people too. Maybe a reset around a time they can still get their 👀 on wouldn’t be such a bad thing for them, either. Them pesky bugs pop outta nowhere..

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  • Lazarus301

    I also believe the amount of people playing arena increasing daily and realizing how to score higher will also push us to get an earlier end score time. All we need is a few hundred players playing in the morning to set the leapfrog mechanics up. As more download and they grow the player basis, this should help that end time problem work itself out. A 3 hour earlier reset would prompt people to do this as well.

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