Enjoyment is highly subjective, especially when it comes to these types of events. For example I enjoy pushing back on these dev trolls as much as they seemingly enjoy positing daily about the most minor of issues. Do I personally enjoy the class event? Hell no, I’m not sure I’ve met any player that “enjoys” this event except for times when there are very specific synergies they enjoy. Thus falling back on the subjective view of the player not the game mode itself.
On it’s surface, the complaint is valid. But sadly this is the formula they most often use for their rants “(A)Not enough troops = (B)not fun = ©devs did this on purpose to make the game not fun” . The problem with this assertion is assuming every class event has to be fun or that it has to have a set amount of selected troops that the player deems fun. If A and B are both true for a player as it is with anyone who frequents this thread, than C is inevitably the next response as to the why A & B are not true. The problem with this assertion is assuming this was done on purpose or that it’s something to be fixed. Some class events have a lot of options, some have very little, and most are in between. Picking out a few examples of the 34 class events and saying “look at this pile of trash developer design” is being quite ridiculous in their cherry pick.
I said it before and it’s worth repeating. The class event is the worst value in the game. So if you are playing the class event you are knowingly accepting this. As such you fall into 3 categories of player.
- The player who uses the free sigils for the gems. In this case any class event is easy to complete with any setup because with all the beefed up stats, by the time you sniff a loss, the event is over.
- The player who wants to complete the event for the orb and maybe class xp. This player should know they are choosing the low value gem sink and the end goal is to complete the event regardless of speed or fun, it’s for a purpose. Players don’t play all events because they are all fun, but the rewards are rewarding, it’s why I played class event for as long as I did(stupidly). Some were fun, some weren’t, but either way they never took obnoxiously long to complete even at it’s worst.
- The player going for LB. This is actually pretty easy to obtain on some class events. But if you are going for LB or the power orb you are beefing up your stats with potions so difficulty doesn’t really matter to that player, they are already committed to a long grind.
In all 3 of these cases the end goal isn’t, “I’m playing class event because it’s fun”, like many events in this game, it’s for a purpose. Whether you view the final rewards on events as worth it or “fun” is very subjective, but for me, that is what motivates me. There are other game modes for the fun aspect and I highly encourage players who are this disgruntled with game mode designs to stick with the ones they enjoy. Class events are a terrible value and should be ignored unless you’re full of gems and too lazy to farm class xp and want a minor orb.
I think players forget that the best way to make an impact on the development team isn’t to complain here on a forum where no one cares what your opinion is(including mine), but to not play events they see as horrible. By not playing an event, you aren’t spending gems, and by not spending gems, that hurts them where it counts. So next time you find yourself playing arena, class event, or faction event and you want to complain, just know you contributed to the problem you so often complain about. And if your response to that is “well, I don’t play these events.”, then what’s the issue?
Everyone has their right to slam the developers and point out what they see as poor design or bad game modes. It’s pretty much why this thread started so the haters could have their safe space. But I also have the right to poke holes in these ridiculous arguments with a point of view held by more people than the fringe and backing that up by experience. A new player just posted recently that they aren’t experiencing all of the issues these forums constantly complain about. Obviously, because most players realize it’s just mobile game and try to take it for what it is and not make it their life’s mission to find every negative aspect of something.