I’m really disappointed to hear that difficulty is being removed from pvp.
Since fairly early in the game when I fully grasped the power of transform teams, I can beat any AI team in any game mode on Hard, without ever feeling like the outcome could be in question. So when I pvp, I play on Warlord I. I lose sometimes as a result, but many of those wins feel earned.
Now I understand pvp will scale from “Normal” to “Hard” based on rank, with no option for harder. If this puts me back at “going through the motions for a guaranteed win”, I can’t see that mode holding my interest.
To an anticipated reply – no, playing a different team that I’m not able to get as high a winrate with is not the right answer for me. Raising the difficulty was the right answer.
Maps look better, maybe I’ll play maps for a while and see where things go from here.