So I have been thinking about a new mode of gameplay for GoW. I am not sure whether this has been suggested before but Sirrian has mentioned looking at it before. Here is my version.
Mode: Endless / Survivor
Gameplay: Play until you lose / overwhelm.
This should be available to all level of players.
Your team consists of four troops. The team is fixed for the duration of the play, cannot be changed, replaced, etc.
Game is saved if you finished a match and leave the mode without being defeated. Just like arena.
All effects, mana, health is kept from one match to the next until your team is defeated. This is to ensure some strategy on team construction.
Event bonuses does NOT apply.
Overall, you keep fighting teams until you lose.
Stage 1: AI team start at based rarity with no traits and ramps up to full ascendency levelled, and trait mythic including all bonuses from five star kingdoms and level 100 guild statues bonuses.
Stage 2: AI team get bonuses to their stats of up to 50% and their team members are replaced. The number of team members are replaced the further you get.
Stage 3: AI gets to start first.
The higher stages will get all the benefits of all the preceding stages. So if you manage to hit stage 3 you will be battling AI team that all fully ascended, levelled and traited. There will have bonuses of 50% to all their stats and have their troops replaced if they die and the AI gets to start first.
In addition, for those that want a challenge there can be different modes to Endless / Survivor. Here are some examples:
A Peasant’s Hope: Your team must consist of only common, rare, and ultra-rare base troops.
The Aristocrat Strikes Back: Your team must consist of only epic, legendary, and mythic base troops.
Return of the Hero: Your team must include your hero.
The Daemon Menace: Your team must consist of all daemons
Attack of the Duplicates: Your team must have four of the same troops.
Revenge of the Devs AI team must have a hero.
The Mana Awakens: Your team must consist of a mana transformer e.g. Valkyrie
The Last Hero: Your team must have a Hero in the last slot.
Rouge Four: Your team must consist of all rogues.