I don’t have time to play GoW all day, so it was rather unsettling to notice today that every time I shut off my tablet, be it merely for 10 minutes, I lost another 3 Defense battles. I wasn’t really paying much heed until I saw that I’d lost a Tier which I had gained an hour earlier.
I had ELEVEN Defense battles lost in a row. I dropped from Tier 9 to Tier 10. When I checked back in my screenshots, I realized I had also gone from Tier 11 to Tier 12 yesterday, too.
I’ve fought 3 battles just to get back to Tier 9 right now. My stats now claim the A.I. lost 17 defense games on my behalf. Considering it took me 34 long battles to reach Tier 1 last week, having to fight another hour of battles to make up for the loss of progress does not seem gratifying nor fair.
Here’s the start of the PvP week with a clean slate:
And here’s what my Tier score was immediately after reaching Tier 9:
Upon reaching a new Tier, it wasn’t obvious what actual rewards were received, given that I’d had one or two simultaneous Defense battles during my actual PvP battle:
But it soon became clear that I was rapidly losing Tiers (and rank) whenever I left the game to do actual work…
Under 1.09, after losing a PvP battle we’d always lose Stars, but we never lost actual Ranks/ Tiers. Seriously?!