Tournaments in Splinterlands are UNFAIR. Come and rant with me, lets try to change this! + Giveaway
Tournaments are Unfair for new players.
New players need their own kind of tournaments!
But there is something im not enjoying... TOURNAMENTS
Little info on what are tournaments, just for the sake of context:
These tournaments have some:
- Requirements: For example: having a minimun amount of power or minimun amount of staked sps
- Conditions: Rules that apply to the decks that can be used in the tournament
And here is the problem. I believe High League players are abusing this system.
The way Requirements and Conditions are implemented punishes New Players
What does this mean? ONLY people that met this amount of power can join.
So lets say i have 1k power. I can join the tournament, but there is nothing stopping someone with 1millon power to enter too.
I will be wasting my hard earned currency to enter that tournament. The only way it can work is:
- Lots of 1k power players enter the tournament together with me and im faced against them
- I somehow dodge the 1million power players that also joined and i Hope that they battle each other and disqualified themselves
- I made it into a position in which the earning is higher than my spending
And is VERY frustrating to have to fight someone full of legendaries and golden cards and a super summoner. Its just a massacre
What should be done about this?
Now lets tackle the 2nd issue here
How do they work conditions work?
They let players that join the tournament play with specific expansions, without legendary cards and with a Summoner/Monster level cap according to a league
Now, why do I saw that this is bad for new players? Because a Bronze guy that is fairly new doesnt have a lot of level 3 commons, level 2 rares, level 2 epics, or even a legendary card, but in a "bronze league" tournament, these kind of levels are allowed (which means the selected summoner must be AT LEAST LEVEL 2), and who has this kind of cards? High level players
So again... a new player that joins a tournament with level 1 summoners and level 1 cards (which is expected from players in bronze trying to grind cards to reach the power for the next league), will waste their HARD EARNED currency in this tournament because he will probably have no chance against leveled up decks.
What should be done about this?
Compare both opponents, and make the player with higher level cards use the level of the cards of the lower level player.
For example: I have a lvl 3 Sandworm and im against someone who has a level 1 sandworm. If i were to use the sandworm, it will appear as level 1. But if both players own a level 3 sandworm then thats the level that will be played
Make all the cards be of the highest level possible in the league, no matter if the player owns that card at that level.
For example: I have a lvl 1 sandworm, which is a common card. If i use it in a bronze league tournament, it will appear as a level 3.
If i dont have the card of course i cant use it
This option is weird and could potentially be used as a special type of rule that is "make the owner of the tournament select the pool of cards that can be used and their level". Doing this it will allign all power, making the tournament really be about skills
- Create a power cap to enter the tournament, make it a fair match.
- Help allign the cards available and their powers, make a tournament be about winning with skills and not by buying it.
How to enter the giveaway?
Just upvote the post and leave a comment with your HONEST thoughts about how tournaments are implemented! I really want to see if you readers and players have the same opinion. I feel discouraged to enter tournaments, but this might not be the case for you. If you are a high level player also comment, the experience might be different in your league! Please! comment your point of view!
I will chose the winner in 3 days by selecting the best comment myself
I really hope this get checked by someone with enough collection power in life to at least consider making tournaments a more friendly place to have fun without lowering our Dec Capture Rate!
Im also playing A LOT of Rising Star lately, and probably you should too if you didnt! its completely easy going and doesnt take much time! Start Playing it Now!
Edit: @andy-plays won the giveaway! Sending him the card as soon as he sends me his SPL user!