DarkRebel wrote:Plagueis wrote:DarkRebel wrote:Only if he is an active player.
No, I don’t think anyone who rarely plays the game would catch up now or since the game was launched.
You don’t get it.
Before the armory, you were typically matched with opponents at similar strength, as game takes base rating and medal into account. Of course there were sandbaggers, or the attacking down, but for the most part, you can attack and can find bases you can beat, at your level, fair and square.
YOU COULD STILL ENJOY THE GAME AT WHATEVER THE LEVEL YOU WERE AT. YOU DID NOT HAVE TO CATCH UP. YOU HAD A CHOICE.
Armory added significant strength to both offense and defense without increasing base rating.
Today game, you have no choice but to grind for frags. Game doesn’t care whether you don’t have elite skins, or have unit at lower skin level. You have to be active, and grind and grind to get frags. If you don’t, you lose.
This topic is not about being active and catching up. It is more about how a casual player can still play the game.
Actually, many of my suggestions support casual gameplay and would allow players the opportunity to earn the frags they need to be competitive to an extent. Even low level armory equipment can make that possible. I guess it’s a good thing the game revolves around earning frags now and it’s actually hard not to earn them. Can’t dedicate hours towards grinding? Np, do squad wars, HDs or easy crates. A person can even NOT play the game and earn a daily crate and watch an in-game video for frags every so often. A casual player CAN play SWC but It’s not reasonable to think that a person can play SWC for a few minutes a day or whatever and expect to be competitive in any meaningful way with players who spend hours each day grinding away for additional rewards. Sorry 10-minute a day guy, your level 1-2 jet skins aren’t going to work against my level 8-9 guard reserve and maxed turret skins. But that doesn’t mean they’re screwed especially when there are far easier targets out there that can be felled with even low level armory equipment. That and the fact most people rely on only a handful of frag types (jumps/jets, heavies and a hero skin) that take way LESS frags to initially unlock than upgrade later.