Tsunami wrote:Here's what gets me...and most other rebels. The Guard Reserve so heavily favors the Imps that it's nearly impossible for a rebel to win a PvP match now. I've posted this on the forum in various places regarding how unfair it is to give the Imps snipers and crabs while the rebels get nothing even remotely comparable. If you've noticed, the Imps stay mum...not a word...why should they say anything? They just sit back and win win win.
Now, as I've asked on here in various threads is for an explanation. Why the favoritism to the Imps? Why not make it fair? Do we get a response? No! Do we get an explanation? No! All the game gets are more Rebels dropping the game because of how ridiculously tough it is o to win a match.
The Rebels have the disadvantage with Guard Reserve. The Rebels have the disadvantage with war mismatches. The fact that the developers don't try and fix this is mind-boggling to me. Just makes no sense. I try and have fun with the game but when they make it not fun...well you know the rest.
That's not quite fair, my friend. Several Imps have acknowledged that the sniper-med GR unfairly favours Imps, and that we got 'screwed' on the C3PO R2 buff, including among others, Spock. They did so when the buffs first came out. I don't expect them to respond to every thread about this saying it again and again.
Also, the War mismatches affect both sides. There's a thread created by Pirate where matchmaking data is asked for and provided. You will see there that Imps get mismatches too. It's the fault of the devs that they happen. They have loosened the parameters considerably.
I agree that the game is unbalanced at this time, as you say, but that's not the Imps fault, It's the Devs. Plus overtime, the pendulum of dev beneficence has swung both ways.
For my part, I don't think the dev favouritism is wholly intentional.
There is also the overall game stats to consider.
Empire Rebel All
Amount 14,531 9,506 24,037
Avg wins 16 24 20
Avg draws 1 1 1
Avg losses 17 22 19
Avg uplinks taken 1,053 1,556 1,305
Avg uplinks saved 419 616 518
Avg reputation 1,989 2,956 2,472
Avg medals 34,209 34,644 34,427
Empire Rebel All
Amount 171,157 111,941 283,098
Avg donated 772 1,352 1,062
Avg received 722 1,284 1,003
Avg HQ level 6 6 6
Avg rep invested 71 116 94
Avg base strength 1,117 1,348 1,232
Avg medals 2,845 2,891 2,868
Avg attacks won 567 657 612
Avg defenses won 76 119 98
Empire Rebel All
Unknown 153 131 284
Dandoran 15,157 11,964 27,121
Er'Kit 5,318 9,152 14,470
Hoth 12,024 7,518 19,542
Takodana 6,175 6,322 12,497
Tatooine 126,220 71,709 197,929
Yavin 4 6,110 5,117 11,227
Here's the link to the relevant page from the ranking website:http://ksod.us/stats
The stats are much easier to read there, as they are formatted. It's also data that's still being collected, and so will be updated over time.
Although I agree that it is virtually impossible for the average player (if not experts like PhoenixAZ1899) to beat an Imp base with level X sniper med guard reserves. The overall data shows that Rebels are more successful on attack and defence than imperials. We also attack more and donate more. It's interesting that the medals obtained are almost the same between the factions. I suspect that's because we win more 1 and 2 star wins, whereas the Imps win more 2* and 3* wins, but there it is.
The game does need fixing, but the fixes needed are not as simple as it seems.