Lowest RTA Participation I’ve ever seen 
- 2021.07.18 02:09 (UTC+0)
This newest season has the lowest participation in RTA that I have ever seen. To put it in perspective, last season I hit gold and was ranked 50 thousand something. This season I’m in the absolute bottom of bronze with less than 500 points but ranked 13 thousand something. Participation was already low but I bet less than 25 thousand are participating.
The culprit is obvious: pvp balance is dreadful. The funny thing is that smile gate knows this and instead of actually balancing the game, the gave EVERYONE the option to grab one free OP character.
And as much as I’d like to pretend that these changes are Theo my problem they aren’t. In fact it’s not A. Vildred or F Ceci or one of the many other commonly complained about characters. The problem flat out is that even if you fixed these characters broken kits the same old problem remains. There’s just flat out too much damage, characters can stack too much speed, and healers can stack too much resist. It may be too late to make RTA popular. In an effort to not upset whales smilegate may have shot itself in the foot. But if smilegate really wants pvp to be fun, then balancing armor sets, taking a hard look at whether it makes sense to allow people to literally lap someone withspeed gear and still put out the kind of damage that can one shot a team, and have an honest conversation about cleave damage. The new hero Straze has made me realize that someone at smilegate is making decisions that will choke the life out of this game while trying to cater to whales.
heres a reminder: whales were once newbies.
also it’s notfun to be obliterated in pvp in one turn and it’s also not fun to obliterate ppl in one turn. That’s why RTA participation is so abysmal right now.