Seasons -- realm-point-handling - take over RP only partially

Started 26 Jul 2022
by chewchew
in Suggestions
Tue 26 Jul 2022 9:07 PM by chewchew
#165865
The Discord vote seems to favor option #3 for the realm-point-handling:
'RP is fully carried over per character + time gated/time based RR cap.'

I suggest a modification of this option:
carry over the RP per character only partially.

motivation for this suggestion:
-carrying over the full RP could lead to people just waiting until the RR cap is at a suitable value for them without participating in RvR beforehand
-carrying over the RP only partially would give a motivation to actually participate in RvR right at the season start to close up on the old RR

further possible modifications:
-adjust the amount of RP carried over progressively with higher RR.
example (numbers only for demonstration of the point): RR<3 carries over 50% of total RP, 3<RR<5 carries over 45% of total RP, 5<RR<7 carries over 37.5% of total RP, ...
-this would lessen the gap between low RR and high RR people
-increase malus for characters that are multiple seasons old


personal motivation:
-while I can understand the reasoning for seasons and I am excited to see how it will actually turn out, I cant see myself motivated to start over every new season and would probably skip every other season. Im personally not very involved in the hype at server releases (started every server I played on only a few month after release). And also I did not really like the (1 week long?) RR reset event you had at phoenix 1.0 -- RvR without at least a few basic RAs takes away a lot of the fun for me. A big positive point for a non-seasonal server for me is also the possibility to slowly advance multiple characters in all three realms; DAoC is an old game and for me one selling point of the game is the community -- all the nice people i met over all the years playing the game but who are scattered among the three relams. At the end of phoenix 1.0 i had a few characters at a comfortable RR in all realms and so I was able to join friends in all realms. However, with seasons possibly lasting only 6 months I would not be able to have characters in all realms which would take away a lot of fun and motivation to play the game. With RP fully carrying over I would probably start each season but wait until the RR cap is raised to a suitable level. RP only partially carrying over would probably be enough motivation for me to participate in RvR at season start using the time to advance a new character in another realm.
Wed 27 Jul 2022 11:02 PM by Billiken
#165866
I'd like to see the idea of a % bonus to RPs until you reach your previous season's Realm Rank.

For example, if you reached RR5 last season, you'd get, say, 20% bonus to RPs until you reach RR5 this season.
If you were RR8 last season, you'd get the 20% bonus until you reach RR8.

This would have a 'progressive' effect for players who participate each season as it becomes easier to reach higher RRs in subsequent seasons, but wouldn't be a significant advantage at the start and also wouldn't give 'free' realm ranks without participating in RvR.
Thu 28 Jul 2022 7:19 AM by chewchew
#165867
Billiken wrote:
Wed 27 Jul 2022 11:02 PM
I'd like to see the idea of a % bonus to RPs until you reach your previous season's Realm Rank.

For example, if you reached RR5 last season, you'd get, say, 20% bonus to RPs until you reach RR5 this season.
If you were RR8 last season, you'd get the 20% bonus until you reach RR8.

This would have a 'progressive' effect for players who participate each season as it becomes easier to reach higher RRs in subsequent seasons, but wouldn't be a significant advantage at the start and also wouldn't give 'free' realm ranks without participating in RvR.
I like this idea, too.
Maybe could combine it with the further possible modification of scaling it proportionally with total RP of the old season to lessen the gap between low RR and high RR people.
So for example (numbers only for demonstrating the point):
If you were RR5 past season you get: 20% bonus to RP for 1<RR<3; 10% bonus to RP for 3<RR<5
If you were RR8 past season you get: 20% bonus to RP for 1<RR<3; 10% bonus to RP for 3<RR<5; 5% bonus to RP for 5<RR<7; 2% bonus to RP for 7<RR<8

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