Any changes to brackets/premades have been removed. It will be the same setting as the last event.
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Uthred wrote: ↑Sat 8 May 2021 10:58 AMPlaying Field Event only changes:
- the rr5 bracket has been removed
- auto groups are now all or nothing, you can no longer invite some people and have the rest filled up
- the 49-50 bracket is now split between auto groups and normal groups / player with auto grouping disabled
Student_Nurse wrote: ↑Sun 9 May 2021 3:30 AMI understand people want to play with their friends but putting premades in the same category with pugs totally ruins the event for people that do pug. In many games, if you pug, it puts you against other players that are also pugging and if you are in a premade then it only puts you against other premades. This makes the playing field even. Premades have a significant advantage over pugs. As of right now, healers often do not pug and stealth classes are almost never wanted in groups unless it is a full stealth group. Having 5 random classes against a premade with CC, speed and heals is only fun for those that are in the premade. I've noticed that when people do complain about having so many premades at 50, there are those that are quick to tell them to stop complaining and go make a premade. This is not a solution. When the premades were put in their own bracket, people didn't tell them to stop complaining and go form a pug. In the current state of the event, it feels like you are pressuring people to form a premade or get rolled over repeatably for pugging. If you wanted to force people to make a premade, then make it mandatory that people have to form their own groups before they can port. This will force people to make a premade in order to have a chance to compete. If you want to provide a fun playing experience for everyone, then what is the problem with putting pugs in their own category at least at level 50? If a group of 2 or 3 friends want to play together, they can still invite 2 random people to fill their group in order to form a premade. Rolling pugs is fun for only the people in the premades but it is very frustrating to play for those that do pug.
Another solution would be to give puggers (at least at level 50) an adequate boost in the amount of rps or xp that they get to make up for the amount of times they will get rolled over by premades. Or you could even boost their stats if they have a bad class composition for their pug. Giving a boost for playing with a bad class composition would possibly fix everything. If you have group with cc, heals and speed against a group with 5 dps, then give the group with the 5 dps a slight boost to make up the difference. There are solutions to help make the playing field more fair. You just have to be open to them.