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Anyone Else Just Too Lazy/Bored To Play Bgs?

DerpyEagleDerpyEagle Posts: 449 ★★★
Seriously getting to gold 1 took too long cuz I don’t enjoy bgs anymore. I have never missed glads circ before but this season I def will. Just not enjoying bgs, anyone else? I say bring on the next new game mode cuz bgs is the new arena in my opinion!


  • PikoluPikolu Posts: 6,646 Guardian

    Stuck at Vibranium lll currently, this season just felt too grindy because of the extra tiers. Hopefully the seeding system next season is also for VT and not just for GC cause if I have to start on bronze again next season there is no way I'm doing BGs again, at least not this much.

    Seeding has you start like 6 tiers below what you finish iirc, so you shouldn't be restarting in bronze.
  • mbgibsonmbgibson Posts: 111
    Made it to Diamond 1 this morning. We'll see how much more drive I have to push into Vibranium, but making the GC isn't looking good. The extra tiers are not motivating that's for sure.
  • ahmynutsahmynuts Posts: 5,914 ★★★★★
    Pikolu said:

    I've had a hard time motivating myself to do BGs, decided to start pushing yesterday because I want the t6b and t3a from the store. Pushed from gold 2 to diamond 4 yesterday.

    I'm in the same boat but I still haven't actually decided to play yet lol
  • SirGamesBondSirGamesBond Posts: 4,211 ★★★★★
    Made it to GC second week.
    Extra tiers = more tokens = I like
  • MackeyMackey Posts: 1,547 ★★★★★
    I've not been pushing as much this season due to the extra tiers in place, dont really get a great deal of time to play BGs as is but these extra tiers put me off. This season will likely be the first of many to come where I don't make GC 😂
  • BeastDadBeastDad Posts: 1,409 ★★★★★
    Too much of a grind, do the bare minimum, get the every other day rewards and move on.
  • altavistaaltavista Posts: 1,282 ★★★★
    To me, the mode is just like Incursions but with better rewards - play a few round every few days to qualify for the minimum rewards. At the end of the month/season, I end up where I end up (with BGs, usually still in VT).

    I don't need to 'maximize' the rewards I earn, because at the end of the day, the acceleration to account progression these things can provide to an account means little to me. The take home is that just play what you want to play to get your account where you want it to be.
  • Lovejoy72Lovejoy72 Posts: 1,858 ★★★★
    I think it’s the 6 days a week of war for me. They are just too different, and war is distracting. And to be competitive, I need to do arena and all the other content for the resources I need. It’s left BGs in the dust, so far
  • MoosetiptronicMoosetiptronic Posts: 2,106 ★★★★

    Mostly I feel like with BGs I have to give my full attention the entire time, and if I get interrupted, the match goes south and I get frustrated.

    With a kid, a wife, randos walking by at work, etc, I just keep expecting an interruption and it just gives me another reason to avoid it entirely.

    This also, great insight
  • Denslo500Denslo500 Posts: 903 ★★★
    I just match someone and walk away. Repeat x 2.
  • Vegeta9001Vegeta9001 Posts: 1,341 ★★★★
    🙋‍♂️ matchmaking is awful, for me at least fine from the standard 15-30 second wait times to 90-120 seconds. I'm not waiting 2 minutes to sit in a game for 10 minutes at best 20 minutes at worst spending half the time looking at a post fight screen because I blitz the opponent and then sit waiting for opponent. I either steamroll, or lose because I don't have the patience to be one of those guys to Min/max their health and finish at 100% but take nearly the whole time to do so. Maybe next season if the nodes aren't an unfun snorefest coupled with AIs more passive than anything I've seen in recent memory.
  • Viper198787Viper198787 Posts: 461 ★★★
    The extra tiers seems nice on paper, but in practice it makes it way too grindy. They could’ve just taken those rewards for the extra tiers and split them between the other tiers to buff the rewards. Hard knock life and ebb flow knock down is not really an enjoyable/interesting meta to play in either. I really hope they remove the extra tiers but something tells me they won’t due to the seeding they’re planning to do. I’m on the verge of not doing BG again just because it feels too tedious.
  • DNA3000DNA3000 Posts: 18,657 Guardian
    Pikolu said:

    I've had a hard time motivating myself to do BGs, decided to start pushing yesterday because I want the t6b and t3a from the store. Pushed from gold 2 to diamond 4 yesterday.

    My experiment last season finally convinced me to actually do what I always preached but never actually did myself: take my time. As a result, I'm only in Gold 1 art the moment, but I've gotten there with almost no stress and dramatically fewer matches, just doing a few here and a few there, pacing myself to stay behind the pack. This has probably been the easiest path to Platinum I've ever seen, and while I may try to push to GC at the very end, if I don't make it I don't make it. Seeding means I can slowly drift upward with a lot less effort than I used to try to push for daylight in the past.

    How well that actually works will probably take a few seasons to see, but I'm fine with that for now.
  • FrydayFryday Posts: 670 ★★★
    For me I'm not sure if it is the extra Tier that make it grinding or the 1 win, 1 lost Token starting at Gold tier that make the whole experience tedious and demotivating.

    I would imagine a 2 win, 1 lost Token up until we get to Vibranium 1 make the BG experience more enjoyable.

    The feeling of moving forward 1 step only to take 2 step back doesn't encourage more participation. Especially you are in Gold Tier and usually face much higher account than yourself.
  • RuwqiersaRuwqiersa Posts: 690 ★★★

    No. 😎
  • RuwqiersaRuwqiersa Posts: 690 ★★★

    I find BGs more of an unrewarding grind than even the brutal challenge.

    You can play almost any other game mode and unless you want to restart or item out, you feel like you've made progress towards rewards (run little hamster!!).

    Conversely, you can sit down to play BGs for 45 minutes and have nothing to show at the end. It too often feels like dead time, or, even worse, negative progress, will be the result of playing BGs.

    That's not "fun".

    You get points for solo and alliance event.
  • tnair2015tnair2015 Posts: 58
    I Agree with OP, BG is the new Arena, all this allys adding minimums are making it more grindy. More tiers more grind(atleast for this season, still grindy nonetheless) . Boring VT metas gives additional pseudo Grind feeling. Ridiculous matchups adds to the grind( add different tiers with different rewards please). The biggest contributor of Grind is the damn bugs and input issues(not sure if this is ever gonna be fixed). Add some generous gold and Units or atleast Battlechips in BG's each matchups and it would rejuvenate mode imo addition to fixing above stuff.
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