Alysea - yes the gates are not boosted, and therefore placing so many boosted towers around gate is simply meant to ensure there are many who fail. I am amazed a company would purposely set up levels in hopes people will fail regardless of how much they try and pay to win. If Flare wants people to get frustrated to the point they quit the game, then mission accomplished.
To be honest this is a pay to fail event. Nothing can be more frustrating than to have a tower to fail to go down with 1HP left signifying your failure in the event (yes - we all play for 100%). To see folks who missed a tower earlier on have more coins than because of the progressive coins for levels is even more frustrating.
Every player is spending gems on speed up, scrolls, revives, CoF. I understand the competitive nature meaning there should be a points system that will determine placement. But missing one tower in my tier takes me from 11 Uber chests and 7500 pearls and leaves me with 3 legendary chests, 1 epic, and 1000 pearls. How exactly is that fair to a player who also spent 1-2K gems to rank? Many of the gems spent are on CoF anyways.
The logic was that too many players were getting first place - so lets remove the doom gate so less people get first. Brilliant - now more players will get garbage for rewards. How horrible is it that 12 people succeeded in their tier - lets do something to ensure less people succeed. I mean, how can a company live with itself knowing 12 people are happy with the way the event turned out for them.
This event has nothing to do with skill - if you want it to be so, remove CoF and the ability to scroll and revive.
This event has to do with pressuring players to spend gems and get next to nothing in return. Reminds me of going to the carnival. Its all about ensuring you don’t have happy customers in the end.
I missed a tower. It really sucks. The event is over for me in my eyes. Should I continue to spend an additional 1000 gems to secure next to nothing for rewards?
Anyways, I’m done waiting for the events to get better. I’m pretty sure feedback will only be taken back to see what can be done to squeeze more gems out of folks.
To those who succeeded in securing first this ninja season - congratulations.