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[Dev Update] Gladiator Titles -- Proposed Changes

Within a few weeks we will be implementing a system that takes action against players who continually leave prior to the end of battles in PvP. This has been requested for quite some time, so we hope it addresses the problem. However, we also wish to ensure that when the anti-leaver system is implemented, players are not in a position where they feel we are punishing them for using the "best way" to get points towards the Gladiator title (i.e., continually leaving groups until you get into one that has a reasonable chance to get 10 wins in a row.) The way we hope to accomplish this is to reward players for each win or for smaller winning streaks so players are more concerned about "Can we win this fight?" rather than "Can we win this fight and the next 9 fights?" Our hope is that players would then be more likely to at least finish the battle they are on before returning to the outpost if they decide to join a different team.

The intention of this change is not to make the Gladiator Title easier to achieve. Rather, the designers are simply trying to change the way one acquires that title so that the system no longer punishes, or wastes the time of, those who stay on a team that is unlikely to have long winning streaks. The required points-per-rank in the title track would be increased to reflect the increase to the amount of points being given, and current title holder's number of Gladiator Points would be increased proportionately as well.

Here are three proposals for the new Gladiator Title System:

Proposal 1

More regular progess:

  • Every win gives you 1 point.
  • Players get points for streaks. Players get 5 points for each 5 consecutive wins.

Updating Current Title Holders:

  • Multiply current player points by 30.
  • Multiply each rank by 20

Proposal 1 Details:

Title 1: 500 points; Gladiator
Title 2: 1000 points; Fierce Gladiator
Title 3: 2000 points; Mighty Gladiator
Title 4: 3360 points; Deadly Gladiator
Title 5: 5600 points; Terrifying Gladiator
Title 6: 9320 points; Conquering Gladiator
Title 7: 5500 points; Subjugating Gladiator
Title 8: 25920 points; Vanquishing Gladiator
Title 9: 43200 points; King's Gladiator
Title 10: 72000 points; Emperor's Gladiator*
Title 11: 120000 points; Balthazar's Gladiator*
Title 12: 200000 points; Legendary Gladiator*

Proposal 2

  • Every 5 wins gives you 1 point
  • Every additional 5 consecutive wins gives you 2 points.

Updating Current Title Holders:

  • Multiply current player points by 4
  • Multiply each rank requirement by 3

Proposal 2 Details:

Title 1: 75 points; Gladiator
Title 2: 150 points; Fierce Gladiator
Title 3: 300 points; Mighty Gladiator
Title 4: 504 points; Deadly Gladiator
Title 5: 840 points; Terrifying Gladiator
Title 6: 1398 points; Conquering Gladiator
Title 7: 2325 points; Subjugating Gladiator
Title 8: 3888 points; Vanquishing Gladiator
Title 9: 6480 points; King's Gladiator
Title 10: 10800 points; Emperor's Gladiator
Title 11: 18000 points; Balthazar's Gladiator
Title 12: 30000 points; Legendary Gladiator

Proposal 3

  • Every 5 wins gives you 1 point
  • Every additional 5 wins gives you a bonus point (plus the original 1 for 5 wins). 10 wins = 2 total points, 15 = 3 total points, etc. This would be capped at 3 or 4 for every 5 win streak to keep it from getting out of control.
  • Multiply current points by 5
  • Multiply each rank by 4

Proposal 3 Details:

Title 1: 100 points; Gladiator
Title 2: 200 points; Fierce Gladiator
Title 3: 400 points; Mighty Gladiator
Title 4: 672 points; Deadly Gladiator
Title 5: 1120 points; Terrifying Gladiator
Title 6: 1864 points; Conquering Gladiator
Title 7: 3100 points; Subjugating Gladiator
Title 8: 5184 points; Vanquishing Gladiator
Title 9: 8640 points; King's Gladiator
Title 10: 14400 points; Emperor's Gladiator*
Title 11: 24000 points; Balthazar's Gladiator*
Title 12: 40000 points; Legendary Gladiator*

The current Gladiator Title Track

Title 1: 25 points; Gladiator
Title 2: 50 points; Fierce Gladiator
Title 3: 100 points; Mighty Gladiator
Title 4: 168 points; Deadly Gladiator
Title 5: 280 points; Terrifying Gladiator
Title 6: 466 points; Conquering Gladiator
Title 7: 775 points; Subjugating Gladiator
Title 8: 1296 points; Vanquishing Gladiator
Title 9: 2160 points; King's Gladiator
Title 10: 3600 points; Emperor's Gladiator
Title 11: 6000 points; Balthazar's Gladiator
Title 12: 10000 points; Legendary Gladiator

Please provide feedback! These ideas are not set in stone, nor are the specific numbers associated with the proposals. Please discuss this, offer suggestions for tweaks to the numbers, or offer alternative ideas. Keep in mind that players who leave battles prematurely will be punished, so we are looking for a system that encourages players to stay in battle, or at least a system that does not reward those who leave until they find a team that suits them. We will accept your input on this discussion page. Thank you for your input