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Remove the ECR penalty from the Champ/Diamond League.#1345

There is a lack of opponents on Diamond and Champ League, especially days before EOS due to the penalty on ECR if below 50% (-5% per game). This discourages players from playing until the end of the season because the penalty will affect them the following season.

Suggestion

  1. Remove the ECR penalty from the Champ/Diamond League.
  2. At the start of each season, reset the ECR of the Champ/Diamond League to 100%.

Pros:

  1. This will make matchmaking in the high leagues very healthy.
  2. This will incentivize the players to combine cards for high-league gameplay.
  3. This also incentivize card ownership for high-league gameplay.
  4. This contributes to the push for SPS Rewards in ranked games.

Cons:

  1. Bot farms might take advantage, but it will cost a lot, so it is not a problem at the moment.
  2. Full deck renters might take advantage of this but would still contribute to the economy of Splinterlands thanks to the minimum 2 day rentals.

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Another good suggestion by Anonymous below which is taking advantage of staked SPS also.

  • adjust the ECR lost based on SPS staked.
  • adjust the ECR pentalty percent(currently below 50%) based on league. So Bronze, silver it activates below 50% and Gold/Diamond its below 30% and Champ removes it all together.
2 months ago
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I love this idea!

2 months ago
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I would suggest a 2 prong approach to help solve this.

  1. adjust the ECR lost based on SPS staked.
  2. adjust the ECR pentalty percent(currently below 50%) based on league. So Bronze, silver it activates below 50% and Gold/Diamond its below 30% and Champ removes it all together.

All last season the matchmaker was wonky, making it difficult to progress. I tried switching to modern and was only able to get to Diamond 1 which dropped me to gold this season. I’m ok playing in gold but I fell to silver after losing my first battle and now I’m getting just a few points for a win and losing a lot when I lose. I hate the silver meta which is why I built my deck for gold/diamond in the first place! lol.

Everyone wants to complain about bots but when they dissapear everyone complains about something else. I believe at this point they are a neccessary evil and they are providing a service at this point. Maybe some day in the future when Splinterlands has 400k real human players we can put more focus on eleminating bots but I don’t think limiting the number of battles they can do in a day is the right answer. Limiting the rewards for the lower leagues would probably be a better idea. Adding merits to chests was a positive step in the right direction.

2 months ago

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That’s a good suggestion anon. I included it on my main post and maybe they can discuss on the Town Hall

a month ago