SBEGary here, bringing you even more information about the fast-approaching client update. This post will provide important details of some of our in-game systems, Ranked play and Tournaments. If you missed my post from last week about Solforge economy changes, you can find it here.
I made a post some time ago introducing one of the most exciting upcoming additions to the game of SolForge, Ranked ,ode (which you can find [here]). When we launch the new client, Season 1 of Ranked play will commence. It will conclude August 1st, which means the last day to climb rankings will be July 31st.
Along with increased card prizes as you get into higher divisions, we will be giving out exclusive cosmetic rewards at the end of each season.
Seasons 1 – 3 exclusive cosmetic Ranked rewards:
- Players who reach Silver division and higher will receive an exclusive Alternate Art Ambriel Archangel.
- Players who reach Titanium will receive an exclusive Alternate Art Varna, Immortal King.
The Alternate Art cards will change over with Season 4, so players have an opportunity to obtain a playset of each Alternate Art we offer as Ranked rewards.
Lastly, to celebrate our inaugural Ranked season, we will be offering a special prize for the player who finishes the season at the top of the standings. This player will be given the option to have their likeness created as a Forgeborn card in a future set release!
What about Tournaments?
We will still be offering Tournaments in SolForge like we always have, including Weekend Warrior and Elite tournaments. However, there are going to be some changes to the system.
For starters, we are no longer going to be offering two different draft queues. We will be offering one draft queue as well as one constructed queue, and both will have a different structure than any we have had before. Here are some of the key details:
- Players will be able to play rounds in their draft until they either get up to 7 wins or 2 losses
The main reason we like this structure compared to our old system is that if you are playing a draft game, it means you are still in contention for the top prize. There will be no more 0-1 starts that make queueing up for your remaining rounds less exciting.
- Draft will cost 4 tickets to enter, Constructed will cost 3
- Tickets are the only way to enter tournaments
- Tickets will no longer be available to purchase with Silver but their Gold price will be reduced
Our new daily reward structure will allow players to earn 3 tickets per day for free, making it very easy for players to play in tournaments often without spending a dime. We will also be giving out tickets as prizes, making it even easier to continue to play. The new system will allow for more free tickets to be earned than in our previous system, with an even cheaper gold price to get extra tickets for when you can’t wait for that next draft.
The main reason we are removing the Silver price for tickets is to reduce potential confusion that players may have when deciding how to spend their Silver. In this new system, silver is used only for directly acquiring cards, through packs or the forging system. This combines with our new, simpler pack configuration to make the entire SolForge economy much simpler and easier to understand for old and new players alike.
We will be using the following prize structure:
Seven Wins - 7 Event tickets, 20,000 Silver, 1 Booster Pack, 3 Elite Tickets and a random Legendary card
Six Wins - 4 Event tickets, 15,000 Silver, 1 Booster Pack and 2 Elite Tickets
Five Wins – 3 Event tickets, 10,000 Silver, 1 Booster Pack and 1 Elite Ticket
Four Wins – 2 Event tickets, 8,000 Silver and 1 Booster Pack
Three Wins – 1 Event ticket, 6,000 Silver and 1 Booster Pack
Two Wins - 1 Event ticket, 4,000 Silver and 1 Booster Pack
One Win - 2,000 Silver and 1 Booster Pack
Zero Wins – 1 Booster Pack
There are a few important things to take note of here. First, in Draft, players will keep their cards. Second, the new Booster Pack we will have is far more valuable that the current Basic Packs. Lastly, wins in tournaments will go towards earning your daily rewards, which include tickets.
That was a lot of information to digest. I hope you all are excited about the start of Ranked season 1 and the new tournament format. As always, let us know what you think!
-SBE Gary Arant
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