Right now the whole "pay $20" for a stat reset is...well it's expensive and prohibitive. I realize, of course, that it's meant to be prohibitive to keep players honest and to maintain realistic rankings. However, if you have a couple bad days and get stuck in the low 1500s or *gasp* the 1400s, it can be tough to get out.
The argument that "cream will rise to the top" is valid. But if you're the type who plays support and you find yourself randomly winning 50-50 because you're stuck playing at such a low level that it's effectively a crapshoot...it's frustrating.
I am not advocating that stat resets be available all the time. Or that they should be cheap. I just think that players should be able to reset their stats for free, if they have not done so in the last, say 3 months. Players still can't effectively abuse the system by trashing their accounts, but it allows for a less expensive, more friendly way to get a second chance.
(And for new players, it allows them to eventually erase the traces of their beginning games and attain a more reasonable kdr and win%.)
I know S2 is probably not happy to give up even a part of a money-maker like this, but I really think it would be a healthy addition to the game. And how much money would it really cost? An alternative would be giving a set number of free stat resets whenever an account is created, and then charging for anything past that.
no sorry, this is too easy to abuse.
the best way to get to 1600+ where you will most likely stay for a while is to get with a bunch of friends. type
/j clan gamereplays
in the chat menu. there are lots of friendly people there who like to play games. you never know, you might find some nice friends.
Bump, would love to hear some more input. In response to the first poster, I don't see how something is "so abuseable" if it can only be done every 90 days. People would have to be extremely patient schemers to trash an account and wait 3 months on it.
In response to the 2nd poster: maybe and no. There's no explanation of your first assertion, and to the 2nd, let me remind you that the 1500 and 1400s are filled with leavers and feeders, and you can often end up with the game literally being a crapshoot of whose team has more leavers. It's tough to gain psr and get out of those un-fun games because you have just as much chance of winning a game as losing, because almost EVERY 1550- game has a leaver.
Heres why this isn't at all valid.
HoN is 30 dollars. This is a cheap price for the game we now own. We have the expectation that HoN servers will always be running and never go down. S2 has set aside money and will use it for server upkeep. What happens when that 30 dollar savings they've accumulated runs out? That's why stats resets are even there in the first place. If HoN was pay to play stats reset every three months would probably be more valid.
Atleast every 6 months, 1 year would sound more reasonable.
It's *supposed* to be expensive and prohibitive, so that people don't keep resetting their stats to smurf newbies.
Thanks for the comments, everybody. I think the one about the financial feasibility for S2 is probably the most valid counterargument. I am not S2's CFO so I can't exactly speak to that concern, but it seems to be the thing that this argument hinges upon.
I just don't see this happening when they've already put a price on the resets.
But maybe give a free reset annually so the people who have improved from 1200 PSR or something get a chance again and don't lose interest in HoN?
Legacy> so its good to pop fish oil pills like vitamins?
mr. penguin> yeah, i used to take 20-30 a day
No, for the same reasons stated. 3 months would be too easy to abuse. Give S2 more money thanks. I want more happy programmers fixing stuff. Happy programmers need money.
" no sorry, this is too easy to abuse. "
Just like it's too easy for groups of friends like you to abuse other people who are forced to play random games with idiots costantly and have shiit PSR because of it....
I will never buy this biased POS game unless there is a free stats reset. Period.
You want people to care about their accounts and not just rage quit knowing they get a free reset soon. Maybe a cheaper reset the longer the account is active or for accounts in good standing (low leave%).
why'd you even make this thread defending 1500 support players when your 1600 and your favorite hero is scout?
oh and doesn't a stat resent make you 1500 psr?
In this world gone mad, we won't spank the EM players, the EM players will spank us.
.....So everyone above 1600 will stay as they are, and everyone under will reset? PSR will inflate like crazy, the average would be like 1700
Plus people who are good but don't care about PSR will pubstomp noob games and ruin it for everyone. At least now when they do it you can laugh at them for paying.
when i think about, free stat reset every 3 months is too ... abusable xd
would be better if you had 3 stat resets you could spend every year, and once they are spent you Cant get anymore if you dont pay for it.
*Bump* Yeah, at least one stat reset for leaver % very 6 months. MM is not available for any person who has a high leaver, in Christmas stats reset was more expensive than a freaking account.
You talkin' to me?
stat reset 200 coins yes plz