In previous seasons there was at least one decent mythic and more than half the seasons both were viable.
This is the first season I can think of where neither mythic is very appealing. We have an invoker that is strong if flown well but too slow in atlas and pvp and a warrior that is extremely weak and fragile.
Is it now the case to make mythics viable we need to complete more lines to get both the spell rider and the extra mythic runes and that going forward this is now the only way to have useful mythics?
I.e. just getting a mythic won’t be good enough if you want to be competitive.
This feels like a key cost increase from 20 keys to 30 keys. ( 20 keys for mythic but need 10 ascension tokens with 2 tokens per line so you need to complete 6 full lines )
If this is the case I don’t think this is a good path to go down and will just cause additional burnout and we will continue to lose players.
Last season 25 of the top 200 atlas teams merged or disbanded including two of the top 5 teams.
Last season many third party tracking tools showed a 25% reduction in players. Impossible to say how many were mains or alts but given how hard it is for even Diamond teams to recruit it’s probably in the right ballpark and of statistical relevance within a 5% +/- tolerance.
Even some of our GPF members are taking a break this season - who knows if they will return.
Is making players work harder for the same things we used to get the right direction?
I don’t think it is but thought I would at least express my concerns.
And for the record I am not a lazy player. I finished last season global #86 the season before global #104 and this season I am inside the top #100.
If I think the burden of play is getting too much I suspect others could be feeling the same as me.
Personally I think a better direction is increase the fun. Reduce burden. ( temple raid button and beast farming a good examples of this )
But to say here is a mythic but unfortunately its mediocre unless you get a spell rider and unless you complete more branches to get the mythic runes its not going to be viable is kinda meh.