Is a long and tortured path. For myself it involves a significant number, of what can only be called punishment beatings. Last night was a fine example, 10 scenarios, 1 win and 9 various losses. Now one of the changes I liked is that the tasks are easier to complete, or have seemed so recently, which is nice. What I would like is an another reward thrown in, as a replacement for the +1/+2 emblem effect, not all the time, just occasionally. Hows about a +1 insignia at the end of a scenario.
I appreciate that for people with a lot of time on their hands, like my friend who accumulated 321 warlord insignia over the EC weekend, this wouldn’t be a good weekend to have such an item as a reward. However on something like the blood bowl weekend where the scenario runs pretty long, due to the need to get all those kills, it would fit in quite well. Maybe offer a choice of the emblem or insignia bonus item at stage 2. Just need to keep it off the table for the Eternal Citadel, where it would be to much of a bonus.
I just find it a bit soul-destroying doing scenarios pretty constantly when I’m on, just to acquire a reasonable staff. 710 invader insignia and 1200 emblems is just a lot of pain.
I tell you want I didn’t realise until last night and had to query a CSR about it, was that even if you don’t win a bag, you still active the lock out timer for receiving an invader crest. I always thought it was only on acquiring a bag. Anyways I picked up a couple of bags, gold and purple, but still hoping for the purple bag from stage 1, for the onslaught ring. Waltzed through the IC scenario unopposed, which is probably all the time I had available. I did have an interesting bug, where I was ported to the starter zone in Nordland when I tried to enter the IC gateway in the Maw. It was a bit of a WTF am I doing here.
I did see the producers letter, but since it did contain anything that you lot didn’t already know I don’t think it’s worth any commentary on.
UPDATE: After a second evening in Black Fire Basin, I really need to be logging on earlier to avoid the guild groups, man they can put a dampener on your evening, of course family commitments seem to get in the way. The wife doesn’t seem to understand. From about 8 – 10pm I just seemed to be hitting them which really cut into my kill rate. Which of course affects the acquisition of the +1/+2 emblem item. So after two nights, my dark elf count is at 50, greenskins 26 and chaos 25. Unless I get lucky, I my miss this one again. I’ve actually stopped targeting dark elves in the scenario. I can’t afford to be distracted by their skinny asses.