Ultimate Challenge Version 2 / Like or Don't Like?

TJS
TJS Member Posts: 4,272 ✭✭✭✭✭


The Ultimate Challenge Version 2

I did say in another thread a poll probably wouldn't be useful but on a second thought I've decided to create one.

Remember this is only early in the challenge so it may be best to hold off your vote till the challenge end. Remember, you only get one vote & it can't be changed.

Post your likes, dislikes and/or concerns.
Voting and commenting with help NG find a better challenge system for all.

Please try to keep comments constructive and avoid personal conflicts between players.
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TJS  -  Member of W-S
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Ultimate Challenge Version 2 / Like or Don't Like? 105 votes

I am a low level player - I don't like this Ultimate Challenge
2%
papa040853hunter_xTiddles 3 votes
I am a low level player - I do like this Ultimate Challenge
0%
shaunatthepub 1 vote
I am a mid. level player - I don't like this Ultimate Challenge
7%
TimberDMPDbld1369Nick37warlordfTRUFAtwdnmlSleeperyJeemGaryball 8 votes
I am a mid. level player - I do like this Ultimate Challenge
6%
clausLenevalereeeSmokeandMirrorsDukeIronyRaffomsapaevKwansa 7 votes
I am a high level player - I don't like this Ultimate Challenge
27%
TransmuteJunpirate1125huskersoxfanTheRealBuckzzDeucesPapacasDIblisDLHMortmerTroublemakerGForcehorrormatherswarDjinnzivaoliviatheldssdlguidosuzequeueDoomsday 29 votes
I am a high level player - I do like this Ultimate Challenge
54%
LambarizeeblackDoTakTAnchoConan1976iced1979TheLostOnesMystiqueasdasAndreaZetteTheCrabMadPuppyjimmydawiseiozzegCaptainslayerJackBauerbladgierBigBaldEdIvor 57 votes
KazKillersZMadPuppy
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Comments

  • TJS
    TJS Member Posts: 4,272 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I am a high level player - I do like this Ultimate Challenge
    I'm going to hold off voting just yet but I tend to agree with @bladgier
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  • hunter_x
    hunter_x Member Posts: 364 ✭✭✭
    I am a low level player - I don't like this Ultimate Challenge
    I hate this ultimate challenge
    Deathwish19Jenngbigbeano
  • sbf
    sbf Member Posts: 460
    There are a lot of factors to consider when considering how much you do/do not like about this UC. To make a fair choice, one should compare this week with the completely unbalanced map of "hilltop" to another challenge with the low-level grind with an unbalanced map such as "inside and out" or even the current maps with the low level grind.

    Personally, I would rather have this than the low level grind. The round pass debacle this time is ridiculous, and let's be honest, if NG thought about what was going to influence our feelings, then it was a deliberate decision to keep round passes at one per 5 rounds... even though we are all going to play less rounds this week. There was nothing wrong with the previous ultimate challenge except for star count being lower, and they made this one worse.

    Again, I'd rather have this than go back to the low-level grind which NG has admitted has no real reason to exist "once you get to the good stuff" in their news release, which is no longer up.

    Way to mess up what should be a great event NG.
    Jenng
  • Garyball
    Garyball Member Posts: 5
    I am a mid. level player - I don't like this Ultimate Challenge
    I voted for "don't like". The Intension of UC is to reduce grind and let players to have more time/energy to deal with other matters. Loading fatties and armored full of the map just make players (at least some) harder to get three stars even in the earlier rounds. Ultimately they have to spend time to wait for the survivors/energy to recover, especially for the low to mid level players who do not have sufficient resources to diversify their key survivors.

    However, I do agree the UC2 might be a step in the right direction. It totally depends on what NG's next move is. If the next challenge is just back to normal.....good luck everyone.
    TJSZetteJenngDBones
  • TJS
    TJS Member Posts: 4,272 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2018
    I am a high level player - I do like this Ultimate Challenge
    > @hunter_x said:
    > I hate this ultimate challenge

    Thanks for voting @hunter_x
    It's important we hear from players of all levels.

    It would be helpful to comment why or what you don't like with the UC2

    Thanks again! - TJS
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    DBones
  • pirate1125
    pirate1125 Member Posts: 264 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I am a high level player - I don't like this Ultimate Challenge
    Hilltop is a disaster and NG is trying to act like they don't know what happened. 3 rounds per pass would have made it better at least. Next week is gonna require at least 2 gas boosters to max out. Of course maybe that was plan
    JenngAimless1016T_storm69
  • _Lily_
    _Lily_ Member Posts: 238 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2018
    I am a high level player - I do like this Ultimate Challenge
    It all comes down to this: as long as the lower level players don't think uc is fun we won't get it as a permanent format. We were all beginners at one point.
    I do like it, but it needs some changes.
    Less rounds per round pass and the difficulty needs to be lifted gradually. Every challenge, be it the normal version or the uc has that one mission that keeps you from moving to the next round. 3 stars on every mission, and I can't even get the one star on Hilltop.
    ZetteJenngDBonesbigbeano
  • ShayHa
    ShayHa Member Posts: 315
    i kinda liked it but its too hard for me!
    im a low level player no badges so alot of tanks/ armored is kinda hard.
    Deathwish19Jenngbigbeano
  • TJS
    TJS Member Posts: 4,272 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I am a high level player - I do like this Ultimate Challenge
    I'm still going to hold off my vote until later in the challenge but I think my vote will be 'Like'

    My biggest concern is the RP every 5 rounds.
    If the UC was permanent it wouldn't be an issue but as it currently just for a week RP should have been every 3 or 4 rounds. Therefore reducing an impact on next week's challenge.

    But in all I'm liking the challenge and look forward to seeing something permanent.
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    AndreaJenng
  • WellyLuga
    WellyLuga Member Posts: 3,259 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I am a high level player - I do like this Ultimate Challenge
    Hilltop is wildly imbalanced, that much is obvious. Aside from that, I feel it is a good base for NG to build upon. I regret buying a booster as I won't know how long the challenge will have taken me to complete f2p but I'm confident that I could have hit my wall, whilst playing the distance tomorrow and likely have time to play some outpost in between.

    For level 23 survivors, a RSL start of 17 and triple rounds not starting until 26 was really nice and I hope they implement this structure with a few tweaks.
    TJSpradiJenng
  • zeeblack
    zeeblack Member Posts: 1,316 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I am a high level player - I do like this Ultimate Challenge
    Throw in 3 round pass and I am happppppy

    Zee Black - SG Woots - Playing since 2015.


    PapacasbababooeyZetteJenngbigbeano
  • pradi
    pradi Member Posts: 175
    I am a high level player - I do like this Ultimate Challenge
    I like Ultimate challenge. It is awesome except Hilltop map. If NG can balance all maps and if we can have Round passes per 3 rounds, I'm really like to get this permanent.
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    PapacasZetteJenngDBonesAimless1016msrebecca
  • Kwansa
    Kwansa Member Posts: 49
    I am a mid. level player - I do like this Ultimate Challenge
    Don't know if I am a midlevel player (player level 59 survs level 20) but I vote for like it. Maybe a little bit to much tanks and fatties but all in all it's way better then the normal grind. Maybe a mixture of this UC and round passes every three would be perfect for me.
    ZetteJenng
  • msapaev
    msapaev Member Posts: 479
    I am a mid. level player - I do like this Ultimate Challenge
    I would only mention that I don't like 1 pass per 5 rounds...
    Jenng
  • Nick37
    Nick37 Member Posts: 423 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I am a mid. level player - I don't like this Ultimate Challenge
    My vote was a very close call, I have voted against it only because of the hilltop map, it seems way out of balance, I can just manage 3 stars in all the other maps but barely get 1 star on hilltop and think very soon will have to give up on this weeks challenge because that one map is going to prevent me levelling up.
    Jenngpsychwolf
  • WellyLuga
    WellyLuga Member Posts: 3,259 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I am a high level player - I do like this Ultimate Challenge
    > @Nick37 said:
    > My vote was a very close call, I have voted against it only because of the hilltop map, it seems way out of balance, I can just manage 3 stars in all the other maps but barely get 1 star on hilltop and think very soon will have to give up on this weeks challenge because that one map is going to prevent me levelling up.

    I think it's worth bearing in mind that if they kept the challenge structure the same next week, hilltop wouldn't be in the challenge. I've been treating it like the challenge with inside and out or the archives in the map set.
    Jenng
  • SmokeandMirrors
    SmokeandMirrors Member Posts: 373 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I am a mid. level player - I do like this Ultimate Challenge
    I think I am a mid-level player. Level 50, survivors 19/20.

    I do like the UC. I like the challenge instead of mindless playing. Hilltop is getting me every time so 3* for 5 of the maps and hospital time after Hilltop.

    The round passes have me upset though. I only have 1 round pass and i usually have 2 by now. I am afraid I will end up at least a couple short of normal. That hurts. It means I will need to do a whole lot of catching up when we go back to normal.
    Jenngpsychwolf
  • Mischa
    Mischa Member Posts: 87
    I am a high level player - I do like this Ultimate Challenge
    I am a fan of the UC and like the approach.

    BUT Hilltop and the missing balance is a pain in the back. Same for “inside out” for example. Don’t understand why NG is not testing this and not listening to the community. Hope they’ll do now! Hope is still there...
    JenngBuckzzjimmorrison369
  • tabernac
    tabernac Member Posts: 804
    I am a high level player - I do like this Ultimate Challenge
    I like it. Some tweaks need to be made (too many Specials on some maps and go back to 3 RP's), but I'm enjoying the Challenge. Step in the right direction.
    TJSJenngbigbeanoekimhclewjimmorrison369
  • KillersZ
    KillersZ Member Posts: 102 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I am a high level player - I do like this Ultimate Challenge
    I like it. Some adjustments like 3 RP's and we're on the way.

    JenngLambari
  • SleeperyJeem
    SleeperyJeem Member Posts: 111
    I am a mid. level player - I don't like this Ultimate Challenge
    I voted for don’t like solely because of the nearly unplayable hilltop map. Don’t put multiple fatties one move from survivors at the start!
    JenngNick37MudMoccasintheldssdl
  • DBones
    DBones Member Posts: 784
    I am a high level player - I do like this Ultimate Challenge
    I like the format far more than the regular challenge format, primarily because of the greatly reduced grind. If this were the permanent format, I don't think RP's at 5 instead of 3 would be an issue at all, but as is (like many others have said already), this is going to be a problem next week, assuming we revert back to the grind. I really like how the double rounds help reduce the grindy triple rounds at still-not-so-high levels.

    I don't really have much to add on top of what others have said (ahem, Hilltop, cough cough), but I do have a suggestion, @Kaz .....If we do in fact go back to the regular grind next week, maybe we can reduce the gas costs for the challenge, even if just for next week since the RP issue is likely going to make next week an even worse grind than usual. The 4 gas missions could be 3, the 5's can be 4, etc. (or if you REALLY want to make us happy, 4's can be 2, 5's can be 3 :) ). At least that can help us barrel through the godawful early rounds at a quicker pace.
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  • TJS
    TJS Member Posts: 4,272 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I am a high level player - I do like this Ultimate Challenge
    I'm enjoying the challenge apart from the difficulty of hilltop.

    I must admit the challenge is ending a little sooner than I expected for me anyway. But that's probably related to the difficulty of hilltop.

    The RP every 5 rounds only bother me as this version is for 1 week, if it was permanent it wouldn't bother me.

    I also have to say atleast 4 members of my guild (mid lvl) aren't enjoying the challenge as much as they'd like. Again this is likely due to the difficulty.

    I don't have any more to add that hasn't previously been said by others. A few slight tweeks and it'd be great.
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    LambariDBonesjimmorrison369
  • RoadRash
    RoadRash Member Posts: 174
    I am a high level player - I do like this Ultimate Challenge
    I like it and it makes my dmg reduction on Abe feeling like its paying off as im at 90% and helps on hilltop.

    I like knowing the weekend is all about trying to get a few rounds cleared and be at wall.

    Lambarijimmorrison369
  • Lambari
    Lambari Member Posts: 24 ✭✭✭
    I am a high level player - I do like this Ultimate Challenge
    I'm a high level post retired semi zombie player, doing it for fun. I like to play at high levels and with the never ending grind i never got it.
    So, I like the UC2 but:
    - 3 rounds per RP;
    - Hilltop is like "hi forum, this is @Kaz , shoot him!" lol
    >:)

    DBonesKazKillersZ
  • dandancar77
    dandancar77 Member Posts: 327 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I am a high level player - I do like this Ultimate Challenge
    just not so sure about the reduced round passes and XXXXtra tough Hilltop.

    Also I noticed on Terminus, my scout with a spear doesn’t attack two heavies at once through the fence? Is this new?
  • TransmuteJun
    TransmuteJun Member Posts: 2,187 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I am a high level player - I don't like this Ultimate Challenge
    Reduced round passes, reduced TG and finishing the challenge way too early make this a no for me.
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