Changing how summit rewards are earned1 Likes/6 Replies/153 Views
I have a suggestion for changing how summit rewards are awared.
For the last year it has not felt like a competition where I have to put in an effort on Playstation. I understand you wanted to make platinum more accessible, but it feels like you have ruined all competition at least on Playstation.
I also feel it is strange that it should be easier on the different platforms to get platinum. I got the idea for changing the way awards are distributed from Gran Turismo 7 online time trail rewards.
In these trails you get gold, for being 3% of best time, silver for 5% of best time and bronze for 10% of best time.
My suggestion for crew 2 was to change this in to:
Platinum 10% of best score
Gold 20% of best score
Silver 40% of best score
I have taken the percentage from your newswire, where you presented the changes, and actually I think they fit pretty well.
I principle this would give everybody the chance to win platinum every week if the effort is put in. In addition top scores are pretty much the same across platforms, so it would take about the same amount of points to acquire platinum across platforms.
MUR0K0 45 posts
@InThaHouse1000 they definitely have to do something about summit. i play on PC and i find it super unfair that i scored 1.252.638 points and only got 4640th place, while a buddy of mine on PS5 scored 1.230.438 and easily got platinum at 7228th place. Your idea seems the right one, they should calculate the requirements each week based on the number of participants. This point system sucks big time!
PC - 1.252.638 points - 4640th place - gold
PS5 - 1.230.438 points - 7228th place - platinum
I don't know who decides about this, but they need to stop being platformists! Because i have a PC i have to fight harder and still not get the same rewards!
BlackLotusLV 6 posts
The proper fair solution would be to have a dynamic sliding scale where the % of users get in the tier, meaning more people is better as higher amount of people will get the top rewards. But it must be done with a global leaderboard, which the console players don't want as the more skilled and more competitive players are on PC.
Here is an image of stats of the Hashiriya summit. The stats were taken not long before it ended, so they represent approximately the correct stats. (Stats pulled using Live Bot on the community server, they come from TCHub)
Based on these results we can make simple calculation and see that PlayStation, while it takes less total score to get in platinum, only 6.6% of the playerbase on the platform actually got to it.
The goal of the mismatched tier caps was to try to balance out the fact that the parabases differ in sizes drastically. The issue is that even with the increased player count, playstation is more of a casual playerbase than the hard core top score chasing crowd on PC, at least there are more players on PC who score higher. If you want a challenge, you should want to have all the players be matched against each other, and not split between platform specific boards.
Anykeyer 223 posts
Right, flat 10% on a platform would only make score cutoffs differ even more.
PC's "problem" is that its more competitive by its very nature. Something devs clearly ignored. Also "manual+shifter" is a lot easier to exploit on PC than other platforms that dont get easy access to macro creation. Its not a requirement, I do just fine with auto. But it certainly affects overall scores.
IMO fixed score requirements should be implemented instead. This would also remove frustrating unpredictability for players who usually end up being close to cutoff scores.
If it is possible a global leaderboard would be most fair and what I would prefer
Just to clarify what I meant in my original post I will write it as an example with last weeks top scores on different platforms:
10% of best score (platinum)
20% of best score (gold)
40% of best score (silver)
I think this is good if global is not possible to implement, and as I said in first post top scores are pretty much the same across platforms. On top of that platinum is not limited, in theory all players would be able to win platinum if the effort was put in and everybody got within 10% of the top score