To the developers at SG, I think it’s time that the challenge event loot/rewards be done a different way because it’s starting to get a little ridiculous seeing the same ten or so players at the top of the leader-boards for 2 out of 3 (or sometimes even all 3) of the event tiers. I understand that everyone wants to win the top reward, but at the same time, only a few actually do. Right now, if you go and check the leaders for the epic and legendary tiers many of them already have a guardian panther and other top tier event heroes (some even have multiples), yet they are well on their way to getting another. Knowing this makes playing the events kinda moot because I know I’m never going to have a shot, so here is my solution. Change the rewards.
For first place, the winner should receive 15x epic hero and troop tokens as well as a full set of ascension items (6x rings, spy glasses, tonics, tabards, darts, DB and tomes) and 3000 gems. That should be good enough for the players who always win.
For places 2-10, give them a fraction of what you gave first place and be done with it.
For everyone else, give them something suitable so that way they won’t complain.
But for the completion of the tier, everyone should be given a separate opportunity to pull the heroes that are usually awarded to first place, meaning people who would never get that far (such as myself and 2/3 of my alliance) could be given a better shot at getting stronger and obtaining heroes that they would normally never gain access to. Even if the chance of pulling one or more of the legendary/epic heroes is only 5%, that would be enough to encourage players to play through the challenge event.
As it stands right now, I’m not very enthused by the events because I know, deep down, that they don’t really matter because I’m not strong enough, nor are my pockets deep enough that I can place higher than 1000th place.
Please take this into consideration and know that, even if you implement something like this SG, you still won’t lose money (especially if you start doing 4* ascension item buys during, because people would be more likely to buy the ascension pack deals if they knew that they had a better shot of getting an epic/legendary hero just for completing the challenge).