I’m writing this up based on a discussion on Line amongst several players.
The current Valor Challenge for Challenge Events requires completing each Tier (Rare, Epic and Legendary) for each of the two Challenge Events during Path of Valor:
This format for Challenge Events requires fully completing all 6 possible Tiers in their entirety, and provides no room for error.
Milestone 50 requires 46750 Valor Points, out of a total of 48750 available.
This means there is a margin of 2000 Valor Points that can be missed while still reaching Milestone 50.
Because Complete a Challenge Event III is worth 3150 Valor Points, it’s impossible to reach Milestone 50 without completing it, even if no other Valor Challenges or Daily Challenges are missed.
This means that a player who can not or does not complete all of Rare, Epic, and Legendary in BOTH of the Challenge Events during Path of Valor cannot reach Milestone 50 in any circumstance.
Players have identified this as troublesome for a couple of reasons:
A dedicated player may still fail to complete all 90 Stages in total due to real life timing/concerns; all other Valor Challenges provide a margin of error, while this one doesn’t
A player who misses completion of any of the first Challenge Event during Path of Valor will spend the rest of Path of Valor knowing they can’t reach Milestone 50, which is a discouraging experience for both morale/game enjoyment, as well as desire to purchase Valor Pass
Provide full points for completing all 6 Challenge Event Tiers, as is the case now, but realign the Valor Point distribution to make it possible to complete fewer and still reach Milestone 50.
After much discussion, we arrived at a potentially elegant solution — changing from “Complete a Challenge Event” to “Complete Challenge Event Stages.”
Rather than requiring completing the entirety of each Tier (Rare, Epic, Legendary), the first completion of each Challenge Event Stage in each Tier could be counted.
The Valor Challenge could then be structured as:
|1||Complete 15 Challenge Event Stages||?|
|2||Complete 20 Challenge Event Stages||?|
|3||Complete 25 Challenge Event Stages||?|
|4||Complete 30 Challenge Event Stages||<= 2000|
Importantly, Tier 4 is fewer than or equal to 2000 Valor Points, so that if it is not completed, Milestone 50 can still be reached by completing all other Valor Challenges and Daily Challenges.
The distribution of the other Tiers can be determined by the game designers.
This allows for flexibility to complete the entirety of 4 Challenge Events (e.g. Rare and Epic in each of Avalon and Pirates), OR to complete a mix of Stages across Tiers (e.g. 1-10 in each of Rare, Epic, and Legendary in each of Avalon and Pirates, or whatever mix a player chooses).
Players who fully complete all Stages are rewarded Valor Points exactly as they are now.
And other players are still tasked with the challenge of completing at least 67% (60 out of 90) of all Challenge Event Stages — and can then only reach Milestone 50 if they also complete everything else from the other challenges.