You have absolutely no reason to apologize. You took it upon yourself to test an unknown and to share your findings to the best of your ability. I love this! You are an awesome beta tester. I think having the privilege to see things and test things before production should also be an obligation. We as players rely on this data. If something is found in beta it shouldn’t be kept secret.
I would have loved if someone made the suggestion to post how the match bonus was calculated so the playing field was even from the start. I have benefited greatly still as I didn’t place top 10 until I was told this info and what do you know I ended up winning the first fables after some strategy adjustments. Events has been my main source of ascension items and it makes me feel like I wish I could have shared more. I’m not saying people should feel obligated to share strategies, that’s theirs to decide. If a tester finds something in beta though I feel it should be an obligation to share.
Next event will most likely be my last one competing just to use up the items that I’ve been storing. I’ve won enough off the system and feel bad that this information isn’t available.
We’ve made events the way they are to compete. Health bonus can be gained by team composition. Time can be gained by speed and strategy of item use. Match bonus is all luck of the boards. The reason why the top placers use tons of gems and flasks repeating is to get that big combo within the first move. I agree I don’t think the playing field is balanced because of that last factor in scoring. I also think limiting runs would be a poor business decision on SG part and also just makes an unlucky person rank extra low. I think to achieve more balance between the p2w and f2p that match bonus needs to be replaced with another scoring mechanism. It probably won’t happen but that’s what I have learned from my experience running events the last couple months.
I have kind of went on a rant the last couple of days and I apologize to those that I have offended. I get very passionate about this game for some reason…probably because I’ve spent so much time playing it.