Hello friends. First off, I enjoy AR - or I enjoyed AR more before it is what it’s become (we all know what it’s become). But AR can be frustrating, and consume too much of my time, especially as the meta has evolved with forced turn-one strats, Candelight, VLif, etc, etc, etc.
While this can be fun for some, I decided to do the math to see what I’d be missing out on if I just remained in t21 doing 2 batted a week and 3 auto-dispatch, because, I figure, my time and energy are valuable - so what could I save if I cut back?
Without going into all the tiers and deets, and I haven’t claimed my rewards for this week yet (because it’s still active) so it may be slightly off, I will show you the math below, as estimations.
If, say, on average it took me 15mins per day to do an AR game (given strat set up, repeats, etc), may be more may be less, i would save 91hrs a year if I stopped playing AR altogether.
If I played two matches per week, I would save ish 65-66 hrs a year. May be more as AR is becoming more cancerous.
This is coming from someone who was consistently t38 each week for a long time (50+ Gold thrones)
Considering I’d end around t25 each week doing this, and maybe around 30k rank, as opposed to VOH t38, 3k rank:
Estimated loot loss per year:
Divine TP: 900
And other stuff like flowers and stuff I didn’t calc.
Now the flowers would hurt a bit. Mostly just infantry. But the grails, sure that’s like half a TT unit to +10 per year, and the codes is like just over step 2 of a line. I have 8k grails so far so not hurting.
But is it worth the rewards for the frustration of 60 or more hours of painful AR? For me, heck no haha.
I wanna play feh a bit less and I think this is a great way to start. The rewards do not outweigh the time taken to obtain in my opinion. I want to focus on building an arena core and imo, arena has better rewards anyway with way less time played (5 maps, if no screwups, and orbs)
My thoughts on AR: IS needs a new game type. AR is getting old and shouldn’t be the main focus of feh. It’s gone from fun to meh.
Anyway, I hope you’re all doing well! I’m going to bow out of AR and coast from now on. Appreciate you all!