Firstly, it’s my first time posting something like this. So if there’s been a wrong tag placed, or some other issue, pls let me know, I’ll fix it, or if you’d like, take down the post for better framing. I just wanted to start a conversation about, yes, the much discussed tier list.
And I’m not talking about the updated one. I’m talking about gamepress tier lists in general. My question is: Why do these tier lists exist? In 2020 that too. The objective of these lists was, I assume, to help the community by giving advice on how a servant is useful, as well as how useful they are. But… I just see anarchy. There’s been no clear criteria placed for these lists. Like, yknow how the five star one was updated? Well, I have my take on how it’s kinda misleading, but I don’t want to give my opinions on the mistakes they have made. I’d rather ask, why can’t they decide what they want to achieve?
This game is 98% farming. A lot of people focus on story, and that’s their decision, perfectly fine. But for newbies, won’t they think “Oh, I need to raise my own characters, story is hard” when they see stuff like survival, heals considered in these tier lists? Many people have proven that with a friend support, you can clear everything except Shimosa, and one or two cqs per year. Even Lostbelt 2, can be cleared with little investment. So, in light of this, wouldn’t it be a better idea to make a farming focused list, since story is a joke, and farming servants actually make mat farming for your waifus easier? This presents a definite qol instead of, say, Hercules, who is supposed to be an OP servant by tier lists, yet isn’t needed in your account. You can clear everything with solos, which is a new player experience that saves you from grinding inefficient nodes for a year like day one players. Don’t have friend solos? There’s many threads for this, on reddit, discord etc.
But instead of this, Gamepress focuses on story nodes, and tries to somehow incorporate farming WITH those criteria? I do not understand what purpose it serves anyone, to be told that “Kiara is tier 6,even tho people can use her for clearing wave 1 and 2 of Cavalry nodes, which saves charge for your wave 3 dps”. Veterans are already set in their styles, but newer players might get affected by this and assume a view of the game that isn’t accurate. Why not just remove tier lists from the site until they decide
“Yosh, we’re gonna base this on farming/survival/usage statistics/height/any SINGLE criteria”? Or, make different tier lists for what people are trying to do?
There’s an argument that GP tier lists were never a Bible, but considering the amount of people who roll for ineffective/niche servants due to them, I don’t think such lists should exist, at least in its current state. I love Meliran and Kelly Senpais and their helpful event guides, but aside from that, GP isn’t my first source of info, nor my second. This platform is becoming a meme due to those lists, if it already wasn’t. Maybe they can take them down, update them entirely according to a single unambiguous playstyle/criteria, and then re-upload them?