Explorers! As Season Two of the tournament heads towards closing, we wanted to touch on some tips & tricks and things to consider for the last few days. A few items we’ll touch on in this article:
- Best guess benchmarks on where your team should end up
- Answers to “Should I try to tier up or stay where I am” questions
- Thoughts on consistency in wins/losses and when to battle
- What to do for the last day of the tournament (battle or stay out of the fray)
Let’s get to it!
Best-Guess Team Benchmarks for Rewards
Some of us experienced the first tournament and the chaos that took place in the last few days. Others of us didn’t really do much to participate in Tournament Season One and have taken Season Two more seriously.
But many may be wondering how to close out these last few days of the tournament. If you’ve just breached the 4250 mark, do you sit tight at this trophy count and not try to push harder? If you’ve hit top 500, how many positions is enough to hold your spot? If you’re in the top 250, is it worth it to push for the next tier (top 100)?
So let’s take a look at the reward structure and make some decisions together. Granted, these are just opinions, but they should give you some idea of where you could end up.
Should I Tier Up, Or Stay Put?
- Top 10 – If you’re close to the top 10, I’d bust tail to get there. The reward increase between being 11th overall and 10th overall is significant. 100,000 coins, 2,600 extra hard cash, and 500 extra Brachi DNA? I’d take it.
- 250 Bubble – An extra 50,000 coins and 1,400 hard cash is worth taking a stab at it.
- 500 Bubble – If you’re close, gaining 700 hard cash and 25,000 coins is also probably worth going for it. It’s not as much of a tier break as the 250 range, but still might be worth going for it.
- 4250 Trophy – Probably worth it to go for a reward. Worst case, you get no reward. If you hit the mark and over-achieved, I’d probably hold at just above 4,250 rather than trying to jump higher.
But Where Do I Belong?
One thing is for certain. Your highest rank is probably not a measure of where you belong. It’s where it’d be nice to finish, but it’s likely not where you’ll end up. And if you’re in a competitive tournament like this one and you look at it like that, you’ll probably end up disappointed.
It’s tempting to think “Well, I hit #241 overall once… that’s where I should be! I’ll battle my way back up to that point!” But honestly, you’d better be okay with dropping a tier or two if you want to commit to hitting a mark near the highest you’ve ever finished.
The best way to approach this is probably to look at where you usually are and sort of aim for a little higher than that, especially if the reward tiers aren’t all that world-breaking.
So back to our example, last tournament I aimed for top 100, I hoped for top 50, and I was okay with finishing in the top 250. Battling with that mentality meant I didn’t mind where I ended up (I think 87th was my final rank).
Last Day of the Tournament Advice
So what do you do on the last day of the tournament? A few things.
- Expect to fall in rank. I stopped battling the night before the reset when i hit rank #67 and fell at least 20 places in 6 hours.
- Aim for a trophy count you can be satisfied with, and just let the chips fall. I know people feel like the rewards in upper tier are just phenomenal, but unless someone is rolling out a level 25 Blue or level 29 Brachiosaurus, I think you’re going to be fine in your progression if you end up a tier below where you hoped.
- Remember, it’s a game. Have fun. Ask yourself where you’d like to hit, and where you’d be okay ending up, and quit when you feel comfortable. There’s nothing wrong with putting down the phone for the last 6, 12, or 24 hours of the tournament and just letting the chips fall wherever they may.
So good luck to all of you! I’ll see you out there in the arena!