Ive been absolutely in love with battleborn since I got to play in the beta. Still love it, and I still have fun. I have cladarius and ambra mastered, and reyna and melkas lores done. Done quite a bit of lore grinding. Once Alani came out however, my entire playstyle changed up. I don’t even like playing characters like OM or caldarius anymore. Supporting is so much fun in this game. Currently at CR 83.
So as you’ve probably guessed, ive been playing a lot of Alani. I actually have all but one thing in her lore done! Which one? The stupid Lifeguard crap. I’m trying to grind it (I don’t have a large group of people I actually talk to on xbox so I don’t have enough friends to just private match it) and its really really disheartening.
Heres my issue with it and with all pvp based lore challenges.
Its all freakin luck based.
you could easily play a character all the way up to 15 and never see the enemy you need to finish the lore. In this case with Alani, she has to hit 5 players 50 times. Not to hard considering she counts as one. Well, the issue with this game is that team fights don’t really happen. Its all poking or practically 1v1s because nearly EVERYONE is a ranged character. We have a few melee characters yes, 8 out of 26, most of which hardly (if ever) see game time (from my experience.) so the issue with it is getting people to clump up, which just isn’t going to happen very often. This puts challenges like this entirely out of your control. I don’t mind a challenge when its in my control. I do when its not.
Sadly, this kind of lore challenge doesn’t make me want to play, it forces me to play. A game shouldn’t do that. You should want to play it, not be forced to keep playing to work towards something that’s not even in your control.
My proposed fix for Alani is simple. Change it to where she has to effect atleast 10 targets in a riptide and increase it from 50 to 100. This includes minions and players alike. each minion wave has like 5 minions, with the thralls and players in it itll still be a bit of a challenge, but not as much considering you can effectively get one in each wave of minions.
To be fair, I don’t really have a fix for kill challenges unless they want to just open it up for private matches which I don’t see happening. I don’t agree with kill challenges however though I understand why they are there and their purpose.
Loving the game! Just don’t want to feel like I’m being forced to play it :c