@ungern said in Stop The Fling Suffering - End the +300TV Madness!:
Obviously Chief is their only real advantage and they will mostly not have it in ladders if you delete the feature.
Well that's the core of the discussion I had with Enarion:
Most Halflings fresh teams will start around 850TV (with 150k in the bank), which is already enough petty cash against a fresh standard team (1000TV) to buy an halfling chef (100k).
Adding 300TV to the hafling team looking for a match in matchmaking started as a good idea (it was a suggestion from players), but at low TV, the first skills taken by a fresh team are usually block and dodge, which are very powerful and more impactful than their equivalent in gold.
Meaning a 1000TV halfling team facing a 1300TV standard team will have to deal with 300TV of very strong skills (block and dodge mainly, which are very powerful compared to their prices in TV) with 300k inducements (which are most of the time not worth their price in gold) and no gained skills. The same applies to goblins.
That's why this feature, which started as a bonus for flings and goblins, seems to actually handicap them.
It's not true anymore at higher TVs, hence Enarion's suggestion to apply the bonus only above 1500TV, but sadly it's not possible technically.
Some have spoken to allow them to buy the chief in their roster, is that on the table ? It would maybe sastisfy everybody ?
Or maybe drop it from 300 to 100 ?
Rostering inducements if off the table for now. Beyond the balancing aspect, it's also more work because it affects the UI, which means a client update on 3 platforms. Not planned for now.
The halfling chef already costs 100k for hafling team.