I enjoy the gauntlet but can’t help but feeling let down whenever I open my final rewards (and while I have never finished even Top 5 in a Gauntlet I am consistently 10-20 place)
The next review for Gauntlet should definitely see everything bumped up a level (and probably multiplied by 10) (but merit payout is currently very good). And those up to x* equipment crates/boxes/vaults should be at least x*.
i find that the level of frustration is often related to how well i match the traits for a particular gauntlet. i’m finishing a DIP gauntlet with Ferengi, Merchant, Communicator tonight, and it has been nothing but an army of CD Quarks with 65% crit to fight. he destroys Nechayev in a CMD + DIP round with his eyes closed. although i’m ranking well in that gauntlet on all my accounts, i’m running out of merits trying to skip all the Quarks. with only GP Neelix and Sarek at 25% crit i can’t keep a good streak for nothing. my Nogs, Roms and CD Quarks have not been leveled yet, so i can barely make 10 trophies without a refresh most of the time. annoying, frustrating, and infuriating. when i do match all the traits though, i chew through opponents, keep a long streak going, and it’s kind of fun. so, yeah, varied experience.
I like it. Sometimes I waste too many merits on a refresh, but for the most part, I think it’s pretty balanced. I don’t have super high expectations because I’ve only been playing about 3 weeks now. Love this game overall.
I am just over on the side of finding it annoying, because the weighting towards defenders is so obnoxiously heavy it’s not uncommon to go down 1-2-3-4-5 and have no more Gauntlet to play, unless you’re bottom-feeding - and even then I frequently lose matches where it’s almost mathematically impossible to do so.
I like the idea, it’s definitely much better bang for your time than ship PvP, but it reminds me of those pinball machines where you could see wear patterns from the balls always got pulled to by overly-strong magnets.
Lots of fair feedback here. Truth is I don’t have expectations of the rewards. But it irritates me to have crew members KO’d by crits from characters with lower stats and lower crit%. Thus is the way with RNG though.
Was 100% annoying until I just said, hey it’s all additional free stuff.
Themed teams, bottom feeding, etc. a lot of ways to make it more fun.
My only advice for the gauntlet, don’t take it serious or you will have an aneurysm
Got my aneurysm out of the way last week
Honestly, if it wasn’t for the beefed up merit rewards I wouldn’t even bother with this garbage feature. The constant stream of mainly blue trainers in the third box is a constant stream of….,.something else.