So, they are back. True group fights, test of team coordination and skill…
I mean, Saturday fights were really good. No more cheesy premium spam, old ships start to appear again and you actually need multiple people working together to get the same result as before that lead to diversity in ship rooster and specialisation. Same as Sunday fights, with even more broad spectrum of modules and ships to choose. And all that ruined by one thing. LOW RANK BONUSES. While on Saturday it wasn’t anything drastic, but on Sunday it was really noticeable. Wolfhound’s salvo can eat Granite’s whole diffusion shield with 2k energy, but couldn’t instagib my frikkin Tiger-II. In all 3 rounds there were mixed teams of R9 ships, mostly gunships with R17 supports, expoiting the survivability bonus. Bonuses need to go in general.
Other than that, usual tournaments cancer is still present, like Mag Disruptor Thilith gunships, Wazgot hugging, top players joining at round 2 just to get easy opponents.