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[–]sledge98Rocket Sledge - (20k Demos) 3 points4 points  (14 children)

Am Champ. Am not upset. I'd argue that Crowns and Wheel Trails could be considered "worst" season rewards.

[–]GOAL_HOLE_POUNDERChampion III 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I use my gold crown to this day, by far my favorite reward and imo one of the highest quality ones. I also use my champ trail and love it, probably my 3rd favorite after the boost. Season 2 boost was amazing imo.

The large backlash is absolutely warranted, these are lazy rewards this season.

[–]sledge98Rocket Sledge - (20k Demos) 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Agreed that the Season 2 boost was nice. Wish I had it.

[–]lohkeytxNorthern Gaming 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Honestly the Crowns are more telling than any other boost since they weren't gotten by that many people... we least the... what was it, platinum ones? the highest one?

Granted they are absolutely massive lol

[–]sledge98Rocket Sledge - (20k Demos) 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I always had a hard time telling the difference between the silver and platinum crown.

[–]HoraryHellfire2HoraryHellfire 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Platinum is less shiny, and has a spinning ball on it.

Just messing with you sledge, as you already know what I'm telling you.

[–]TelevisedOrphan[S] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

The trails were a great reward. I see the silver, diamond, and champion trails still used all the time. I personally still use the silver trail as it’s the only white trail in the game. I could see an argument for the last banners being the worst but I think banners in general are a not very satisfying reward, which is why I don’t understand at all why they chose to go in a new and really polarizing direction with their season rewards while using the type of reward that is least well suited to demonstrate its potential. Also, a huge fan of yours <3

[–]sledge98Rocket Sledge - (20k Demos) 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Yes that's why I said "arguably". Wheel trails only appear when supersonic and thus don't really "display" your rank that well. Everyone will have different ideas of what is the best rewards, and usually it will be something they weren't able to achieve.

Getting banners and goal explosions sounds great on paper, the execution left something to be desired so I understand the disappointment. But in reality no reward will ever please everyone.

[–]TelevisedOrphan[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I agree. The execution just seems to contradict their stated goal. Moving away from the fixed rank colors for this reward seems to have freed up no room for new design choices in any meaningful way other than with the grand champ banner (which I think is actually a very cool color scheme). Every other banner seems to be designed exactly how it would have been if they stuck with the existing system but with random colors that ensure nobody will ever be able to create a matching car loadout with their highest level achieved season rewards over the next couple seasons. I thought the idea of making the color schemes unlockable as well was a good idea as it actually means getting more from the banners with this new non-fixed rank color idea. To me this is the only way to make the move offer any benefit with this kind of reward (banners). I’d love to hear your thoughts on that idea.

[–]sledge98Rocket Sledge - (20k Demos) 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Because the banners are different in animations/effects I also thought that it would make sense to let us select a color, and I wouldn't be surprised if that's a change they make to stop the backlash.

But you know people will complain that the change will allow anyone to make their Gold banner champ color. (Insert shrugging guy here)

[–]Cearu_Flatline | Cearu 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Wheel Trails . . . "worst" season rewards.

You take that back. My Champ supersonic trail is the only season reward I still use regularly.

[–]sledge98Rocket Sledge - (20k Demos) 0 points1 point  (0 children)

LoL shows how it's all subjective!

[–]ieGodMLG PRO 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Really? I like both of those. The banners were the least cool ones, I think. With or without dragons.

[–]sledge98Rocket Sledge - (20k Demos) 0 points1 point  (0 children)

See I was ok with banners, wish I had the champ one.

[–]TsuyoshiPSERSeason 6 Grand Whiffer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I f'ing love the wheel trails. I more or less only use them bc they are so clean and i don't have the urge to get the ones from crates. They just make the car preset feel "complete". I'd argue that thise trails are one of the "best" rewards we ever got.

[–]mars093 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Worst rewards were definitely the last banners (season 5?).

[–]iDragolyteS5 Bronze 1 -> S6 Plat 1 -> S7 Diamond 2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I liked the season 5 banners though, too bad I was just bronze 1 that time...

[–]ChalkboardCowboyAll-Star 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm so with you. I play to get better because I love the game, and the better I get, the more fun it is. But I was also really looking forward one day to crossing that Champ threshold and getting to wear some purple bling.

Now that I've finally made it, it's a nasty surprise that there are no more purple items.