I don't post all too often on the forums, but this is something that I feel extremely strong about.
Evert since I 1st started playing PTCGO, the most fun thing to do was play tournaments. From when they were 4 tickets & 49 coins, to the 24-ticket high roller tournaments, there was a sense of accomplishment that came with winning a tournament.
The trophy system was a very fun thing that just gave us the players a record of how well we did. I felt accomplished and set goals.
Over a year and a half ago I hit the initial goal of 1,000 1st place trophies, and I had been streaming on Twitch with the title "2,000 Trophies or Bust" for the last couple weeks.
My last count was around 1,67X. (Can't remember)
Here's the last shot I took when I hit 1,600. [EDIT: can't link]
Now that trophies have been completely removed, my motivation for continuing to play has been severely shot. While the trophies did nothing in the game, they were a confidence booster, and an acknowledgment of 'yeah, I did that.'
It's just like any other trophy for wining a sporting event, chess tournament, olympic event. In the end, the trophy/medal is something that just sits on a desk or in a drawer, but it's a sense of accomplishment that's a reward that you earned.
To any devs that read this, I know that I'm just 1 guy who's spent too much time playing this game, but I implore you to PLEASE reinstate the trophy system. Just like the VS. ladder has a goal with the 2,000 FA trainer, the Tournament Trophy System was my goal. I want to keep earning trophies, and I wanted to hit that 2,000 mark.
I understand the 'oh trophies didn't do anything' argument, but understand, the sense of accomplishment that they gave was the reason I kept playing. With them removed, it feels like years of hard work were taken away instantly.
Edited by Danielsan555, 03 November 2017 - 10:30 AM.