With countless tweets and Reddit threads now available in criticism of the Battle pass 2020. The community of Dota 2 is not happy, feeling ripped off. Valve and Gabe Newell’s infamous funding of TI may have backfired on them as players nitpick every change that is ruining the essence of Battle pass.
Now every major update invites criticism for sure but this year I personally agree with everything that is said. I myself bought the Dota 2 battle pass to never care for it too much again. So we pin down all points that make this year’s Battle Pass underwhelming when compared to its predecessors.
What went wrong with Battle Pass 2020? Is it Worth Buying Battle Pass 2020?
Voice Lines- Let’s talk about the huge paywall that blocks the most creative voice lines. I mean, Battle pass season was defined by the uber-annoying voice line spam-like Lakaad Matatag or Echo Slamma Jamma, now all we get is a lame Moo. The caster voice lines that were seemingly associated with every year’s battle pass is now available for a few select players that can afford high-level ups. This makes the huge indifference rather annoying. Maybe leave a few on higher levels like it is now, and the evolving ceb and all that. But gosh, do you honestly expect people to have fun in games using “moo”? Having caster voice lines made games a lot more fun for everyone.
Wagers- The new wagering system is called the death of wagering. I want to know the reasoning behind the changing of values to “1”, “2”, “3”. It just kills the vibe! The feeling of getting 5000 BP in one game now is turned to vague numbers. % tokens just put players in an awkward scenario, I don’t know I see less wagering in my games now than I did in 3 years of owning Battle pass.
Sideshop- This is one of the biggest rip-offs. So the idea of getting 35 gems and trading it for an arcanas sounds cool but and it is a big BUT, at level 1650 people have at max 20 gems, now you can purchase an arcana or even 3 in the amount of money you might put into the BP in the hopes of getting one from the side shop, this is just ridiculous. It’s almost disrespectful and toying with the feeling of players.
No Immortal Recycling- Again why remove this feature, the grind to get levels was the thrill with Battle pass. Before you could just a recycle a few extra immortals to gain critical levels but now to level up you just have to send in big bucks. We know that this meant to line up the pockets of Valve but to this level that it’s utterly ridiculous.
Conclusion- A message for Valve
So this battle pass caters to the whales, The arcanas and personas blocked behind a huge paywall. This just kills the whole experience of the game and Valve people aren’t happy.
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