Ranked Pro a bad idea?
This seems like a bad idea, having to play Ranked Pro in order to achieve Royalty... especially when we are trying to get the players back and stay and having to FORCE them/us play against a full lobby of sweats just to get Royalty? Bad idea and you can say "we aren't actually forcing them to play it" but in theory you are because achieving Royalty in H1 is one of the biggest if not THE biggest goal for casuals to grind for. One of the main reasons why I haven't and most of the community haven't been playing H1 during the entirety of this "Off Season" is because Pubs and Combat Zone are just filled with sweats and it's just not a fun experience for casuals at all.... having to try hard EVERY match just to place decently, let alone grind for Royalty ain't fun and gets very frustrating quickly. One of the main reasons why people loved the top 10 system in H1 and go on about it and how they should implement it into other BR's is because it was the perfect balance of casual and competitive play, if you wanted to achieve Royalty back in Old Pre Season days you had to go for them high kill win games and this was a fun and intense objective to play and grind for, if that is what you call "Pub Stomping" then you've got the wrong outlook on it because getting a 25+ kill win 10x over was not an easy task to do consistently at all even for experienced players but it was a fun and intense initiative to go for in order to achieve Royalty in H1, so I wouldn't consider that to be "Pub Stomping". It was fun to play with a mix of different tiered players in Pubs, it also made every player encounter a bit more unpredictable which was a good thing but now you are FORCING casuals to play in a competitive environment in order to achieve one of the game's main initiatives to play and grind for, which is Royalty Ranking. I'm all for a Ranked pro mode but you (Arclegger) told us that Ranked Pro would be only available once you reached Royalty 5 in pubs and if Royalty/Skilled players wanted to play/try a competitive atmosphere filled with other Royalty/Skilled players and be greatly rewarded for placing well in these matches then Ranked Pro would be your go to mode but don't make this mode a necessity in order to achieve Royalty it makes no sense and is only going to drive players away even more. Just have everything normal for now and just let the entire community enjoy the update first with the modes we've always loved. I don't want this decision ruining what looks like the best update H1 has had since the Combat Update.
I know someone else already explained this but ANY skilled player can go into a normal Pub Solo and so call "Pub Stomp" so how is this in anyway a solution to this when you said yourself any experienced player can do just that. I'm all for a Ranked Pro mode but for Season 4 but not this Season when the main goal for this update is to get the player base back and you are just splitting it up even more by adding another mode, It's just not the right time to do this... let the players get the feel and passion for H1 again and THEN add Ranked Pro mode and do not make it where you have to play Ranked Pro in order to achieve Royalty because as I explained before getting a top 10 of all 20+ wins is a decently hard enough task itself even for experienced players.
Pub stomping and having that initiative to go for them high kill games is what made H1 so intense and fun to play. Please think about how doing this will impact that.
I look forward to hearing everyone's responses to this and thank you for reading.