I’m a competitive individual and I love the PvP aspect of this game and that it’s actually rewarded/encouraged by the Devs. It gives this game a lot more longevity than I would get from just blasting the same Campaign enemies over and over.
Having said that, it’s pretty frustrating trying to shoot for top rewards in a PvP tournament only to see how drastically the scales are stacked against you when it comes to VIP levels.
In the current tournament (Flatline + Surge) I fought like hell for the Top 10, which I was in for a couple hours before the first reset. But with every reset I have to battle the same daunting odds, that literally every single player above me (I checked) has VIP 9 or higher, meaning they get 4 “hearts”, or 33% more lives, than I do.
This is a 2 day tournament so by the time it’s over, the VIP9+ folks will have gotten the equivalent of nearly an extra “day” of resets. I have no problem with these folks getting extra value in “Free PvP” or even the Brawls where you aren’t rewarded for Top 10, but for something carrying the “tournament” monicker I think it would be fair if HHG disabled any Gold/VIP advantages and gave everyone an even footing.