When it was announced both platinum 6 bar AND ruby were only going to available at level 100 I know there was a lot of criticism surrounding that decision. People were upset because there were going to be no new ranks achievable for several months due to how long it takes to level up past 90. However, it seemed like a knee jerk reaction to the criticism to allow both to be reached at level 95?
Why was this done, rather than the more sensible ruby at level 100 and 6 bar platinum at 95? This way people would still have had something to look forward on their way to 100 and something to break up the 5 levels. Instead changing everything to 95 seems to have caused several issues.
First, everyone who strived (and paid a lot) to get to 100 first had their accomplishment diminished. Would they have spent to much to get to 100 if they had known everything was going to be available at 95? There isn’t a ton of reason to rush to level 100 now since the levels increase power by very little.
Second, there is now a HUGE power divide between level 94 and 95. If it was just platinum 6 bar at 95, then ruby at 100, it would have helped curve the power spike. Instead you get not one, but two new ranks at 95 and it makes for a huge jump. This really effects two game modes, Alliance Wars and PVP.
In AW, the top team before 95 is around 127k. At 95 it skyrockets to 149k. That 22k difference makes it MUCH harder to kill these teams for anyone not 95. You must use more resources AND better coordination with your team. Had 95 only been 6 bar platinum the max team power would still be in the 130s and something a level 94 player could deal with.
The other aspect that was dramatically affected is PVP. I have yet to beat a ruby team. Every team with even 1 ruby hero is able to achieve 100k DPS. That’s absolutely ridiculous and such a huge jump over what pretty much an level 94 heroes can do on a consistent basis. How do you overcome 100k DPS? That means a ruby 95 is able to kill one of your heroes about even 6-7 seconds without any support, more like 5 seconds or less with: