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Competitive Season 7 Rewards Preview and Season 8 Details

Postby Dirkened on Tue May 15, 2018 2:47 pm

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Whether you’re planning to take a trip down the "Road to Grand Champ" or you're planning to grind out Season Reward Levels this month, it’s time to get motivated -- the end of Competitive Season 7 is just around the corner!

The May Content Update we chatted about in our Summer Roadmap last week marks the end of Season 7, which means that it’s now time to talk about what Season Rewards you can expect!

We’re taking a new approach to Rewards this season, beginning with a fresh set of Player Banners. While each Skill Tier still has its own unique Player Banner, the color and design of those Banners have been detached from the Tier they’re rewarded to (i.e. blue hues for Diamond and Platinum ranks, gold for, erm, Gold, etc.). This new approach gives our team the creative freedom they need to bring you fresh, awesome content season after season, while also helping to inspire new presets or even compliment existing presets in your Rocket League Garage

Take a look at the Season 7 Player Banners posted up top and see the list below for the distribution breakdown:
  • Bronze I or higher – ‘Season 7 - Tier 1’ Player Banner
  • Silver I or higher – ‘Season 7 - Tier 2’ Player Banner + lower Player Banner
  • Gold I or higher – ‘Season 7 - Tier 3’ Player Banner + lower Player Banners
  • Platinum I or higher – ‘Season 7 - Tier 4’ Player Banner + lower Player Banners
  • Diamond I or higher – ‘Season 7 - Tier 5’ Player Banner + lower Player Banners
  • Champion I or higher – ‘Season 7 - Tier 6’ Player Banner + lower Player Banners
  • Grand Champion – 'Season 7 Grand Champion' in-game Title + ‘Season 7 - Tier 7’ Player Banner + lower Player Banners

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But we’re not stopping at Player Banners this season! Due to popular demand, eligible players will ALSO receive up to THREE brand new Goal Explosions! That means that you can expect to get ‘Striker,’ ‘Striker Pro’ and ‘Striker Legend’ Goal Explosions at the same time the Player Banners drop at the end of the season.

Which Goal Explosions will you receive? Here's the list:
  • Bronze and Silver Tiers – ‘Striker’ Goal Explosion
  • Gold and Platinum – ‘Striker’ and ‘Striker Pro’ Goal Explosions
  • Diamond, Champion and Grand Champion –  ‘Striker,’ ‘Striker Pro’ and ‘Striker Legend’ Goal Explosions
Remember, in order to be eligible for Season 7 Rewards, you must first place in a Competitive Playlist AND fulfill the appropriate Season Reward Level or Levels. (You can learn more about Season Reward Levels here.) We’ve also been on the lookout for matchmaking troublemakers, and any account found to be abusing the matchmaking system may lose out on Season 7 Rewards entirely.

The end of Season 7 marks the start of Competitive Season 8 as well! We’ll be doing another soft skill reset this time around, so if you ended Season 7 at Diamond I, for example, you’ll match against players of similar skill during the initial placement matches. If you go on a winning streak during placement, you’ll eventually play against higher-Tier players, while a losing streak would put you against players in the Platinum level or below.

Good luck with the rest of Season 7 and be sure to tell us your thoughts on our Subreddit, Twitter, and our Forums.
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Re: Competitive Season 7 Rewards Preview and Season 8 Detail

Postby packrat31306 on Tue May 15, 2018 3:15 pm

Overall, I like where this is going, but I do have some questions.

Will the banners have the text rookie - legend on them when they are given out? If so, it seems a little confusing given that those are the names of the levels and not rank (it makes it feel a little cheaper since levels are given to you after so much play and rank is earned.) If not, what will be in their place? The part that feels most confusing is that during a season, ranked play goes by the different ranks and to have rewards not even mention, or display the familiar symbols we've become accustomed to seeing somewhere in the rewards.

I've had a thought. Since it seems as though the community likes to get worked up regarding season rewards, and although gifs are a good way to get people a taste of what they'll be, what about adding a spot in the showroom for displaying the season rewards? This way people can actually see it in game and have a better idea of what they will be? It could be an add-on to the current showroom or a separate showroom altogether. I wonder if that would give the community a more accurate idea of what's going to happen.

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Re: Competitive Season 7 Rewards Preview and Season 8 Detail

Postby Tentacles on Tue May 15, 2018 4:45 pm

I think Psyonix likes to troll for the attention. Tier 3 and 6 for banners obviously need to be swapped in colors. And Diamond shouldn't earn the same goal explosion as champs. Purple champ goal explosion plz, gc probably need a little extra too on that purple goal explosion.
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Re: Competitive Season 7 Rewards Preview and Season 8 Detail

Postby steblood on Tue May 15, 2018 4:46 pm

packrat31306 wrote:Will the banners have the text rookie - legend on them when they are given out? If so, it seems a little confusing given that those are the names of the levels and not rank (it makes it feel a little cheaper since levels are given to you after so much play and rank is earned.) If not, what will be in their place? The part that feels most confusing is that during a season, ranked play goes by the different ranks and to have rewards not even mention, or display the familiar symbols we've become accustomed to seeing somewhere in the rewards.


No, these titles will most probably represent the XP title your account has acquired.

My opinion is, these are rubbish (Trash - in American terms). Why have I worked hard for Champ, to receive a 'Gold' banner?
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Re: Competitive Season 7 Rewards Preview and Season 8 Detail

Postby Desirsar on Tue May 15, 2018 7:34 pm

steblood wrote:Why have I worked hard for Champ, to receive a banner?


Fixed that for you. Banners and more banners, yay.

Just like the person in the meeting room telling them "We got the WWE license, the best thing to use it on is banners."
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Re: Competitive Season 7 Rewards Preview and Season 8 Detail

Postby Eddie The Machete on Tue May 15, 2018 11:22 pm

Dear Psyonix,

Today you announced the Season 7 rewards and asked for feedback from the community. I was very excited to see what you had in store. My teammates and I had worked very hard this season to earn the Champion Reward for the very first time.

Unfortunately, today I found out the Season 7 Rewards we all worked very hard to earn are Banners. AGAIN. Are players in the community actively asking for more banners or something? If so, then I must be out of touch. I was very disappointed to see that not only are we getting banners, but also the reward for Champion is painted GOLD. I was very looking forward to using something painted with the iconic purple glow. And to add insult to injury, not only do the goal explosions lack creative distinctiveness other than the color, but you also decided to group Diamonds, Champions and Grand Champions together. I’m deeply disappointed about these rewards. Everyone that I’ve talked to so far is also disappointed with these rewards.

I’d prefer anything other than banners and I would prefer the rewards to be colored with its corresponding rank color for the current season. If you decide to change the rank colors in the future, then I can see the rewards corresponding to those colors. The goal explosions would have been a nice idea if only the ranks weren’t so grouped together. To me, the difference in skill between Diamond 1 and Champ 1 is too vast to be receiving the same reward. I’d be happy with even another set of wheels at this point.

I hope you guys reconsider these rewards. Thanks for your time.

Sincerely,
Eddie The Machete.
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Re: Competitive Season 7 Rewards Preview and Season 8 Detail

Postby iTk_Vortex on Tue May 15, 2018 11:57 pm

Why is this, out of all seasons, the one I finally get to Chanpion in only to receive a GOLD banner? I already have a gold banner from previous seasons. Champion has always been purple on the rewards’ appearance(purple wheels, banners). Why change it to gold? I’m sure I’m not the only one who sees it this way, and I feel this is somewhat of a ripoff for Champion level players. The tier 4 Platinum banner has more of a kick than the Champion banner, and it just makes me feel like the grind for Champion was pointless.
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Re: Competitive Season 7 Rewards Preview and Season 8 Detail

Postby littlebigleg on Wed May 16, 2018 1:44 am

can we get a date and time?
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Re: Competitive Season 7 Rewards Preview and Season 8 Detail

Postby Electron59 on Wed May 16, 2018 9:00 am

Psyonix, I am really happy with these banners as they are sick! I love the idea to make the Diamond banner red and the GC one multi-coloured. But one thing, please try to redo the champ banner to change the colour. Everyone in the game other than people who are hitting C1-C3 are happy with the rewards. Please sort this now as people will stop seeing the reason to grind rewards in the first place. As a guy who has just hit champ and got the rewards for the first time this season I feel quite disappointed. Don't do anything to the banner except the colour scheme though as I like the effects of it.

One other thing, create another goal explosion for Champ - Grand Champ WITHOUT including diamond. Champion is a much greater milestone and I feel that anyone that has hit it or higher deserves a special reward. What you could do to it could be as simple as making a new one with the iconic champ colour, or even multi-coloured like the GC banner.
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Re: Competitive Season 7 Rewards Preview and Season 8 Detail

Postby Shatzi on Wed May 16, 2018 10:29 am

GOLD banner for Champion? That must be a joke. I hope it's a misunderstanding because it's going in a wrong direction -.-
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Re: Competitive Season 7 Rewards Preview and Season 8 Detail

Postby Doomstrike on Wed May 16, 2018 2:24 pm

I think if you are going to mix up the color reward thing then you should just 100% do away with the current colors and go with 7 new ones that don't match any of the previous rewards the new rainbow ish for 7 and red for 5 and green for 2 is fine but I would do away completly with the blue purple and gold color.

Or else keep then the same and don't mess with the color scheme, switch tier 3 and 6 and put 4 and 5 as people have always associated blue and purple as the top 2 tier while gold has always been low (don't know that anyone would argue over bronze or silver
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Re: Competitive Season 7 Rewards Preview and Season 8 Detail

Postby Omni-Vegeta on Wed May 16, 2018 3:22 pm

>>>>>>>PSYONIX PLEASE READ URGENT<<<<<<<<

I’m not one to complain, I love this game and have happily spent around $1000 on crates, keys & items thus far. I just want to weigh in on the season 7 rewards fairly and respectfully.

REWARDS

Having good rewards that clearly distinguish and separate the ranks makes the grind worth it and makes us proud for achieving a milestone that we can show off. Also whats the point of grinding the rewards if they dont get better as the ranks go up.

COLOR SCHEMES

I know you guys might want to try switch things up, but this feels inconsistent with previous seasons and complicates things because we are 100% happily accustomed to our rank symbols and associated rank colors. PLEASE DONT CHANGE THEM.

-Why not have a vote on big cosmetic changes or a warning in advance instead of dropping them randomly on us like this???

GOAL EXPLOSIONS

Why do ranks have to share the same goal explosions?? Why isnt there separate explosions for each rank like every other season reward?? These goal explosions are CLEARLY more anticipated than the banners (because weve had banners b4) just why?? Not only are the colors randomly irrelevant to the ranks and hard to distinguish from each other... You guys didn’t even implement a visible rank symbol in the middle which was an obvious design choice which the community was screaming for. Just why?? Seems like a wasted opportunity in my opinion guys. I just dont understand it.

BANNERS

Banners are not a huge cosmetic edition to the game which is why they are received as underwhelming and not grind worthy as a reward compared to all other awesome seasons we had. Why bring them back so soon when the design budget could have been spent more on the explosions ect not to mention how recently we had banners as a main reward in season 5...


HOW TO FIX THE ISSUE AND MAKE MOST PEOPLE HAPPY

1. Make each rank have its own goal explosion

2. Add visible rank symbol in each goal explosion

3. Correct the colors of the goal explosions and banners to match traditional ranking colour scheme

4. Distinguish the rewards and add more detail to make the rewards look better as the ranks go up

PLEASE LISTEN TO THE COMMUNITY AND SORRY IF I COME ACROSS AS RUDE IM JUST TRYING TO BE HONEST BECAUSE I CARE ABOUT THIS GAME AND HAVE SPENT A LOT OF TIME AND MONEY INTO IT.
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Re: Competitive Season 7 Rewards Preview and Season 8 Detail

Postby GeckoPlayzz on Thu May 17, 2018 12:11 am

Why can't they just remove the whole competitive system and just go back to the original?
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Re: Competitive Season 7 Rewards Preview and Season 8 Detail

Postby gnaL on Thu May 17, 2018 10:14 am

Eddie The Machete wrote:Dear Psyonix,

Today you announced the Season 7 rewards and asked for feedback from the community. I was very excited to see what you had in store. My teammates and I had worked very hard this season to earn the Champion Reward for the very first time.

Unfortunately, today I found out the Season 7 Rewards we all worked very hard to earn are Banners. AGAIN. Are players in the community actively asking for more banners or something? If so, then I must be out of touch. I was very disappointed to see that not only are we getting banners, but also the reward for Champion is painted GOLD. I was very looking forward to using something painted with the iconic purple glow. And to add insult to injury, not only do the goal explosions lack creative distinctiveness other than the color, but you also decided to group Diamonds, Champions and Grand Champions together. I’m deeply disappointed about these rewards. Everyone that I’ve talked to so far is also disappointed with these rewards.

I’d prefer anything other than banners and I would prefer the rewards to be colored with its corresponding rank color for the current season. If you decide to change the rank colors in the future, then I can see the rewards corresponding to those colors. The goal explosions would have been a nice idea if only the ranks weren’t so grouped together. To me, the difference in skill between Diamond 1 and Champ 1 is too vast to be receiving the same reward. I’d be happy with even another set of wheels at this point.

I hope you guys reconsider these rewards. Thanks for your time.

Sincerely,
Eddie The Machete.

+1

Creative freedom by switching, e.g., gold and champ colors?
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Re: Competitive Season 7 Rewards Preview and Season 8 Detail

Postby DeaZeR on Thu May 17, 2018 11:24 am

hi u can give me gc reward too and many other players, i play just to the champ ranks bcs rocket league is boring and often is there no reason to play to grand champ, just a title and a little new ^reward^ Season 4 banner for gc and season 7 banner for gc but all other seasons atleast was it champ rewards just gc got a title but thats not anymore special
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Re: Competitive Season 7 Rewards Preview and Season 8 Detail

Postby Psyonix-Devin on Thu May 17, 2018 11:58 am

Tentacles wrote:I think Psyonix likes to troll for the attention. Tier 3 and 6 for banners obviously need to be swapped in colors. And Diamond shouldn't earn the same goal explosion as champs. Purple champ goal explosion plz, gc probably need a little extra too on that purple goal explosion.


-The "color swap" for Tier 3 and 6 isn't a permanent change. The season rewards next season, etc. will not be using the same colors.

-The Goal Explosions for S7 are bonus items, so we did three to cover the seven Tiers. GC, Champ, and Diamond represent about ten or so percent of the Competitive population, while GC and Champ are closer to 1.5%. Because we're covering seven Tiers with three items, we felt it best to have one GE for the top ten percent this time around. It will not be that way in the future, necessarily.
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Re: Competitive Season 7 Rewards Preview and Season 8 Detail

Postby Ghostbusterboy on Thu May 17, 2018 12:05 pm

I don't mean to start a argument but wow you people are ungrateful you should be grateful they give u rewards at all
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Re: Competitive Season 7 Rewards Preview and Season 8 Detail

Postby Ghostbusterboy on Thu May 17, 2018 12:12 pm

Psyonix made the game so they can put anything they want in it if they have the licensing from movies etc tbh i wish psyonix had the licensing rights to ghostbusters would love to see ecto 1 get some love also a ghostbusters goal explosion the ghostbusters logo like how the batmobile goal explosion
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Re: Competitive Season 7 Rewards Preview and Season 8 Detail

Postby NoOne-NBA on Thu May 17, 2018 1:05 pm

Ghostbusterboy wrote:I don't mean to start a argument but wow you people are ungrateful you should be grateful they give u rewards at all

Why?
I'd actually prefer they quit giving me this stuff because all it does is clutter up my inventory screens.
If they really want to make ME grateful about season rewards/free giveaways, they should give me a way to hide all the stuff I don't want to look at in my inventory screens.

I don't use decryptors for the same reason.
My chances of getting anything I would actually USE are so minuscule, I don't even try.
There's just no sense to it, when all that will happen is I'll get a bunch more useless stuff.
At least the decryptors themselves only take up ONE inventory slot.

The other thing that would make me extremely grateful is if they'd make the Steam Workshop fully functional.
It's stupid that we can MAKE arenas, but can't actually PLAY them properly.
I'd even accept wonky bounces as the price for being able to play them.
Lord knows I saw enough of that in CarBall, which had arenas with topography on the floors, rock outcroppings for walls, and the like.
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Re: Competitive Season 7 Rewards Preview and Season 8 Detail

Postby AlexCuse44 on Thu May 17, 2018 2:25 pm

Ngl kind of an L on the rewards
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