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Faction Challenge — rewards distribution

Dear Gamers,

The first Faction Challenge has ended. I wanted to thank everyone who participated in the event and sent us their feedback. We’ve learned a lot and will do our best to make the next event more fun! 

Northern Realms have won the Faction Challenge. As such, they should have rewarded its supporters with the Dijkstra premium card. This was not the case, however, and Northern Realms players participating in the Challenge received the Madman Lugos premium card instead. This isn’t something we intended to happen. That is why we decided to grant the Dijkstra premium card to all Northern Realms supporters on top of the Madman Lugos card they already received.

Since the winning side is getting twice the rewards, Skellige supporters are also getting twice the Meteorite Powder — the reward for the losing faction. If you were backing Skellige, expect to see an additional 100 Meteorite Powder added to your account the next time you log in to the game.

On behalf of the team, sorry for the inconvenience this might have caused!

Your friendly community guy,
Burza

See also

The Evolution of GWENT’s Factions

Imagine for a moment that you are the Lady of Time and Space herself, Ciri, and you’ve just travelled back to November 2016. Would you recognise the GWENT you’ve devoted hundreds of hours to? While it’s enjoyed a loyal following, there are many popular players that weren’t around during the very early days of Closed Beta. This was back when there wasn’t even a ranked mode and a “pro ladder” was the stuff of a Dragons Dream. The archetypes that made up the various factions have been through months of evolution – something which we recently covered in “5 Gwent cards that defined the past” – but with everyone gearing up for Homecoming, let’s take a more in-depth look at how the factions have changed.

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71 comments so far...

Junior Member Posts: 250 Joined: 2017-08-06
Quoting Shoop...

Goodest cards you get, Human deserve it.
Junior Member Posts: 3 Joined: 2017-11-07
NR for life! <3

Thx Burza as aways for the dialog with the community <3
Junior Member Posts: 2 Joined: 2017-08-12
Early gwentmas
Junior Member Posts: 2 Joined: 2017-02-22
Burza, You've Got The Heart Of An An Craite <3
Poser Posts: 11 Joined: 2016-10-29
Thank you for the moral compensation. Would be nice if next faction Challenge players would need to choose their faction immideatly at the start of the challenge or atleast doesn't know the current results.
Junior Member Posts: 38 Joined: 2017-09-29
Thank you for the moral compensation. Would be nice if next faction Challenge players would need to choose their faction immediately at the start of the challenge or atleast doesn't know the current results.
The bold section is a likely solution
Junior Member Posts: 657 Joined: 2017-04-27
Apologizing for giving out free stuff, only CDPR. (:
Junior Member Posts: 579 Joined: 2017-02-15

The bold section is a likely solution
What about players who don't log every day? If they forced to chose insta faction and they miss this day then what? They can't participate? It's bad solution imo
Junior Member Posts: 38 Joined: 2017-09-29

What about players who don't log every day? If they forced to chose insta faction and they miss this day then what? They can't participate? It's bad solution imo
No it's not. You could be forced to choose a faction prior to participating, also not displaying the faction that's leading / at least not displaying how much the faction is winning by. I don't think anyone is suggesting if you don't sign up on the day it begins that the event would lock anyone out perhaps I miss read.
Junior Member Posts: 1 Joined: 2017-12-12
It's only me, or it's doesnt bothers others? The challenge is was good, CDPR give us free stuffs, but the winners takes 2 gold card, and the loser faction gets 200 mpowder? I find it disturbing.
Junior Member Posts: 1163 Joined: 2017-06-01
Wait a minute here, so when you played your first game with faction A, but than get bored or you didn't fell comfortable playing with it and switch to the other (or you want it to ~cheat), your results with faction B would not matter, cause when you chose faction A the first time, your choice was D-Shackled to that faction? Why was that not explain in a straight text if that was the case, cause I was left with the impression "play with both factions, but for the reward only your personal win rate with them will matter"? Than I would have played with SK (no matter how boring I find them), instead of losing my time playing with the one fun NR deck that I've built to enjoy the faction and maybe I would not spend so much time playing funny decks with ST and NG in Casual.

Jesus, guys.
Junior Member Posts: 30 Joined: 2017-09-20
"Winners" got 2 Gold premium cards, I got 200 powder? Cmon... I feel burning salt
Junior Member Posts: 2 Joined: 2017-12-12
e bold section is a likely soluti
Junior Member Posts: 2 Joined: 2017-12-12
jeah now i`m even more salty, like i knew i would lose from the beginning but i thought meh its just 1 premium Card( its hurts buts its bearable) for me its just bad reward-design.

Rewards should be given for skill or time investment not being part of a minority or majority, like it rewards players for jumping on the winning train, this isnt a challenge this is limiting playablity, and why didnt you just give us the Skellige Premium, and the Winner gets both, now i feel i would have lost 2 faction challenges.

Edit: Oh and before someone says: Why im crying over free stuff, how would you feel if the level 20 Reward would you just give you a rare, and everybody else gets a legendary, jeah doesent seems fair.
Junior Member Posts: 381 Joined: 2017-03-22
In my opinion the best solution for future faction challenges would be to give everyone a premium card of the faction, which wins. That way everyone can play with the faction they want without having to fear to miss a better reward.
Junior Member Posts: 817 Joined: 2016-12-19
I seriously don't ge the complaints. You knew what you were getting, you even knew who was going to win because the game actually made it public and easy to see. If you lost the golds, it's your fault. Simple as that.

That said i'd also rather see a change, for example in a SK vs NR you give to everyone the premium gold of the winning faction, so you don't see ton of NR in ladder.
Junior Member Posts: 579 Joined: 2017-02-15
In my opinion the best solution for future faction challenges would be to give everyone a premium card of the faction, which wins. That way everyone can play with the faction they want without having to fear to miss a better reward.
^This
Junior Member Posts: 2 Joined: 2017-12-12
I main Skellige and the reason I backed them instead of NR was because I wanted only Lugos or nothing and dont care about getting Dijkstra at all. Now I feel actually punished for playing the faction I main. If you gave Lugos on an accident to 70% players approx. then making it even would mean giving him to the Skellige backers as well but no. As a "sorry" I get another 100 mp instead of Lugos ? That is literally rubbing salt into the wound as mp is useless imo (I rarely even notice the animated cards unlike golds in HS or ESL).
I mean I was completely fine with passing up Dijkstra in exchange for playing the faction I like to play but this is absurd, even more because I really need Lugos for a deck. Feel so salty as to quit atm.
Very nice "challenge" (Look up who is winning and join them lvl difficulty), Thank You
Poser Posts: 137 Joined: 2015-05-29
now I feel bad for leeching on to NR for a last minute one win.

please give a Premium to the poor Skellige warriors too!

the intent to compensate is very nice, but an accidental premium to one side should be a bonus premium to the other side too.
Junior Member Posts: 56 Joined: 2017-10-19
I main Skellige and the reason I backed them instead of NR was because I wanted only Lugos or nothing and dont care about getting Dijkstra at all. Now I feel actually punished for playing the faction I main. If you gave Lugos on an accident to 70% players approx. then making it even would mean giving him to the Skellige backers as well but no. As a "sorry" I get another 100 mp instead of Lugos ? That is literally rubbing salt into the wound as mp is useless imo (I rarely even notice the animated cards unlike golds in HS or ESL).
I mean I was completely fine with passing up Dijkstra in exchange for playing the faction I like to play but this is absurd, even more because I really need Lugos for a deck. Feel so salty as to quit atm.
Very nice "challenge" (Look up who is winning and join them lvl difficulty), Thank You
Totally agree.
The event was promised 100 dust to the losers and a premium gold to the winners.
Mistake or not, both sides got the rewards they were promised in the end. (Losers end up with 100 dust and whinners with Premium Dijkstra)
Here comes the unfair part. Winners end up with a 2nd premium, that was not promised in the event rewards. Since this was unrelated to the reward (CDPR mistake) they should've given a golden premium to the other side too.
100 dust vs 1 golden premium gap is already huge, but it was the event reward and people knew what they were getting. But the 2nd premium vs another 100 dust, this feels like an insult for those those who didn't switch side for the easy premium, and rewarded those who exploited the terrible event excecution.
I wouldn't mind being 1 premium gold bcause i lost the event, but i do mind being 2 premium down because CPDR favored the winners with their mistake.

Fair compensation is 1 premium gold for 1 premium gold. 2 premium golds for 2 premium golds, 5 premium golds for 5 premium golds.
In the end, mistake or not, the winning side will have 1 gold more and losers 100 dust more, which was the initial event reward.
But dust with gold as compensation, 200 for 2 premium gold, or 800 for 8 premium gold, only increases gap and makes it unfair.