I love weaves but the sad truth is that it’s hard to find other players to fully enjoy the weave experience. I would like to offer suggestions to Fatshark in hopes we can make it more friendly to all players and bring some life into it.
Shorten Weave QuickPlay Map Pool
During the course of a Season, there should be 2 color weaves available each week. This would limit the number of total weaves in QuickPlay to 10 maps which would make finding groups easier. In addition to helping people find quicker matches, it would ensure that players will be able to complete each set of Weave. For example: week 1 could be Jade and Amber weaves, week 2 could be Light and Bright weaves, etc. This, of course, can be completely randomized with each new season.
Unlock QuickPlay Weaves for non-WoM owners
Okay, so this just an idea. Fatshark, please don’t shoot me! If Fatshark were to unlock the non-ranked QuickPlay Weaves for all V2 owners, it would essentially increase the number of potential players in the chance of finding a random group and hopefully would want them to actually buy WoM eventually. This might be harder to implement since completing Dark Omens is a requirement to unlock Weaves. Of course, those non-WoM owners would only be able to gain essence only from playing Weaves. Which brings me to my next suggestion…
Increase the Amount of Essence in Weaves
The way this game mode is set up, all players are basically forced to play adventure maps for lots of essence if they want to play Weaves. It takes so long to get enough essence just from Weaves to fully enjoy it. Each difficulty could have a set number, just like in adventure mode. So, people who just want to play Weaves can do so without having to rely on the essence gained in the adventure mode.
Change end of mission Rewards
In addition to gaining more essence (as stated above), the rewards should be better than just a box you could have easily gotten in adventure mode. Ranked Weaves should have different end of mission rewards than QuickPlay and it should be based on difficulty. I would like other players to weigh in on what kind of rewards they would like to see since I don’t really play for the rewards.
Change Weave Completion Awards
After completing each different set of weave, rewards should be given out representing that weave’s completion and can be used in the adventure mode. Unique hats/costumes/weapon illusions that represents each weave color. It might make other players want to play weaves if they saw someone completely decked out in neon orange. Plus, lots of people like cosmetics. I’m sure they will be okay with more options. I mean that’s how I got interested in raids in ESO because I saw someone with an Ice-Fire skin.
Replay Previous Weave Seasons
I don’t know why this isn’t a thing. Most games that have seasons will replay previous seasons to allow new and veteran players to claim rewards they previously missed. There are more benefits to replaying previous seasons, especially for Fatshark. It could give them a chance to work on new things for V2 and/or come up with better ideas to make Weaves better.
Randomize Enemy Spawns
This is my biggest pet peeve with Weaves. As much as I love playing Weaves, the one thing that irritates me the most is that all of the enemy spawns are fixed. It makes playing Weaves boring after a while. Fixing this will definitely improve Weaves by making it more interesting, challenging, and different each time.
8. Scaling Weaves based on Party Size
The Weaves were designed and scaled for 4 player groups. Unfortunately, for the mass majority of players, finding 3 other souls for Weaves is impossible. Weaves would definitely be more attractive if it was appropriately scaled based on how many players are in the group. I don’t want to believe that Weaves were only made for the 25 people on the leaderboards. Weaves shouldn’t box out the majority of paying customers. They are fun but a complete nightmare without a full group.
If I left anything out, please feel free to comment below with your own personal suggestions. I would also like to hear from other players who enjoy Weaves on what they like the most about it and what you think that can be changed to make it better. For those people who don’t like Weaves, please explain below why you don’t like it and what could be changed to get you to play them. Of course, try to civil without insults and name calling. We are all human and we all make mistakes.
Please put your suggestions below on what kind of rewards you would like to see from the end of mission screen, completing each weave set, and if there should be end of season awards like in other games.
Thank you for taking the time out of your day for reading this horribly long post.