Not to be crass, but really? staple of most players bases?
Could we have some data on deployment of all protos historically as percentages, as relative to what percentage of players are using each?
IME, just broached 1200vp doing 1-2 clears daily, I would say it is not the most used of all the prototypes by a long shot.
But is certainly employed more as VP increases and a fact it is a staple among the iced LB'ers.
As I noted earlier in the thread, a short census of the top 50 yields an 80-90% deploy rate
How could they NOT have near always been available?
There had only been 5 protos, then with the hotpot, 6.
No cycles, just always there.
Of course they were 'always' in the cycles.
Now there are 10 protos and it was determined by the dev team to have a cycle, which is a great idea.
But it is not random. You guys are deliberate it what is offered each cycle.
We do not have prior knowledge of when the rest of the protos will be unavailable.
I see it black or white, either announce all, or announce none.
I would love to plan for not having hotpots for a week or 2.
Instead, hmmmm...I try different things and have to use thought on how to make a less vulnerable base when my preferred proto is not available - without warning.
After all, this is a strategy game.