The PERK POINTS are what has helped more FS get the 10th chest. We were "right there" before perk points and we haven't missed it since we got the first level reward. Now we are consistently getting 11 chests and 1x per month getting 12. (not that the rewards for the extra chests are "worth" it but still...)Thats looking at near introduction times and that changed the high scores NOT how many fellowships got gold.
I have been the AM of a fellowship that gets 10+ chest since near the introduction after the with your neighbours part failed and after the Fellowshop part also failed as only 1 fellowship in the worrld was able to get 400.000 points so after 2 short periods we got the current 40K 10 chest thing
We where for years only fellowship that got always 10 chest for years, after some of the by your called changes this changed to a handfull.
The absolute game changer was previous change. the formula is stupid. broken, rediculous and whatever else thats negatve about it, but they called it a succes because it achieved there goal. giving away the first 1600 points did improve tourney participation. and now many fellowships get to 10 chests. what they changed is not the fellowship tourney difficulty thats still the same. what they changed it the participation rate. thats not the same as making the fellowship reward "easier" you still need enough people willing to invest enough time at the tournaments.
In some regard it's more difficult atm as duoing the tourney is a lot more difficult now with the borken formula.
They decided tourney participation was too low, so the lowered the entry barrier, if you want to correlate that to the spire they could make fighting/minigame cheaper to boost participation.
They never lowered the points needed. the original question was more if they wanted to " improve" by giving more prizes and more high scores.
Thats not what happened to the tournament. the the origibal question was if they would make it easier in the spire that would have made sense.
There is a history in elvenar with things we gain after asking it and combining it with a negative to balance it out.
most times people complain they never wanted it and now it's ruined and the do not like the change and they want the old back.
My example did not come out of thin air.