We've been throwing around a couple of hip buzzwords for Season 3: inclusivity, competition, and synergy. The former two are pretty important pillars for Season 3. The latter is just one we threw in there because we overheard a guy in a suit say it once, and everyone around him seemed to be impressed.
The way we're expressing inclusivity in Season 3 is through Wild Mode, a brand new space that allows for both Active and Legacy cards to be played together -- and against each other. Ranked is the way we'll be taking competition to a new level, allowing, for the first time, players to play against other players one another in a live environment.
We feel that with the introduction of these two new modes, we'll have a little something for everyone. If you want to play old-school with Legacy content, Wild's got your back. If you want to prove that you're the best in the world, we feel like Ranked has that cornered.
Today, we wanted to take the opportunity to dive into both these modes.
A new way to play Exhibition
At its core, Wild is an evolution of Exhibition. Exhibition has been a staple of the WWE SuperCard main menu for good reasons: it's fast, it's fun, and it's one of the most efficient ways to get to the Draft Board. In S3, Exhibition will transition to Wild mode and we think it'll gain another perk by becoming THE place to try out interesting combinations of cards.
Wild mode lets you use all your cards, together, in open competition. To put it another way, you can use Season 1, S2, and S3 cards in the same hand. You can also just use S1 cards. Or just S2 cards. Or a combination of S1 and S2. You're getting the picture, right? Wild is a No DQ environment where you can change up your cards and compete.
Much like its predecessor, Wild will feature AI opponents with actual user-created decks. And it's going to keep all of the action at the same fast pace (if not faster). Design-wise, we see these two components as pillars of the Exhibition experience, so we're keeping them in Wild.
Live action against other players
Ranked is an entirely new beast that allows you to battle other players in real-time to prove just how good your deck is in WWE SuperCard. The setup should feel instantly familiar. One player has a six-card deck (four men, two women). The other player has a six-card deck. When a match-up is called, a player plays her card. Then, the other player plays her card. The best card wins. And so on.
This all goes down in a live player-vs-player environment where you have a limited amount of time to pick your card (no trolling allowed with response times) and then see the action unfold in the ring. As you play Ranked, you'll accumulate Trophies based on your opponent's deck strength. Your Trophy amount is displayed on a global leaderboard that you can view anytime.
At a later date, we'll offer rewards for the top players Ranked. We're still working out the details on that one, so stay tuned.
Throw us your questions
We're really excited to let you all get your hands on Ranked and Wild mode, which will both launch alongside Season 3 later this November. If you have any questions, feel free to fire them at us on social. And if you want other looks at what S3 has in store, keep it here.
We'll see you out there.