I have mentioned this idea in the past and may have also seen others do so, but I have never seen a thread made about it so I have decided to do so.
The premise of the idea is simple: have another squad arena bracket that consists of 6 man teams with 2 active leader abilities, just like is available in PVE nodes.
Now I am not overly concerned with rewards for this game mode. I would enjoy it if it only gave out ally points, but in the interest of balance and rewards, I think something as simple as giving out only credits could be satisfying enough, though if others have suggestions, I have no objections.
I will say that when I talk about balance I meant that giving out more squad arena currency or other store currency would shift the time to acquire model ea/cg is following for those stores away from where they obviously desire it to be, so it is likely they would ignore suggestions along those lines. So that only leaves another store with an entirely different currency. Now that means that store would have to have it's own goods, which would likely mean more work for CG than they had in mind (they can only do so much at a time). In my opinion, the only viable reward I could see for this game mode would be mods. It wouldn't require extra coding of new rewards on EA/CG's part. Something like the currency can be spent to acquire certain rarities of mods: IE gold, purple, etc. The types and pip level of said mods could probably be limited by your mod challenge unlocks to not make that part of the game useless. But that's a side idea to the main one.
The main idea of this thread is to have a dual leader arena. I think that would give people all sorts of new fun strategies and teams to make and gear. It could even make some characters useful who just aren't at the present moment (outside of platoons, everyone is useful there). The other considerations are more of a way to make it feasible for everyone to enjoy it than anything else.
As for who would end up where, I would personally prefer that it have the same shardmates as in current squad arena just to forestall the inevitable problems in finding good ways to regroup people and I am sure many will both agree and disagree with that sentiment.
This is a poll. Let me know what you think please. Is this a good idea?
Dual Leader Arena 33 votes
Yes! Add dual leader arena, I don't care how!
Dual leader sounds fun, but is too much more work without unique rewards.
No more arena, I have enough to do, even though it sounds like it could be fun
no, this is a bad idea in general
I have no idea if I'd like this or not, I'd have to see it implemented.